2016年7月16日 星期六

insalubrious, flit, inflection, punctuation, flitting evanescence, whimsy,

When his health began to fail, he and Sophia moved into an insalubrious street in Chelsea, where neighbours thought he was a sea captain.


Some arithmetic flitted into my head.


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whimsy

also whim·sey (hwĭm'zē, wĭm'-) pronunciation
n., pl., -sies, also -seys.

  1. An odd or fanciful idea; a whim.
  2. A quaint or fanciful quality: stories full of whimsy.
[Probably from whim-wham, fanciful object.]


標點 標點符號

圈點句讀的符號。宋史˙卷四三八˙儒林傳八˙何基傳:「凡所讀,無不加標點,義顯意明,有不待論說而自見者。」
在文字中標上圈點。如:「文章如不標點,就不容易使人瞭解。」



在文句中,用來分別句讀和標明詞句性質﹑種類的符號。民國八年,教育部頒行新式標點符號,後因歷時已久,復受外來因素影響,致使用上頗生歧異。為求用法統一,及便於學習,遂於民國七十六年再頒布重訂標點符號手冊,內容大抵沿用新式標點符號的名稱,而略加更動。共收有句號(。)、逗號(,)、頓號(、)、分號(;)、冒號(:)、引號(「」、『』)、夾注號(--)、問號(?)、驚嘆號(!)、破折號(──)、刪節號(……)、書名號(﹏﹏)、專名號(ˍˍ)、音界號(˙)等十四種。

 inflection

n.
  1. The act of inflecting or the state of being inflected.
  2. Alteration in pitch or tone of the voice.
  3. Grammar.
    1. An alteration of the form of a word by the addition of an affix, as in English dogs from dog, or by changing the form of a base, as in English spoke from speak, that indicates grammatical features such as number, person, mood, or tense.
    2. An affix indicating such a grammatical feature, as the -s in the English third person singular verb form speaks.
    3. The paradigm of a word.
    4. A pattern of forming paradigms, such as noun inflection or verb inflection.
  4. A turning or bending away from a course or position of alignment.
inflectional in·flec'tion·al adj.
inflectionally in·flec'tion·al·ly adv.
[名]
1 [U]《文法》屈折, 語形変化;[C]変化[屈折]形, 屈折語尾;形態論. ⇒DECLENSION 1, CONJUGATION 1
2 [C][U]声[音調]の変化, 抑揚.
3 [U][C]屈曲, 湾曲;屈曲点.
4 [C]《数学》変曲.
in・flec・tion・less
[形]

punctuation
(pŭngk'chū-ā'shən) pronunciation
n.
    1. The use of standard marks and signs in writing and printing to separate words into sentences, clauses, and phrases in order to clarify meaning.
    2. The marks so used.
  1. The act or an instance of punctuating.
  • 発音記号[pʌ`ŋktʃuéiʃən]
[名][U]
1 句読(法), 句読点をつけること;[C]句読点.
2 中断.
3 (ヘブライ語その他のセム語の)母音点法.
[中ラテン語punctuationem (punctatio点を記す). △POINT
púnc・tu・à・tive
[形]

flit

Line breaks: flit


verb (flits, flitting, flitted)

[no object, with adverbial of direction]
  • 1Move swiftly and lightly: small birds flitted about in the branches figurative the idea had flitted through his mind
  • 1.1 [no object] chiefly Scottish & Northern English Move house or leave one’s home, typically secretly so as to escape creditors or obligations.

noun

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  • An act of moving house or leaving one’s home, typically secretly so as to escape creditors or obligations: moonlight flits from one insalubrious dwelling to another

Origin

Middle English (in the Scots and northern English sense): from Old Norse flytja; related to fleet4.

flit
intr.v., flit·ted, flit·ting, flits.
  1. To move about rapidly and nimbly.
  2. To move quickly from one condition or location to another.
n.
  1. A fluttering or darting movement.
  2. Informal. An empty-headed, silly, often erratic person.
[Middle English flitten, from Old Norse flytja, to carry about, convey.]
flitter flit'ter n.
[動](〜・ted, 〜・ting)(自)〈人・物が〉すっと動く, (せわしなく)動き回る;〈雲などが〉すばやく飛ぶ;〈鳥・昆虫などが〉飛び回る((about));〈時が〉すばやく過ぎ去る((by));〈思い・表情などが〉かすめる, 去来する, よぎる
flit from one thing to another
何事にもまじめに取り組まない.
━━[名]
1 軽快な動き;ひらひら[ばたばた]飛ぶこと;(思いなどが)かすめること.
2 ((英略式))夜逃げ;かけ落ち
do a (moonlight) flit
夜逃げする.
3 ((俗))男の同性愛者, ホモセクシャル.
[古ノルド語←アイスランド語flytja(運ぶ). △FLOAT, FLEET2


evanescence

  • 〔èvnés | ìv-〕

[動](自)しだいに消えてゆく;消えうせる.
ev・a・nés・cence
[名]

insalubrious

Line breaks: in|salu¦bri|ous
Pronunciation: /ˌɪnsəˈluːbrɪəs/


adjective

Derivatives



insalubrity

noun

Origin

mid 17th century: from Latin insalubris (from in- 'not' + salubris 'salubrious') + -ous.

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Spotlight:

What's the point? Try reading this quickly know when to pause when to stop and what inflection should be used Its not so easy without punctuation to guide you and thats the point Show your comma some respect appreciate the semicolon applaud the dash and try not to abuse the exclamation mark
Let's try it again with punctuation. Try reading this quickly: know when to pause, when to stop and what inflection should be used. It's not so easy without punctuation to guide you — and that's the point. Show your comma some respect; appreciate the semicolon, applaud the dash and try not to abuse the exclamation mark. Happy National Punctuation Day!


Quote:
"I've always loved the flirtatious tango of consonants and vowels, the sturdy dependability of nouns and capricious whimsy of verbs, the strutting pageantry of the adjective and the flitting evanescence of the adverb, all kept safe and orderly by those reliable little policemen, punctuation marks. Wow! Think I got my ass kicked in high school?" Dennis Miller





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