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Re: VMs: Stroke harmony. Was: Has anyone been down this route before?

On Saturday 04 September 2004 16:34, Koontz John E wrote:
> A third Greek stem in this context occurs in gramma 'writing', which in
> English usually refers to a larger unit of writing, e.g., telegram.

"gramma" is just "graph"+"-ma", where "-ma" means "the result of an action" 
(the action itself is -sis, here grapsis). "-ma" is also the ending of some 
non-deverbal nouns such as "stoma"; the cognate suffix is nonproductive in 
Russian and English (there are 13 of them in Russian IIRR, and the only ones 
I know in English are "name", "time", and "film").

li fi'u vu'u fi'u fi'u du li pa
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