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Re: The last word of your mother tongue you have learnt ?

Postby mōdgethanc » 2017-06-07, 22:12

Aurinĭa wrote:What's wrong with ecology?
Ecology is the most boring part of biology. I don't care about some kind of termite that lives on a log in a forest somewhere.
Dormouse559 wrote:I like "octopus", and I think "octopodes" would be a badass plural. Alas, the Anglosphere never came around to its charms.
As long as it's not that bullshit fake Latin "octopii".

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Postby Dormouse559 » 2017-06-07, 22:25

mōdgethanc wrote:As long as it's not that bullshit fake Latin "octopii".
Heavens, no!
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Postby dEhiN » 2017-06-08, 7:51

Dormouse559 wrote:
mōdgethanc wrote:As long as it's not that bullshit fake Latin "octopii".
Heavens, no!

What about octopuses, which afaik, is the most common plural used.
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Postby Dormouse559 » 2017-06-08, 17:12

dEhiN wrote:What about octopuses, which afaik, is the most common plural used.
I'm fine with that, and it's the one I use. But if I were king of the English language, I would have made the plural "octopodes".
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Postby languagepotato » 2017-06-08, 18:36

whilst talking about barbecueing

[flag=]en-Ma[/flag] lfakhir = coal, rmadh=ashes
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Postby mōdgethanc » 2017-06-09, 14:25

emmenagogue a substance that stimulates menstruation

Nb. these are often herbal and used in folk medicine as abortifacients.

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Postby dEhiN » 2017-06-09, 20:53

mōdgethanc wrote:abortifacients


Thanks, now I have a word to add to this thread!

abortifacient producing miscarriage

Side note: Learning other languages is ruining my ability to figure out a native English pronunciation for new English words I encounter. Case in point, according to Wiktionary, the above word has a US pronunciation of /əˌbɔɹ.təˈfeɪ.ʃn̩t/ or /əˌbɔɹ.tɪˈfeɪ.ʃn̩t/. I was thinking of something along the lines of /æ.boɹ.tɪˈfæ.siˌjənt/, though to be fair, I thought the first half of the word was related to aboriginal or something.
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Postby IpseDixit » 2017-06-13, 18:46

platipo - platypus

The most common word to call it would be ornitorinco and I didn't know platipo also exists. Don't know if it's borrowed from English or if it's actually the other way around, or if both languages took this word from a third language.

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[flag=]en-us[/flag] hasbara pro-Israel propaganda
[flag=]en-us[/flag] BDS Boycott, Divest, Sanction
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Postby mōdgethanc » 2017-06-28, 21:53

I've learned a lot of Tumblr jargon about sexual minorities: heteroro (heterosexual romantic, as opposed to aromantic, or uninterested in romantic relationships), greyace (chiefly asexual but occasionally capable of sexual attraction), aphobic (someone who hates asexuals). All of this came from one post I saw that was screencapped.
linguoboy wrote:[flag=]en-us[/flag] hasbara pro-Israel propaganda
Reading alt-right discourse has taught me a lot of anti-Zionist and anti-Semitic rhetoric. Anything contrary to their worldview is unanimously brigaded with dismissive comments like "globalist shill" and "Hasbara troll".

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linguoboy wrote:[flag=]en-us[/flag] BDS Boycott, Divest, Sanction

The first person who ever talked to me here on UniLang identified with this movement at least for a while (and possibly still does).

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Postby linguoboy » 2017-06-30, 17:47

[flag=]en-us[/flag] tule a species of sedge (Schoenoplectus acutus) native to North America
[flag=]en-us[/flag] tule fog a thick fog found in Central California during winter months
[ownflag=]https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/0/01/Flag_of_California.svg/900px-Flag_of_California.svg.png[/ownflag] out in the tules in the boonies, back of beyond, beyond the black stump, etc.
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Postby dEhiN » 2017-06-30, 17:56

[flag=]en[/flag] catenative any verb that is capable of linking with a following dependent verb

Ex: "go (shopping)", "start (walking)"
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Postby OldBoring » 2017-07-04, 22:09

So octopus is not the plural, and octopu is not the singular?

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Postby Dormouse559 » 2017-07-04, 22:20

No, that would even imply a different pronunciation. "Octopus" is /ˈɑktəˌpʊs/ (adjust for dia-/idiolect as needed), but if you told an English speaker to pronounce it as the plural of *"octopu", I think most would say something like /ˈɑktəˌp(j)uːz/.
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Postby OldBoring » 2017-07-04, 22:24

Me be a foreigner who don't pronounce final s as /z/, but as /s/.

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Postby Dormouse559 » 2017-07-04, 23:20

You also not make difference between /ʊ/ and /juː/?
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Postby linguoboy » 2017-07-06, 20:38

[flag=]en[/flag] mordacious
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Postby Michael » 2017-07-10, 20:11

[flag=]en[/flag]
costning (Britain dialectal) temptation
to wax to grow, increase
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Postby dEhiN » 2017-07-11, 2:48

Michael wrote:to wax to grow, increase

Isn't that the meaning in the phrase to wax and wane, basically to increase and decrease, to grow and lessen?

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