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is there a "nym" relationship between "Ford" and "car"?

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  • What do you think? Tell us which options you're considering and which ones you've eliminated. – curiousdannii Jan 15 at 12:15
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"Car" is a hyperonym and "Ford" is a hyponym of that hyperonym. It is better to speak of -onym than -nym.

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  • Why do you say that? Which linguists use -onym? Which textbooks say that? – curiousdannii Jan 15 at 13:01
  • Because the morpheme here is -onym (< Greek όνομα 'name'), as in the English word onomastics. There is no morpheme or allomorph *nym. lotsofwords.com*onym – Martin Jan 15 at 14:40

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