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Lesson #1 Words About Language

Derivatives: adj eponymous n linguist; adj linguistic adj neologistic n vulgarity; adv vulgarly
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appellation
n: a name or title that distinguishes or identifies.
diphthong
n: a speech sound that consists of either two vowels or a vowel and a semi-vowel contained in a single syllable.
eponym
n: a person for whom something is or is thought to be named.
linguistics
n: the study of human speech, especially its components, structure, and nature, and how it changes.
neologism
n: a newly made-up word, prhase, or expression.
parlance
n: a particular manner or kind of speech (such as legal speech or terms).
patois
n: a dialect other than the standard dialect of a language, especially a regional or uneducated form of speech. 2. The distinctive language of a particualr group; jargon.
polyglot
adj: consisting of many groups speaking different languages. 2. speaking many different languages.
solecism
n: the ungrammatical usage of a word or construction of a sentence. 2. a violation of good manner or good taste.
vulgar
adj: spoken by or using the language spoken by the common people rather than literaryk, cultured, or learned people; vernacular.