Hi --

On Fri, 22 Apr 2005, Martin DeMello wrote:

> Ryan Leavengood <mrcode / netrox.net> wrote:
>> Trans wrote:
>>>
>>> I had been holding on to the term "special class", but I suppose that
>>> makes it sound like it has "special" needs :-) Perhaps we should try a
>>> differnt tact, like "root class" or "direct class".
>>
>> What about "shadow class"? Because it is like it is there, but not really.
>
> I like 'shadow class', since you can think of it as shadowing the #class
> class. 'Eigenclass' was nice too, since 'eigen' has a long and
> honourable tradition of being borrowed into English words.

I think that might happen sometimes for some particular reason having
to do with the history of usage, but just translating into German out
of the blue seems peculiar to me.


David

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