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Broadly agree with @tchrist (lazy, impatient, ignorant). I would add as well, however, that English speakers are extremely comfortable with impenetrable and unfathomable pronunciation differences. Memorising an enormous variety of irregular pronunciation is part of what we are used to doing. As such, we don't expect to be given guidance on pronunciation ...


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Lifecycle is perfectly correct, it's just not the most common form of the compound. Normally that can leave one unsure which form to choose. Here though you don't have that problem since one of the perfectly correct forms is favoured by the very thing you are writing about. So use that, unless you've some great personal loathing of the form. If you do ...


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At one point, a common conjugation of to have was: I have Thou hast He hath She hath It hath One hath We han Ye has They han Now I say "a common conjugation" because there were plenty of variations, and you might find someone using "we have" while still using "they han", or "we han" with "they hast" or "they ...


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As mentioned in comments, since the diacritical markings (and crossed-letter letters) don't (generally and currently) have an analog in English language, the markings will be ignored for the common English speaker who will make a best guess at what the characters resemble from A-Z and what they sound like from their closest A-Z analog. To an English ...


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Was this standard usage a century ago, either in the U.S. or in Britain? No. The vast majority of books of the period that don't follow that convention. Is this the sort of authorial quirk (like the use of “sha’n’t” in Winnie the Pooh) which should be preserved in a reprinting? Apparently not. Some writers have had general opinions on apostrophes ...


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The traditional spelling was Ugh (or sometimes Eugh!) but this may be being supplanted by the American Eww! Since the word is near-onomatopeic, I would suggest you write it the way it sounds to you when your daughter says it.


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Comes from the latin word "nuntiare" what translates to announce


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All due respect, Mr. Kowal, but I have always spelled it nutsac. (And apparently, Coolio, and other artistes of of his genre, agree.) I have also learned (in researching this particular question) that there is apparently a sport called disc-golf (which really shouldn't surprise me because I went to a hippie college where the only sport was "freestyle ...


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Yes, you should capitalize Global Liveability Rating, as it is a title for something. If the name is turned into an acronym (GLR), then you should definitely capitalize each initial letter of each word of the acronym. Yes, liveability actually a word. It is the British spelling of the American Livability.


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I think it is an attempt to appropriate the word (into English), and I believe it is quite common (in the sense that this is what language users do and will do). For example, the name of the German town of Meißen was -- as far as I'm aware -- always spelled 'Meissen' outside Germany. This is the same phenomenon. One might take the view that a word is more ...


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your hunch is right sir: "Fatah" is a mistaken use of the wrong word.Fatwa is the word for Islamic religious ruling.For more explanation please see: http://www.islamicsupremecouncil.org/understanding-islam/legal-rulings/44-what-is-a-fatwa.html


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inapproachable is used in the sense of inaccessible (remote/ not well connected), an archaic meaning of unapproachable. see: unapproachable ODO inapproachable MW


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Sack is short for nut sack or nutsack, meaning the scrotum. (In case it needs spelling out, the allusion is to a bag containing nuts, i.e. testicles.) A word spelled sac also exists, which Oxforddictionaries.com defines as A cavity enclosed by a membrane within a living organism, containing air, liquid, or solid structures. The latter spelling is ...


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I am curious to know if 'hance' was ever used as 'hannes or hanes' in English literature. If so, where can this source be found? c1400(1375) Canticum Creat.(Trin-O 57) It's not a verb there, but I understand you to be looking merely for a possible relationship?



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