September 25th, 2020

mando1
  • agdhani

The Strange and the Bizarre

Because I've been in a mood this week, I've collected 35 random images of the strange and bizarre to share.

So give me a number (or more than 1) between 1 and 35 and I'll give you the corresponding image(s). Give me at least 200 words or 2 icons or other sort of graphic and you'll get 200 words on my WIP in return and my undying admiration (because these should present a challenge, lol)
Hawaii Five 0::Grace & Danny::Pizzeria

Word of the Day 09/25/20 Diphthong

Diphthong (noun verb)
diphthong [ dif-thawng, -thong, dip- ]


noun
1. Phonetics. an unsegmentable, gliding speech sound varying continuously in phonetic quality but held to be a single sound or phoneme and identified by its apparent beginning and ending sound, as the oi-sound of toy or boil.
2. (not in technical use)
a. a digraph, as the ea of meat.
b. a ligature, as æ.

verb (used with or without object)
3. to diphthongize.

OTHER WORDS FROM DIPHTHONG
diph·thon·gal [dif-thawng-guhl, -thong-, dip-], diph·thon·gic, diph·thon·gous, adjective
non·diph·thon·gal, adjective

WORDS RELATED TO DIPHTHONG
click, consonant, liquid, phone, sonant, affricate, fricative, implosive, plosive, sibilant, spirant, syllable, vocable

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Origin: 1425–75; late Middle English diptonge < Late Latin diphthongus
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<b>Diphthong</b> <i>(noun verb)
diphthong [ dif-thawng, -thong, dip- ]</i>

<b>noun</b>
1. <i>Phonetics.</i> an unsegmentable, gliding speech sound varying continuously in phonetic quality but held to be a single sound or phoneme and identified by its apparent beginning and ending sound, as the oi-sound of toy or boil.
2. (not in technical use)
a. a digraph, as the ea of meat.
b. a ligature, as æ.

<b>verb <i>(used with or without object)</b></i>
3. to diphthongize.

<b>OTHER WORDS FROM DIPHTHONG</b>
diph·thon·gal [dif-thawng-guhl, -thong-, dip-], diph·thon·gic, diph·thon·gous, adjective
non·diph·thon·gal, adjective

<b>WORDS RELATED TO DIPHTHONG</b>
click, consonant, liquid, phone, sonant, affricate, fricative, implosive, plosive, sibilant, spirant, syllable, vocable

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<b>Origin:</b> 1425–75; late Middle English diptonge < Late Latin diphthongus<greek díphthongos="díphthongos" literally,="literally," having="having" two="two" sounds="sounds" (di-di-="(di-di-" +="+" phthóngos="phthóngos" voice,="voice," sound)="sound)" now="Now" <b="&lt;b">YOU</b> come up with a sentence (or fic? or graphic?) that best illustrates the word.
Big buddy
  • kaige68

Big Buddy October!

Comment here with the count you can reach in the month (remember to factor in holidays, finals, road trips, pajama days, hangovers, etc). I will check in with you once a week to make sure you are on schedule, to push you if you aren't, and to shake pompoms at you if you are (Well, I'll probably shake pompoms at you either way).

Your count is up to you. There is no minimum beyond what you decide. But Big Buddy will be watching you! If you pledge 100 words/images, then every Monday chime in to tell us that you are up to snuff.

This is not words to be done in lieu of something else. If you have a bingo, or a big bang, or a drabble-a-day, it all counts! Words/images do not have to be posted to count, they just have to be done!



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