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This is actually a broader question about word formation, how to build up words. The site Bona lingvo has lists of same meaning words and among them are antonyms. A couple of frequent arguments are often presented to defend those words. There are people who think that a certain word does not quite catch some meaning they perceive a word has. Native languages ...


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Are there antonyms that don't being with -mal? I assume Have Esperanto speakers ever created antonyms which stand on their own, without being derived morphologically from their counterpart? is the main question of your post, so I'll answer that first: Yes, people (including Zamenhof) have created or do use (some) adjectives that can be seen as exact or ...


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Two arguments I have encountered for preferring "x" to "h": Because it is not an existing letter in the Esperanto alphabet, automated conversion is possible, e.g. sx could be unambiguously converted to ŝ. By contrast, even if combinations like -sh- are rare, they could occur in compound words e.g. dishaki, so sh cannot be reliably ...


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