[Ads-l] Antedating of "Suffix"

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Sun Feb 2 16:48:13 UTC 2020

Very nice.  Presumably such words have nothing in between the suffix and prefix (or, we might prefer to say, between the prefix and suffix), e.g. “anti-ism”, the philosophy of being against everything, or “postness”, the quality of being too late.  

I’m also quite fond of _The Compleat Linguist_, a journal that has evidently been discontinued.  I suspect the name has been in the public domain long enough to be revived for a new journal in the field.  (Not quite as catchy as _The Compleat Angler_ for a geometry journal, but still)


> On Feb 2, 2020, at 8:42 AM, Shapiro, Fred <fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU> wrote:
> suffix (OED 1778)
> 1720 John Henley _The Compleat Linguist_ no. 6 (Eighteenth Century Collections Online) 39  There are words made of a Suffix and Prefix.
> Fred Shapiro
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