2016年11月21日 星期一

think through, ellipse/ellipsis, umlaut


86% of India's currency has disappeared.

The logistics just weren't thought through.
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Serious readers will prefer their Eliot without ellipses.--The Cambridge Companion to T. S. Eliot, p.238



Christmas edition archive: The great Austrian astronomer Johannes Kepler, the man who showed that planets move round the sun in ellipses, not circles, thought that the Star of Bethlehem was probably a nova or a supernova, a star brilliantly blowing up. There are many theories about what it was that foretold the birth of Christ. Here's another http://econ.st/1bSGYB9



 Note: I have used Donald Schon rather than Donald Schön (which is the correct spelling) as English language web search engines (and those using them!) often have difficulties with umlauts).

umlaut


音節
um • laut
発音
úmlaut
umlautの変化形
umlauts (複数形) • umlauts (三人称単数現在)
[名]《言語学》
1 [U]ウムラウト, 母音変異:後続狭母音または半母音の影響による母音変化;英語のman>menなど.
2 (同上の変化によって生じた)変母音.
3 ウムラウト符号(ä, ö, üの¨).
━━[動](他)〈語形・発音を〉ウムラウトで変化させる;…にウムラウト符号をつける.


 Serious readers will prefer their Eliot without ellipses.--The Cambridge Companion to T. S. Eliot, p.238


The Ellipses of Katherine Ch'iu Hinton: Real Life Stories of an International Development Worker by K.T.Ch'iu Hinton


Ellipse of uncertainty : an introduction to postmodern fantasy / Lance Olsen
New York : Greenwood Press, 1987

think through
to consider the facts about something in an organized and thorough way
Have you had time to think things through?


el·lipse (ĭ-lĭps') pronunciation
n.
  1. A plane curve, especially:
    1. A conic section whose plane is not parallel to the axis, base, or generatrix of the intersected cone.
    2. The locus of points for which the sum of the distances from each point to two fixed points is equal.
  2. Ellipsis.
[French, from Latin ellīpsis, from Greek elleipsis, a falling short, ellipse, from elleipein, to fall short (from the relationship between the line joining the vertices of a conic and the line through the focus and parallel to the directrix of a conic) : en-, in; see en-2 + leipein, to leave.]

[名]
1 《幾何学》楕円(だえん), 長円;楕円の焦点.
2ellipsis.







ellipsis

Pronunciation: /ɪˈlɪpsɪs/

Definition of ellipsis
noun (plural ellipses /-siːz/)


  • the omission from speech or writing of a word or words that are superfluous or able to be understood from contextual clues: it is very rare for an ellipsis to occur without a linguistic antecedent [mass noun]:an example of ellipsis
  • a set of dots (...) indicating an ellipsis.

Origin:

mid 16th century: via Latin from Greek elleipsis, from elleipein 'leave out'

ellipsis 

音節
el • lip • sis
発音
ilípsis
ellipsisの変化形
ellipses (複数形)
[名](複 -ses 〔-siz〕)
1 [U][C]《文法》省略:例What (did you say)?
2 《印刷》(語句の)省略符号(―, …, ***など).


Grammar

The omission of one or more words in order to avoid repetition. It is often done by replacing a complete verb phrase by an auxiliary verb. Other clause components can also be omitted. Ellipsis is frequently used: with contrasting subjects, objects, or adverbials:You’ve got more use for it than I have. instead ofYou’ve got more use for it than I have use for it. with the verbs be and have:I was sure it would be worth the effort of breaking them in — and it was. instead ofI was sure it would be worth the effort of breaking them in — and it was worth the effort of breaking them in. with modal auxiliary verbs like should or could:Two of them disappeared without trace as fast as they could. instead ofTwo of them disappeared without trace as fast as they could disappear without trace.

多處重複的一例請參考本書第一 段


這是Donald Schön 的哈佛大學和MIT同事和朋友的悼念文集: 它有傳主的生命故事和著作的形成過程以及思想要點. 對 Donald Schön 的學說有點基礎的人可以看看......

Donald Schon -- A Life of Reflection - MIT

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