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Discussion Topic  RE: Why so few words of 'color'? (in Questions & Answers about Words) by aput
The problem with the Ancient Greek words is more that we're not sure what exactly they meant. There ......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Why so few words of 'color'? (in Questions & Answers about Words) by aput
Some languages have only two basic colour words (warm/dark and light/cool); others have three (red s......
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Discussion Topic  RE: A Language Hoax (in Potpourri) by aput
Mark Liberman at ......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Misuse of Words - What annoys you? (in Questions & Answers about Words) by aput
Technically that's rubbish. In English (that's English the human language, not the made-up imaginary......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Misuse of Words - What annoys you? (in Questions & Answers about Words) by aput
They aren't being misused. Apart from 'adaption', which I don't know that I've ever heard or seen, a......
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Discussion Topic  RE: English loanwords in France (in Potpourri) by aput
You would only be pronouncing ......
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Discussion Topic  metaphor chop suey (in Potpourri) by aput
I'm proofing a very large book at the moment; it's largely written on the principle that if one meta......
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Discussion Topic  RE: English loanwords in France (in Potpourri) by aput
Japanese borrowings from English have a few interesting peculiarities. Because Japanese has mainly o......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Satrapies (in Questions & Answers about Words) by aput
I can't swear to this, but I think I've seen it around in the modern political sense for some while.......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Nation vs. Country (in Questions & Answers about Words) by aput
And the fourth independent state: California (very briefly, unlike the 14 years for Vermont). But t......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Nation vs. Country (in Questions & Answers about Words) by aput
'State' has the second meaning of 'province' largely because of the United States of America. The th......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Nation vs. Country (in Questions & Answers about Words) by aput
I would call the UK one state and four countries. In many regards the four components are countries ......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Bangs vs. Fringe (in Questions & Answers about Words) by aput
Some Americanisms are familiar, and even in use here, but not 'bangs'. I wouldn't expect people to k......
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Discussion Topic  RE: British vs. American English (in Potpourri) by aput
'Prince of Wales' is unusual in being the only territorial princedom*. On the Continent you have the......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Thusly (in Questions & Answers about Words) by aput
The word ......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Situated Cognition (in Potpourri) by aput
I have no idea what is ......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Thusly (in Questions & Answers about Words) by aput
It's certainly a word, because lots of people use it; and we all know what it means. It's a recentl......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Pronunciations (in Questions & Answers about Words) by aput
The Chambers dictionary is Scottish but doesn't list the variant pronunciation of 'donkey'; they wou......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Pronunciations (in Questions & Answers about Words) by aput
I've never heard of anyone who pronounces 'monkey' /'maNki/ like 'donkey' /'doNki/, in any dialect. ......
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Discussion Topic  RE: British vs. American English (in Potpourri) by aput
Modern fonts or character maps ought to include the schwa symbol (upside-down e), since these days i......
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