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    englishstudent- re America : americanize; China - ?

    Englishstudent, I read the first post with this question that asked to delete the thread, which I did, but then when I opened the second, I couldn't reply for some reason as it didn't have the buttons there for some reasons. I looked around and the terms that seem to be used are 'Chinafication' or 'Sinification', though 'Chinafication' is still in its infancy and often comes in inverted commas. I think that is more about the sound than a rule- Sinifiaction runs off the tongue better than Chinarize.

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    the -ise/-ize discussion in another thread made
    be think about this:

    America : americanize
    China : ?

    Would it still be -ize, or would it have to be something
    like -ify/-ification? I mean, sinification or something close?
    I would like to know if there is a rule.

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    Re: englishstudent- re America : americanize; China - ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    Englishstudent, I read the first post with this question that asked to delete the thread, which I did, but then when I opened the second, I couldn't reply for some reason as it didn't have the buttons there for some reasons. I looked around and the terms that seem to be used are 'Chinafication' or 'Sinification', though 'Chinafication' is still in its infancy and often comes in inverted commas. I think that is more about the sound than a rule- Sinifiaction runs off the tongue better than Chinarize.

    Original post:
    the -ise/-ize discussion in another thread made
    be think about this:

    America : americanize
    China : ?

    Would it still be -ize, or would it have to be something
    like -ify/-ification? I mean, sinification or something close?
    I would like to know if there is a rule.
    Yeeah! I got it right (Sinification) without searching on the Internet.
    Damn, I am good! (just kidding)
    Do you use this expression in UK?

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    Re: englishstudent- re America : americanize; China - ?

    I think that 'Sinification' carries political baggage, so the economic and social implications of the rise of China may well become 'Chinafication'.

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    Re: englishstudent- re America : americanize; China - ?

    Oh ..

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    Thumbs up Re: englishstudent- re America : americanize; China - ?

    It's so simple! If we look at word 'Americanize' closely, we will see it's stem 'American' which means 'regarding to people of America' plus form -ize. So we can make derivative 'Chinesize' using stem 'Chinese' + -ize like in an example with American+ize.

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    Re: englishstudent- re America : americanize; China - ?

    It's not always that simple- not all countries follow the same pattern. Some have two forms:
    Definition of Russify - Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
    Sinification already exists in dictionaries, so it will become clearer as the Chinese influence grows which form takes off.

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