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PostPosted: Wed Dec 04, 2013 10:17 pm 
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I see your drupe and raise you a pome.


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 05, 2013 12:01 am 
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lakh and crore

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 05, 2013 12:35 am 
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We had a couple math terms here and it made me think of the word nome.


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 05, 2013 8:38 am 
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Xephyr wrote:

Are those really "technical" or "rare"? They're as common as "thousand" or "million" in Indian English.


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 05, 2013 10:43 am 
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And outside of Indian English...

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 05, 2013 2:07 pm 
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Nessari wrote:
And outside of Indian English...

Just trying to establish the parameters. Because if any common term specific to a variety with 100 million speakers or fewer is fair game, then there are a lot more BE terms we could be posting here.


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 05, 2013 9:28 pm 
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The parameters of the game were never meant to be limited to rare words, but rather to oddly specific or technical meanings of monosyllabic words. I.e. sememes you wouldn't immediately suspect would get such concise lexemes to express them, the point being to illustrate how incredibly monosyllabic English can be.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 09, 2014 9:40 pm 
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Sorry for gravedigging, but thanks to autocorrect I just learned the word trank, specifically definition #2: "the piece of leather from which a glove is cut", and I immediately thought of this thread


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 02, 2014 1:15 am 
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Pons: A region of the brain stem in between the Medulla and the Midbrain.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 06, 2014 8:30 pm 
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Salmoneus wrote:
'Scrivener' is an old word for a scribe - a word you don't encounter in daily life, but that does crop up in mediaeval settings now and then. You also sometimes see 'screever', though it's now mostly used for artists rather than writers.


Let's not forget Bartleby the Scrivener!

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 07, 2014 3:18 am 
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TaylorS wrote:
Pons: A region of the brain stem in between the Medulla and the Midbrain.

Why do those need capitalization xD?


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 11, 2014 3:26 am 
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"roid him up a little more"

My director commenting to another animator that a character with big muscley veiny arms could look even more exaggeratedly steroid-swollen. It was a one-off, an ad hoc verbing of an abbreviated noun but I thought of this thread because of how much meaning was in that one syllable.

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 12, 2014 4:30 pm 
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It's not that rare, in some circles at least


(Not that I really want to contribute to the "Here's a rare word!" - "Pah, scoff! I use it every day!" pattern that can be found throughout this thread, but to be honest, I have heard it 'relatively often', for an ad-hoc derivation like that)

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 17, 2014 6:50 pm 
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I learned this one today, after browsing an etymological dictionary: thill

thill : a shaft, especially one of a pair, used to attach a cart or carriage to the animal drawing it.

It's cognate with Latin 'témó', which has the same meaning.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 17, 2014 11:21 pm 
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Terra wrote:
I learned this one today, after browsing an etymological dictionary: thill

thill : a shaft, especially one of a pair, used to attach a cart or carriage to the animal drawing it.

It's cognate with Latin 'témó', which has the same meaning.


I learned about that same word in the book I mentioned over in the PIE thread!


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 28, 2014 1:12 pm 
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"Carbs", for "carbohydrates". Apparently a thing among nutrition-minded folks.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 29, 2014 11:08 am 
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http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Category: ... d_with_-th a bunch in here

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 11, 2014 2:09 pm 
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Shed and pick, in the context of weaving.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 11, 2014 6:33 pm 
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 11, 2014 8:03 pm 
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Came across "quirt" in one novel and "rowel" in another. (The latter is listed as bisyllabic in most dictionaries, but I can't perceive a consistent differentiation between this and "role" IMD.)


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 2014 12:15 am 
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For role and rowel I have [ɹɔɫ] and [ɹoʊ̯wɫ̩]. Not entirely sure about the vowels, but I definitely pronounce the w in the latter and have the l syllabic.

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Adúljôžal ônal kol ví éža únah kex yaxlr gmlĥ hôga jô ônal kru ansu frú.
Ansu frú ônal savel zaš gmlĥ a vek Adúljôžal vé jaga čaþ kex.
Ônal zeh. Ônal zeh. Ônal zeh. Ônal zeh. Ônal zeh. Ônal zeh. Ônal zeh.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 2014 4:53 am 
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linguoboy wrote:
Came across "quirt" in one novel and "rowel" in another. (The latter is listed as bisyllabic in most dictionaries, but I can't perceive a consistent differentiation between this and "role" IMD.)


I don't know how you pronounce "role", but my first instinct was to pronounce "rowel" /ˈɹaʊ(ə)l/, which turns out to be the pronunciation the dictionaries also ɡive.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 2014 9:51 am 
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din wrote:
linguoboy wrote:
Came across "quirt" in one novel and "rowel" in another. (The latter is listed as bisyllabic in most dictionaries, but I can't perceive a consistent differentiation between this and "role" IMD.)

I don't know how you pronounce "role", but my first instinct was to pronounce "rowel" /ˈɹaʊ(ə)l/, which turns out to be the pronunciation the dictionaries also ɡive.

Ah, turns out I was misreading the phonetic spelling in the AHD which uses /ou/ to represent /au/.

Another candidate: add as a noun. Unless there's a meaning I'm not aware of, this has the very technical sense of "the act of adding someone to a group on social media" or "person so added".


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 2014 3:34 pm 
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In video games, usually MMORPGs, 'adds' are mobs spawned in the middle of a boss fight.

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Ansu frú ônal savel zaš gmlĥ a vek Adúljôžal vé jaga čaþ kex.
Ônal zeh. Ônal zeh. Ônal zeh. Ônal zeh. Ônal zeh. Ônal zeh. Ônal zeh.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 13, 2014 2:14 am 
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Matrix wrote:
In video games, usually MMORPGs, 'adds' are mobs spawned in the middle of a boss fight.


"Mob" itself may fit the topic, in the sense of (to quote Wiktionary) "A non-player character [in a video game] that exists to be fought or killed to further the progression of the story or game."


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