Tag: ancient Greek
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On this instalment of the Weekly Word Watch, it’s millennial mashups, prognosticating presidents, ‘complicated’ translations, and really, really, really long German words: Parennial What happens when millennials – the tech-forward, oft-scorned generation born around 1980-2000 – have children? Why, we get a new word! For the New York Times, Bruce Feiler examined the parenting practices […]more
Like many ancient Greek words that have entered modern English, kudos has a somewhat confusing final ‘s’ in its singular form. But unlike words like thermos, chaos, or rhinoceros, kudos underwent a shift in its pronunciation when it entered American English sometime in the 19th century. Instead of pronouncing the second vowel as a schwa […]more