Disputatio:Telephonum

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Casus[fontem recensere]

Cur telephonum, -i, non telephona, -ae? Verbum Graecum phonē est femininum? IacobusAmor 20:14, 8 Martii 2007 (UTC)

Hmm... let's have a look at everything I can tell gender from: ast:Teléfonu, el:Τηλέφωνο, en:Telephone, eo:Telefono, es:Teléfono, eu:Telefono, fr:Téléphone, gl:Teléfono, hu:Távbeszélő, it:Telefono, pt:Telefone, ru:Телефон, tl:Telepono.
So it seems like everyone (including the greeks themselves!!!) thought that this word should be masculine. Neuter => Masculine from Latin => Romance languages, so certainly we are looking at either telephonus, or telephonum, and from the two, I prefer the neuter.--Ioshus (disp) 20:49, 8 Martii 2007 (UTC)
No, the Greek is neuter (the modern -ο continues ancient -ον, while the masculine still has -ος). As for the gender of phone, it's immaterial—it's not a far-sound, the way antiphona is a responding sound; it's a far-sound-making-machine (this is occasionally underscored by an alternate form telephonium.) —Mucius Tever 02:23, 9 Martii 2007 (UTC)
Yeah, that makes more sense. And mirrors the Latin usage, coincidentally.--Ioshus (disp) 02:35, 9 Martii 2007 (UTC)
That decides it then :
aerophonum
allophonum
antiphonum <—usitate antiphona
audiphonum
chordophonum
electrophonum
graphophonum
gramophonum
heckelphonum
homophonum
hydrophonum
idiophonum
interphonum
megaphonum
mellophonum
membranophonum
microphonum
polyphonum
pyrophonum
radiophonum
saxophonum
sousaphonum
vibraphonum
vitaphonum
xylophonum
Sed tamen fortasse:
Anglophonus, -i ~ Anglophona, -ae (scil. homo, vel mas vel mulier)
Francophonus, -i ~ Francophona, -ae (scil. homo, vel mas vel mulier) IacobusAmor 21:12, 8 Martii 2007 (UTC)

Vox google[fontem recensere]

Telephonum: 550 paginae; telephonium: 3000 paginae. --Alex1011 11:10, 26 Iulii 2007 (UTC)

Aluminum: 79,900,900 paginae; aluminium: 59,900,000 paginae. IacobusAmor 11:18, 26 Iulii 2007 (UTC)

decennium sextum...[fontem recensere]

...are the 1950ies. --Alex1011 12:06, 26 Iulii 2007 (UTC)

Yeah, but the fifties aren't the twenties! IacobusAmor 12:21, 26 Iulii 2007 (UTC)

more jargon[fontem recensere]

Anyone know the word for group call? Or phone meeting? Thanks! Quasinanopraeverbium (disputatio) 12:27, 14 Septembris 2013 (UTC)