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#48013 - 11/17/01 05:32 PM Sprachgefuhl
Loc: this too shall pass
this is one that really applies here:
[Ger., f. sprache speech + gefühl feeling.]
The intuitive feeling of a speaker for the essential character of a language; linguistic instinct. Also loosely, the character or genius of a language.
1938 E. Partridge World of Words ii. vi. 163 The Sprachgefühl, feeling for speech, exercises a pervasive influence in a language so long cultivated as English. 1953 K. H. Jackson Lang. & Hist. in Early Britain 682 It may be thought that the language was in some way committed by its Sprachgefühl to a penultimate accent. 1976 Amer. Speech 1973 XLVIII. 224 Whether this development is associated with the loss of sprachgefühl in a community where the use of a language is declining is a possibility to be considered.
#48014 - 11/17/01 07:42 PM Re: Sprachgefuhl
Loc: Piedmont Region of Virginia, U...
This one's for you, tsuwm, if you haven't already read it:
#48015 - 11/18/01 12:36 AM Re: ...and the Wars over Usage
Loc: this too shall pass
this is great stuff -- there's enough material in there for a monthful of threads.
#48016 - 11/18/01 03:10 AM .
#48017 - 11/18/01 10:27 AM Re: ...and the Wars over Usage
It would take me more than a month to read it. And another month to decide which one to post about.
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