195713Re: CHAT: Does etymology awareness affect your speech?
- Mar 19, 2013I vaguely remember a discussion about "monuments to ignorance" in this
list some months ago. Was it about words that ended up with "wrong"
2013/3/19 George Marques de Jesus <georgemjesus@...>:
> I'm not sure about "speech", but about writing I usually stop many times to
> check the dictionary and make sure that the word mean what I think it means.
> Knowing the origin of word is good to know the meaning of it and how and
> when to use it, however we have to understand that language changes (and
> what changes it are the people who speak it).
> 2013/3/18 Roger Mills <romiltz@...>
>> Someone should go back to grade school ........
>> --- On Mon, 3/18/13, Sam Stutter <samjjs89@...> wrote:
>> From: Sam Stutter <samjjs89@...>
>> Subject: Re: CHAT: Does etymology awareness affect your speech?
>> To: CONLANG@...
>> Date: Monday, March 18, 2013, 8:09 PM
>> What's your opinion on the expression "could you borrow me a pencil"?
>> On 18 Mar 2013, at 22:52, Matthew George <matt.msg@...> wrote:
>> > I've begun to take care to keep certain kinds of multiple meanings
>> > separate, and to eliminate them in some cases. I now dislike the use of
>> > 'look' to refer to appearance or semblance as opposed to active sight,
>> > example. Sure, it results in fewer synonyms, but English is particularly
>> > rich in them - possibly one of the few special features I value in it now
>> > that I know more about the possibilities available.
>> > Matt G.
> ::. George Marques .::
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