I recently spent a bit of time studying Portuguese verb conjugations. I was using this site that focuses on Brazilian Portuguese verb forms.
That got me thinking about verbs and how different they are across different languages. It also got me thinking about the different parts to verb conjugations – time, aspect, mood, transivity, voice, modality, etc. Let’s look briefly at each part and then at how verbs across several languages work.
Hi all, I’m afraid I need to postpone this week’s lesson. This week has been a struggle for me, and I haven’t had the time nor ability to write a lesson. I will try and see if I can do it on Saturday. But if not, I will resume with the next lesson next week Thursday.
Welcome back to my series on linguistics. In last week’s lesson, we looked at airstream mechanisms – what they are and the different types. These mechanisms allow us to make different types of sounds which can then be used in speech. This week, we will look at these different types of speech sounds.
While writing the previous post, Linguistic Lesson #4, I briefly had a moment where I wasn’t sure whether to use “on to” or “onto”. So I googled the difference, and found a good explanation.
Welcome back to the next lesson in my Linguistics Lessons series. Last week, in lesson 2, we started looking at phonetics and what phonetics means. We talked about phoneticians and what they do, as well as the 3 areas of phonetics – articulatory, auditory, and acoustic. This week we’ll look at the first area: articulatory phonetics.
In Part 2 of the first lesson we finished looking at the 6 main areas of linguistics proper. We saw how linguistics itself could be broken down into 3 branches – sound, structure, and meaning. We also saw how each branch covers 2 of the 6 main areas of linguistics. In this lesson we will look at the first branch, and specifically at the first area: phonetics.
I want to apologize to anyone following along with the linguistics lessons. I wasn’t able to start a new lesson until a few hours ago. I’ve been giving myself 2 days to write the lesson, starting on Tuesday and posting on Wednesday (or very early Thursday morning). This week I didn’t start until Wednesday evening. So I will finish the post later today, on Thursday. And in future I will start the posts on Monday so that way I can stick to a weekly post every Wednesday.