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clearwater
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Jan 13, 2014

近日从图书馆借来余光中精选集,看到其中一篇文章中提到:
我迷上了地理,尤其是地图,而画地图的功课简直成了赏心乐事。不久我便成为班上公认的「地图精」(mapamaniaco),有同学交不出地图作业,就来求救于我。

一九七四年迁去香港,一住十一年,逐渐把我的壮游场景从北美移向西欧,而往昔的美国地图也逐渐被西欧、东欧各国的所取代,图上的英文变成了法文、德文、西班牙文、斯拉夫文,即使是英国地图,也有不少难以发音的盖尔(Gaelid)地名。
网上也能找到,见下:
http://www.hornbill.cdc.net.my/hornbill2/collection01/yukwzhong/002.htm

让人好奇的是,为何这两个英文单词我在英文词典上都查不到,难道是余老先生自造的?应该不是排版出现的typo吧?!


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J.H. Wang
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我的推测 Jan 13, 2014

clearwater wrote:

近日从图书馆借来余光中精选集,看到其中一篇文章中提到:
我迷上了地理,尤其是地图,而画地图的功课简直成了赏心乐事。不久我便成为班上公认的「地图精」(mapamaniaco),有同学交不出地图作业,就来求救于我。

一九七四年迁去香港,一住十一年,逐渐把我的壮游场景从北美移向西欧,而往昔的美国地图也逐渐被西欧、东欧各国的所取代,图上的英文变成了法文、德文、西班牙文、斯拉夫文,即使是英国地图,也有不少难以发音的盖尔(Gaelid)地名。
网上也能找到,见下:
http://www.hornbill.cdc.net.my/hornbill2/collection01/yukwzhong/002.htm

让人好奇的是,为何这两个英文单词我在英文词典上都查不到,难道是余老先生自造的?应该不是排版出现的typo吧?!


英文中 -mania 是一个后缀,意思是…迷,我猜测 amaniaco 可能与此有关。

[Edited at 2014-01-13 09:59 GMT]


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Lincoln Hui  Identity Verified
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Gaelid Jan 13, 2014

一般應該是Gaelic吧。

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wherestip  Identity Verified
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Agree ... Jan 13, 2014

I think he meant "Gaelic".

Also the coined word "mapomaniac" probably should have been spelled as such if the intention was to coin a term in English(not Italian or other Latin languages).





http://alexschroeder.ch/wiki/2008-08-06_Old_Maps

A neat collection of links for all those mapomaniacs out there.





http://velohobo.com/2010/11/19/on-maps/

There’s a name for a coin collector: a numismatist.

There’s a name for a stamp collector: a philatelist.

There’s a name for a butterfly collector: a lepidopterist.

But there’s not one for map collecting, so we get to make one up. Mapohorder, Mapster, Mapomaniac, Mapophile, Mapophiliac … Any suggestions?






[Edited at 2014-01-13 13:37 GMT]


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clearwater
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谢谢! Jan 14, 2014

Lincoln Hui wrote:

一般應該是Gaelic吧。

好的,我就当Gaelid是typo了。


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clearwater
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谢谢! Jan 14, 2014

wherestip wrote:

I think he meant "Gaelic".

Also the coined word "mapomaniac" probably should have been spelled as such if the intention was to coin a term in English(not Italian or other Latin languages).





http://alexschroeder.ch/wiki/2008-08-06_Old_Maps

A neat collection of links for all those mapomaniacs out there.





http://velohobo.com/2010/11/19/on-maps/

There’s a name for a coin collector: a numismatist.

There’s a name for a stamp collector: a philatelist.

There’s a name for a butterfly collector: a lepidopterist.

But there’s not one for map collecting, so we get to make one up. Mapohorder, Mapster, Mapomaniac, Mapophile, Mapophiliac … Any suggestions?






[Edited at 2014-01-13 13:37 GMT]


从But there’s not one for map collecting, so we get to make one up. Mapohorder, Mapster, Mapomaniac, Mapophile, Mapophiliac … Any suggestions?
来看,
余老先生的mapamaniaco显然是个自造词,不过老实话,就构词而言,还不如Mapomaniac来得“正宗”^_^


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