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Do you understand the word" Moneyship " ?

Sometimes I want to express something but don't know the word in English  so I would create some words are nonexistent like "Moneyship".  ls it okay to create new words like this?  I know to accumulate correct words is better , I just ask.


I heard the new words are been increasing everyday in the world,  the amount of number had  reached at least several hundred thousand.  What do you think about it ? Do it means for English native people It's an normal thing that meet a new words constantly?


Thank you 

Sep 13, 2016 11:34 AM
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It's okay to create new words (and can be fun), but the person you're communicating with should be able to figure out what you mean. Otherwise, it's a word only you understand!
September 14, 2016
Of course, nothing is "obvious" outside the head of the artist!
September 13, 2016
Hi, languages evolve, that's normal. I do not know about "moneyship" but your question reminds me exactly the matter of the "Portmanteau words" with much regard to the using of English language developed by Lewis Carroll, the author of "Alice in Wonderland". Read something here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portmanteau
September 13, 2016
What happened... Why some worlds' size are different →_→ 
September 13, 2016

So, "Moneyship" what i messily made can be explained It's a Portmanteau that's formed by money and friendship, means a false friendship that just for money.

But the meaning of a Portmanteau is unclear and easily misunderstand if the maker don't tell you...or the maker explains the meaning all the time?

September 13, 2016
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