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comment Meaning and etymology of the “ite” and “ine/ene” endings of mineral names
“-ite” does not derive from “lithos”, even if it’s nice to think that it would. A mineralogy site is hardly a good source for etymology. dictionary.com and merriam-webster.com both do not mention “lithos”.
Jan
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answered So do I ( what word type is “so” functioning as?
Jan
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comment So do I ( what word type is “so” functioning as?
I don’t think it means the same as “also”. “So” in this context means something like “equally; in the same way; to the same extent”. “Also”, by contrast, would mean something like “additionally; in addition to that”.
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accepted He/she “can’t” or “couldn’t” be with us today?
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comment Why are 'student' and 'suspend' not pronounced as written?
This answer is spot on, and very thorough and to the point. I’m impressed!
Nov
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comment Why are 'student' and 'suspend' not pronounced as written?
@HotLicks: You’re making it sound like you think all European languages have more or less the same phonemes, and all East Asian languages have more or less the same phonemes. They don’t; this is not the case even for European languages, which are mostly related to each other, but the major East Asian languages are even completely unrelated.
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comment Why do sentences that start with “guess” end with a question mark?
Why all those torte-ured puns? o.O
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