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Ratfink Post time: 2014-10-19 20:35
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Dear Mod Ratfink,

I am glad you show appropriate etiquette THIS time well befitting with your title.



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seneca Post time: 2014-10-19 20:10
Objection, Sir,

"Sino" is neither an adjective nor a noun or verb; the OED categorises it as a ...

Read my complete answer on page 1.  This answer is directly from the full printed copy of the OED along with additional references from the CED and several other dictionaries in my possession.
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This post was edited by incarnationabc at 2014-10-19 22:39
Ratfink Post time: 2014-10-19 20:36
Correct. It's actually a French "loan" word your eytmology is correct but not comprehensive. Pleas ...



Your Highness aka Expert of English,

#1 Latin is the "parent language" of French, as well as that of many European languages AFAIK. Could you produce evidences to prove  Sino-the suffix has nothing to do with Latin but French?

#2 Besides that, "sino" also exists in other languages as the etymology dictionary indicates. How can you possibly jump the conclusion that it was French that used it prior to other languages, instead of a loan word/suffix possibly originally from other language for French?

Await your further enlightment.

Yours humbly

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Ratfink Post time: 2014-10-19 20:35
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Nuff said

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seneca Post time: 2014-10-19 19:46
Andy is having yet another BORING Sunday in his screw factory...

Mr Senica Sir, one day you will get it right, until that day you will continue to be your usual sad self

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pignut Post time: 2014-10-13 21:46
q1) very little difference, they are synonyms most of the time.

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seneca Post time: 2014-10-19 19:48
He is an Englander and feels very proprietary about phrases such as "British" and "United Kingdo ...

Not so. I just think that language on a site with lots of people that are conversing in a second language should be more correct

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