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

From: drtanuki <drtanuki_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Mon, 9 May 2016 12:39:57 +0000 (UTC)
Message-ID: <1107877515.1022254.1462797597308.JavaMail.yahoo_at_mail.yahoo.com>

Brother Martin, ?Nice to see you back! ?Please dont be a ghost. ?I miss all of the knowledge that you have shared with this group. ?HPPY BRTHDY ?in Mar. Thanks for your kind post.?Best Always in LIFE,Dirk Ross...Tokyo The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News http://lunarmeteoritehunters.blogspot.com/

      From: Martin Altmann via Meteorite-list <meteorite-list at meteoritecentral.com>
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 Sent: Monday, May 9, 2016 7:59 PM
 Subject: Re: [meteorite-list] Meteorites - Oriented vs. Orientated: What?s the Difference?

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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Sent: Sun, May 8, 2016 1:10 pm
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!)



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