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January 24, 2010

Hey folks..!! i just wanted to share that part of grammar with all of you..

So enjoy it..!!

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WHAT IS LINGUISTIC?

It’s a science that deals with the scientific study of the language.

In this case we need to use the IPA (INTERNATIONAL PHONETIC ALPHABET) and it is popular for transcription by linguists.

WHAT IS LANGUAGE?

It’s a system for the communication of meaning, ideas and thoughts.

EVERY LANGUAGE HAS:

WORDS  //  SOUNDS  //  SYMBOLS  //  SPECIAL MARKS

divorce  // [ di’vɔ:s ] //  ɔ: //       :

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HOMOPHONES:

It’s a word which is pronounced the same as another word, but which has a different meaning and spelling.

e.g.   so [ səʊ ] sew [ səʊ ] & sow [səʊ ]

       sun [ sʌn ]  &  son [ sʌn ]

       die [ daI ]  & dye [ daI ]

       through [ θru: ]  &  threw [ θru: ]

   they’re [ ðer ]  their [ ðer ]  &  there [ ðer ]

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HOMONYMS:

It’s a word which is spelled the same as another word but it doesn’t have the same meaning.

e.g.  close(verb) [ kLoʊs ] & close(noun) [ kloʊs ]

water(verb) [ ‘wɔ:tər ] & water(noun) [ ‘wɔ:tər ]

design(verb) [dI’zaIn ]& design(noun) [ dI’zaIn ]

Here you need to look at the dictionary those words and find the difference between them.

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HOMOGRAPHS:

Words that are spelled the same but have different stress, pronunciation, meaning and function.

e.g. produce(verb) [ prə’du:s ] &

     produce(noun) [ ‘prɑdu:s ]

     prospect(verb)[ prəs’pekt ]&

     prospect (noun)  [ ‘prɑspekt ]

If you observe carefully, you will notice that the verbs have the stress in the second syllable and the nouns have the stress in the first syllable.

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REVIEW:

CLASIFICATION  //  SPELLING  //  PRONUNCIATION  //  MEANING

Homophones    //  different //    same         //  different

Homonyms     //   same     //    same         //   different

Homographs  //  same      //  different      //  different

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THE ACCENT:

1.- Every word has at least one primary stress []

e.g.  Tonight  [ tə’naIt ]

2.- But some other words may have a secondary stress [ , ]

e.g. Television  [ ‘telI,vIʒn ]   

03:55 AM Oct 13 2011

JessicaRamirez
Germany

Hi there!

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August 19, 2009

ONCE IN A LIFETIME

   YOU FIND A FRIEND

   WHO TOCHES NOT ONLY YOUR HEART

    BUT ALSO YOUR SOUL...

 

ONCE IN A LIFETIME

    YOU DISCOVER SOMEONE

    WHO STANDS BESIDE YOU

    NOT OVER YOU....

 

ONCE IN A LIFETIME

     IF YOU ARE LUCKY

     YOU FIND SOMEONE

     AS I FOUND YOU...

 

VERY SPECIAL PEOPLE

     WE CAN BE OURSELVES WITH,

     TALK WITH, LAUGH WITH,

     HOPE WITH AND BELIEVE WITH...

 

I REALLY LOVE MY DEAR FRIENDS... ;) O// 

01:41 PM Aug 19 2009

mausita

mausita
Ecuador

hey dear Sait!!!

thanks for ur comment... u know.. today i had a great conversation with a very special friend.. he is Jurandir... one day u told me that he is an incerdible guy and u respect him so much..

well since long time i didnt talk to him... so today we were talking and guess what??? our topic was about "friendship" cause maybe u dont know it.. but here in ebaby i have found some incredible poeple.. but not all who i have as my friends are really my friends.. but seven or eight of them... but sometimes i come to ebaby and see comments or messages from people that i added u but those who i dont know contact with...

and i really apreciate them... but maybe as u know me... i really consider each of them my friends.. cause that's who i really am...

but im sure my life would be the best if i had my seven or eight friends here beside me... cause i always need u.... need to talk, to share experiences and of course hug u... but i just keep my faith that one day i will know u....

and i pray to GOD all of u are so fine.. cause there is the only reason to make me smile and be happy....

thanks everybody... and of course i souranded by angels called "FRIENDS"...

I LOVE U FRIENDS... KISSES AND HUGS... 

10:41 AM Aug 19 2009

prince_of_love
United States

The best and precious gift a person can get from this life, is the gift of Friendship.. Alot of people might know the meaning of friendship, but few of us apperciate the rules and steps, which brings up a true friendship.

Hope we all will be surround with the stars of friendship and stay as friends 4 eva.

Great post, Maria! hope u will be around friends, who knows how to apperciate your kindness and kind-hearted.

Your friend, Sait.

June 21, 2009

 enjoy ur life

 

 

LIFE IS TOO SHORT TO WAKE UP IN THE MORNING WITH REGRETS.

 

SO LOVE THE PEOPLE WHO TREAT U RIGHT, AND FORGET ABOUT THE ONES WHO DONT AND BELIEVE THAT EVERYTHING HAPPENDS FOR A REASON. IF U GET A CHANCE; TAKE IT. IF IT CHANGES UR LIFE; LET IT. NOBODY SAID THAT IT'D BE EASY,THEY JUST PROMISED IT'D BE WORTH IT... Surprised

01:54 AM Nov 28 2011

lifelover1ao
United States

I like it really very much! This picture showed that main meaning of our life. It's my wallpaper now, nice picture cool words, but i prefer to think that tomorrow will always come...

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