The opposite of Predecessor

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  1. trainguy77 macrumors 68040

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    So someone who comes after? What would it be?
     
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  3. trainguy77 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Thanks I should have thought of that. Thats the word I am looking for.
     
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    Ooh. But we can be more absolutist than this!

    Take it back to its roots -- Pre as latin for before and Decessor, rooted in decessus for decease. So, predecessor becomes "One who dies before" (or, more literally, one who retires from the village before).

    So, opposites. Post as a latin prefix for after, and Animatus, a root for giving life to.

    So, how about "Postanimator?" Or, if we want to be sticklers for standard English word construction, "Postanimated."

    Now use it in a sentence. :p
     
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    When I read the topic title on the front page "successor" came to mind. Not sure if its entirely right but it certainly feels it.
     
  7. trainguy77 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    I am not related to this person I am talking about. So some of the words here do not work. It is in a technical position. (poems for English)
     
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    Replacement? Substitute? Locum?

    Any of them any good?
     
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