Dragonbones wrote:It's a portmanteau, as MM explains.
Portmanteau? You mean a blend.
Same thing (as I understand it).
Wiki wrote:"Portmanteau word" is used to describe a linguistic blend, namely "a word formed by blending sounds from two or more distinct words and combining their meanings." ....a portmanteau word is typically formed by combining two or more existing words that all relate to a singular concept which the portmanteau word is meant to describe, such as Spanish and English, into Spanglish.
A Formosa-oriented forum is such a singular concept, which the portmanteau or blend "Forumosa" is meant to describe, and it combines both their sounds and meanings.