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qroqqa commented on the word affix-clipping
Hunh, a funny term for it, since there's no affix in any of 'a', 'an', 'apple', or (the rare dialectal) 'napple'. I would call it reanalysis. (Or misanalysis or misdivision if you're in judgemental mood; Jespersen called it metanalysis.) Examples of modern English words formed by reanalysis are 'adder', 'apron', 'newt', 'nickname', 'orange', and 'umpire' (but not 'apple'); and at the other end 'cherry' and 'pea'.
July 29, 2008
oroboros commented on the word affix-clipping
In wordplay, a word that is formed by moving a letter to or from a frequent companion word: a napple --> an apple.
--Chris Cole, Wordplay
May 23, 2008
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