Weekly Vocab #1.1.1 (repost #1)
|From:||Henrik Theiling <theiling@...>|
|Date:||Friday, August 25, 2006, 3:02|
Last posted: March 29th, 2002
> From: Aidan Grey <grey@...>
> A lot of people have complained/noticed/commiserated about the
> difficulty of vocab creation. I don't really have a solution, but I thought
> providing 5 (or 10) words a week might help with the issue somewhat. If I
> provided 5 words every week, and assuming that someone created words for
> the items, oh, 80% of the time, that's 52 x 5 x 0.8 = 208 new word a year.
> Not a huge jump forward, but certainly better than the 15 per year some of
> us (like myself) get stuck at.
> I'll start with five (but 10 would put our number above up to 416!), and
> if it looks like it will help, I'll continue to do so weekly, and may
> upgrade the number depending on popularity and usefulness.
> Here goes:
> 1. birch (the tree)
> 2. werewolf / lycanthrope of some variety
> 3. to save (money)
> 4. to conquer
> 5. motif
> Of course, free variation from the meanings here is encouraged. Some may
> not be appropriate to your lang / conculture, and the point is to help
> create vocab, not nitpick what any given word means in particular.
> I'll post my new vocab in a different post. I'm hoping that seeing what
> other people do will also help inspire me.
Bonus Vocab (automatically from WordNet):
- ribbon tree, n.
deciduous New Zealand tree whose inner bark yields a strong fiber that resembles
flax and is called New Zealand cotton
- concuss, v.
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