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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