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(1907), a “comedy of to‐day” by Augustin Daly. [Daly's Theatre, 49 perf.] Portrait of a Lady, picture #728 at the annual Academy exhibition, so lovingly depicts a beautiful woman ...

aspect ratio

aspect ratio  

Of a fin or wing, the ratio of length to width. A high-aspect-ratio fin or wing tends to be long and thin, producing a high lift- or thrust-to-drag ratio.
academies

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Are societies or institutions for the cultivation and promotion of literature, the arts or science, or of some particular branch of science such as medicine, for example, the Académie de ...
abortion

abortion  

There is no actual prohibition in the Bible against aborting a foetus. Nevertheless, in the unanimously accepted Jewish consensus, abortion is a very serious offence, though foeticide is not treated ...
Darwinism

Darwinism  

The theory of evolution by natural selection, often used incorrectly as a synonym for the theory of evolution itself. The term ‘neo-Darwinism’ is often used to denote the ‘new synthesis’ (i.e. ...
television

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1. An electronic technology enabling the encoding and decoding of ‘moving images’ and synchronized sounds, together with their unidirectional, instantaneous, long-distance transmission and reception ...
Charles Darwin

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(1809–82)British naturalist, who studied medicine in Edinburgh followed by theology at Cambridge University, intending a career in the Church. However, his interest in natural history led him to ...
suicide

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The act of intentionally ending one's own life. A suicide pact is an agreement between two (or more) people to commit suicide together. See also euthanasia.
Totonacan Languages

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...level estimates for Spanish are 0 10%, 1 37%, 2 25%, 3 10%, 4 10%, 5 8%. Tepehua, Pisa Flores: 4,000 speakers in Veracruz, towns of Pisa Flores, Ixhuatlán de Madero, and one other town. Not in Puebla. 59% intelligibility with Huehuetla (closest), 40% or less with Tlachichilco. Limited bilingualism in Spanish. Tepehua, Tlachichilco: 3,000 speakers in Tlachichilco, Veracruz. 37% intelligibility with Pisa Flores (closest). Bilingual level estimates for Spanish are 0 5%, 1 20%, 2 50%, 3 20%, 4 4%, 5 1%. Otomí, Náhuatl also used. Totonaca, Coyutla: 30,000...

Barbacoan Languages

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...More distantly related to Chachi and Colorado. Barbacoas: formerly spoken in Colombia near the coastal town of Barbacoas, Nariño. Chachi: also called Cayapa, Cha' Palaachi. 3,450 speakers in Ecuador. Ethnic population: as of 2000 , estimated at either 3,500 to 5,000, or 7,000 to 8,000. Northern coastal jungle, Esmeraldas Province, Cayapas River and its tributaries (Onzole, Canandé, Sucio, Cojimíes, and others). Some bilingualism in Spanish. Women, older people, and those living in the isolated headwaters of the river are less bilingual in Spanish....

Mixtecan Languages

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...Metlatonoc. Metlatonoc has 70% intelligibility of Xochapa. A separate language from Metlatonoc. Mixteco, Amoltepec: also called Western Sola de Vega Mixtec, Amoltepec Mixtec. 7,000 speakers. Ethnic population: 8,000 to 9,000. 63% intelligibility of Ixtayutla Mixteco, 52% of Pinotepa Nacional Mixteco, 46% of Yosondúa Mixteco, 42% of Nuyoo, 32% of Zacatepec, 25% of San Juan Colorado, 20% of Jamiltepec, 15% of Chayuco. 4,000 to 5,000 functional monolinguals. Speakers in Amoltepec center know some very basic Spanish, but those in the outlying rancherìas are quite...

Chinantecan Languages

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...to 20 people know some English. All ages. All domains. Oral use in local administration, business. A few teachers try to teach it in school. Oral and written use in church. Vigorous language use. Parents transmit it to children. Speakers have a positive attitude toward it. Chinanteco, Tepetotutla: 2,000 speakers in northern Oaxaca, Santa Cruz Tepetotutla, San Antonio del Barrio, San Pedro Tlatepusco, Santo Tomás Texas, Vega del Sol, El Naranjal. 60% intelligibility of Quiotepec Chinanteco, 59% of Palantla Chinanteco, 48% of Yolox. Chinanteco, Tepinapa: 8,000...

Choco Languages

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...in Spanish. Emberá-Tadó: also called Embená Tadó. 1,000 speakers in Colombia, upper San Juan River region, Andes, Risaralda region, near the Chamí. Northern Emberá: also called Empera, Ebera, Bedea, Atrato, Darien, Dariena, Panama Embera, Cholo, Eerā. 20,000 speakers in Panama and Colombia. In Panama: 7,000 speakers in southeastern Panama, Darién area, lowland jungle. Some bilingualism in Spanish. In Colombia: 13,000 speakers in Atrato River basin in Chocó department, Pacific coastal rivers from Cabo Corrientes (5′30″N), to Antioquia (Rio Verde)...

Hurrian and Urartian

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...3:Derivational suffix   + 4:Plural (intrans. & modal)   + 5:Transitivity + 6:Neg-1   + 7a:Modal/7b:Ergative subject/7c:Impersonal   + 8:Neg-2 + 9:Relative (Plural)   + 10:Enclitic Absolutive + 11:Agreement   + 12:Enclitic Adv/Conj In the following phrases, elements governing agreement are within single brackets, and agreement markers within double brackets. Subscript numbers refer to the morphological template of the verb. (2) tuppi nihar ( i )[- ne-we ] ar 0 - ož 2 - af 7b -(š)š e 9 -[[- ne-we 11 ]] tablet dowry- def-gen  give- past -I- rel-def-gen ‘the...

Zapotecan Languages

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...and socio-economically separated. Spoken in Zacatepec. Virtually extinct in Juquila with 2 elderly men speakers remaining. Chatino, Zenzontepec: also called Northern Chatino. 8,000 speakers. Some dialect differences in Santa María Tlapanalquiahuitl area. One of the most isolated and conservative groups in Oaxaca. Bilingual level estimates for Spanish are 0 50%, 1 20%, 2 20%, 3 10%, 4 0%, 5 0%. Zapoteco, Albarradas: also called Albarradas Zapotec. 5,500 speakers in central Oaxaca, Santa María Albarradas, Santo Domingo Albarradas, San Miguel Albarradas....

Traces

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...illustrated in (7), and first discussed by Postal 1971 , has also been analyzed in terms of traces (originally by Wasow 1972 ): (7) * Who 1 does he 1 think Mary likes t 1 ? This sentence, in which the wh -phrase “crosses over” a coindexed pronoun, contrasts with this grammatical example: (8) Who 1 t 1 thinks Mary likes him 1 ? This contrast can be explained by Condition C of Chomsky's 1981 Binding theory, under the assumption that the trace left by wh -Movement behaves like an R-expression, and hence must be A-free. Then (78) correspond to...

Tangut-Qiang Languages

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...the Qiangic sub-branch. LANGUAGE LIST Ersu: also called Duoxu, Erhsu. 9,000 speakers. Ethnic population: 20,000 as of 2000 . Dialects are Ersu (Eastern Ersu), Duoxu (Central Ersu), Lisu (Western Ersu, Lüzü, Liru). Menia (Menya) is reported to be a dialect, but it is unclear how it relates to the other dialects. Dialect differences are reported to be great, so speakers do not understand each other. About 500 elderly speakers are monolingual. About 8,000 use Chinese, 400 use Yi as second languages. In the eastern area: vigorous language use among the...

Logical Form

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...to resolve the ellipsis by covertly copying VPa into the ellided VP position, we perpetuate the ellipsis: (7) John has [ VPa introduced everyone you have [ VPb [ VPa introduced everyone you have [ VPb Ø] to Mary ]] to Mary .] This leads to both an infinite regress and to gibberish. If, instead, we QR the object of the verb as in (8) before copying the antecedent VP to derive the full LF representation (9), we resolve the ellipsis properly: (8) [ everyone you have [ VPb Ø].] 1 John has [ VPa introduced t 1 to Mary ]. (9) [ everyone you...

Uto-Aztecan Languages

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...Bilingualism in Tarahumara, Spanish. Tepecano : formerly spoken in Mexico in northwestern Jalisco near Bolaños. No speakers were found in 1972 . Tepehuán Norte : also called Northern Tepehuán. 8,000 speakers in Mexico in southern Chihuahua, Baborigame area. Related to Pima Bajo, O'odham, Southern Tepehuán. Bilingual level estimates for Spanish are 0 15%, 1 15%, 2 20%, 3 35%, 4 10%, 5 5%. Tarahumara also used. Tepehuán Sureste : also called Southeastern Tepehuán, O'dam, Tepehuano. 10,000 speakers in Mexico, southeastern Durango, Mezquital municipality. Santa...

Anaphora

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...(7) John bought some donkeys and Harry vaccinated them . (8) Just one man drank rum and he was ill afterwards . If the occurrence of them in (7) is treated as a bound variable, the logical form of the sentence will be: (7′) [Some x : donkeys x ] (John bought x & Harry vaccinated x ). But this is incorrect. (7′) can be true even if Harry did not vaccinate all the donkeys John bought; but (7) cannot be. (If John bought ten donkeys, and Harry vaccinated only two of them, then (7′) would be true, but (7) would not.) And if the pronoun he in (8) is...

Eskimo-Aleut Languages

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...10. Dialects are West Greenlandic, East Greenlandic, Polar Eskimo (North Greenlandic, Thule Eskimo). Dialects border on being different languages. Bilingualism in Danish. Vigorous language use in Greenland. National language. In Denmark: 7,000 speakers. Inuktitut, Western Canadian: 4,000 speakers in Canada. Ethnic population: 7,500 as of 1981 . Dialects are Copper Inuktitut (Copper Eskimo, Copper Inuit), Caribou Eskimo (Keewatin), Netsilik, Siglit. Caribou Eskimo dialect may need separate literature. In Commer and farther west, parent and grandparent...

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