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#86751 - 11/13/02 10:27 AM meetings
mph Offline
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And a meeting on board a yacht (for example) a mobile pone?


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#86752 - 11/13/02 11:04 AM Re: Preponement?
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Hmmm. For me there's "move back" and "bring forward" - "move up" is something I'd on a ladder or in a queue - so that'd make "move up" preponement and "move back" postponement...

Unless of course, the meeting had already been postponed once, but got re-rescheduled to its original time....


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#86753 - 11/13/02 11:25 AM Re: Preponement?
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Thanks Jackie. I hope this isn't too much of a stupid question (or that everyone's from the 'only stupid answers' school of thought!), but what does ASL stand for?

Incidentally, I didn't mention it initially, but I'm working for a European-wide organisation, with people of many nationalities. For many, of course, English is a second or even third language. After a while you become immune to a certain amount of "clumsy coinage", but from time to time I do see/hear certain things that make me stop and think "I wonder if...".



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#86754 - 11/13/02 11:30 AM Re: Preponement?
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"clumsy coinage"..."I wonder if...".

A) ASL = American Sign Language

2) Have you heard of Europanto? Or was it just a passing joke?

) Funny you should mention. English has always been very willing to scoop any construction from any of its secondary users.


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#86755 - 11/14/02 04:41 AM Re: Preponement?
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Europanto?

I hadn't heard of it, but I've just googled and been enlightened. I'm sure it must have been a passing joke, but perhaps with some real-life foundations:
People here, and I would imagine its the same in Brussels (where the man credited with creating Europanto works), often switch languages mid-conversation, or revert to their own language for occasional words which they can't translate. Listeners, if they can't translate such words themselves can usually infer their meaning from the context and communication is achieved.
Its not a huge leap from this "do what you can" approach to Europanto.


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#86756 - 11/14/02 05:48 AM Re: Europanto
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Nosotros haben a couple of types ici that spielen avec Europanto from Zeit a vez. Wir enjoyen ein bon joke linquistique.


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#86757 - 11/14/02 06:08 AM Re: Europanto
mph Offline
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Ick kann regarde el attraction...


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#86758 - 11/14/02 10:32 AM compulsory prefixes
mph Offline
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Not though of any other pre/post examples, but in a similar vein there is:
prequel/sequel - of course none of the films were as good as the quel?
accelerate/decelerate
impede/expede
hypothermia/hyperthermia

and I'm sure many others..


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#86759 - 05/26/04 10:37 AM Re: surrection
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Just got around to reading Monday's word (I've been a bit busy with graduation stuff), and remembered that we'd had a discussion of it here.


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#86760 - 05/26/04 11:01 AM Re: surrection
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Monday's word for me was momism!?


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