Skip to comments.Word For The Day, Thursday, January 23, 2014 – aphesis
Posted on 01/23/2014 4:39:57 AM PST by secret garden
In order that we might all raise the level of discourse and expand our language abilities, here is the daily post of "Word for the Day".
aphesis \ AF-uh-sis \ , noun
Historical Linguistics . the disappearance or loss of an unstressed initial vowel or syllable, as in the formation of the word slant from aslant.
In particular, phrases forming a solid continuous unit and having only one main stress can become subjected to aphesis and other phonetic changes.
---Mikko Luukko, Grammatical Variation in Neo-Assyrian, 2004
In other cases we witness aphaeresis, or rather aphesis , the loss of initial segments in the MAGYwords
--- György Busztin, The Legacy of the Barang People, 2006
Aphesis is derived from the Greek word of the same spelling meaning "a letting go."
The sentence must, in some way, relate to the news of the day. The Review threads are linked for your edification. ;-)
Practice makes perfect.....post on....
Review Thread One: Word For The Day, Thursday 11/14/02: Raffish
Review Thread Two: Word For The Day, Tuesday 1/14/03: Roister
Review Thread Three: Word For The Day, Tuesday 1/28/03: Obdurate
WFB's attempt to emulate us ; ) No pushing at the door please!
Rise and shine!
Obama has a penchant for aphesis: the Marine Corpse can confirm it.
Aphesis, is the first track on UFO’s No Place To Run album?
Ew - that last sentence sounded so sarcastic. It had not an atom of sarcasm in it however. Not even a quark with a third of a positive sarcasm charge, as God is my witness (lamest duties for a Superior Being ever).
It’s a long way to the top if you wanna....
Do we really say hamburger anymore?
You sounded just like Billy Crystal back there...
First track is Letting Go.
Phil Mogg drops the G in Letting.. Lol
Please tell me she is from Burger King...../chuckle
I was hoping it would get a Meg Ryan outta ya....
I take as my apotheosis of aphesis the inestimable Opogo Opossum, philosopher extraordinaire.
I had two dead batteries yesterday am.
Plastic surgery has not been kind to her.
A for you.
Left my phone in the car in the garage, had to go back out in this frigid weather to retrieve it across the street. Can’t go the entire workday without it as it’s my line to the kids and the dogwalker etc. Sunny, but single digit minus windchill frigid.
this word sounds like it should mean some sort of processing that blood undergoes to separate something out from it?
I am showing that to the spouse. It sums up his feelings of winter weather perfectly. He was ranting to me about it on Tuesday, saying he refused to go to the park with me because he disapproved of the cold weather and he was protesting Mother Nature. I just looked at him like the dog of RCA Victor.
Very good! Pheresis is actually an aphesis of apheresis, which is used to filter blood of components before transfusion. You get an A.
Agreed. Hey, not everyone can have Dolly Parton’s doctor.
Aphesis is living and well
There’s no “phone” when I call on my “cell”
Now I’m taking a poll
Who says “remote control”?
No “control” when I’m watching TV
What on earth is going on with the Olympics where US athletes are not permitted to have In God We Trust on their helmets? I am in the do not care camp because if it’s not about countries against countries, what is it?
I almost forgot...U-S-A! U-S-A! U-S-A!
My friends from Europe all call it their mobile instead of phone. And we use an abbreviated form of remote control in this house, adapted from one of the kiddos mispronunciation. A+ for you!
I hadn’t heard that, who’s not permitting it? the Olympic committee or the US itelf? I bet if they wanted to put one nation under gay marriage on there, it would be fine, at least with our gov’t. where do we get off telling other countries what they should/should not permit? we aren’t telling Iran or other Arab states not to stone their women to death, but we need to tell Pooty Poot to allow the ghey to marry.
We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union and be soooo much better than you unwashed heathens across the oceans
what I read is that the rule in place is that there are to be no words on the helmets, outside of a country’s name.
I’m sorry, did you say your daughter has a friend who had never eaten pie?
How is that possible?
Did you see Phil Dunphy last night stole one of my lines? I love asking waiters what their name is if I don’t need anything.
FReepers used the sharp knife of aphesis to trim Obama into Bam.
She was born in Thailand. I missed it last night. We were watching Justified reruns. I love that I can watch old episodes of MF almost every night of the week. Now that we’ve watched every BBT episode at least once, we have another option if there isn’t any hockey.
It’s really not a bad rule, compared to all the stupid ones they do have. And what’s with the bathrooms with two seater stalls? Just because women go there in pairs, doesn’t mean we want to be seated together FCOL!
A for you. I just call him zero.
I would be the lat person to rag on you for not practicing. I haven’t picked up my guitar in almost two months. I will need to start callusing all over again.
Hey - Siamese twins have to go to the bathroom too, you know
I figured it was either that or raised by wolves. Probably the former.
I have been watching “The Middle” in the evenings. Pretty funny for a family sitcom.
I believe it’s referred to as Yenta style seating.
It’s one small step from words on a helmet to a slogan and the next thing you know it’s all advertising.
Justin’s beiber is stuned. That boy will not live to see 30. I am sick of him all over my tv. amy winehouse comes to mind.
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