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Consider the compound words blackboard and outfox and the relationship of their meanings to the meanings of the words that make them up. In what ways do these compound words show a degree of nonarbitrariness in their form-meaning connection? Will this true for all compound work?

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  1. What do you think? Back in the day, blackboards were made of black slate (not green boards or whiteboards). And foxes are alleged to be smart and sly or devious. So, what do you think?

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