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#186765 - 09/10/09 03:09 AM quorum  
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Acc'g. to the page where I looked up the quod erat demonstrandum, quorum means "of whom". How therefore did it get to be a noun?

#186771 - 09/10/09 04:46 AM Re: quorum [Re: Jackie]  
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quorum means "of whom"

And, it's plural.

How therefore did it get to be a noun?

(Semantic) shift happens!


Ceci n'est pas un seing.
#186775 - 09/10/09 10:39 AM Re: quorum [Re: zmjezhd]  
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And ignoramus was a verb. Also plural. First person, no less.

Ya swipes a word from some weirdo foreignian language and all the little footnotes and stuff on the back with the circles and errors and stuff kinda gets misread or ignored.

#186777 - 09/10/09 01:25 PM Re: quorum [Re: Faldage]  
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Ya swipes a word from some weirdo foreignian language

Yes, my favorites are bus, which is an abbreviation off the end of omnibus which in Latin means 'for every (body)', and, then you take the the auto off of automobile and jam it on the front for autobus; auto is from Greek where it means 'he; self'. Now that's one crazy mixed up word, yet nobody blinks as it rumbles by.


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#186779 - 09/10/09 02:10 PM go figure.. [Re: zmjezhd]  
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barbarismus?!
Graecimus??

#187044 - 10/01/09 09:50 AM Re: quorum [Re: Jackie]  
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placet is another example of such a conversion.

#187045 - 10/01/09 11:53 AM Re: quorum [Re: wsieber]  
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placet

Yes, as are Latin-to-English audio 'I hear', exit 's/he leaves', and video 'I see'.


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#187050 - 10/02/09 02:14 AM Re: quorum [Re: zmjezhd]  
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Well--I don't know what placet* is, but thanks for the other examples. :-)
*plasset? placket? pluh-chet?

#187052 - 10/02/09 05:38 AM Re: quorum [Re: Jackie]  
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*plasset? placket? pluh-chet?
Plassay? Plasset gets my vote of assent.

#187053 - 10/02/09 06:13 AM Re: quorum [Re: olly]  
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Originally Posted By: olly
*plasset? placket? pluh-chet?
Plassay? Plasset gets my vote of assent.


i vote for placket

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