Getæl nīwra worda and earfoðra worda[ādihtan fruman]
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Note that in this list: "ȝ"=IPA "j", "ċ"=IPA "t͡ʃ", "sċ"=IPA "ʃ", and "ċȝ"=IPA "d͡ːʒ".
Note that etymologies or rationales for the Old English neologisms should be put after the Modern English translation in square brackets, like so:
Abbreviations used are: sm/sn/sf = strong masculine/neuter/feminine; wm/wn/wf = weak masculine/neuter/feminine; indecm/indecn/indecf = indeclinable masculine/neuter/feminine; w-dec. = w-declension; u-dec. = u declension; i-mut. = i-mutated; pl. = plural; aj = adjective; desc. = modifier for a noun (a "describer") other than an adjective; av = adverb; w1/w2/w3 = weak verb class; s1/s2/.../s7b = strong verb class.
- betweoxbend (sm) - interconnection
- webbsīde (wf) - website
- Woruldwīd (aj) Webb (sn) - World Wide Web
Question re: betweoxbend[ādihtan fruman]
I doubt this will be seen, but is "betweoxbend" merging the words for "between" and "bond" to create the idea of an "interconnection"? The other two terms (webbsīde & woruldwīd webb) have obvious rationales, but betweoxbend is barely clear, even when one knows the now-obscure term "betwixt". And a more general question regarding the crafting of neologisms, how do you decide the order of words in a compound? For instance, is there a rationale behind picking "betweoxbend" between-bond over "bendbetweox" bond-between? Thank you for any assistance. Feel free to remove this section if my question appears too stupid. –Unsigned comment by Wulfherecyning (talk), 22:28, 9 April 2019 (UTC)
- It certainly looks like to me like a compound word based on betwēox (betwixt) and bend (bond). I can't answer your other questions, but I'll ping the author, User:Gottistgut, so he can reply. PiRSquared17 (mōtung) 21:28, 10 Ēastermōnaþ 2019 (UTC)
- Since we are talking about OE, "betweox" is not obscure - it is a very common word in OE. With regards to word order, because the resulting word in OE was a noun, the final component of the compound should be a noun. In OE, I do not know of any analogous compound constructions to "forget-me-nots", for example, where the compound is a noun, but the last element is not a noun if taken in isolation. But there are a number of elements present in compouds which commonly come in a certain order within the compound. It's generally quite similar to Modern English Germanic compounds. Ƿes hāl! 08:31, 26 Sēremōnaþ 2019 (UTC)
- I am not actually confident that "betweoxbend" is a very good neologism, since "betweox" seems in OE to only occor in compounds with verbs and verb-derived words, rather than just any old noun. Ƿes hāl! 08:33, 26 Sēremōnaþ 2019 (UTC)