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- Grand Panjandrum
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I've realized that English doesn't have a word deriving from the adjective difficult meaning to make things more difficult. I know that other words can be used, but in Portuguese/Spanish/Catalan we have dificultar, from difícil. But don't despair, English is not alone there. Italian and French also don't have a derived verb.
Brazilian dude wrote:Well, I'll prove myself wrong. Apparently there are the words difficultate and difficilitate, which I didn't know existed.
You have now facilitated a situation where I've just learned two new words. Moreover you have rendered difficult the choice between difficulate and difficilitate in any future usage.
Last edited by Perry on Mon Apr 17, 2006 10:34 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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tcward wrote:"Difficultate" is one of those words whose meaning is apparent when one tries to say it. I don't think I would ever likely use this word in real life.
especially when there's a better more melifluous word to use: exacerbate. I love the way this word feels speaking it.
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