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#209348 - 02/01/13 03:38 PM onomastics Joined: Mar 2000
Posts: 11,613 Jackie
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The study of proper names or of terms used in a specialized field.
Okay--how is this different from jargon?
#209350 - 02/01/13 05:34 PM Re: onomastics [Re: Jackie] Joined: Aug 2005
Posts: 3,290 zmjezhd
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how is this different from jargon?
Onomastics (as its name implies) deals with proper names. Jargon is a specialize vocabulary use in a field. It may include some proper names, but also other non-name words.
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#209351 - 02/01/13 06:26 PM Re: onomastics [Re: zmjezhd] Joined: Apr 2000
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this too shall pass
but, if Anu's def'n is correct, onomastics includes jargon.
here's a broader effort, from W3:
1 a : the science or study of the origins and forms of words especially as used in a specialized field (as science or commerce) b : the science or study of the origin and forms of proper names of persons or places [any student of onomastics and of surnames in particular -- Otto Springer]
2 : the system underlying the formation and use of words especially for proper names or of words used in a specialized field [according to rules of Indo-European onomastics -- E.E.Herzfeld]
#209352 - 02/01/13 07:47 PM Re: onomastics [Re: Jackie] Joined: Jun 2002
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all squares are rectangles, but not all rectangles are squares.
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#209367 - 02/03/13 07:11 AM Re: onomastics [Re: Jackie] Joined: Feb 2013
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Jargon is applied to a technical or esoteric language used by a profession, trade, or cult.
Example: Educationese is the jargon of educational theorists.
#209371 - 02/03/13 05:22 PM Re: onomastics [Re: mongoose] Joined: Jun 2008
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Hey, Mongoose, welcome
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