– a metrical foot consisting of three syllables, the first of which is stressed, and the remaining two of which are unstressed, as in ‘outfielder’.
Here is the link to the Wikipedia article on this topic.
Note: In Herman Wouk’s ‘City Boy’, this term figures in a famous joke, namely, that the school officials are unable to recognize that ‘outfielder’ is a dactyl.
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– properties of elements of speech that are syllables or larger, including linguistic functions such as intonation, tone, stress, and rhythm.
Here is the link to the Merriam-Webster entry on this term.
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– the study of suprasegmentals
Here is the link to the Wikipedia article on prosody.
keywords: Linguistics, intonation, tone, stress, rhythm
Here is the link.
“Every man goes through three stages in his life: First, he believes in Santa Claus. Second, he does not believe in Santa Claus. Third, he IS Santa Claus.”
“It’s not what you gather, but what you scatter that tells what kind of life you have lived.”
— Helen Walton
keywords: life, personal development, contribution, generosity
Here is the link to the Esperanto-USA site.
keywords: language barrier, universal language
A: I saw you at McDonald’s
B: What happens at McDonald’s stays at McDonald’s.
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What shape are bevel-cut end-treatments of culverts? Parabolic?
Here is the link to some discussion of culvert design.
keywords: geometry, shape, water flow, design, civil engineering
“Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.”
— Howard Thurman
(cf: “Be alert. The world needs more lerts.”)
(The old-fashioned term for ‘come alive’ is ‘be born again’.)
keywords: life, personal development
Standard of living is based on derivatives.
keywords: life, means, money
We are sculptors all.
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