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From: "John B. Robb" <>
Subject: Re: [yDNAhgI] "x"
Date: Mon, 07 Mar 2011 14:04:43 -0500
References: <000001cbdc64$ed55bad0$c8013070$@danishdemes.org>

Not to be too prosaic, but why not just use the English word (with French Latin root): "except"?

----- Original Message -----
From: Diana Matthiesen
Sent: Sunday, March 06, 2011 8:13 PM
Subject: Re: [yDNAhgI] "x"

My "Dictionary of Word Roots and Combining Forms" gives "ex- (L). Out,
off, from, beyond."

If you are looking for a root that means "not," there is "a- (G.) Not,
without...," as in amoral, acellular, amorphous. Unfortunately, it's
not going to be obvious that aL22 means "without L22."

How about "exo- (G.) Out, outside, without"? Of course, you'd still
have to tell people what it meant... Sometimes is just easier to
spell out what you meant, as in, "excluding L22."


> From: Kenneth Nordtvedt
> Sent: Sunday, March 06, 2011 10:56 AM
> x means "but not" or "not including" or something
> close to that (x = ex-).
> I'm trying to tease some Latin expert to give us
> a lecture. Or is it from the Greek?
> > From: Derek Paterson
> > Sent: Sunday, March 06, 2011 5:09 AM
> >
> > By xL22 do you mean L22 negative or positive?

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