A new word needed

Discussion in 'Languages' started by py3ak, Feb 3, 2015.

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  1. py3ak

    py3ak They're stalling and plotting against me Staff Member

    I think the time has come to introduce a new word into English usage. It seems to me that we need an active verb for the semantic range of "to be ignorant or uninformed." In Greek, Latin, and Spanish I can say that I do not know in the active voice without any helping verbs. But in English my only option is the now archaic usage of ignore.

    Hence I propose that we begin to use a new coinage: necognize.

    If someone says, "Why do so many people buy Apple products?" you can answer, "I necognize." Instead of "I don't want you to be ignorant" or "I don't want you not to know" you can simply say, "I don't want you to necognize."
     
  2. MW

    MW Puritanboard Amanuensis

    Are you nescient about nescience? :)
     
  3. Wayne

    Wayne Tempus faciendi, Domine.

    Nah. How about stoopidize?

    As in "I don't want you to be stoopidizing."

    :lol:
     
  4. VictorBravo

    VictorBravo Administrator Staff Member

    But how do you conjugate that in first person?--I nescient?...
     
  5. MW

    MW Puritanboard Amanuensis

    I am; thou art; he is. :)
     
  6. py3ak

    py3ak They're stalling and plotting against me Staff Member

    I know all about nescience! I'm seeking to avoid the supplementary verb.
     
  7. Semper Fidelis

    Semper Fidelis 2 Timothy 2:24-25 Staff Member

    Hilarious.
     
  8. VictorBravo

    VictorBravo Administrator Staff Member

    I think you will have to choose a prefix to the verb "to know", because all those other latin-based verbs practically demand an auxiliary verb.

    Maybe, for the willfully uninformed, you could used "cataknow", although that probably already overlaps "ignore."

    For the circumstantially uniformed, maybe go with "igknow" simply because it sounds better than "inknow."

    Other than that, I am close to becoming stupefied and certainly am at risk of being stoopidized.
     
  9. py3ak

    py3ak They're stalling and plotting against me Staff Member

    Unless we all commit to using necognize properly every single day until it makes it into the OED!
     
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