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Day: January 6, 2017
See e.g. http://personal.bgsu.edu/~dcalle… : Principle II: The Linear Nature of the Signifier The linearity principle is Saussure’s statement that, because linguistic signifiers are sounds (spoken words), they are intrinsically sequential (“linear”). They cannot be perceived simultaneously, the way visual signs are: they must be perceived one after the other, as a sequence in time. That […]
I’m going to give one for each decade from the 30s through the 70s. I’m going to put up, not necessarily my favourite songs, but the songs I think have had the greatest cultural impact. 1935. Φραγκοσυριανή (Frangosyriani): Catholic Girl from Syros. Lyrics: Markos Vamvakaris. Music: Markos Vamvakaris. Markos was the master of the Peiraeus […]
In a roundabout way: syllabus is ultimately derived from a garbling of the obscure Greek word sittyba, which got mangled progressively in manuscripts and then print editions of Cicero, and reinterpreted from its original meaning “title slip”. The Curious and Quibbling History of “Syllabus” (part 2) Answered 2017-01-06 [Originally posted on http://quora.com/What-English-words-appear-to-be-derived-from-Latin-but-arent/answer/Nick-Nicholas-5]
Can someone write in their language using it’s grammatical structure while still using English words?
https://www.quora.com/Can-someone-write-in-German-language-using-German-words-but-following-English-grammar (Modern Greek > English) If it is possible! You hear there, “It can someone to write in the language theirs using the grammar theirs but English words?” Hey not you us quit? For what you us passed, for revue? Not will I sit to you make theatre the how I speak, so you to […]