[TUHS] grep

Kurt H Maier khm at sciops.net
Thu Jul 19 02:25:14 AEST 2018

On Wed, Jul 18, 2018 at 12:13:08PM -0400, William Cheswick wrote:
> Marion Harris gave a talk at 1985 Portland (Fireworks and Salmon) 
> Usenix about the unapologetic use of such verbs.
> Grep uses the “gr” as in grasp, grope, grab, etc, similar to the 
> “sl” in slither, slider, sleek, etc. She gave a linguistic term 
> for such things, and I remember a word like “sythesim”, but that’s 
> not it.
> ches
I think it's probably "phonestheme" as defined by Firth in "The
Tongues of Men & Speech."

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