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Jul
31
comment Why “Koran” changed to “Quran”?
@sumelic – K and Q actually are intended to make different consonantal sounds in Hebrew.
Nov
19
comment Is there a word for made up verbs that end in “ing”?
@DrydenLong – Your vocabulary has not improved; only your grammatical techniques.
Jun
28
comment Why “Koran” changed to “Quran”?
Hebrew transliteration as well distinguishes between K and Q.
Dec
31
comment What would you call someone who imposes on other people's generosity?
@AvrohomYitzchok - Unfortunately I cannot remember 100%. IIRC, however, it was in a book that is a compilation of stories that were told over by Rabbi Shlomoh Carlebach a"h. Levi Yitzchak Berditchover and also Reb Zusha of Anipoly.
Dec
21
comment What would you call someone who imposes on other people's generosity?
Reb Levi Yitzchak of Berditchov actually was known to take (food, etc.) from others because otherwise the tzedakah funds would have gone to waste.
Jul
16
comment Is “apocrypha” plural?
@PeterShor - Really?
Jul
16
comment Is “apocrypha” plural?
What does that mean?
Jul
16
comment Opposite of “miracle”?
+1, good question! Now you've got us wondering.
Jul
13
comment Past participle of “flaw”
Why did you capitalize the term "verbed"?
Jul
13
comment Past participle of “flaw”
Never say never.
Jul
13
comment Past participle of “flaw”
Is the OED solely authoritative when it comes to Modern English?
Jul
13
comment Past participle of “flaw”
I didn't necessarily answer my own question. Maybe a dictionary exists that does list a variant form for the past participle.
Jul
6
comment A synonym for “go online”
On the Internet, or in the Internet?
Jul
6
comment Anglicization from Hebrew
@SC - I don't know some of these acronyms, it's my fault, not yours. Don't blame me.
Jul
6
comment American English without an accent
Well, according to other Americans, this is what I have been told.
Jul
6
comment Should nouns borrowed from Japanese be pluralized?
+1, good answer.
Jul
6
comment Anglicization from Hebrew
(IME = in my experience?)
Jul
4
comment Which is the word that means neither “believer” nor “atheist” but somewhere in between?
@Mitch - Why don't you ask that question?
Jun
15
comment Latin (or Greek) -x becomes -ght?
@jyc23 - "luminosus" and "nocturnalis" are both latin words...
Jun
15
comment Latin (or Greek) -x becomes -ght?
The base form of lex (law) is "lex, legis (leg-)" which is the root of the English word legal.