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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. > > Aidan
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. shake violently Fiat verba! ---- If you want to post your own weekly vocab, please do not send it to the list directly. To prevent unbalanced amounts of new vocab, send it to <weeklyvocab@...> in order to enqueue it in the regular weekly posting process.


Iain E. Davis <feaelin@...>