gcohen at UMR.EDU
Fri May 14 02:08:33 UTC 2004
At 8:20 PM -0400 5/12/04, Barnhart wrote:
>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?
The linguistic term is "lexical blend" (vs. "syntactic blend")
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