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by Huia Iesou
Mon Oct 30, 2006 8:11 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: RECUMBENT
Replies: 4
Views: 3643

Re: RECUMBENT

Dr. Goodword wrote:recumbent bicycle on which you lie back to peddle.
I always thought that 'peddle' has something to do with selling door-to-door and that 'pedal' is what you do to make a bicycle go.
by Huia Iesou
Fri Jun 30, 2006 5:21 pm
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: harlequin
Replies: 30
Views: 17122

I say kwin.
by Huia Iesou
Thu Jun 29, 2006 9:52 pm
Forum: Languages of the World
Topic: Gantemis
Replies: 9
Views: 13168

I can only think of 'gander' or 'timid'.
by Huia Iesou
Wed Jun 14, 2006 11:53 am
Forum: Res Diversae
Topic: English has hit the Billion mark
Replies: 28
Views: 24986

What about el paraguas, BD? It makes sense to me to say it derives from para + agua.
by Huia Iesou
Wed Jun 14, 2006 11:36 am
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: pons asinorum
Replies: 3
Views: 2710

Well, someone unused to donkeys might have a hard time crossing the bridge...
by Huia Iesou
Tue Jun 13, 2006 6:52 am
Forum: Spelling
Topic: National Spelling Bee
Replies: 5
Views: 15974

I made it to Regionals in seventh grade but was knocked out with three left. Numbers one and two got to go on, of course. In eighth grade the school didn't give me preferential seating and I misheard 'aggressor' as 'aggressive' or something like that. I had been planning to sweep it all before me an...
by Huia Iesou
Sat Jun 10, 2006 8:40 am
Forum: Grammar
Topic: "Oral" Blunder
Replies: 52
Views: 66173

The way I learned it, it's capitalized in direct address.
by Huia Iesou
Wed May 31, 2006 5:30 pm
Forum: Languages of the World
Topic: ¿Concordancia en plural?
Replies: 45
Views: 58014

Bailey, did you notice that she's apologized and her last post was in lower-case? Go easy, please.

We could always just write both ways... :wink:
WE COULD ALWAYS JUST WRITE BOTH WAYS... :wink:
by Huia Iesou
Wed May 31, 2006 5:27 pm
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: mussitation
Replies: 3
Views: 2779

I recently discovered the Latin word musso, mussare, but I didn't realize it had come down to English. Is there an English verb for mussitation?
by Huia Iesou
Fri May 26, 2006 4:33 pm
Forum: Languages of the World
Topic: Learning languages - verbal vs. written
Replies: 12
Views: 16663

I have a history of such gaffes, often with foreign loanwords (especially French, like faux pas, etc).

I always laugh when someone from my church pronounces Abednego as Abendego...
by Huia Iesou
Wed May 24, 2006 6:11 pm
Forum: Languages of the World
Topic: Learning languages - verbal vs. written
Replies: 12
Views: 16663

Interesting question. That made me test myself, and I discovered that I'm actually pronouncing the word as I read it. I never noticed that before, perhaps because I read so fast (It's a little scary when I decide to put the bookmark in and find out that I've already read the first few lines of the n...
by Huia Iesou
Mon May 22, 2006 7:46 pm
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: wellness
Replies: 3
Views: 3140

It's also the most boring class required of sophomores there is. They make the coaches teach it, i.e. the guys who ramble on, use worksheets, and pretend they're teaching you something.
by Huia Iesou
Sat May 13, 2006 12:46 pm
Forum: Languages of the World
Topic: Spanish discourse- plural?
Replies: 9
Views: 11200

Ah! I see! Many thanks.
by Huia Iesou
Sat May 13, 2006 11:24 am
Forum: Languages of the World
Topic: Spanish discourse- plural?
Replies: 9
Views: 11200

Yes, I'm familiar with that. What I was saying was that I could not be sure if the subject was vosotros or vos.
by Huia Iesou
Sat May 13, 2006 9:26 am
Forum: Languages of the World
Topic: Spanish discourse- plural?
Replies: 9
Views: 11200

That could be, but as far as I know there was no stated subject; it was all implicit in the verbs.

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