Re: backformation

Subject: Re: backformation
From: "Virginia L. Krenn" <asdxvlk -at- OKWAY -dot- OKSTATE -dot- EDU>
Date: Mon, 19 Dec 1994 09:47:07 -0600

The verb 'abort' is derived from the Latin 'aboriri' meaning to
disappear or miscarry. It seems more likely to me that 'ion' was
affixed to 'abort' rather than the other way around.

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Author: Sherri Hall <shall -at- hilco -dot- com> at SMTP

abort (there was not verb until the noun "abortion" came along--
now the verb is used for lots of situations
including aborting procedures in computer programs)

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