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Quoc. It depends what you mean with the two pairs of sentences. I've rewritten your sentences so they are grammatical. The second version combines the two sentences into one. 1a. They pronounced three words, and I heard them. I heard them pronounce these three words with the same sound. 1b. They pro...
My question is why overload (or semantically shift, if you will) the meaning of smear when a perfectly good term already exists and has the chance of being understood by people outside of your immediate circle?
There is a diacritic mark in IPA (International Phonetic Alphabet) called the under-ring, which when placed under phones denotes devoicing. Japanese has devoiced vowels, where the vocal tract assumes the shape of the vowel (i.e., manner of articulation), but phonation does not take place (i.e., the ...
- Mon Dec 11, 2006 5:21 pm
- Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
- Topic: algorithm revisited again
- Replies: 10
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OK. Against my better judgment, I'm going to allow myself to be dragged into this argument of Dale's. Dale posts on other word-related boards than this one. I am a member of two of those other boards. My academic background is in linguistics and computer science. I currently work as a software engin...