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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
MEANING:noun: 1. Study of the pronunciation of words. 2. Customary pronunciation of a language.
Our resident orthoepist is Stuti Garg whose voice you hear in the pronunciation of the daily words.
ETYMOLOGY:Via Latin from Greek ortho- (correct) + epos (word), ultimately from the Indo-European root wekw- (to speak) that also gave us voice, vowel, vouch, vocation, evoke, revoke, advocate, and epic.
USAGE:"'Splash a little guzzelean,' the crowd muttered.
'Gas-o-lean,' shouted an angry Nikitia Ivanich from above.
'Is it really all that difficult to assimilate orthoepy?'"
Tatyana Tolstaya (translated by Jamey Gambrell); The Slynx; Houghton Mifflin; 2003.
A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:It is also a victory to know when to retreat. -Erno Paasilinna, essayist and journalist (1935-2000)
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