new (non-)coinage ("vagitarian")

sagehen sagehen at WESTELCOM.COM
Mon Feb 27 20:24:00 UTC 2006

>This coinage seems also to support the re-analysis of 'vegetarian' into
>'vege + tarian' instead of 'veget-arian'. That is, '-tarian' seems to
>interpreted as a suffix meaning 'one who eats (only)'. Some further support
>for this might be found with 'pescatarian'. Something like 'fruitarian'
>doesn't help. Are there others?
>-Matt Gordon
 Well, we could have unitarians who eat things, e.g., peas, one at a time,
& sectarians who drink only dry wines........nah, I don't think this'll
work.   We'll be in big trouble if "-tarian" means /eats only/, when we
come to humanitarian. That /t/ belongs to "vege" and to "pisca" .

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