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Is Hedgable a word?

November 14th, 2016, 7:45 pm

I was asked today if hedgable was a word.  I said yes, but it was pointed out to me that it is not in any dictionary.  A search of the forums here show it has actively been used.  I would also argue that many of our peered reviewed articles have it in them.  Also, a quick search using google returns 5,340 urls.  I was wondering what was the opinion here and should we lobby Webster and Oxford to add it to their dictionaries? :D

I mean hedgeless is in the dictionary, and I find it difficult to use this in a sentence :roll: 
 
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Re: Is Hedgable a word?

November 14th, 2016, 8:29 pm

 
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Re: Is Hedgable a word?

November 14th, 2016, 8:31 pm

>>  I mean hedgeless is in the dictionary, and I find it difficult to use this in a sentence

after i cut down the hedge, the garden was hedgeless
 
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Re: Is Hedgable a word?

November 14th, 2016, 9:13 pm

Most of the gardens on Long Island are hedgeless.

for from a country predominantly agricultural, and to some extent still hedgeless and unenclosed, it has become a land of immense industries and great cities.
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Re: Is Hedgable a word?

November 14th, 2016, 10:27 pm

Two things I notice in the comments.  One we do have a dictionary that defines this, though one for uncommon terms,  This is acceptable,  But, this dictionary shows that we have been misspelling and should be Hedgeable.

Second, could we say "The portfolio is hedgeless?"  All other examples were for hedges, .... of a shrub and tree reference.
 
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Re: Is Hedgable a word?

November 14th, 2016, 11:23 pm

But, this dictionary shows that we have been misspelling and should be Hedgeable.
who's "we"? you and your buddies?
I for one have always used the "hedgeable" spelling
hedgeable 169,000 google hits
hedgable 5,320 google hits

Second, could we say "The portfolio is hedgeless?"  All other examples were for hedges, .... of a shrub and tree reference.
I would say "The portfolio is unhedged" or "The portfolio is not hedgeable" depending on what it is that you are trying to say
 
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Re: Is Hedgable a word?

November 14th, 2016, 11:27 pm

I for one have always used the "hedgeable" spelling.
Indeed. The other spelling even looks wrong. It grates.

I wonder what the grammar rule is..Verbs ending in e should keep the e.

BTW are you a copy editor?
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Re: Is Hedgable a word?

November 14th, 2016, 11:57 pm

I for one have always used the "hedgeable" spelling.
Indeed. The other spelling even looks wrong. It grates.

I wonder what the grammar rule is..Verbs ending in e should keep the e.

BTW are you a copy editor?
c and g (any others?) are special cases because of hard g and soft g
manageable but navigable
 
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Re: Is Hedgable a word?

November 15th, 2016, 8:10 am

I for one have always used the "hedgeable" spelling.
Indeed. The other spelling even looks wrong. It grates.

I wonder what the grammar rule is..Verbs ending in e should keep the e.

BTW are you a copy editor?
c and g (any others?) are special cases because of hard g and soft g
manageable but navigable
Use your own judgment/judgement.
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Re: Is Hedgable a word?

November 15th, 2016, 9:20 am

I for one have always used the "hedgeable" spelling.
Indeed. The other spelling even looks wrong. It grates.

I wonder what the grammar rule is..Verbs ending in e should keep the e.

BTW are you a copy editor?
c and g (any others?) are special cases because of hard g and soft g
manageable but navigable
Use your own judgment/judgement.
P
Is it managable?
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Re: Is Hedgable a word?

November 15th, 2016, 2:52 pm

I am not a copy editor.  Only a Finance/Risk professional that was ask this question by a colleague working on a strategy presentation for management.

I also have very poor grammar even though English is my first language.  I did some additional research and found this site for adding -able to words:
http://grammarist.com/usage/able-ible/ or https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/spell ... le-or-ible

It seems the hard / soft rule for the ending consonant applies.  So is hedge hard or soft?  
 
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Re: Is Hedgable a word?

November 15th, 2016, 3:58 pm

Now that we know how to spell it, how would one define 'hedgeable'?
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Re: Is Hedgable a word?

November 15th, 2016, 4:04 pm

Two things I notice in the comments.  One we do have a dictionary that defines this, though one for uncommon terms,  This is acceptable,  But, this dictionary shows that we have been misspelling and should be Hedgeable.

Second, could we say "The portfolio is hedgeless?"  All other examples were for hedges, .... of a shrub and tree reference.
Based on the rules of logic, you can use any word as long as you define it and tell the audience what the word means. Definition is a rule intended to explain meaning, 
'Hedgeless' portfolio  means  ' uncontrollable risk / or a portfolio that cant be insured /protected from losing value so the definition is 'stipulative', i.e specifying your own usage, same as saying a Hedgesome portfolio , can be wholly risk controlled. :)
 
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Re: Is Hedgable a word?

November 15th, 2016, 5:39 pm

Now that we know how to spell it, how would one define 'hedgeable'?
hedgeable means it can be hedged
 
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Re: Is Hedgable a word?

November 15th, 2016, 5:42 pm

I am not a copy editor.  Only a Finance/Risk professional that was ask this question by a colleague working on a strategy presentation for management.

I also have very poor grammar even though English is my first language.  I did some additional research and found this site for adding -able to words:
http://grammarist.com/usage/able-ible/ or https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/spell ... le-or-ible

It seems the hard / soft rule for the ending consonant applies.  So is hedge hard or soft?  
hedge has a soft g, it sounds like a j
Hard g would be gas, gum, and so on
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