Proposed New Word: Prepre

Discussion in 'Linguistics' started by davidelkins, Oct 19, 2016.

  1. davidelkins Registered Senior Member

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    I'm going to propose a new word: prepre. Wikipedia defines 'pre' as,
    1. Before; used to form words meaning "in front of (in space)".
    2. Before; used to form words meaning "before (in time)".
    The word prepre uses the word pre in a doubled up fashion to signify, 'what came before the beginning.'

    Is this decent or am I just awful? DE
     
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  3. Seattle Valued Senior Member

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    I'm going to introduce a new word. Postpre. It means to come after what came before. Am I awesome or awful?
     
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  5. sideshowbob Sorry, wrong number. Valued Senior Member

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    The word you're looking for is "pre-beginning".

    "Prepre" would signify the penultimate time before now.
     
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  7. Tiassa Let us not launch the boat ... Staff Member

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    Preante, postante.
     
  8. Fraggle Rocker Staff Member

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    Why not prefore? It's a lot easier to pronounce and would probably be easier to figure out the meaning.
     
  9. Daecon Kiwi fruit Valued Senior Member

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    Premember: What you think came before.
     
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  10. geordief Registered Senior Member

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    Forepre :intellectual titillation?
     
  11. davidelkins Registered Senior Member

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    Yes, you are officially awesome now, Seattle. DE
     
  12. Write4U Valued Senior Member

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    I believe the definitions you cite already exist in the definition of *implicate*
     
  13. DaveC426913 Valued Senior Member

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    Because pre doesn't mean beginning; it means before.

    On a number line from negative infinity to positive infinity, there are numbers that come before zero. It doesn't make sense to ask what comes before the number that come before zero.

    The word you're looking for is, simply, pre-beginning.
     
  14. ElectricFetus Sanity going, going, gone Valued Senior Member

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  15. Write4U Valued Senior Member

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    George Carlin put this in perspective.
     

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