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#188399 - 12/21/09 09:43 PM Re: hascent [Re: Jackie]
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Originally Posted By: Jackie
Is the thread still wide for you, Honey? It's normal for me.


no, it's fine now. I just wanted to let you know that the info dale might need is still in the "properly" formatted links.


you done good! : )
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#188401 - 12/21/09 10:31 PM Re: hascent [Re: Buffalo Shrdlu]
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#188856 - 01/21/10 09:44 AM Re: hascent [Re: BranShea]
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Originally Posted By: BranShea
Tuber morphology, germination behaviour and propagation efficiency in three …
K Joseph John, VT Antony, J Marydas, R … - Genetic Resources and …, 2009 - Springer
... In undisturbed pots, it was 60, 120 and 128 days, respectively. Invariably all the
three species started sprouting by the end of Febru- ary. Moisture loss and aeration
may be the factors responsible for hascent (early) sprouting. ...

Link


Some of the quotes with hascent (like the Cox one, and this ) do seem to be a straightforward mistyping of nascent, but this germination quote stands out. Sprouting is itself a nascent state, so it is redundant to describe it as one. "Nascent sprouting" also doesn't express what is told through context, which is that the sprouting is not so much nascent as it is hastened. I've seen the word hascent once before, and I wonder if it is similar to hastened and somehow slipped through the cracks.

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#188858 - 01/21/10 02:47 PM Re: hascent [Re: goldenloom]
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(your link)", there is a major difference between the nascent entrepreneurs and the comparison group; the hascent entrepreneurs are more active, with 40% reporting two or more activities" .... etc.

Here it looks like it's only used once, which makes it appear some wordplay of the writer of the statistics as there is only mentioning of 'comparison group' for the rest of it. But if you have seen it used elsewhere it may be growing into a real word.

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#188860 - 01/21/10 02:57 PM Re: hascent [Re: BranShea]
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>a real word

bushwa. (now there's a real word. : )

which is to say, I'm still in the H apposed to N camp.

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#188870 - 01/21/10 08:00 PM Re: hascent [Re: tsuwm]
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Nascent is from the Latin nasci, 'to be born'. If anyone can scare up a Latin word anything like hasci, 'to be early' I'll leave tsuwm's camp. Until then I'm with the typo-for-nascent theory.

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#188872 - 01/21/10 08:39 PM Re: hascent [Re: Faldage]
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Latin word anything like hasci, 'to be early'

Nope. I vote for nascent also.
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#188879 - 01/22/10 11:33 AM Re: hascent [Re: zmjezhd]
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But why can't it be a spontaneous mutation word? Must it be traced back to Latin?

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#188880 - 01/22/10 11:38 AM Re: hascent [Re: BranShea]
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But why can't it be a spontaneous mutation word?

It is. It' a typo. Funny enough, Google Books returned a lot of ghits for hascent, but upon inspection they all turned out to be misreadings for nascent.

Must it be traced back to Latin?

Nope, but some of us here enjoy the chase immensely. Others prefer just speculatin', which is okay, too.
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#188882 - 01/22/10 11:58 AM Re: hascent [Re: zmjezhd]
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you could always add it to one of those 'open dictionaries' - that would make it "real" in no time at all.

edit: I'd love to work on the etymology..
[fr. nascent, through keyboard apposition]


Edited by tsuwm (01/22/10 12:04 PM)

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