- alexemic: The state of lacking a word for a particular notion.
- lexemic: The state of having a word for a particular notion.
- lexemifilia: The fetish belief that a single word ought to exist for any given concept
- English, though lexemic with respect to hand is alexemic with respect to warm water where Japanese is exactly the opposite.
- A: Did you see the article in today's paper saying language X had no word for snow?
B: Yeah, another journalist suffering from lexemifilia.