Per utramque cavernam
Joined 9 December 2017
- Wiktionary:Beer parlour § "Linguistic phenomenon of the week/month"?: How can we stay within our purview and not encroach on Wikipedia's turf?
- metathesis (hyperthesis), doublet, exocentric compound, rebracketing, ergative verb, valency, libfix, parasynthetic compound, disfixation, back-formation, backronym, autological term, calque, semantic loan, grammaticalisation (content word → function word; French on, German man), phonetic erosion, suppletion, linguistic purism (Anglish, Icelandic), euphemism treadmill, analogical levelling, RAS syndrome, pleonastic compound nouns, pleonasms, reconstruction, haplology, epenthesis (excrescence, anaptyxis), prescriptivism vs. descriptivism (avoir faim: avoir très faim vs. avoir grand faim), semantic shift, obligatorification, verb-framing vs. satellite-framing, assimilation (progressive assimilation, regressive assimilation), vocal fry, vowel shift, motivation (of the sign), negative-polarity item, denotation vs. connotation, holorhyme, anglicism, pseudo-anglicism, legal doublet, genericized trademark, antonomasia, simile, univerbation, sound law, rhyming compounds, blend, portmanteau, folk etymology, paradigm leveling, zero derivation / conversion, null morpheme