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Re: 1.4 c: Basic Terminology

From: Harvey Bingham <hbingham@ACM.org>
Date: Tue, 04 Feb 1997 00:03:42 -0500
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At 11:09 1997/01/31 -0800, you wrote:
>1.4.c What do we call the things that are pointed at? (in current 
> discussion: terminus)

I hope we do plan to allow more than one terminus? [1.4 e:]
If so, we need a plural form. 
I propose 
          termini (ter'-mi-ni) 
                     [not (ter-mi'-ni)], 
rather than 
          terminuses (ter'-mi-nus-es), or even (term'-i-nus-es)
                     [not (ter-min'-us-es)]

I wonder what current algorithmic hyphenators do least violence?
I don't want to be ter(ribly) negative here. 

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