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Peter Bleackley wrote:
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> Lewis Carrol used the term "portmanteau word" for a word created by 
> contracting two or more words together. Examples include "slithy", form 
> "lithe" and "slimy", and "mimsy", from "miserable" and "flimsy".
> 
> 'Twas brillig, and the slithy toves
> Did gyre and gimbal in the wabe,
> All mimsy were the borogoves
> And the mome raths outgrabe
> 
> (I've seen the entire text translated into French and German, by the way!)

...and Latin   :-)

It'd make a nice challenge for Conlang translation.


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Ray
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