Looking for a dictionary of neologisms
Thread poster: Christian

Christian
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Jun 27, 2004

Hi,

I'm desperately looking for a dictionary of neologisms (new words that have only recently entered the English language; example: to google). If possible, this dictionary of new words should be available online, but a book would be fine, too. Thanks for your replies in advance.

Buddel


 

Magda Dziadosz  Identity Verified
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Wordspy Jun 27, 2004

Hi,
you might want to check out http://www.wordspy.com/ - a great resourse for new words just recently coined in English.
I believe the paper book is also available, but you will find plenty info on-line. They also have a mailing list - sending a new word everyday by e-mail.
Great siteicon_smile.gif

HTH
Magda


 

Christian
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Wordspy - really a great site! Jun 27, 2004

Thank you very much for your reply. Seems to be a great site. I've just added it to my favourite sites.

 

RHELLER
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Be careful! Jun 27, 2004

http://www.wordspy.com/topwords.asp

is amusing but it is not a reliable source of "acceptable" terms.

Just because someone used it once or twice in a magazine does not mean it is appropriate to use in a translation.

The following link was the best one I could find:

http://www.merriam-webstercollegiate.com/info/new_words.htm

Good luck!

[Edited at 2004-06-27 17:59]


 

Christian
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Thanks for the heads-up. Jun 27, 2004

I do not intend to use such words in translations. I'm just interested in neologisms from a linguistic point of view. Anyway, the site you mentioned is very interesting, too. Again, thank you very much for your help.icon_smile.gif

 

Natalya Zelikova  Identity Verified
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One more link Jul 3, 2004

Just found one interesting site on artificial languages with a fairly good neologisms' dictionary - http://www.langmaker.com/db/eng_a_index.htm

 

Christian
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Thanks, Nash. Jul 3, 2004

The langmaker guys and gals coined some interesting neologisms. I'm pretty sure some of them may soon be found in English dictionaries. Let's wait and see...

 


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