In the sentence who is saying “that’s your business,isn’t it ,cousin”

Laila remembered another fight, and, that time, Mammy had stood over Babi and said in a mincing way,That’s your business, isn’t it, cousin? To make nothing your business. Even your own sons going to war. Howl pleaded with you. Bui you buried your nose in those cursed books and let our sons go like they … Read more

Open-ended concepts in Chinese usually be alluded by listing specific examples. Would native English speakers find it hard to grasp the connotation?

In Chinese and Vietnamese sometimes a word is made up by listing its examples. For example, “table-chair” means furniture, “month-year” means time, “land-water” means country, “spring-summer-fall-winter” means the cycle of time, “birth-old-sickness-death” means the cycle of life. Of course words for “furniture” or “time” exist, but by using “table-chair” or “month-year”, the alluded concepts are … Read more

How is “burial” incorrectly formed?

OED says that: Middle English buryel, biriel, incorrectly formed as a singular of byriels, buriels n., q.v.; in later times associated with nouns in -al from French, such as espousal-s. says that: “act of burying,” late 13c.; earlier “tomb” (c. 1200), false singular from Old English byrgels “tomb,” from byrgan “to bury” + suffix … Read more

Email – We will discuss about this during/in our meeting scheduled on Monday?

I am responding to an email where i want inform the person who asked some question saying we will discuss about this during Mondays meeting. I am not sure which is the correct way of framing this sentence. 1) Thanks for providing the details. We will discuss about this in our Monday meeting. Thank you … Read more

Which of the two sounds more natural: corestrict or correstrict?

In mathematics, one uses the prefix co- to denote something that’s dual to an already known object, for instance: limit -> colimit, basis -> cobasis, cycle -> cocycle, tangent -> cotagent, domain -> codomain. On the other hand, words that arose by adding co- usually have a doubled ‘r’, for instance: responds -> correspond, relate … Read more