On Mon, Nov 16, 2009 at 12:06 PM, R A Brown <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> 'television' is more immediately meaningful than a purist *teleorama or
> *teleorasis would have been.

Or going the other way with, what would it be, longevision?  But of
course that wouldn't be parallel to 'telephone'.

> But what on earth is wrong with hemi-?

Not a thing.  It's just completely interchangeable with 'semi-' as far
as most folks are concerned, and I'm not an anti-macaronic purist. :)

Mark J. Reed <[log in to unmask]>