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March 24th, 2007

Wanted: New Owner @ 10:28 am

jnghh:

Some of you might have noticed that wordweek has been growing more and more sparodic, until it finally went quiet for the past few weeks. I'd like to say that it was a temporary phase, but with regret, I have to admit that I can no longer manage the posts for this community. We had a fairly good run, and for that I'm happy.

I'm not sure if anyone is still out there, but I am looking to hand over the ownership of this community to someone who has a love for words as well as the willingness/energy/time to hunt down words and introduce them slowly a week at a time. (Of course, if you have an idea of another direction this community can take, I'm open to listening to it, too.) If you think you might be interested, let me know.

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February 23rd, 2007

concordance : challenge yourself @ 12:16 pm

jnghh:
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This Week's Word: concordance
AWAD archive date: Sat Feb 12 00:04:24 EST 2000


concordance (kuhn-KOR-dns) noun

It's that time of the week again! Have you learned the word?

The current theme: words about words.

 

February 22nd, 2007

concordance : quote of the week #2 @ 12:00 pm

jnghh:
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This Week's Word: concordance
AWAD archive date: Sat Feb 12 00:04:24 EST 2000


concordance (kuhn-KOR-dns) noun

The weight of the insect was very remarkable, and, taking all thingsinto consideration, I could hardly blame Jupiter for his opinionrespecting it; but what to make of Legrand's concordance with that opinion, I could not, for the life of me, tell.

The current theme: words about words.

 

February 21st, 2007

concordance : quote of the week #1 @ 12:00 pm

jnghh:
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This Week's Word: concordance
AWAD archive date: Sat Feb 12 00:04:24 EST 2000


concordance (kuhn-KOR-dns) noun

"They began with a concordance to the scrolls -- an index that lists each word -- prepared under the auspices of the official team in the 1950s but not made available until 1988."
Richard N. Ostling, The Computer Keys' Scrolls Closely held ancient documents are revealed through modern software, Time, 16 Sep 1991.

The current theme: words about words.

 

February 20th, 2007

concordance : etymology @ 09:43 pm

jnghh:
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This Week's Word: concordance
AWAD archive date: Sat Feb 12 00:04:24 EST 2000


concordance (kuhn-KOR-dns) noun

[Origin: 1350–1400; ME concordaunce < AF, equiv. to MF concordance < ML concordantia. See concord, -ance]

The current theme: words about words.

 

February 19th, 2007

concordance : definition @ 12:12 pm

jnghh:
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This Week's Word: concordance
AWAD archive date: Sat Feb 12 00:04:24 EST 2000


concordance (kuhn-KOR-dns) noun

  1. Agreement; concord.
  2. An alphabetical index of all the words in a text or corpus of texts, showing every contextual occurrence of a word.
  3. The presence of a given trait in both members of a pair of twins.

The current theme: words about words.

 

February 16th, 2007

lexeme : challenge yourself! @ 12:26 pm

jnghh:
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This Week's Word: lexeme
AWAD archive date: Fri Feb 11 00:04:30 EST 2000


lexeme (LEK-seem) noun

And just like that, another week has gone by! It feels like just a day or so ago that I was issuing a challenge. You know the drill. Kudos and cookies&nbsp anyone who can find an opportunity to use the word this week!

The current theme: words about words.

 

February 14th, 2007

lexeme : quote of the week #1 @ 12:00 pm

jnghh:
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This Week's Word: lexeme
AWAD archive date: Fri Feb 11 00:04:30 EST 2000


lexeme (LEK-seem) noun

"Lexeme's translation software breaks a language down into its tiniest building blocks, called lexemes."
Edward C. Baig, Bilingual Software: New programs Automatically Translate Computer Language, Fortune, 21 Jul 1986.

The current theme: words about words.

 

February 13th, 2007

lexeme : etymology @ 12:00 pm

jnghh:
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This Week's Word: lexeme
AWAD archive date: Fri Feb 11 00:04:30 EST 2000


lexeme (LEK-seem) noun

[Lex (icon) + -eme.]

The current theme: words about words.

 

February 12th, 2007

lexeme : definition @ 12:00 pm

jnghh:
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This Week's Word: lexeme
AWAD archive date: Fri Feb 11 00:04:30 EST 2000


lexeme (LEK-seem) noun

The fundamental unit of the lexicon of a language. Find, found, and finding are members of the English lexeme find.

The current theme: words about words.

 

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