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Quadroceptological, and quadraceptological

  1. Feb 10, 2013 #1

    Chi Meson

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    Let it be known that my daughter, Nell, made this word up.

    It has two spellings, quadroceptological, and quadraceptological. The authorities are now disputing the issue, and the form that is deemed to be spurious will be discarded. Nevertheless, when you google quadroceptological OR quadraceptological, you will now be forwarded to this thread.

    The meaning is both obvious and unimportant.
     
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  3. Feb 10, 2013 #2

    Chi Meson

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    Re: Quadraceptological

    If anyone from the National Spelling Bee would like to buy rights to this word, contact me.

    Otherwise, feel free to use this cromulent word.
     
  4. Feb 10, 2013 #3
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    This is a squigiferous comment and I think you are being stermitaceously croliscient.
     
  5. Feb 11, 2013 #4

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    Re: Quadraceptological

    I thought official language of the PF is English.
     
  6. Feb 11, 2013 #5
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    English is a very fluid, rapidly-evolving, lemnolent language.
     
  7. Feb 11, 2013 #6

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    Re: Quadraceptological

    I think body building is quadrocept-illogical.
     
  8. Feb 11, 2013 #7
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yFB_FS9rV0c
    The word English covers a wide range of sins.
     
  9. Feb 11, 2013 #8

    Curious3141

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    I find this entire thread execramonious and verboffusive.
     
  10. Feb 11, 2013 #9
    Are they?
    And who are they?
    What possible dispute could they find?




    curious minds need to know.
    and require references to ... other people that are authorities.

    lol j/k
     
  11. Feb 11, 2013 #10

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    It's quadroceptological, and let me explain why.

    Ancient Indo-European languages (such as Latin and Greek) have something called the thematic vowel, which is used to glue stems together, and in Proto-Indo-European, the value of the thematic vowel is either [e] or [o]. Thus, because [a] is not one of these values, it would leave only quadroceptological.
     
  12. Feb 13, 2013 #11

    FlexGunship

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    I have a question regarding this word's use that fits this description.
     
  13. Feb 13, 2013 #12
    How does quadruped fit into that?
     
  14. Feb 13, 2013 #13

    phion

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    Look up "splenetic", I made that word.
     
  15. Feb 23, 2013 #14

    TMO

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    There's one mistake I made in my original post: the Greek thematic vowel is [o], but in Latin it's , so the correct classical compound would be quadriceptological.

    Quadruped comes from the Latin quadrupes, which is a variant of quadripes, which is the correct Latin compound of quadr + pes. Sometimes languages have multiple variants of a word, and English, due to chance, picked an irregular variant.

    The word "splenetic" comes from the Late Latin spleneticus, so it's highly unlikely (nevermind that we have an English document using "splenetic" which is from 1876, and one that uses "splenetik" which is from 1678).
     
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  16. Feb 23, 2013 #15
    This thread wouldn't be complete without this:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hOSYiT2iG08

    To address to the topic, it should be quadraceptological.

    Upon further consideration, I've changed my mind.
     
  17. Feb 23, 2013 #16

    But aren't Greek and Latin both Indo-European languages?
     
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