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10 December 2009 @ 10:19 am
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I was going to post this on Tuesday, since it's a product of being bored during a meeting, but, here it is....


in order of thought:
castration, frustration, plantation, nation, bastardization, recreation, concentration, dehumanization, demonization, standardization, finalization, continuation, situation, debilitation, colonization, explanation, documentation, sterilization, automation, generation, configuration, validation, formation, specification, allocation, initialization, observation, extrication, summation, multiplication, investigation, quotation, collaboration, implementation, instillation, menstruation, speculation, copulation, winterization, causation, naturalization, application, immunization, computation, masterbation, stylization, implication, eradication, protestation, station, mutation, mutilation, sexualization, personalization, medication, familiarization, celebration, gentrification, indication, verification, education, gratification, presentation, improvisation, operation, duration, constipation, stipulation, precipitation, cooperation, retardation, harmonization, mobilization, complication

alphabetical order:
allocation, application, automation,
bastardization,
castration, causation, celebration, collaboration, colonization, complication, computation, concentration, configuration, constipation, continuation, cooperation, copulation,
debilitation, dehumanization, demonization, documentation, duration,
education, eradication, explanation, extrication,
familiarization, finalization, formation, frustration,
generation, gentrification, gratification,
harmonization,
immunization, implementation, implication, improvisation, indication, initialization, instillation, investigation,
masterbation, medication, menstruation, mobilization, multiplication, mutation, mutilation,
nation, naturalization,
observation, operation,
personalization, plantation, precipitation, presentation, protestation,
quotation,
recreation, retardation,
sexualization, situation, specification, speculation, standardization, station, sterilization, stipulation, stylization, summation,
validation, verification,
winterization,

implicitly negative (varying degrees):
sexualization, gentrification, protestation, complication, colonization, plantation, debilitation, eradication, frustration, retardation, mutation, mutilation, bastardization, dehumanization, demonization, castration

implicitly positive (varying degrees):
recreation, mobilization, nation, naturalization, harmonization, concentration, celebration, collaboration

implicitly technical (/scientific):
validation, explanation, education, application, summation, multiplication, causation, precipitation, allocation, instillation, investigation, documentation, verification, specification, standardization, implementation, automation, computation, configuration

implicitly medical (/pertaining to people and bodies):
immunization, application, castration, medication, copulation, constipation, sterilization, masterbation, menstruation

ones I didn't have enough of an opinion on to fit into a category :(
continuation, cooperation,
duration,
extrication,
familiarization, finalization, formation,
generation, gratification,
implication, improvisation, indication, initialization,
observation, operation,
personalization, presentation,
quotation,
situation, speculation, station, stipulation, stylization,
winterization,

Since Tuesday, have come up with many more...
sanitation
vacation
vaccination
provocation
convocation
fornication
saturation
liquification
accreditation
emmancipation
elation
damnation
realization
undulation
strangulation
location
rotation
..the list goes on.


Anyone else? Thoughts? :D
 
 
 
math_foomath_foo on December 10th, 2009 03:42 pm (UTC)
There are more 2000 words in the -ation set.

http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=1946

The writer of the blog post decided to try build equivalence classes of rhymes in the English language, the largest of which was the -ation class, with 1978 members. Of database of English words he is working over is not complete, so we can expect a fair number of -ation words are missing.
Regeanewinged_spirit on December 10th, 2009 03:45 pm (UTC)
Wow, I managed to pick the largest rhyming pattern, didn't I... It's still a fun exercise in vocabulary, though.
Regeanewinged_spirit on December 10th, 2009 03:47 pm (UTC)
Alienation! Subjugation! Corrugation! Conjugation! Flirtation! Cremation! Correlation!

(Crustacean... hahaha)
Mark Jackson-Brownmarkster3000 on December 10th, 2009 04:15 pm (UTC)
I find it interesting that you don't feature "castration" in the "implicitly negative" list.
Regeanewinged_spirit on December 10th, 2009 04:23 pm (UTC)
Good point. Consider it added. (I'm sure many have slipped through where they should be...)
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