Thursday, February 09, 2006

How To Make New Words

English is a constantly evolving language. New words are continually entering the lexicon. But just how do we make new words? There are several different methods, as outlined in this summary.

Studying the process of lexicogenesis is particularly appropriate right about now, in light of the fact that Mother English (that old whore) will soon give birth to her millionth word.

(Via Bookninja)

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