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Day: June 14, 2016
Why is “then” deictic?
No reference needed further than the Wikipedia definition: Deixis: words and phrases, such as “me” or “here”, that cannot be fully understood without additional contextual information — in this case, the identity of the speaker (“me”) and the speaker’s location (“here”). Words are deictic if their semantic meaning is fixed but their denotational meaning varies […]
What does your Greek handwriting look like?
https://www.quora.com/What-does-your-Arabic-handwriting-look-like Originally Answered: Can I see a sample of your Greek handwriting? I could say that I’m capable of writing neater than this, but I’d be lying. Twenty years ago: maybe. Two texts. For modern monotonic, my favourite song lyric, stixoi.info: Του κάτω κόσμου τα πουλιά. For ancient polytonic, the beginning to the Discourses of […]
Does the study of language have an -ology word, or is it simply linguistics?
The study of language has an -ology word in Greek (unsurprisingly enough): γλωσσολογία /ɣlosoloɣia/, “language-ology”. Italian uses the more Attic version sometimes as well: glottologia. Beyond those, yeah, linguistics. Answered 2016-06-14 [Originally posted on http://quora.com/Does-the-study-of-language-have-an-ology-word-or-is-it-simply-linguistics/answer/Nick-Nicholas-5]