Not an exact duplicate of this:

My new pet project with the Linux app aaa (Android Access Archive) has these tentatively named fields:

Last Access Time
Previous Last Access Time
Tripvious Last Access Time
Quadruvious Last Access Time
Total accesses this year
Total accesses last year
Total known accesses

I won't go into details on why the Linux application is needed but I'm having a problem inventing new words:

  • Tripvious (the unit before previous)
  • Quadruvious (the unit before tripvious)

I'm feeling a little ESL (English as a Second Language and BASH as a first language) so any suggestions would be appreciated.

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    I'm voting to close this question because the naming of software artifacts is specifically off-topic for this site. – Robusto Oct 3 '19 at 0:57
  • @Robusto It makes sense inventing new English words by combining existing words would be off-topic on this website. Can the question be salvaged by rewording or is there a better Stack Exchange site for inventing new words in the English language? TIA.. – WinEunuuchs2Unix Oct 3 '19 at 1:17
  • We also don't do questions that speculate on something that is primarily a matter of opinion. This is a question-and-answer site, and the presumption is that you will ask a question that can be answered by a single right answer. – Robusto Oct 3 '19 at 1:31
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    Can't your app just have one heading "Last four access times:" and then list the four times? You don't need to invent new words. Otherwise "last", "second-last", "third-last", etc., are existing, widely understood terms. – nnnnnn Oct 3 '19 at 2:00
  • @nnnnnn That is EXACTLY what I thought about ten minutes ago. I was tripped up by using "previous" in the first place. Think like a race... first place, second place, third place, etc. There is no "previous place" in a race. So yes I agree 100%. Too bad you can't post an answer and garner some points... – WinEunuuchs2Unix Oct 3 '19 at 2:07

This is all I can think of

Last access time
Next-to-last access time
Third-from-last access time

  • I was going to use Previous Last Access Time. Is that bad grammar then? – WinEunuuchs2Unix Oct 3 '19 at 0:42

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