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Italian Words

It’s been a few months since we talked about Italian words. I figured it was time for another dose. This is an ongoing quest. Endless, really. You may remember More Favorite Italian Words and before that Lovely Italian Words. Here are some more new favorites. Dondolare {swing, rock} evviva! Chiocciola {scroll} stranieri {strangers, foreigners} azzurro {blue} principessa {princess} magari {maybe} assolutamente {absolutely} Riomaggiore {a town in the Cinque Terre} fagiolini {string beans} solamente {only} piccolo {little one} esatto {exact} arrivassero {they arrived} frigorifero {refrigerator} però {but, however} meraviglioso {marvelous} uffa! Stuzzicadenti {toothpick} Dimmi, what are some of your favorite Italian words? Shape Alphabet. Skeuomorph. A skeuomorph /ˈskjuːəmɔrf/ is a derivative object that retains ornamental design cues from structures that were necessary in the original.[1] Examples include pottery embellished with imitation rivets reminiscent of similar pots made of metal[2] and a software calendar that imitates the appearance of binding on a paper desk calendar.[3] Definition and purpose[edit] Skeuomorph is compounded from the Greek: skéuos, σκεῦος (container or tool), and morphḗ, μορφή (shape).


The term has been applied to material objects since 1890[4] and is now also used to describe computer and mobile interfaces.[5] Skeuomorphs are deliberately employed to make the new look comfortably old and familiar, or are simply habits too deeply ingrained to wash away.[5] Donald Norman, an academic in the fields of design, usability, and cognitive science, describes cultural constraints, interactions with the system in question that are learned only through culture, that give rise to skeuomorphism. Buffalo Buffalo. The sentence's meaning becomes clearer when it's understood that it uses three meanings of the word buffalo: the city of Buffalo, New York, the somewhat uncommon verb "to buffalo" (meaning "to bully or intimidate"), as well as the animal buffalo.

Buffalo Buffalo

When the punctuation and grammar are expanded, the sentence could read as follows: "Buffalo buffalo that Buffalo buffalo buffalo, buffalo Buffalo buffalo. " The meaning becomes even clearer when synonyms are used: "Buffalo bison that other Buffalo bison bully, themselves bully Buffalo bison. " Sentence construction Bison engaged in a contest of dominance. This sentence supposes they have a history of such bullying with other buffalo, and they are from upstate New York. A comic explaining the concept The sentence is unpunctuated and uses three different readings of the word "buffalo".

Marking each "buffalo" with its use as shown above gives: Buffaloa buffalon Buffaloa buffalon buffalov buffalov Buffaloa buffalon. Usage Other words using the same pattern. Constructed Languages. This list of notable constructed languages is in alphabetical order, and divided into auxiliary, engineered, and artistic (including fictional) languages, and their respective subgenres.

Constructed Languages

Auxiliary languages[edit] International auxiliary languages are languages constructed to provide communication among all human beings, or a significant portion, without necessarily replacing native languages. Controlled languages[edit] Controlled languages are natural languages that have in some way been altered to make them simpler, easier to use, or more acceptable in certain circumstances, such as when a person does not speak the original language well. The following six projects are example of controlled English: Visual languages[edit] Visual languages use symbols or movements in place of the spoken word.

Engineered languages[edit] Human-usable[edit] Knowledge representation[edit] Artistic/fictional languages[edit] Languages used in fiction[edit] J. (see also Languages constructed by J.