Do you or does anyone else remember the link posted several months ago for
translations of literary works (in some sort of e-library)? There were
several good ones for Twain.
On Thu, Mar 17, 2011 at 12:48 PM, Kevin Mac Donnell <
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> To be precise and avoid a shindy, the 4,342 number I cited is the largest
> mber of words that Twain might have invented --certainly, some of these
> d have been words he picked up in conversation and merely put into print
> the first time, or words overlooked or ignored by Webster, OED, etc. The
> umber of words that Twain may very likely invented is 2,716. They have no
> eviously known sources, although even some of these may have originated
> where, as yet undiscovered. Ramsay & Emberson's lengthy preface goes into
> re detail...
> Of course, a revised edition of their work, including Twain's more recently
> published writings would enlarge these numbers --but by how much?
> This cries out for further research and it ain't a'gonna be me. I'm too
> thwart and endlong with other projects to go off blimblammin about
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