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AUXLANG  March 1998, Week 1

AUXLANG March 1998, Week 1

Subject:

Re: My feelings about Interlingua

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Julian Pardoe <[log in to unmask]>

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Sun, 1 Mar 1998 12:52:00 GMT

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In-Reply-To: <[log in to unmask]>
> For example, "elect." The IL word, IIRC, is "eliger." A false
> friend if there ever was one; I think of "eligible," which
> (whatever its _history_) has nothing to do with election.
 
Oh come on!  'Eligible' means 'worthy of being chosen' and an
'election' is an 'act of choosing.  The connection may not be
immediately apparent but it's not buried too deep either!
 
-- jP --

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