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    "one-eyed"

    Is this word an exocentric compound or an endocentric compound?

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    Re: "one-eyed"

    Where did you come across that terminology? To a native speaker who just knows that '<anything>-centric' refers to a central point, it seems meaningless (which is not to say that some academic [feathering his own nest by inventing complex terminology that only other specialists will understand] hasn't coined it!)

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    Re: "one-eyed"

    What do you think is the answer?

    (BTW You can see an outline of the types of compound here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Compound_(linguistics))

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    Re: "one-eyed"

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
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    (BTW You can see an outline of the types of compound here: Compound (linguistics) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)
    Aha. Still, don't expect me to like it, teach it, or use it

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