2011-05-17

The Final, Complete, Authoritative List of Self-Describing Linguistic Expressions

Note: I did not make up any of these wonderful terms.

ablout, adjectival, adverbially, affrichation, agglutinatinglanguagetype, analogician, anapityxis, ancicipation, anology, apfrication, aphas..., apocop, aprothesis, archaisme, assimination, asssibilation, Attattic reduplication, atticipatory assimilation, breakieng, comparativer, compēsatory lengthening, condamination, conjunction and/or disjunction, cpoatricpulated stocp, daigraeph, debuccalihation, derivationalizationalize, devoicink, dialuctal form, diephthoungiezaitioun, digræph, diminutivito, dithsimilation, diäeresis, duplication, díäçrîtič, e grede, ebleut, epenethesis, extcrescentce, final devoicink, finix, fixsuf, folk at-a-mall-oh-gee/folk ate-a-mology/folk-entomology, foneme, frapped r, frixathiv, frönting, fəˈnɛtʰɪk, gemminnattion, genitive’s, Ghrassman's Lhaw, gloʔʔalization, græ:t vu:l shift, haplogy, haspʰiration, he-uh-sitation, infuckingfixation, Krimm's Law, lharyngeal, lenizhion, lip-wownding, loan mot, lubualuvatium, metasethis/methatesis, metophony, mon, monophtong, morph-eme-s, mprenasalization, nansal infinx, nominalization, noun, noun phrase, NP[ADJ[labeled]ADJ N[bracketing]N]NP, nãsąlĩzątĩǫn, o grod, paragogee, perreveratory addimilation, pheresis, portition, positionpost, ppoggessive addimilation, pre-fixed, pro clitic, phetic, polysyllabic, pyalatyalizyation, rean alysis, reduced grud, redup-reduplication, relick form, rerressive assimilation, rhotarism, rules of redundancy rules, schwə, sfirathization, sibboleth, spelling pronounciation, stigmartize' fohm, suffix-ed, superlativissimus, svarabhakati, sync'pe, teefoicink, t-fuckin'-mesis, the firsth Germanih sount shifth, the sekont Germanich sount shiftz, thetamesis, to back formate, triephthouong, ttl vwl rdctn, ümlaut, verbed, voizing, vowol harmono, weagening, zr grd, ηugment.

My personal favorite is "vowol harmono".

10 comments:

About Last Weekend said...

Nice to meet you, Jody here, Kiwi living in Oakland. Came through (?) can't remember now. Only know Umlat (sp) and adjectival but will work my way through the list. Like your blog - will be back! My brother in law says his friends call him "topsoil knowledge' but I would say you're all the layers!

Researcher said...

hello sir
would you please explain to me what "romantic linguistics" mean?
thanks

John Cowan said...

Researcher: I suppose it's a joking reference to "Romance linguistics", meaning the study of the Romance languages, those which descend from Latin. The most prominent of these are Portuguese, Spanish, Catalan, Occitan, French, Italian, and Romanian.

Himal Mitra said...

Having just slaved over a short lipogram (on my blog) I am awestricken by both the joy and the work enacted in your post...

John Cowan said...

Thank you. I hasten to add that the only work I did here was collection and deduplication (not to be confused with reduplication); all the gems herein were invented by anonymous parties.

Himal Mitra said...

Here's another: "macaronic."

seetal said...

Can I ask where you found these terms and where Lubualuvatium comes from?

Please reply asap, thank you

John Cowan said...

It's what happens when you apply labialization to labialization in an over-the-top sort of way, much like the rest of the terms.

Hlaford said...

This is a wonderful list; I'm sorry I didn't find it before. It got me thinking and I came up with these:

portition
nominalization (!)
apoco
archaisme
her-er-sitation
lip-wounding
dialuctal
Atattic reduplication
ηugment

John Cowan said...

Thank you! I have added most of these (apoco is too close to the existing apocop) with a few changes to the spellings. I've also added comparativer to go with superlativissimus and verbed to go with the other parts of speech.