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Antisemitism or anti-Semitism?

Awesomeness 4 / 8  
Nov 21, 2009   #1
Simple question,

Antisemitism or anti-Semitism

Which one is correct? Which one is more correct in the United States?
meisj0n 8 / 272 2  
Nov 21, 2009   #2
I prefer the second one, but either is ok, look up wikipedia. is has the first
google and you find they use both.

woo! shortest post ever ^^
OP Awesomeness 4 / 8  
Nov 22, 2009   #3
Why do you prefer the second one?
meisj0n 8 / 272 2  
Nov 22, 2009   #4
antisemitism vs. anti-Semitism
hm, strange. google check is saying the first is correct. haha

I like the second one because it is easier see how it is pronounced. antisemitism looks like a strange word, but I guess it works. choose whatever you want. >_<
EF_Kevin 8 / 13,321 129  
Nov 23, 2009   #5
Semite is a proper noun, so you need a hyphen to make it possible to capitalize it.
nkhattri 6 / 33  
Nov 23, 2009   #6
Second one. The hyphen emphasizes the against aspect of it .
timeturner36 8 / 26  
Dec 23, 2009   #7
I really think it should be the first one because I have seen printed texts that say "antisemitism," however Microsoft word check usually makes it "anti-semitism". The funny thing is Firefox word check allows "antisemitism" but not "anti-semitism". I would say it's a stylistic choice, because sometimes you might not want that random dash in your writing since it might interrupt fluency.
EF_Kevin 8 / 13,321 129  
Dec 25, 2009   #8
I read some articles by people who study the history of Judaism, and they write anti-Semitism... so, that is how I write it, because it is appropriate to capitalize "Semite."

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