>From: Robin Turner <[log in to unmask]> >OK, here goes. I promise not to cheat, but I can't promise not >to be facetious - it's just the way I am. > >ab - take away And "abdomen" is therefore "to take away a house" with a Germanic plural >abs - not a real prefix, I think, just "ab" and a root starting >with S I think this is the root of "absolute", but I was inclined to be facetious myself and refer to fitness. >ac - "ad" or "ab" modified by a root (I forget the technical term >for this) I figured this was the root in "accede". But is it also in "acrimony" - nope, acri is down further in the list. Neither is productive in English. >acer - some kind of tree I think he meant the root of "acerbic", but maybe you are right and he wants "maple". >acid - what it says. >acri - bitter >ad - to and everyone who knows that good Latin borrowing "ad hoc" can see how "made up on the spot" relates to "to". >ada - Turkish for "island" adamant? (is the root ada or adam?) >ade - sounds like another pseudo-prefix from "ad" I figured this was the suffix meaning drink. >af - "ad" or "ab" modified by a root again Is affix "to-fix" or "take-away-fix"? >ag - this means something? if it had been "agri" which was not on the list, it might >age - what it says image? >amb - ?? ambient? maybe "environment" >ana - reverse, back, as in "anaphoric" But then there is the suffix meaning (maybe) "place" (Indiana) >ancy - should be "mancy" (divination), surely So what do "fancy" and "Nancy" mean? I figured this was just another form of "ance". Apparently back in the 1700s people taked interchangeably about independence and independency >anni - some variant of "anno"? >annu - ditto One of these has to do with rings and annother to do with years, and I have no idea how "announce" fits in. (Spelling typo was intentional, of course). >apo - Leader of the PKK, currently appealing against the death >sentence. Is he an apostate? Would he get off if he gave an apology? >ar - "ad" or "ab" modified by a root again >as - "ad" or "ab" modified by a root again You're having fun with this, I can tell. >at - what it says as well as probably also another "modified by a root" in some cases >cata - forward, opposite of ana Does that mean that an "anapult" fires missiles backwards? And what is forward about a "catacomb" I'll stop here. People think I go on too long when teasing Petry. lojbab ---- lojbab ***NOTE NEW ADDRESS*** [log in to unmask] Bob LeChevalier, President, The Logical Language Group, Inc. 2904 Beau Lane, Fairfax VA 22031-1303 USA 703-385-0273 Artificial language Loglan/Lojban: see Lojban WWW Server: href=" http://xiron.pc.helsinki.fi/lojban/ " Order _The Complete Lojban Language_ - see our Web pages or ask me.