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mollusque commented on the word protoform
Eventually he must have fallen asleep, because he woke up from a dream in which people were plunging like missiles into a large body of water and emerging in molten protoforms.--Richard Powers, 2007, The Echo Maker, p. 233
November 7, 2008
A hypothetical word or part of a word from which known words have been derived; a form reconstructed in a protolanguage.
December 20, 2007
bkerr commented on the word protoform
More than meets the eye.
April 30, 2007