Monday, December 19, 2011

Random Linguistics Definitions Beginning with the Letter "M"

mand An utterance by which a speaker tries to get an addressee to do something: thus a command, demand, request, etc.

Mande Family of languages in West Africa, centred on the west of Guinea and adjoining parts of Mali, Ivory Coast, Liberia, and Sierra Leone. Bambara, Maninka, and Dyula are closely related members spoken in the north of this area.

modal voice Normal vibration of the vocal chords in the production of speech, as opposed e.g. to falsetto.

Definitions from: The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Linguistics, Second edition, 2007
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Griffin said...

Short, sweet, informative, interesting. Thanks.

RUTHAL said...

Excellent blog !
I`ll keep this blog in mind.

I love words and languages...

French, English, Romanian, Italian

your blog is inspirational

yours truly

Laura Payne said...

Griffin and RUTHAL - Thanks for the compliments.

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