2015年12月19日 星期六

verge, diverge, on the verge, world-wide speakers' circuit, extinction, monaural

A Travelling Stock Route may be easily distinguished from an ordinary country road by the fact that the grassy verges on either side of the road are very much wider, and the property fences being set back much further from the roadside than is usual. The reason for this is so that the livestock may feed on the vegetation that grows on the verges as they travel.

Wireless Stereo That Really Is Stereo

Wireless Stereo That Really Is Stereo

By ROY FURCHGOTT
The problem with most speaker docks is that their speakers are inches apart, so that they might as well be monaural. The Soundfreaq Sound Platform 2 can wirelessly put speakers as far apart as Bluetooth and your room allow.


A number of Silicon Valley entrepreneurs are finding new fame, and money, by taking to the world-wide speakers' circuit.巡迴公共演說


So, why is Nayar getting such attention from business schools and the MBA circuit? Take Tom Peters: “Rumour has it that Vineet Nayar has invented a whole new way of configuring and managing an enterprise. I’m on the verge of the verge of declaring that Mr Nayar could be the next Peter Drucker.”
Okay, so “on the verge of the verge” may be the definition of hedging your bets, but Drucker?
《中英對照讀新聞》Bangladesh tribals fear linguistic ’genocide’ 孟加拉部落擔心語言「種族滅絕」

◎俞智敏
Bangladesh can justly claim to be a nation born of language, but its status as a cradle of linguistic diversity is under threat from nationalist pride and economic growth.
孟加拉可以名正言順地自稱為是由語言而誕生的國家,但孟加拉身為語言多元化發源地的地位,卻正受到民族驕傲與經濟成長的威脅。
Of the more than 30 recognised languages spoken in Bangladesh, experts say 20 are now on the verge of extinction.
在孟國逾30種獲官方認可的語言中,專家認為有20種正瀕臨滅絕。
Many languages are inherently vulnerable, having no script and relying instead on a rich but fragile oral tradition of folk songs and story telling.
許多語言原本就很容易消失,因為這些語言沒有文字,只能仰賴民謠與說故事等豐富卻脆弱的口語傳統流傳下來。
Bangla, or Bengali, is the undisputed heavyweight in Bangladesh’s linguistic arena, spoken by 95 percent of the population and the sole passport to a decent education and career.
在孟加拉的語言競技場中,孟加拉語毫無疑問地是重量級語言,全國有95%的人口說孟加拉語,這也是通往良好教育和職業的唯一道路。
National pride in the Bangla language runs deep and is cemented with the blood of the "language martyrs" -- students shot dead by police on February 21, 1952, when Bangladesh was still East Pakistan.
孟加拉人對孟加拉語有著根深蒂固的民族自豪,又因「語言烈士」為其所拋灑的鮮血而更形凝聚,這些烈士是在1952年2月21日遭警方射殺,當時孟加拉仍屬於東巴基斯坦。
The students were protesting the Pakistani government’s Urdu-only policy and demanding that Bangla be recognised as an official language. The deaths triggered the start of a nationalist struggle that finally ended with the creation of Bangladesh after victory in the 1971 independence war with Pakistan.
遇害學生是抗議巴基斯坦政府施行獨尊烏爾都語的政策,要求承認孟加拉語為官方語言之一。學生的死亡揭開了孟加拉民族獨立鬥爭的序幕,在孟加拉於1971年打贏與巴基斯坦間的獨立戰爭、建立國家後才告終。
But now Bangla’s dominance in schools, the workplace and cultural life in general is threatening those rights in Bangladesh itself. (AFP)
但現在孟加拉語在學校、職場與整體文化生活中的獨大地位,卻已威脅到孟加拉境內其他語言的權利。(法新社)


Corning, Sharp Diverge on LCD Plans After Japan Quake
Corning said it plans to maintain production levels at two glass factories in Japan even as Sharp—the main customer of those plants—is reducing its LCD output because of the March 11 quake.

Senate on the Verge of Approving Stimulus Bill

By DAVID STOUT 54 minutes ago

A senator was on his way back to Washington to provide the 60th vote that would advance the bill to the president’s desk.


on the verge (of) (ALSO to the verge of)
If you are on the verge of something or come to the verge of something, you are very near to experiencing it:
on the verge of collapse/success/tears/death/disaster/war
Her husband's violent and abusive behaviour drove her to the verge of despair.


diverge

(dĭ-vûrj', dī-) pronunciation

v., -verged, -verg·ing, -verg·es. v.intr.
  1. To go or extend in different directions from a common point; branch out.
  2. To differ, as in opinion or manner.
  3. To depart from a set course or norm; deviate. See synonyms at swerve.
  4. Mathematics. To fail to approach a limit.
v.tr.
To cause (light rays, for example) to diverge; deflect.

[Latin dīvergere : Latin dī-, dis-, apart; see dis- + Latin vergere, to bend.]




新聞辭典
cradle:名詞,原指搖籃,引申為指某事物的起源地,如Fossil records indicate that Africa was the cradle of early human evolution.(化石紀錄顯示,非洲是早期人類演化的起源地。)
script:名詞,指書寫用的字母,如Arabic/Cyrillic/Roman script(阿拉伯/古代斯拉夫/羅馬字母)。
passport: 名詞,原指護照或通行證,引申為指達到某一目的的手段(其後加to),如Many students opt for business studies simply because it sounds like a passport to a good job.(許多學生選擇唸商業科系,只是因為它聽起來像是通往好工作的通行證。)




extinct
[形]1 〈種・家系・生物などが〉死に絶えた, 絶滅した an extinct animal絶滅した動物 extinct species絶滅種.2 〈制度・官職などが〉廃止された;〈慣習などが〉...
extinction
[名][U][C]1 消灯;消火;(情熱などの)消失 the extinction of a fire鎮火.2 (種などの)絶滅;(家系の)断絶;廃止;撲滅;休刊;(権利・負債などの)消滅 co...
verge

n.
  1. The extreme edge or margin; a border. See synonyms at border.
    1. An enclosing boundary.
    2. The space enclosed by such a boundary.
  2. The point beyond which an action, state, or condition is likely to begin or occur; the brink: on the verge of tears; a nation on the verge of economic prosperity.
  3. Architecture. The edge of the tiling that projects over a roof gable.
  4. Chiefly British. The shoulder of a road.
  5. A rod, wand, or staff carried as an emblem of authority or office.
  6. Obsolete. The rod held by a feudal tenant while swearing fealty to a lord.
  7. The spindle of a balance wheel in a clock or watch, especially such a spindle in a clock with vertical escapement.
  8. The male organ of copulation in certain invertebrates.
intr.v., verged, verg·ing, verg·es.
  1. To approach the nature or condition of something specified; come close. Used with on: a brilliance verging on genius.
  2. To be on the edge or border: Her land verges on the neighboring township.

[Middle English, from Old French, rod, ring, from Latin virga, rod, strip.]


circuit[cir・cuit]

  • レベル:大学入試程度
  • 発音記号[sə'ːrkit]
[名]
1 巡回, 巡行, 一周, 周遊, 巡回[周遊]旅行;寄り道の旅行;回り道, 迂回(うかい);回って歩くこと;((通例修飾語句を伴って))…巡り;(特に)パーティー巡り
make the [a] circuit of the town
町を一周する
make a circuit in order to avoid him
彼を避けるために回り道をする
an entertainer on the club circuit
クラブ回りの芸能人.
2 定期的な巡回(裁判官の地方巡回・牧師の説教巡回・セールスマンの巡回販売など);巡回裁判官, 巡回牧師, セールスマン
a circuit-riding lawyer
巡回弁護士
be on circuit
巡回裁判をする.
3 巡回裁判区[教区];(セールスマン・郵便配達人などの)巡回[配達]区域;(芸人の)巡業経路.
4 周囲, 周り(の距離);(境界線で囲まれた)地域, 地方
the circuit of the valley
谷間.
5 (映画館・劇場などの)興行系列, チェーン.
6 《電気》回路, 回線, 配線系統
a TV circuit
テレビ回線.
7 (野球・アメフトなどの)連盟, リーグ.
8 《野球》ベース一周, ホームラン
a circuit clout [blow, drive, wallop]
本塁打
hit for the circuit
ホームランを打つ.
9 (カーレース用の)サーキット.
10 《スポーツ》巡回トーナメント;((the 〜))その参加選手;((英略式))サーキットトレーニング
do circuits
サーキットトレーニングをする.
━━[動](他)(自)(…を)巡行[巡回]する.
[ラテン語circuitus (circum(丸く)+īre(行く)+-tus過去分詞語尾=丸く回った)]
cir・cuit・al
[形]



monaural

Syllabification: (mon·au·ral)
Pronunciation: /ˌmänˈôrəl/

Definition ofmonaural

adjective



Derivatives


monaurally

adverb

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