James A. Landau
JJJRLandau at AOL.COM
Thu May 13 12:11:32 UTC 2004
In a message dated Wed, 12 May 2004 20:20:21 -0400, Barnhart
<barnhart at HIGHLANDS.COM> asks
> I just heard on NPR, in a spontaneous and unrehursed interview the word
> sancture. Is this a fusion of sanction and sensure? It would seem from
> the context of what they were saying. Sancture is OED- OEDs- WBD- WU3-.
> What ought I to call this kind of compound/suffixation?
"portmanteau word" (a term coined by Lewis Carroll)
- James A. Landau
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