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From: Paul A Bristow (boost_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-03-26 13:41:33

The reason IMHO is that english doesn't normally have two 'ii' vowels

As usual, perversely (how anyone learns english except from their
mother's tongue baffles me), vowels ee and oo are OK together, but aa,,
uu, ii or ij are not (unless we stole the word from some other
language, of course).

But I don't think we should get hung up on it.

Sorry I started this ;-)


Paul A Bristow
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| -----Original Message-----
| From: boost-bounces_at_[hidden]
| [mailto:boost-bounces_at_[hidden]] On Behalf Of Rob Stewart
| Sent: 25 March 2004 22:41
| To: boost_at_[hidden]
| Cc: boost_at_[hidden]
| Subject: Re: [boost] Re: Naming Issues [part of Formal Review: Indexed
| From: Dave Gomboc <dave_at_[hidden]>
| >
| > > The standard may have made a mistake. It's fairly easy to
| > > swallow "multixxx" but when there are more x's it gets
| much harder.
| >
| > Multigraph, multitask, multihyphenate, multimethod, etc. --
| I think it's
| > normal.
| Of 154 words listed when I looked up "multi-" at,
| precisely two were hyphenated. A search for "multi-i*" also
| found "multi-instrumentalist." A separate search also turned up
| "multi-ply." Aside from "multi-ply," which emphasizes its
| distinction from "multiply," the mathematical concept, the only
| hyphenated words start with "i" after "multi." Thus,
| "multi-index" is appropriate, whereas "multiindex" is not.
| Here is the list of 154 words I mentioned:

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