User talk:Msikma

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speedrun[edit]

Hi there. I'm just wondering, why is speedrun not a portmanteau? You edited it a while back to remove that mentioning. I'm not a native speaker of English and I don't know everything about the more difficult parts of the language, so it would be great if you could explain the rule to me. :) 85.147.58.212 11:08, 13 August 2006 (UTC)
Oops, that was me not logged in. Msikma 11:08, 13 August 2006 (UTC)

Hi, Msikma. "speedrun" is just astandard compound word. A portmanteau word blends its component words by using only part of each, and usually by sharing a vowel from each, e.g. "smog" ("smoke" + "fog"). If there were a portmanteau for the speedrun concept, it might combine "play" + "race" to produce "placing". Rod (A. Smith) 16:36, 13 August 2006 (UTC)