In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- This involves the names of social groups that are derived from monosyllabic adjectives, like black and gay.
- Chinese is monosyllabic, Japanese is polysyllabic; Japanese verbs, adjectives and adverbs inflect, whereas they don't in Chinese.
- Both monosyllabic and polysyllabic words representing closed, silent-e, and vowel digraph or diphthong syllable patterns are presented.
- The opening couplet divides ten monosyllabic words evenly between two lines.
- Why are there so many syllables in the word monosyllabic?
- He answered her questions with monosyllabic responses.
- As you know he had a stroke in 1985 and lost the ability to speak, apart from a few dozen monosyllabic words like yes and no, and other basic simple things.
- I think I'll stick to monosyllabic and disyllabic words today.
- Sanskrit is built in such a way that virtually every word in the language can be derived from a root, a monosyllabic sound unit having a general significance in the sphere of action.
- He tried multiple times to draw me into a conversation but I only responded with monosyllabic answers.
- A movie theatre concession girl, Debbie, meets the store clerk at a laundromat and tries to make awkward, one-sided, monosyllabic conversation.
- Most who spoke (and many offered only monosyllabic answers), claimed they intended to change their ways or had learned their lesson.
- Chinese is a monosyllabic language, where a single sound represents one word.
- As they continue to develop, children learn to segment polysyllabic words into syllables as they approach kindergarten age and monosyllabic words into phonemes around first grade.
- Sino-Tibetan languages are distinguished from western language families by two main traits: isolating or monosyllabic characters and the use of tones.
- Well, that's great, I told myself, I managed to squeeze about seven monosyllabic words into that lovely conversation.
- The first two lines, containing only monosyllabic words, mix a sing-song dimeter with a grim subject matter.
- Like other languages of the Sino-Tibetan group, Burmese is monosyllabic.
- We listed a few words that we claimed were just exceptions to the claim that monosyllabic adjectives inflect, and we included wrong on that list.
- Jo answered, spitting out each monosyllabic word.
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- He's very monosyllabic, and could put to sleep an over stimulated mule.
- Surly, monosyllabic drivers aside, it's a minor miracle if the bus actually rolls up at all!
- He's dead certain and often nearly monosyllabic.
- ‘So he's what's made you so monosyllabic,’ she commented.
- Our monosyllabic waiter briefly sprung into life when it came to choosing from the wine list.
- I would have sensed if there had been any anxiety, but it was only the night before the race that he began to be monosyllabic.
- The end result can sometimes resemble a conversation between two monosyllabic adolescents.
- This is a book of footballers when they were stars and not the monosyllabic, monotone ‘celebrities’ that exist today
- Having inspected the larder, Mary decided to prepare a steak pudding and when Bertha's monosyllabic husband, Davy, took a second helping her fate was sealed.
- He's also under the impression that the word ‘dis’ evolved because ‘we are increasingly monosyllabic.’
- He is permanently monosyllabic unless the subject happens to be narrow-gauge North American railways, and he never uses a word where a silent, dismissive glare would do.
- On examination, he was anxious, diaphoretic, and monosyllabic.
- So I eventually called up the helpline, and the monosyllabic customer advisor at the end of the phone informed me that there was indeed a delay.
- I am a monosyllabic girl every time I'm near him.
- Georges' wife, who works for a successful editor, is concerned: not least for their monosyllabic son, Pierrot, a young swimming champ.
- It used to be that whenever I called such places, I would be greeted by people who sounded like monosyllabic, grumpy teenagers.
- She shifted her weight and looked at the ceiling. ‘Well, for one I guess I could try and not be completely closed off and monosyllabic.
- ‘You're usually not so monosyllabic,’ she told me earnestly as we walked.
- In Mexico City, where kidnapping occurs more frequently than in Iraq, security for the rich is essential and so the monosyllabic Creasy is hired as a bodyguard for eight-year-old Pita (Fanning).
- By contrast, this character is a Latino version of Hawk, the darkly menacing, monosyllabic backup man he created for his Spenser detective series.
English has borrowed many of the following foreign expressions of parting, so you’ve probably encountered some of these ways to say goodbye in other languages.
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