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PostPosted: Mon Sep 01, 2014 1:58 pm 
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I've never heard of a gorse or a furze, but I have heard of a vole.

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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: Mon Sep 01, 2014 2:55 pm 
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Funny. It's such a common plant here. I mean we've all heard of cactuses and acacias...


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 01, 2014 5:03 pm 
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I'd never heard the term "gorse" before either, though they're apparently an invasive species here in California. Then again, my vocabulary of plant terms isn't particularly large; I've probably just been calling them "bushes." :P

Speaking of which, has "forb" been mentioned yet? According to Wiktionary its a term used primarily in Ecology to refer to "any non-woody flowing plant that is not a grass." I knew I'd encountered the word before, probably when I was doing some reading about native plants a little while back, but I had to look up what it meant. Somehow the word sounds to me like it should refer to some kind of bean... not sure why.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 02, 2014 1:55 pm 
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Yeah, that's why I was surprised. If you've read any book set in British countryside it probably mentions gorse.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 03, 2014 12:08 am 
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Hmm... I bet I encountered the word in Return of the Native in high school, but I've done my best to suppress my memories of that book...


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 08, 2014 7:28 pm 
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Looks like 'gorse' was more common in books through the first part of the 20th, but 'vole' beats it in more recent material.



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 09, 2014 10:51 pm 
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Alas, both easily beat "forb." :P

Oh, here's another word that might apply:

Morgue [mɔɹɡ]: a facility for the storage of human corpses awaiting identification or removal for autopsy or disposal.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 10, 2014 9:54 pm 
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How is that a rare meaning?


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 11, 2014 2:46 am 
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It's not; I figured it qualified as "technical," however. It's not a word most people need to describe the events of their day-to-day lives.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 15, 2014 12:23 pm 
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Qat or Khat:
A plant used a recreational psychoactive drug in Yemen, the Horn of Africa and Israel.


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 26, 2015 5:26 pm 
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I must've mentioned the French word if? It's one of my favourites. It means a yew tree. I suppose we could include yew too.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 29, 2015 6:23 pm 
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To be fair, English has quite a few monosyllabic names for trees: ash, beech, elm, oak, peach, pear, pine, plum... I'm sure there are more that have slipped my mind.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 29, 2015 11:31 pm 
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When I saw the subject of this thread, the first thing I thought of was surd, "voiceless consonant".


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But the river tripped on her by and by, lapping
as though her heart was brook: Why, why, why! Weh, O weh
I'se so silly to be flowing but I no canna stay!


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 30, 2015 7:14 pm 
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A few more mathematical functions: cosh, sinh and tanh, variously pronounced. I think coth and sech are too rare to be properly quoted. Do we allow if [Ifː]?

Do we allow loanwords like ix, or is that too contrived ('some who cannot explain what a hrung is, nor why it should choose to collapse on Betelgeuse 7')?

We have of course one quite well with new units of measure - amp, volt, dyne, erg, mill (the angle - 6,400 mills to the circle), click (= km).

Foreign animals have some snappy names - yak and its offspring the z(h)o. Squab for baby pigeon always struck me as amazingly specific.


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I'se so silly to be flowing but I no canna stay!


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/klɪk/ when referring to kilometers is usually spelled "klick".

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