Jupiter Press is pleased to announce the publication of a massive work of sholarly research, G.D. Duvkal's An Etymological Dictionary of Cognitive-Stratificational Linguistics. this work will prove an indespensible aid to research for both scholars and students interested in the cognitive-stratificational field. The lucidity and exactitude of both definitions and etymological speculations can be experienced through a reading of the sample entries below.
Etym.: the seemingly Slavic suffix may be misleading. Burgess (1958) pointed out the propensity of then-current slang to "Russify" English words through the Slavic suffixes. Thus, in this case, the root may be English chomp and the meaning, 'one who devours' (cf. Chrichton's  eaters of the dead = 'archtypal evil'.)
Etym.: plainly related to Latin nex (stem nec-) 'death', although the nature of the derivation is unclear. Mackey's (1987) suggestion relating it to English next is clearly preposterous.
Etym.: Lamb himself (1989) has suggested that the word is derived from the analogically formed English past tense verb knowed, since nodes have to have figured out how much activation was coming in in order to determine output. Reich (1975) proposed, on similar semantic grounds, a connection with English note, with dialectal voicing of the final consonant. Most likely, however, is that the word is simply the o-grade of net (q.v.), with expressive consonant lenition.
Etym.: from English phony, referring to the ficticious nature of the construct. From there extended to phoneme, morphophoneme, phonology, etc. (q.v. omn.). Second element (-on) unclear, possibly related to one, i.e. phonon = 'phony one'.
Reviewer's comments on this marvelous work include:
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