> Date:         Fri, 26 Oct 2001 13:04:04 +0200
> From: Henrik Theiling <[log in to unmask]>
> Andreas Johansson <[log in to unmask]> writes:
> > "Adposition".
> I really think it is `apposition' in the same way as it is `allative'
> case and not `adlative' case.  And like `appropriate', `annotation',
> `affix'.

Well, these assimilations (and similar ones for con-, a(b), ob-, and
so on) happened back when Latin was a natively spoken language.

Later coinages, from the Middle ages onwards, don't always observe all
of them. And sometimes a combination was made again with a different

So even though we have the adjective apposite (meaning something like
suitable), the standard form of the linguistic term can still be

Lars Mathiesen (U of Copenhagen CS Dep) <[log in to unmask]> (Humour NOT marked)