is without Wiki page. It should be good if the tag would have it, as the tag seems used for different purposes.

Edit: I just noticed there is also the tag. Do the tags have the same meaning, or are they used in totally different questions?
If there other tags that can replace , then it should be removed, as @waiwai933 suggests, or made a synonym for another tag, as suggested by @RedDwight in another question.

  • A great majority of our tags need Wiki pages. :/
    – Marthaª
    Commented Mar 27, 2011 at 5:02

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There's a bigger problem inherently here—there are both and (although we haven't used that tag on E.SE). We should probably retag each of the questions to the right tag, and then have added to the blacklist.

I've submitted a suggested edit for .

Quick draft for :

A compound word is a word that has two or more word stems. They can be classified either semantically or formally, and both classifications are described below:

Semantic classifications:

  • Endocentric—where the compound word's first stem marks a special type of the second stem (e.g. dark + room)
  • Exocentric— ? (I don't like the Wikipedia definition and I can't come up with a good one myself)
  • Copulative—where the compound word's stems are the sum of the two stems (e.g. sleep + walk)
  • Appositional—where the two stems make up different facets of a role (e.g. maid + servant)

Compound words can also be classified formally, where there exist noun-noun compounds, verb-noun compounds, verb-verb compounds, and compound adpositions. The derivations of the classifications is easily understood except the fourth, which is made up with a preposition and a noun.

Derived from the Wikipedia article, licensed under CC-BY-SA

MSO question about using WP articles (for those of you that are curious).

  • I will create a feature request for blacklisting "compounds."
    – apaderno
    Commented Mar 27, 2011 at 5:22
  • @kiam At this point, it would be pointless. We have to retag all the questions first.
    – waiwai933
    Commented Mar 27, 2011 at 5:23

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