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Postby William Hupy » Mon Jan 27, 2014 4:26 pm

This word was provoked by my daily study of Spanish. The infinitive in Spanish for "to explain" is "explicar". For a Germanic language English has borrowed heavily from Latin (about 50%) and her daughters. It strikes me how relatively (another Spanish similacrum) easy it is to build up a Spanish vocabulary. Conjugating verbs is another issue.
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Re: explicate

Postby Slava » Thu Jun 26, 2014 11:56 pm

One of the things I enjoy about language is how words are related and interconnect. Explicate is related to ply, just as eleemosynary and alms are.
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