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Peoplese Mid-dot Words

A mid∙dot ( ∙ ) separates words whose combined meaning is immediately recognizable as the combination of its component words, both or all of which retain their original meanings. 

            Thus mid-dot words require little, in many cases no, explanation, and once explained are henceforth easily remembered.
            Examples:  train∙track, wind∙mill, dance∙pub, fire∙truck, blue∙bird, drum∙beat, battle∙ground. 

If the two words comprising a mid-dot word are interchangeable, the first is the more significant.   
            Examples:
                 “she∙he” (the singular neutral pronoun), when in the sentence “she” is more important than “he”.
                 “west∙north” is farther west and “north∙west”. 

Mid-dot words reduce the number of words needed to be memorized. 
            E.g., We don’t need to memorize that “watch” (English) means “wrist∙clock” (Peoplese).
            They are also ideal for creating new words, e.g. pocket∙phone.
            Peoplese has more than 700 mid-dot words, and counting. 

The concept of mid-dot words is taken from Chinese language.
           E.g., character for “little” + character for “dog” form a two-character word meaning “puppy” (小狗).

For instruction on how to create a mid-dot, and to produce it on your computer by typing, 
           e.g., Alt-m, see the FAQ page.

Compound words, by contrast, although also formed by combining two more words, are not intuitive. 
            Thus they require a degree of memorization. 
            Examples:  aftershock, basketball, bulldog, driftwood, football, horsefly, mainland, sawdust, upload.




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