Manual of Style/Spelling This is the Manual of Style (spelling) guideline page, a handy reference for editors. Please note: If you are not familiar with a spelling, please do some research before changing it – it may be your misunderstanding rather than a mistake, especially in the case of American and British English spelling differences and Long and short scales. English spelling comparison chart This table gives the accepted spellings (following government guidelines and major dictionaries). It is by no means exhaustive, but rather an overview.
Listen to what our ancestors' language sounded like 6,000 years ago Language change occurs because of phonetics changes, drift in word meanings, and grammatical changes. The reason there are so many languages is because there are many populations of people who are geographically isolated from each other. You can really look at it as similar to the way speciation occurs in genetics. Natural forces introduce gradual changes, and barriers will eventually result in different populations that are no longer the same. Think about how many dialects exist in a single country...and now imagine that in a thousand years, all those dialects will be entirely separate, mutually incomprehensible languages.
Nanoparticles Enable 3D Printing for Cell Phone Antennas After nanotechnology manages to develop a solution for mobile devices so that they don’t need to be charged every day, I would like if nanotech could lead to a solution for the dropped call. Mobile phones where the batteries run down in a few hours are really annoying but I think dropped calls from bad reception runs a close second in my annoyance scale. I may not have to wait that long if research at the University of Illinois in making a 3D antenna for mobile phones can successfully make it commercially available cell phones. The research, which was initially published in the Wiley journal Advanced Materials, employed an ink jet printing method that used silver nanoparticles and were sprayed on the inside or the ourside of a small hemispherical dome. “To our knowledge, this is the first demonstration of 3D printed antennas on curvilinear surfaces,” Jennifer A. According Jennifer T.
Great Guide for Lang A selection of new guides - have you seen these yet? A-level language: tutorial on Language and technology A-level language: tutorial on English varieties of the British Isles A-level language: tutorial on Researching dialect by Barrie Rhodes GCSE - AQA Anthology: Prose | Poetry GCSE - coursework: Speaking and listening and writing Want to check resources from other ATW sites? Check out the ATW Virtual School English Department Back to top of page American and British English spelling differences British English was the original English language, which was adapted to many other forms, including American English, Australian English, New Zealand English, and others. Historical origins Extract from the Orthography section of the first edition (1828) of Webster's ADEL, the root of many American vs. British English differences: -re, -er (6); -our, -or (7); Dropped e (8); -or vs.
Colorless green ideas sleep furiously Details The full passage says: Colorless green ideas sleep furiously.*Furiously sleep ideas green colorless.It is fair to assume that neither sentence (1) nor (2) (nor indeed any part of these sentences) has ever occurred in an English discourse. Hence, in any statistical model for grammaticalness, these sentences will be ruled out on identical grounds as equally "remote" from English.
Clever Photoshop Master Stars In All of His Own Crazy Manipulations While some people use Photoshop to make themselves look better, this Argentinian digital artist uses it to make himself look hilarious. Starring in the scenes of his wildest dreams or worst nightmares, Martin De Pasquale is a digital magician, creating surreal, situations for himself to be a part of. From trimming his facial hair with a lawnmower, to turning his tongue into a diving board for mini Martins to jump off, his ideas will certainly make you smile. Liquid antennas turn seawater into signal The US Navy has created a device which turns a jet of sea water into an impromptu liquid antenna, creating a powerful, high frequency broadcast tower for ships, emergency situations and easy transportation. Created by SPAWAR System Center Pacific, the sea water antenna uses the magnetic induction properties of salt to make ordinary ocean water transmit and receive radio signals. As the pillar of water is squirted through the current probe, a magnetic field is created and signal comes through to a hooked-up communication device. Plus, depending on the height of the stream of water, you can get UHF, VHF and HF broadcasts, all from the same jet of H2O. You can even set up multiple jets of water, at different heights, to broadcast on different bands simultaneously. Handy.
“Healthcare” vs. “Health Care”: The Definitive Word(s) by Michael Millenson This post was originally published on The Health Care Blog A recent contributor to The Health Care Blog wondered about the correctness of “health care” versus “healthcare.” Han (cultural) Han or Haan is a concept in Korean culture attributed as a unique Korean cultural trait. Han denotes a collective feeling of oppression and isolation in the face of overwhelming odds. It connotes aspects of lament and unavenged injustice. The minjung theologian Suh Nam-dong describes han as a "feeling of unresolved resentment against injustices suffered, a sense of helplessness because of the overwhelming odds against one, a feeling of acute pain in one's guts and bowels, making the whole body writhe and squirm, and an obstinate urge to take revenge and to right the wrong—all these combined