I was thinking about forum etiquette as I was reading the <physics> posts. I had looked up information on <physics> and was happy to share it, but since Anne asked the original question, I thought it would be better if she got to post her ideas first.
And then I began to think about <etiquette>...
Since this word is almost identical to the Fr. <etiquette> (with accent on the first <e>) I wasn't sure if I could break it down into a word sum.
Word Searcher gave me 43 matches for words ending in <ette> So now I'm thinking <ette> is a "proper suffix"
But what about the base? When I searched for <etiqu> the only word that matched was <etiquette>. The only other form I can think of is the plural <etiquettes>. Would I even be able to say that <etiqu> or <etique> is the bound base? I know (based on the etyonline.com entry below) that the word is related to the idea of a "ticket" and evolved into it's current meaning of "prescribed behaviour". How does that knowledge help me denote the base properly?
Melvyn, I know that you know the French language. Would there be a more interesting matrix in French related to this word? If I had a French language "Word Searcher" would I find other words related to