NABOKV-L post 0002199, Mon, 23 Jun 1997 10:35:41 -0700

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Re: NabVocab -- NAPRAPATHY (fwd)
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At 14:10 6/22/97 -0700, you wrote:
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>Date: Thu, 19 Jun 1997 14:17:30 +0200
>From: hassnaebouazza <H.Bouazza@stud.let.ruu.nl>
>>Subject: Re: Nabokov mentions (fwd)
>> By the way, did VN ever make a list of his favorite words? I
>>remember reading one such list by James Joyce; the only word I remember
>>from it is "cuspidor."
>> I can only guess at what VN would choose, but two come to mind
>>for sheer frequency: "supine" and "palpate".
>>
>>Rodney Welch
>>Columbia, SC
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>Re Welch & Others about Nab Vocab
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>A study to be recommended dealing with VN's vocabulary & style is Jurgen
>Bodenstein's _THE EXCITEMENT OF VERBAL ADVENTURE: A Study of VN's English
>Prose_ (a 2 vol. dissertation 0f 1977[?]). Over the past years I have
>jotted down on its margins corrections and additions. VN uses "photisms"
>in the second chapter of SPEAK, MEMORY in the context of the mild
>hallucinations to which he confesses he has been prone. A word VN detested
>is in STRONG OPINIONS, a pathological word, I recall, beginning with N...
>napra-??
>
>A. Bouazza
>Utrecht, the Netherlands.
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Naprapathy

SO Playboy (1964)
From notes to PF.

Best
Sergey B. Il'in
<isb@glas.apc.org>
Moscow

Nashe delo veseloe.

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EDITOR's NOTE. NAPRAPATHY, one of the very few English words drawn from
CZech (naprava = correction + pathy) means "a system of treatment based on
the theory that disease symptoms are due to strained or contracted
ligaments and disorders of the connective tissue and can be cured by
massage"