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I would expect vernacular Irish to be rather more 'colourful' than its English counterpart. Maybe RTE would have resources? Censorship history might also be useful for evaluating contemporary texts.


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Assuming you are talking about art, and not say hieroglyphics where the forms are fixed, take a look at the product of modern calligraphers. Eg see some Denis Brown here, which seems to fit your description very well: http://www.quillskill.com/prints/essence_b.jpg Or Dave Wood here: http://fineartamerica.com/profiles/dave-wood-art.html The idea is that the ...


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A good example of the marriage of visual and literary art can be found in "illuminated manuscripts," both religious and secular. Illuminated manuscript An illuminated manuscript is a manuscript in which the text is supplemented with such decoration as initials, borders (marginalia) and miniature illustrations. In the strictest definition of the ...


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Literature with the following connotation may fit: Imaginative or creative writing, especially of recognized artistic value: (AHD)


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"Was there ever a movement or attempt at reforming the spelling system in order to bring it closer to phonetics?" Indeed there was. "Orthoepy" was a preoccupation in England in the 16th century and later. You'll find in Chomsky and Halle's SPE quotes from John Hart, writing in 1550 on the speech of his time, for instance, in their summary of the historical ...


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Hazarding an educated guess here, but if your data isn't lying for some reason, then it might be because of Samuel Johnson's influence. His dictionary was published in 1755 and although he doesn't have an entry on the word, he consistently uses the lower case in other entries where the word is part of a definition. Search in Digital Edition.


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The OED, at least through its paper editions, doesn't record "ninehammer," and "nini-" is the only variant spelling it finds with one "n."


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Reeacters use weapon racks, but there is no real evidence that they are authentic.


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The structure shown in your picture is what I would simply call a rack, or maybe a stand. noun 1 A framework, typically with rails, bars, hooks, or pegs, for holding or storing things: From Oxford Dictionaries Online


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I believe the use of AM and PM increased during the early days of computer systems. Back in character-mode days, one had to be especially parsimonious with screen and page "real-estate". Uppercase AM and PM without punctuation used only two characters, and there was also no space between the time value and the AM or PM value. It was often common to see all ...


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Speaking pig latin, is not speaking another dialect or language, it is simply speaking in code. Thus, it is done so others cannot understand you, unless they are in the "inside" and you want them to understand. It is mainly an English phenomenon that African Americans employed to manage effective communication in the face of constant scrutiny of dominant ...


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The all-capitals variant is probably borrowed from AM/FM radio. (These are abbreviations for amplitude modulation and frequency modulation}



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