On 2019-02-02 08:58, Steven D'Aprano wrote:
On Sat, Feb 02, 2019 at 05:10:14AM +0000, MRAB wrote:
On 2019-02-02 04:32, Steven D'Aprano wrote: [snip]
Of course it makes sense. Even numpy supports inhomogeneous data:
"inhomogeneous"? Who came up with that?
I don't know, but it has been used since at least the early 1920s
and the Oxford dictionary describes "inhomogenity" as being used from the late 19th century. So my guess is, probably people who were more familiar with Latin and Greek than we are.
There are many words that are derived from both Latin and Greek. There's no rule that says that because a word was derived from Greek, we must use Greek grammatical forms for it. We are speaking English, not Greek, and in English, we can negate words using the "in" prefix.
Well, if we were using an English prefix, wouldn't it be "unhomogeneous"?