tristevoix wrote:So, unless I'm mistaken homicide and suicide are both made from latin words/stems or something. Homi, sui and -cide. One is kill people and the other is kill self.
- Homicide in Latin is the compound homicidium, where homi- is a shortened version of homini-, combining form of homo, "human," and -cidium comes from cid, a variant of caede-, the stem of caedere, "to kill," and the abstract noun suffix -ium.
- Suicide in Neo-Latin is the syntactic (or "pseudo-") compound suicidium, where the sui is not a normal combining form, but the word sui, "of oneself."
tristevoix wrote:What I need is two words that would describe the same concept (vs others and vs self) but regarding making someone else/oneself "go crazy" or "lose its sanity".
If you want to use homicidium
as patterns, then I recommend:
- suidementatio (sui + dementare + -tio)/suidementation, self-inflicted craziness
- alidementatio (alius + dementare + -tio)/alidementation, craziness inflicted by others
in compounds regularly takes the combining form ali-
); the adverb or case form alio-
is used in certain syntactic situations.
If you want to coin new words for "-inflicted," I think that -genus
would be good for Latin words and -genic
would be good for English words: suigenus
is more in line with Classical "rules" than alio-gen-