I was interested in understanding the origin and meaning of the word "genocide" and went to the Online Etymology Dictionary where it says that "The proper formation would be genticide."
- Why would the proper word-formation be genticide and not genocide?
- Does this type of word-formation have a name in linguistics?
Edit: This question has been wrongfully closed as off-topic. This question has absolutely nothing to do with "Language-specific grammar and usage". It's about word formation and etymology. For which there are tags. It seems this community is not strong enough to correct the mistake of 5 guys. This text can be removed if and only if the question is reopened. Until then, enjoy the censorship and drama of Linguistics Beta.