[log in to unmask] wrote: > In a message dated 4/28/2007 11:19:21 AM Central Daylight Time, > [log in to unmask] writes: > > >> Interestingly my dictionary points out that the adverb to >> _politic_ is _politicly_, so obviously the rule that >> adjectives in _-ic_ insert _-al-_ before _-ly-_ may be >> overridden in such a case, which begs the question why it >> should be continued at all! >> > > Actually the word is spelled "politically". Your dictionary must be wrong. Nevertheless, you have "publicly" rather than "publically", so Benct’s question still stands. Also, I was reading an BBC article today about simulating a mouse brain in a computer, and the researchers who did it are quoted as saying: “they had seen 'biologically consistent dynamical properties' emerge as nerve impulses flowed through the virtual cortex”. I would have expected “dynamic properties”. -- Tristan.