Tag Archive for Linguistics

The Eponymous Cusses


Some folks don’t really like it when people cuss. Cussing, cursing, rude language, slang, expletives – call them what you want, but you should probably learn a little about the linguistic rules that govern developing language learners before you start… Read more…

The Walls’ Ears Have Ears ‘_’;;


Teaching English to half the planet has created an environment in which people who do not have your best interests in mind, people who still care about race, religion, geography, community, history, and nationality and want to use it against… Read more…

The Yearning of the Wind


In search of alphabetical (a, b, c, d, e, f, g, h, i, j, k, l, m, …), chronological (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, …), rhyming (Apples bait. Cattles debate. Eagles fantambulate…. Read more…

Phonetic Language Homophyse Diminishment Script


In seeking to be a good communicator of modern language, there are four primary areas in which a listener, speaker, writer, and thinker might encounter trouble. If the speech produces a sound identical to a sound that the listener has… Read more…

For Christmas, Dear Santa: A Codex of Unimaginable Sounds


In your library studies, I suggest you make semantic idealogues the foundation of your dictionary, with all possible phonetic dictations the subset of a single semantic idea, instead of making the semantic idea a subset of the spelling. Phonemes in… Read more…

Goodbye Moto


[Autonomous] is the root word resulting in the commonly used construction [Automated]. The ( (antonym) / (synonym) ) of [Automated] is: (([Manufactured] – [Auto construction]), ([Manufactured] – [Reproducible], [Reproducible]-[Manufactured], [Reproducible]-[Auto Construction], [Auto Construction]-[Reproducible]) / ([Machine] + [Repetetive] + [Construction]). I… Read more…

The Grass on the Other Side


The Arabic language has signifier grammer for number. That means you can tell from the affix whether a word is representing ONE, TWO, or MANY objects. There is even affix grammar to describe whether an object is male or female,… Read more…

Anti-Contrarian


My suggestion to English speakers, the world over: Stop using “in” as a prefix to mean “non-” and “not”. Stop using “im” as a prefix to mean “non-” and “not”. Stop using “un” as a prefix to mean “non-” and “not”…. Read more…

I Found A Shady Place to Sit


When talking about how we are doing, more commonly than not, a busily worn out person will report that they are “depressed”. This perpetuates a linguistic indistinction between depression (a lack of overt external pressure, leading to despondence) and oppression… Read more…