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January 15th, 2020, 7:43 pm

How would Donald Trump spell it?
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January 15th, 2020, 7:59 pm

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January 15th, 2020, 8:02 pm

  1. Words that end in able are generally the words that can stand-alone without suffix; while words that end in ible are words that can not stand alone.
  2. If a word ends in a single “e” drop the “e” before adding “able.”
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January 15th, 2020, 8:43 pm

  1. Words that end in able are generally the words that can stand-alone without suffix; while words that end in ible are words that can not stand alone.
  2. If a word ends in a single “e” drop the “e” before adding “able.”
I think there are likely exceptions to #2:
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January 15th, 2020, 8:51 pm

It's becoming very unmanageable.
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January 15th, 2020, 8:54 pm

Very true.
Re Trump, at that link I posted, perhaps every 12 letter word fits? -- well, maybe not 'unnoticeable'
 
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January 15th, 2020, 9:10 pm

  1. Words that end in able are generally the words that can stand-alone without suffix; while words that end in ible are words that can not stand alone.
  2. If a word ends in a single “e” drop the “e” before adding “able.”
So are those words that cannot  stand-alone without suffix,  ible-able?
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January 15th, 2020, 9:14 pm

I'm thinking they're iblible. 
 
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January 15th, 2020, 9:32 pm

I'm thinking they're iblible. 
This question must be Douglas Hofstadterable
 
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January 15th, 2020, 9:39 pm

What did the Romans ever do for us?
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January 15th, 2020, 9:52 pm

I'm thinking they're iblible. 
This question must be Douglas Hofstadterable
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January 15th, 2020, 9:53 pm

What did the Romans ever do for us?
All right, but apart from the sanitation, the medicine, education, wine, public order, irrigation, roads, a fresh water system, and public health, what have the Romans ever done for us?
 
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January 15th, 2020, 9:56 pm

What did the Romans ever do for us?
All right, but apart from the sanitation, the medicine, education, wine, public order, irrigation, roads, a fresh water system, and public health, what have the Romans ever done for us?
Trade and hot showers.
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January 15th, 2020, 9:56 pm

"Is-it-poosible-that-gravity-and-light-are-different-sides-of-the-same-coin-much-like-electicity-and-magnatism?"
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