bob's posting that Eo has more roots than Occ is the funniest yet. Compare: > So, from my perspective of simplicity, I looked up the word universe. > It is univers/o. The root shown as univers. One root. > Then I looked up the word universal. It is universal/o. The root > shown is universal. A second root. > Then I looked up the word university. It is universitat/o. The root > shown is universitat. A third root. > >From Esperanto-English Dictionary, p. 157, TY Books, 1969. > with > So, by learning ONE root ,UNIVERS, the Oriental can easily form the > above words easier than with Esperanto. And, remember, this is only > one example. > > univers/o > univers/al > univers/ita' > univers/al/ita' > univers/al/isar The difference lies in what you call a root - the Eo dictionary is obviously listing everything before the final suffix as a root (silly in my opinion). You could rewrite the Eo as Root - univers- univers/o univers/al/o univers/itat See, just one root! co'o mi'e robin.