[English] [loanwords] has/is (5)

1 Name: Anonymous Linguist : 2021-06-30 09:32 ID:wR8gQbRW

How come you say that someone "has" a lolita complex, but that someone "is" a lolicon?

2 Name: Anonymous Linguist : 2021-07-03 22:39 ID:lqS2D8st

Lolita complex is a "condition" thus it is something people "have".While lolicon is an adjective thus it is something people "are".
An example would be autism and austistic
someone has autism
someone is autistic

3 Name: Anonymous Linguist : 2021-07-18 14:26 ID:8f+nQEvF

>>2 lolicon is a now-n

4 Name: Anonymous Linguist : 2021-07-18 14:27 ID:8f+nQEvF

lolicon : a person with a lolita complex
autist : a person affected with autism

5 Name: Anonymous Linguist : 2021-07-18 14:31 ID:8f+nQEvF

It's kinda weird that Japanese took "lolita complex" from English and contracted it to "lolicon" (like it does with lots of pairs of words like that) then, I was going to say English took it back as a Japanese loanword, but I guess the only English-speaking people using the word "lolicon" are weebs

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