A Sample of Self-Definers—Historical Linguistics, Etymology, and Sound Changes: Part II
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Here is a sixth hand-curated selection from “Appendix A: A Self-Defining Linguistic Glossary”, a.k.a. “The only truly reliable cram sheet for your Linguistics 101 final”, from The Speculative Grammarian Essential Guide to Linguistics.
- Hapax occurs in the corpus twice; legomenon only once.
- Calque is a loanword from French.
- nansal infinx
- Neologiphiles like neologisms.
- Nonce words are honorificabilitudinitatibus!
- Osthoff’s Lăw
- RE: analysis
- relick form
- sekont sount shiftz
- Sieviyers’ Law
- Every language in the Balkans region has borrowed the word Sprachbund.
- Stayng’s Lawn
- vuewel breakieng
- Yod-dropping is nothing [nuː].
- zr grd : e grede : o grod
More to come...