[Ads-l] machination

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Fri Jul 28 17:20:50 EDT 2017


I grew up thinking - still haven't had occasion to speak this word -
"makination," because I associated it with "mechanic" and not with
"machine." You know. Like, mechanics fisticate with and otherwise
manipulate stuff. A "machine" is like a bicycle or a locomotive or
something. There's a verb, _machinate_, whose existence I've just
discovered, but "makinate" seems to be the preferred pronunciation, in
Google, though "mashinate" is permitted..

On Thu, Jul 27, 2017 at 10:39 PM, Mark Mandel <thnidu at gmail.com> wrote:

> It's pretty straightforward from the spelling. "C" before a consonant is
> /k/, "c" before "i" is /s/. There's also the parallel of "accident".
>
> Mark
>
> Ĉi tiu e-poŝtaĵon skanis nenio krom miaj okuloj.
>
>  . <http://www.gnuterrypratchett.com/>
>
>
> On Tue, Jul 25, 2017 at 10:26 AM, David Daniel wrote:
>
> > ...
>
>
>
> > As to flaccid
> > - wow - I didn't even know flaksid was an option, but there is it. Never
> > used it, never heard it, until today.
> > DAD
> >
> >
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-- 
-Wilson
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