- Jul 12, 2006My personal favorite is 'prominencista', but then again I speak
Spanish as a second language. The -ista suffix is far more versatile
than feeble English equivalents such as -cian and -er.
Also prominencista would not be the first -ista word to find its way
into American English usage. 'Sandinista', 'fashionista', and
'machista' are reasonably well known, based on Google hits on
--- In email@example.com, "John Roper" <jka.roper@...> wrote:
> Prominencian, prominentian, and prominencer are not words found in my
> Webster's New Collegiate Dictionary, so unless I'm mistaken there is no
> accepted "correct" spelling. New etymological ground is being
> Prominencian has sort of a regal, distinguished ring to my ear.
> Prominentian emphasizes "prominent" which is not what the prominence
> is about. Prominencer sounds a little light in the loafers.
> (Andrew Usher)
> Some people appear to be trying to establish the term 'prominencian'.
> Before this becomes standard, I must point out that the correct
> spelling would have to be 'prominentian' - compare pairs like
> However, a better formation might be 'prominencer'.
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