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Nounification

Picard
Short-lived  :
(shôrtlvd, -lvd)

using the verb "to live" versus the noun "life"

Nounification. New word, i like it.

Ah, interesting...

Usage Note: The pronunciation (-lvd) is etymologically correct since the compound is derived from the noun life, rather than from the verb live. But the pronunciation (-lvd) is by now so common that it cannot be considered an error. In the most recent survey 43 percent of the Usage Panel preferred (-lvd), 39 percent preferred (-lvd), and 18 percent found both pronunciations equally acceptable.

personal pronunciation of said term is changing...now.

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6_bleen_7
Feb. 21st, 2011 09:54 pm (UTC)
Whoa—I've been saying it wrong all this time. So is this scar on my arm lĭvid or līvid?
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