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    Re: Humpty Dumpty's theory

    In fact, Humpty Dumpty theory is different from what linguists use as "blending". Am I getting correctly?

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    #12

    Re: Humpty Dumpty's theory

    Quote Originally Posted by taghavi View Post
    In fact, Humpty Dumpty theory is different from what linguists use as "blending". Am I getting correctly?
    No, you have been right all along. Linguists do in fact invoke Humpty Dumpty when describing blending and portmanteau words.

    The argument is merely whether they should or not - a peripheral matter that's not essential to your work. You're possibly over-rating the importance of Humpty in linguistics.

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    Re: Humpty Dumpty's theory

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    No, you have been right all along. Linguists do in fact invoke Humpty Dumpty when describing blending and portmanteau words.

    The argument is merely whether they should or not - a peripheral matter that's not essential to your work. You're possibly over-rating the importance of Humpty in linguistics.
    Thank you. Ok, I will give up.

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    Re: Humpty Dumpty's theory

    Quote Originally Posted by taghavi View Post
    Thank you. Ok, I will give up.
    Phew! Thank you.

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