[meteorite-list] Meteorites - Oriented vs. Orientated: What’s the Difference?

From: Martin Altmann <altmann_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Mon, 9 May 2016 12:59:23 +0200
Message-ID: <007d01d1a9e1$d91b0f20$8b512d60$_at_de>


my rusty Latin would say: "oriented" stems from the Latin deponent "oriri" and its participle "oriens, orientis";
and "orientated" was originally derived from the French "orienter" (18th cent.) (which would be in Latin "circumspicere" = to look around).
Therefore, I guess, you have in English both forms for that meaning:
"to orient oneself" --> oriented
"to orientate oneself" --> orientated

Ex oriente lux,

a ghost from the past ;-)

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From: Pete Modreski via Meteorite-list <meteorite-list at meteoritecentral.com>
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Subject: Re: [meteorite-list] Meteorites - Oriented vs. Orientated: What?s the Difference?

I've never thought that "orientated" was a real word--I always just figured it was what ignorant people say who didn't get very far in school...

(my apology to any and all who like to use it!)

Received on Mon 09 May 2016 06:59:23 AM PDT

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