It’s interesting that the Latin prefix trans implies a crossing. In some senses the prefix is used to describe something that lies on the other side. Gallia Transalpina referred to that part of Gaul that lay on the other side of Rome from the Alps.

One had to cross over the Alps to reach the province.

There’s definitely a sense of movement in the prefix. Of going from one place to another.

I don’t think as a cis man Im particularly well qualified to wonder if the idea of movement is useful, but it struck me when I was reading your article.

And thanks for it!

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