Words index Vivian Cook
of the characteristics of English words is that any modifications to them occur
at the beginning or the end; mix can
have something added at the beginning re-mix
or at the end, mixes, mixer,
but never in the middle, called infixes. This distinguishes English from many
other languages like Inuktitit which thrive on adding
things to words and end up with what to an English eye appears gigantic words qangatasuukkuvimmuuriaqalaaqtunga
have to go to the airport).
there is one group of exceptions to this rule seen in fanbloomingtastic
where the word blooming has
apparently been put in the middle of fantastic.
The only words that can be put in this way are those which show extra emotion,
hence often they are swearwords used within exclamations. They are not
grammatical ‘morphemes’ as would be found in other languages.
is a list of some of the words that were found by James McMillan
railbloodyway, whatsobloodyever, kangabloodyroo
the only ones likely to heard with any regularity are the word absoXlutely with
different words inserted and ‘bloody’ as a word to be inserted. See if you
can make up interesting new versions using the above forms.
Tony XXXX Blair
Other pages: Plurals Reduplicatives Compounds Blends Content & Structure Words