logo-, log-, -logia, -logic, -logical, -logism, -logician, -logian, -logue

(Greek: talk, speak; speech; word; a person who speaks in a certain manner; someone who deals with topics or subjects)

Words that utilize -ology are in a separate unit. All -ology words can be made into -ologistic forms.

logogram (s) (noun), logograms (pl)
A sign, symbol, or character representing a word: A logogram can be used, alone or in combination with other symbols; such as, the graphic representation of a whole word as a single letter (¢, $, £, ¥, ™®, #, &, %, ¶, ©).

Some logograms are found on road signs, in advertising, etc., and all are designed to represent in simple graphic form an object, a concept, or an attitude.

Symbols representing words.
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1. A story writer: short-story, novelist, etc. 2. A writer of spoken language in longhand as opposed to shorthand.
3. A prose writer in ancient Greece.
1. The art of arranging letters for printing.
2. A method of printing in which whole words, or syllables, are cast as single types.
3. A mode of reporting speeches without using shorthand; for example, a number of reporters, each in succession, take down three or four words.
1. A word puzzle, especially an anagram.
2. A word puzzle in which a single word must be discovered from combinations of synonyms, other words, or verses.
Inability to comprehend spoken language.
The worship of words; an unreasonable regard for words or for verbal truth.
An obsession with words.
logolept, logoleptic
A word maniac or someone who has seizures about words; a verbivore, a logophile.

As Charles H. Elster, in his There’s a Word for It! writes: “The logoleptic person can lose verbal control in various ways—by going gaga over a pyrotechnic display of logodaedaly, by participating in a logomachy over some obscure point of grammar or etymology, or by being rendered senseless by a logographer’s logorrhea.” (page 199)

logomachia (s) (noun), logomachias (pl)
1. An argument about the uses and/or meanings of words.
2. A dispute about words; a semantic contention getting away from issues or reality.
3. Fighting about words.
4. A word game.
1. A description of a dispute over or about words.
2. A reference to a contention about words or an instance of this.
logomachy (s) (noun), logomachies (pl)
1. Disputes, contentions, or quarrels via words.
2. A controversy marked by verbiage.
A war of words.
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Divination by the observation of words and discourse; with the use of magic words.
1. A form of insanity in which one talks excessively; over talkativeness.
2. A rapid, pressured, flow of words when speaking.
1. Someone who is "crazy" about words.
2. Anyone who is insanely interested in words.
logomisia (LOH goh MIS ee uh) (s) (noun), logomisias (pl)
A disgust or abhorrence of certain words or for a particular word: Because Linda often connected the term "argument" with bad memories between her parents, that started with normal conversation then developed into loud and angry voices, all of which turned her into a person with logomisia.

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Cross references of word families related directly, or indirectly, to: "talk, speak, speech; words, language; tongue, etc.": cit-; clam-; dic-; fa-; -farious; glosso-; glotto-; lalo-; linguo-; locu-; loqu-; mythico-; -ology; ora-; -phasia; -phemia; phon-; phras-; Quotes: Language,Part 1; Quotes: Language, Part 2; Quotes: Language, Part 3; serm-; tongue; voc-.

Related "word, words" units: etym-; legi-; lexico-; locu-; onomato-; -onym; verbo-.