Colin Günther "Colin Günther" <coling@xxxxxx> wrote:> > > > On 2010-02-05 at 17:58:51 [+0100], coling@xxxxxx wrote: > > Does "fragmentate" actually exist? I've only heard/read > > "fragment" yet. ... > Hehe, thanks for reading those comments! I didn't find > fragmentate ond> leo.org but after some googling it came > up with this link: http://www.yourdictionary.com/fragmentate. The only internet dictionary I semi-trust is en.wiktionary.org One popular method is to search for some word combintation, e.g. "to fragement" - 549 000 hits "to fragmentate" - 758 hits I usually consult my paper copy of Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English. Best dictionary I've ever had. No mention there of either fragementate or fragmentize. (Granted, my copy is from 1995, but at least they did have an actual "computational linguist"(sic) contribute to it.) > I would prefer fragmentate over fragment as the first one > sounds more like an activity to me. Google also spotted the > word fragmentize, which I could live with, too if you get > quite a shiver when reading "fragmentate". I have my doubts about fragmentize. If this form is accepted I'm guessing it's likely best used to describe something that sort of just happens, which might work to describe what happens over time in a file system. Not, I think, a word that you could use to describe what some part of a netstack does actively. But I'm not a linguist by any stretch of the imagination. /Jonas.