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Is this a suffix? Ƿidsiþ 13:33, 12 March 2011 (UTC)
- Hard to say actually. Mglovesfun (talk) 19:52, 12 March 2011 (UTC)
- I think it is a suffix. Compare the two: starcraft (star + craft; = a craft/vessel of outer space) and starcraft (star + -craft; = astrology/star-ology); also statecraft (--for demo purposes. --there is actually no such term to my knowledge) =state + craft "a craft of the state"/"state-sanctioned craft" and state + -craft "art of statesmanship", which is a word. It's not necessarily literal. It's analogous to other suffixes which began as combining forms, like -ship (=shape). There were other forms in Middle English, such as -creft, as in wicchecreft, stefcreft, and had we chosen this form we might not be having a discussion. However, it's been reanalyzed in form in Modern English due to craft. Leasnam 00:02, 21 July 2011 (UTC)