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accent

accent  

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The emphasis placed upon a syllable in pronunciation. The term is often used as a synonym for stress, although some theorists prefer to use ‘stress’ only for metrical accent. Three kinds of accent ...
Grammar

Grammar  

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The first vernacular grammar was written exceptionally early (1437–41) by Alberti. He wished to show that contemporary cultured Florentine could be analysed in the same way as Latin, but his ...
morpheme

morpheme  

The smallest distinctive unit of a language having a definite grammatical function. For example, unhappiness contains three morphemes: un- (a morpheme denoting negation) + happi (happy) + -ness (a ...
Oswald Spengler

Oswald Spengler  

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(1880–1936)German philosopher of history.Spengler was educated at the universities of Munich, Berlin, and Halle, completing in 1904 a PhD thesis on Heraclitus. He worked as a grammar-school teacher ...
physiognomy

physiognomy  

1. The physical appearance of one's face.2. The assessment of someone's character or personality from their face and other external bodily features.
syntax

syntax  

The arrangement of words and phrases to create well-formed sentences in a language. Recorded from the late 16th century, the word comes via French or late Latin from Greek suntaxis, from sun- ...

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