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02/01/13 03:38 PM 02/01/13 03:38 PM
Joined: Mar 2000
Louisville, Kentucky Jackie OP
The study of proper names or of terms used in a specialized field.
Okay--how is this different from jargon?
Re: onomastics [Re: Jackie] #209350
02/01/13 05:34 PM 02/01/13 05:34 PM
Joined: Aug 2005
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.
Ceci n'est pas un seing.
Re: onomastics [Re: zmjezhd] #209351
02/01/13 06:26 PM 02/01/13 06:26 PM
Joined: Apr 2000
this too shall pass tsuwm
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]
Re: onomastics [Re: Jackie] #209352
02/01/13 07:47 PM 02/01/13 07:47 PM
Joined: Jun 2002
Vermont Buffalo Shrdlu
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Re: onomastics [Re: Jackie] #209367
02/03/13 07:11 AM 02/03/13 07:11 AM
Joined: Feb 2013
Miami, Florida USA mongoose
Miami, Florida USA
Jargon is applied to a technical or esoteric language used by a profession, trade, or cult.
Example: Educationese is the jargon of educational theorists.
Re: onomastics [Re: mongoose] #209371
02/03/13 05:22 PM 02/03/13 05:22 PM
Joined: Jun 2008
Land of the Flat Water LukeJavan8
Land of the Flat Water
Hey, Mongoose, welcome
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