Am I allowed to keep inventing new words and why not?
Things like representationally ... is that not allowed as a word, is there another word that says the same thing? Or is it not understandable, even uncomprehendable? Even firefox dic gave me several alternates, all valid for uncomprehendable. Am I just causing trubble?
Most of the words I want to invent, and do, are just adding a new or different suffix, is that the right word?
I mean say there are 20 suffixes and prefixes. If there are 10 currently assigned, who says if or when the 11th is assigned or says it is not allowed to be assigned?
I mean the words I tend to invent are just common sense to me and I suggest are self explanatory. Apart from the odd one, [pick me, pick me!] I suggest that they are all perfectly valid and just haven't been created yet or conventionalised. Is the dictionary not fluid, particularly over periods like a century or so. I understand officials, of some place, apparently, do add and delete many words per year.
Attributation is one me and someone else invented recently when talking about the lack of putting He said, John said, Mary asked on enuff lines of dialogue. We agreed that every line was unnecessary and as long as the words used or ideas expressed were obviously spoken by one certain character to another, say professor to student, policeman to perp, then maybe a line or two per ten was sufficient.
Does attributation, in context, which defines most words anyway, make sense or confuse you and or the reader?
Pick me, I am looking for an argument here.
My other pet peeve with words are the old way of spelling and the proper [read: MY] way of spelling.
Tuff, Ruff, Thort, Tho, almost all gh and ght words. Apart from confusing the hell outa foreigners what about these ones: Thought, Though, Through, Thorough and maybe more. I contend my 'modern' spelling makes more sense and should define the written and spoken language better. I am not suggesting change for change sake or even trying to be pedantic, I just feel that these words, in particular, ought to be replaced with better speelings and spellings. It won't change the meaning but may change the comprehension, improve it in fact.
Wanna, helluva, outa, coulda, shoulda, woulda etc, etc ... ad infinitum!
I had a wooden dog once. Wooden walk, wooden rollover, wooden eat, wooden sh... A wooden dog!