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Questions about the adjectival suffixes -ic and -ical.

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The OED has only one entry for both words: there is no difference between them other than the one being a syllable longer than the other. Laconic lovers of brevity who try never to use an -ical wor …
answered Dec 27 '13 by tchrist
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In a comment, John Lawler wrote: All those adjectives ending in -ic and -ical were borrowed from Latin; they were very common and productive in Latin. But they're not completely productive in Engl …
answered Jan 25 by tchrist