Re: "install" as a noun?

Subject: Re: "install" as a noun?
From: Bruce Byfield <bbyfield -at- progeny -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 01 May 2001 10:01:03 -0300

"Brierley, Sean" wrote:
> >
> Ok. I do this, using "lets you" instead of "allows you to," for example.
> However, ummm, how is the word "installation" Latinate when "install" is
> not?

I was thinking of the common habit of adding "tion" to the end of a
noun, especially when there is no good reason to do so. However,
probably I should have said "Romanate" rather than "Latinate," since the
habit is probably due as much to the influence of French as to Latin.

Bruce Byfield 604.421.7177 bbyfield -at- progeny -dot- com

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We were out long before the day-O
To welcome in the summer time, to welcome in the May-O
Summer is a'coming in and winter's gone away."
- Traditional, "Halston Furey Dance"


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