Tag Archive for Linguistics

I’ll Take A Regular, Please

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As dangerous as it is to blame something on someone else, or declare innocence for a bad act, lest your words be taken out of context, it could be worse. At their core, these ratty behaviors are almost always used… Read more…

Spring Cleaning for the Dictionary

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Disambiguate- media:medic::____________:medical My gut instinct is “media-related”, but that seems overly complex. “Medium” is for “aether”, or “the size between small and large”. “Medial” is for “in the middle”. “Mediary” is possible, but probably conflicts as a result of relation… Read more…

Everything’s Gonna Be O.K. PSYCHE!

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Look at all this confusion! How in the world are people supposed to understand simple statements with a language this full of misconception. I know for a fact that people will simplify their statements before they make an effort to… Read more…

The Eponymous Cusses

Quotation Marks

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 ‘_’;;

Rolling Stones – Tongue

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

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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

Disambiguation Cheat Sheet

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

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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

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[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…