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Modern vocab: I have it! Graphoplitae = Textkittens

Postby annis » Tue Nov 01, 2005 1:30 pm

I was thinking about the word [face=spionic]o(/plon[/face] a few days ago, and suddenly I knew how to say "Textkit" in Greek: [face=spionic]to\ Grafoplei=on[/face]. Of course we're used to the plural, [face=spionic]o(/pla[/face] meaning a soldier's armor, but the basic meaning fits quite nicely with "kit."

The -[face=spionic]ei=on[/face] indicates place, like [face=spionic]Mousei=on[/face], "Museum."

Textkittens: [face=spionic]grafopli</thj, ou, o([/face] m., [face=spionic]grafo/pli<tij idoj h([/face] f.
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Postby Bardo de Saldo » Wed Nov 02, 2005 1:30 am

I thought the name had already been taken by the Army Corps of Engineers!
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Postby hyptia » Mon Nov 07, 2005 4:35 am

I just saw [face=SPIonic]Grafoplei=on[/face] elsewhere on the board and had to look up what seemed to be the second half of the word. I thought it was [face=SPIonic]Graf[/face]- + [face=SPIonic]plei=on[/face]. It's a nice pun. :lol:
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