[Bell Historians] ANZAB Festival (RW 2013, p.695)

John Camp camp at ...
Tue Jul 16 08:30:06 BST 2013

At 23:30 on 15 July 2013, Richard Offen wrote:

> Why has it been felt necessary to invent the new noun,
> 'carillonist' for those who play a carillon? The word 'carillonneur'
> has served the English language perfectly well for some considerable
> time, so what precipitated the desire for this new(ish) invention??

The word  'carillonneur' may have served the English language but
is, of course, French.  OED also gives "carilloner".

At 04:28 on 16 July 2013, Richard Offen wrote:

> No, I think it's from the same place that decided 'envision' was a
> better word than visualise (which is probably spelt with a 'z' there!)! 

'Envision' is US for 'envisage', isn't it, rather than 'visualise'?

John Camp


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