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There seem to be a number of "negative" words that don't have a positive counterpart.

Like people are disgruntled, but is anyone ever gruntled?

Some people are inept, but it's hard to find someone who is ept.

Others?

 

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3 minutes ago, TrentonMakes said:

Some people are inept, but it's hard to find someone who is ept.

@parodybot is ept.  @jsharr will seldom let him out of his box but you will find that in is quite ept.

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Apparently the opposites of some dis-, in-, anti-, etc. words have either fallen out of use of their pronunciation changed but the dis-, etc. versions did not.

I find some of the pronunciation changes surprising. For example, the first two days of the week are named after the Sun and the Moon.  So we call the first one "Sunday." But we don't call the second one "Moonday" - or was Moon originally pronounced "Mon?"  Eerily, in France, the Moon is called la Lune (rhyming with "Loon") but the French name of the day is Lundi - where "Lun" sounds much closer to "Mon" than Lune or Moon!  And what happened to the "n" in Saturday?

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