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comment Word for referring to the arts of the carpenter
I can make the claim that most people will look up words using Google... and thus the world dictionary of English is actually what websites Googles returns for the words... therefore, "lignarial" has now been added to the world dictionary of English, since users searching for it will find this page which gives its definition! In formal terms the definition would be something like: "of or pertaining to carpenters or their trade. used for purposes of obfuscation"
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Feb
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comment What is a word similar to “amateur” yet having a strong connotation of someone who likes something?
@TheNate: That's actually not bad at all.. basically a more common/less elevated way to say "aficionado"
Feb
24
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Feb
23
comment What is a word similar to “amateur” yet having a strong connotation of someone who likes something?
Oooh, maybe even "aspirant" then!
Feb
23
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Feb
23
comment What is a word similar to “amateur” yet having a strong connotation of someone who likes something?
Hmmm I really like aficionado! It even means "amateur" in Spanish. That being said, "for future enthusiasts" does sound better than "for future aficionados"
Feb
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comment Is Lana's “Yup!” a triphthong?
@tchrist: ah of course. Yet these clearly appear to me to be in different syllables. That makes sense!
Dec
25
comment Is Lana's “Yup!” a triphthong?
@HotLicks: Ah yes, triphthong =P. I don't expect it would change the meaning of the word or constitute a different dialect, I was just curious whether the way she emphasized this word constituted a triphthong. Wouldn't an affected/emphasized vowel sound which involves a quick but smooth movement of the articulator from one vowel quality to another that passes over a third constitute a triphthong?
Dec
25
revised Is Lana's “Yup!” a triphthong?
added 2 characters in body; edited tags; edited title
Dec
25
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