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I at one point majored in speech at college. Both there and in high school speech classes, we were taught to develop the "midwestern" accent, which supposedly was neutral. The "southern" accent is very real, but no southerner I know thinks tv and movies get it right.
I have also seen the term applied as a noun in several contexts referring to an elaborate instrument display, as in an airliner cockpit. I believe I've also seen it in places like steam control or even nuclear control rooms. And doesn't it also show up in the space program?
Doc mentioned. In the etymology that SH is a strong "letter," but we are taught it as two letters. In learning Hebrew i learned three similar letters transliterated s or sh. Two Hebrew letters look very much like a "w" with a dot over one or the other of the end lines. I would im...
The Tower of Babel was likely a ziggurat. Sometimes spelled ziqqurat, it refers to the ancient temple towers that looked somewhat like the Meso-American ones. Likewise, Jacob's ladder may have been such a ziggurat as a stairway to and from earth to heaven. I suspect the inherent stability of such a ...
Oddly for me, I findmyself agreeing that liminal is a beautiful word. usually words with a short I don't hit me as beautiful. I prefer longer vowels, similar to classic Castilian Spanish as taught in schools rather than street talk.
The Biblical Jeremiah is known as the weeping prophet who penned the "appendix" to his prophesy which is named "The Lamentations of Jeremiah," or more commonly called just Lamentations. He was lamenting the fall of Jerusalem and the ensuing Babylonian captivity.
I'm still struggling with the pronunciation to rhyme with dime, which I first remember hearing less than 20 years ago. I had always called it to rhyme with dim. Anybody else use it that way?