En réponse à David Barrow <[log in to unmask]>: > In English, Nip is an offensive slang word for Japanese. > Maybe that's why nippo- isn't used. > "Nippon" is also an offensive word for Japanese in French. And that doesn't stop us to use "Nippo-" without offensive meaning :))) . Christophe. http://rainbow.conlang.free.fr Take your life as a movie: do not let anybody else play the leading role.