McGrath on Tertullian's Vocabulary
I think this will be an encouragement to a good number of my friends who have trouble operating conversationally within the confines of the American vernacular (a group I think we should call “subconscious neologists”).
According to one Analysis, Tertullian was responsible for coining 509 new nouns, 284 new adjectives, and 161 new verbs in Latin language. Happily, not all seem to have caught on.
McGrath, Alister E. Christian Theology. Blackwell: 1994. P 249.