Re: Not an acronymn....

Subject: Re: Not an acronymn....
From: mattgras -at- comcast -dot- net
To: Gene Kim-Eng <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 20 May 2010 21:38:49 +0000 (UTC)



Thanks, Gene -- THAT makes sense.



matt

ne Kim-Eng" <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>
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Sent: Thursday, May 20, 2010 11:42:16 AM GMT -08:00 US/Canada Pacific
Subject: RE: Re: Not an acronymn....

The traditional definitions of abbreviation and acronym should both exclude "K9," because there is neither a "K" nor a "9" in the word "canine," and because it isn't a real word it shouldn't be considered a hompohone, which is a word that has the same pronunciation as another word but a different meaning.

The closest term I can think of is "pseudo-acronym," which refers to a construct that is used as if it's an acronym but cannot be expanded to some form of the word it's intended to represent.

Gene Kim-Eng


------- Original Message -------
On 5/20/2010 Â6:02 PM Dossy Shiobara wrote:
Actually, the numeronym of "canine" would be C4E, not K9. Â"K9" is an abbreviation and homophone.
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