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November 29th, 2012
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From:dr_whom
Date:November 30th, 2012 02:57 am (UTC)
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I gather there was a blackout in Cambridge today too!

And Tuesday there was a blackout in my neighborhood of West Philly. Anti–Ivy League conspiracy theory time?
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From:q10
Date:November 30th, 2012 03:36 am (UTC)
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i'm always uncomfortable with the effect of the hyphenation that comes from attaching a derivational affix to a space-separated compound. normally, hyphenation indicates a closer attachment than concatenation with a space, so ‘anti-Ivy League’ looks like &lsuqo;anti-Ivy’ is supposed to be a constituent, but of course it isn't a constituent, but English orthography doesn't provide us with a resource to avoid the confusing notation.
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From:dr_whom
Date:November 30th, 2012 04:00 am (UTC)
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English orthography most definitely does!

That's an en dash, not a hyphen.
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From:q10
Date:November 30th, 2012 02:04 pm (UTC)
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Is that standard? I assumed you'd just taken to using en dashes as hyphens as an aesthetic statement. I've never heard of them being used for morphological linking.

η: well i'll be – it is standard. very nice. will have to remember that one.

Edited at 2012-11-30 02:09 pm (UTC)
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