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English Language graduate.


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answered What is a gender-neutral alternative to the expression “man-days”?
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comment Are there any variations on nouns ending with an -al suffix?
Are you suggesting I post this in the linguistics forum - or just mulling over some linguistics? I did consider posting it there, but I thought it might be too localised to English.
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comment What words are similar in meaning to “monosyllabic” or “disyllabic”, but refer to the letters and not the sounds?
Yes I think graph or grapheme is suitable for one character. If you want two characters that appear together in the orthography then you could call it a digraph (such as <ll> in Welsh. You could always use something like "... consisting of two orthographical characters" etc.
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asked Are there any variations on nouns ending with an -al suffix?
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answered Is there a difference between “bitter” and “better” in pronunciation?
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answered Usage of sound /ʒ/ in English (not /dʒ/)
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answered Understanding customary usage(s?) of “FYI”
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comment Do I travel “up” or “down” to London from north of the city?
A bit of a side note, but in Scots/Scottish English it's possible to go through in reference to going somewhere, so that you can go through to London
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comment Recognizing a Welsh accent
Two great accents, but not much range between the two, given that Thomas was from Swansea and Burton from Port Talbot. Two fairly close places
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comment Strunk and White says “Charles's” is correct — is this still the case?
As another point, my spellchecker on Firefox did try to correct Burns's poems
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comment Strunk and White says “Charles's” is correct — is this still the case?
Another point of how erratic it can be in the UK, different papers use different styles. The Guardian tends to go with Burns' poems while The Times uses Burns's poems (or is it the other way around?)