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1. Call me Ishmael. —Herman Melville, (1851)
Italian Words The quest continues for more beautiful Italian words. It’s been a few months since we talked about Italian words. I figured it was time for another dose.
A skeuomorph is a physical ornament or design on an object made to resemble another material or technique. Examples include pottery embellished with imitation rivets reminiscent of similar pots made of metal, [ 1 ] or a software calendar application which displays the days organised on animated month pages in imitation of a paper desk calendar. [ 2 ] [ edit ] Pronunciation and etymology
" Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo " is a grammatically valid sentence in American English , used as an example of how homonyms and homophones can be used to create complicated linguistic constructs. It has been discussed in literature since 1972 when the sentence was used by William J. Rapaport , an associate professor at the University at Buffalo . [ 1 ] It was posted to Linguist List by Rapaport in 1992. [ 2 ] It was also featured in Steven Pinker 's 1994 book The Language Instinct as an example of a sentence that is "seemingly nonsensical" but grammatical. Pinker names his student Annie Senghas as the inventor of the sentence. [ 3 ]
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. [ edit ] Auxiliary languages International auxiliary languages are languages constructed to provide communication among all human beings, or a significant portion, without necessarily replacing native languages. [ edit ] 1800s