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Toddler Linguistic Development: Sentences!

The kid has been building up his vocabulary in both English and Japanese, of course, and at some point started stringing words together. At first, if I recall, it was a couple of stock phrases like “all done,” then rudimentary noun-verb combinations like “Papa sit” or “Mama eat.” For several weeks, he’s been doing three-word sentences like “Woodchuck 草 eat.” (草 is  459 more words

Nonfiction

John Steinbeck, "Cannery Row"

“Cannery Row is the gathered and scattered, tin and iron and rust and splintered wood, chipped pavement and weedy lots and junk heaps, sardine canneries of corrugated iron, honky tonks, restaurants and whore houses, and little crowded groceries, and laboratories and flophouses.” 37 more words

Listing

limpid, languid

By LAWRENCE FELLOWS

Limpid, despite what some people think, has nothing to do with limp. In fact it means clear or lucid, as in… 56 more words

Adjectives

winning, winsome

A winsome person is charming and pleasant, maybe even a bit lighthearted. We’re more likely to speak about a winsome woman, especially if the woman is capturing the heart of a man. 76 more words

Verbs

Fourth Graders Don Mr. Twit Beards

English Class fourth graders, under the direction of their English teacher, Mr. Gregg, have started reading The Twits by Roald Dahl. It’s an excellent, fun book full of new adjectives and colourful language. 72 more words

Education In Pori, Finland

All About 'Bon'

Today’s post is all about colloquialisms with the word Bon. We all know that “bon” is an adjective that means “good” or “nice”, but it is also used in different ways in conversation. 309 more words

French

abstract, abstraction

By LAWRENCE FELLOWS

If you thought someone had spilled paint on the wall, you may have been looking at an abstraction, or an example of… 66 more words

Nouns