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Jackie #173369 02/09/08 02:42 AM
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Originally Posted By: Jackie
if only we had a real moderator Do you want me to move this to Miscellany?


Don't bother, moderator Jackie - save keystrokes - I can conclude this simple test right now...

The answer you prefer, mister tsuwm, is (x) "enantiodrome".

tsuwm! You magnificent wordbastion, I read your book!


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Originally Posted By: Faldage
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these have come up here several times (AHD4 gives sanction and cleave as examples)


I'm getting tired of pointing out that cleave and cleave are two whole different words. They just happen to be spelled and pronounced the same.


If it waddles like a duck and quacks like a duck...
cleave off it's head and make orange sauce.

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Originally Posted By: tsuwm
you know this, and I know this; but now even our beloved AHD4 glosses it over.

-joe (tsk) friday


But not if you go to the individual entries. Interestingly, it takes the cloven word back to PIE but the clinging one only back to OE.

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Originally Posted By: Zed

If it waddles like a duck and quacks like a duck...


Must be a baby swan.

Jackie #173388 02/09/08 02:50 PM
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Originally Posted By: Jackie
if only we had a real moderator Do you want me to move this to Miscellany?


heh

You're in for it now, Mike.

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but the clinging one only back to OE

Not sure why Uncle Cal did that, but maybe he disagrees with Pokorny, who takes OE clifian (or variant cleofian) and German kleben back to PIE *gleibh- 'to be stuck' (see page 364 in IEW).


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Originally Posted By: AnnaStrophic
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if only we had a real moderator Do you want me to move this to Miscellany?


heh

You're in for it now, Mike.


nobut®, I've already done some PM (two senses) (at least), in that general area.

-joe (no fool I) (mostly) friday

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Experiment to see if I can create a poll:

so, a poll:

PHP:
O antagonym
O contranym
O enantiodrome

Janus words
single choice
Votes accepted starting: 02/11/08 02:47 AM
Jackie #173426 02/11/08 02:51 AM
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Well, the experiment seems to have worked, though I haven't voted yet. I guess I must be the only one who has Poll Manager as a Post Option.

M, I set it to run until this time of day on the 15th. Hope that's okay.

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Now that is cool Jackie.
I think s'zmj suggestion should go into the poll as well.

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