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Topic: What's a 9,11,12,etc-sided figure called?
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Rich Kleinschmidt

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Re: What's a 9,11,12,etc-sided figure called?
Posted: Feb 26, 2008 8:49 PM
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Hey Ken,

You may prefer enneagon, but the term nonagon goes back centuries (OED says 1688), and I bet you will find the Latin hybrid version (nonagon) in more US geometry books than enneagon.

I think it's fine to say you prefer enneagon, but to say it is wrong because it is inconsistent means that we should also look at banishing triangle and quadrilateral. I respect John Conway and his research, but in English we have no Academie with 40 immortels who have the right to banish a word.

Rich Kleinschmidt


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