This is a map of the wheel-ruts of modern English. Etymologies are not definitions; they're explanations of what our words meant and how they sounded 600 or 2,000 years ago. The dates beside a word indicate the earliest year for which there is a surviving written record of that word (in English, unless otherwise indicated).
Today was my first tutorial session (McGill calls... Today was my first tutorial session (McGill calls them “conferences” - I’m not sure why) with my intro ling students. They’re learning the IPA, so in addition to doing some standard IPA-practising exercises, we also played IPA Bingo. It’s pretty easy to set up, and a good practise. Each student makes a bingo board with IPA symbols (as shown in the picture) and then the caller (me) says the descriptions, like “voiced labiodental fricative”, so the students have to be able to understand them in order to cross off a box.
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Exercise 3.1: Phonemic Rules
1. Conjugation. In Latin the word "conjugation" means two things: (1) the act of joining a personal ending to a verb stem, and (2) a category of verb, classed by the vowel on the end of the stem (a, long e, short e, i; see below, #7). For lack of a better term, I call the "classifying" vowel on the end of the stem, the "thematic" vowel (a term borrowed from Greek). 2. Chapter 1
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Is it possible to learn Latin successfully entirely from free online Latin resources? Yes, I think so. Learners can avoid the need for further books, etc.. You won’t find free online versions of every popular Latin textbook online, of course. Free online Latin resources | ilearnlatin
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Even after nearly a decade of French classes and numerous visits to France, there were some verbs that I didn't use until I moved here and was immersed in the language and culture. Some I had never learned, while others just seemed unusual or unnecessary. In case you're in the same boat, here are a dozen French verbs that I find essential in France, even if my French teachers didn't seem to think so. Assumer To be fair, assumer is not a verb that I use every day, but I sure hear it a lot, especially in movies and TV shows. It doesn't mean "to assume" as in to take something for granted (the French translation of that meaning is présumer), but rather "to assume / take on responsbility" for something. 12 French Verbs You Might Not Be Using
French learners often have trouble deciding how to translate "what" into French. Should it be que or quoi, or maybe that pesky quel? Understanding the difference between these terms is critical to knowing how to use them correctly. The problem with translating "what" into French is that it has numerous grammatical functions in English. What in French - How to translate what into French
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