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General links - Idioms

19:59 

Vocabulary - Personality&Character

A
active = always doing something: "She's an active person and never wants to stay in."

aggressive = being angry or threatening: "He's aggressive and starts arguments."

ambitious = wanting to succeed: "He's ambitious and wants to lead the company."

argumentative = always arguing with people: "He won't accept what you say – he's argumentative and loves to disagree!"

arrogant = thinking you are better than anyone else: "He always behaves as if nobody else's opinion is important – "I find him very arrogant."

assertive = being confident, so people can't force you to do things you don't want to do: "It's important to be assertive at work."

B
bad-tempered = in a bad mood: "What's got into him lately? He's so bad-tempered."

big-headed = thinking you're very important or clever: "I've never met anyone so big-headed!"

bossy = telling people what to do all the time: "He's so bossy - he never lets me do things the way I want to do them."

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@темы: English, Personality&Character, Vocabulary

19:55 

Marriage and wedding vocabulary

Marriage and wedding vocabulary
It all starts with a proposal. Traditionally the man goes down on one knee to pop the question.

If he receives a "yes", the couple are engaged. It is customary for the man to buy his fiancee an engagement ring, most commonly a diamond ring. Engagements can last for years, and if neither of the couple breaks off the engagement, the next step is marriage.

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@темы: English, Vocabulary, Relationship

19:45 

Love idioms

Falling in love
catch someone's eye = to be attractive to someone: "The shy man at the back of the class caught my eye."

to fancy someone (British English) = to find someone attractive: "My friend fancies you!"

to have a crush on someone = to only be able to think about one person: "When I was at school, I had a crush on a film star."

to have a soft spot for someone = to have a weakness for someone: "She has a soft spot for Richard – he can do anything!"

to have the hots for someone = to find someone very attractive: "She's got the hots for the new office manager."

to go out with someone (British English) = to date someone: "They've been going out together for years!"

to go steady = to go out with someone: "They've been going steady since their first year at university."

to fall for someone = to fall in love: "He always falls for the wrong types!"

to fall head over heels for someone = to completely fall in love: "He fell head over heels for her."

to be lovey-dovey = for a couple to show everyone how much they are in love: "They're so lovey-dovey, always whispering to each other and looking into each other's eyes."

to have eyes only for = to be attracted to one person only: "He's dropped all his old friends, now that he has eyes only for Susie."

to be the apple of someone's eye = to be loved by someone, normally an older relative: "She's the apple of her father's eye."

to be smitten by someone = to be in love with someone: "I first met him at a party and from that evening on, I was smitten."

a love-nest = the place where two lovers live: "They made a love-nest in the old basement flat."

to be loved-up (British English) = to exist in a warm feeling of love: "They are one loved-up couple!"

to be the love of someone's life = to be loved by a person: "He has always been the love of her life."

Types of love
puppy love = love between teenagers: "It's just puppy love – you'll grow out of it!"

cupboard love = love for someone because they give you food: "I think my cat loves me, but it's only cupboard love!"

Getting married
to get hitched: "They're getting hitched next Saturday."

to tie the knot: "So when are you two tying the knot?"

If it goes wrong…
to go through a bit of a rough patch = when things are not going well: "Since the argument, they've been going through a bit of a rough patch."

to have blazing rows = to have big arguments: "We had a blazing row last night."

can't stand the sight of someone = to not like someone: "She can't stand the sight of him any more!"

to call it a day = to agree that the relationship has ended: "We decided to call it a day."

to be on the rocks = a relationship that is in difficulty: "Once she moved out, it was clear their marriage was on the rocks."

to have a stormy relationship = a relationship with many arguments: "I'm glad we don't have a stormy relationship."

a love-rat = a man who betrays his girlfriend / wife: "He's had affairs with three different women – he's a complete love-rat."

Sayings
Marry in haste, repent at leisure = if you marry too quickly, you have the rest of your life to regret it!

Love is blind = when you love someone, you can't see their faults

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder = beauty is subjective

Let your heart rule your head = allow your emotions to control your rational side

Wear your heart on your sleeve = show other people how you are feeling

See also our page on marriage and wedding vocabulary for more words a

@темы: Vocabulary, Relationship, Personality&Character, Idioms&Expressions, English

19:23 

Relationship idioms

Relationship idioms


Positive
get on like a house on fire = to get on really well with someone: "They get on like a house on fire."

have a soft spot for someone = to be very fond of someone: "She has a soft spot for her youngest child."

go back a long way = to know someone well for a long time: "Those two go back a long way. They were at primary school together."

be in with = to have favoured status with someone: "She's in with the management."

Negative
get off on the wrong foot with someone = to start off badly with someone: "She really got off on the wrong foot with her new boss."

keep someone at arm's length = to keep someone at a distance: "I'm keeping her at arm's length for the time being."

they're like cat and dog = to often argue with someone: "Those two are like cat and dog."

rub someone up the wrong way = to irritate someone: "She really rubs her sister up the wrong way."

be at loggerheads = to disagree strongly: "Charles and Henry are at loggerheads over the new policy."

sworn enemies = to hate someone: "Those two are sworn enemies."

Equality and inequality
bend over backwards for someone = do everything possible to help someone: "She bent over backwards for them when they first arrived in the town."

be at someone's beck and call = to always be ready to do what someone wants: "As the office junior, she was at his beck and call all day."

pull your weight = to do the right amount of work: "The kids always pull their weight around the house."

do your fair share = to do your share of the work: "He never does his fair share!"

take someone under your wing = to look after someone until they settle in: "He took her under his wing for her first month at work."

keep tabs on someone = to watch someone carefully to check what they are doing: "He's keeping tabs on the sales team at the moment."

wear the trousers = to be in control: "She wears the trousers in their relationship."

be under the thumb = to be controlled by someone else: "He really keeps her under the thumb."

How you communicate
get your wires crossed =to misunderstand someone because you think they are talking about something else: "I think I've got my wires crossed. Were you talking about car or personal insurance?"

get the wrong end of the stick = to misunderstand someone and understand the opposite of what they are saying: "You've got the wrong end of the stick. The fault was with the other driver, not with me."

be left in the dark = to be left without enough information: "We've been left in the dark over this project. We haven't been told how to do it."

talk at cross purposes = when two people don't understand each other because they are talking about two different things (but don't realise it): "We're talking at cross purposes here."

go round in circles = to say the same things over and again, so never resolving a problem: "We always end up going round in circles in these meetings."

leave things up in the air = to leave something undecided: "I hate leaving things up in the air."

@темы: Vocabulary, Relationship, Personality&Character, Idioms&Expressions, English

11:49 

General links - synonyms, rhymes, abbreviations

www.woxikon.com/

"Woxikon started out as a mere dictionary but evolved into a large lexicon of translations, synonyms, rhymes, abbreviations and much more.

Woxikon is a multilingual dictionary and lexicon of translations, synonyms and abbreviations. The online translator can translate between German, English, French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Dutch, Swedish, Russian, Polish, Finnish, Norwegian and Turkish, and it may be used free of charge. It is continually being expanded.

Moreover, Woxikon offers conjugation tables and explanatory notes on grammar. We recommend their use as a supplement to the dictionary.

Woxikon offers foreign-language enthusiasts a wealth of possibilities for developing and improving their language skills."

@темы: general links, Vocabulary, Linguistics, English, словари

11:28 

General links - сайты и ссылки про этимологию, слова и их распространие

1. www.ezglot.com

"We all know little bit of foreign languages, even if we are not aware of it. Reason is simple: languages have many words in common. The more words two languages have in common, the more lexically similar they are, and more mutually intelligible.
EZGlot helps anyone appear to be a polyglot, by showing you which common words in foreign languages you already know, so that you can jump start your communication when traveling abroad. We show you words that not only look or sound similar, but also have similar meaning.
~90 languages, Gigabytes of data, months of algorithm development, weeks of computation. They call it Big Data. We used science, open source projects, custom graph analysis and lexical similarity algorithms, a number of iterations in search of a solution. A rich graph of relations between words in dozens of world languages contains many interesting insights, but also a lot of noise. While providing insights, we tried to reduce the noise. You can tell us whether we succeeded."

2. www.reddit.com/r/etymologymaps
список ссылок, разные языки

3. www.lexvo.org
Lexvo.org brings information about languages, words, characters, and other human language-related entities to the Linked Data Web and Semantic Web. The Linked Data Web is a worldwide initiative to create a Web of Data that exposes the relationships between entities in our world. Lexvo.org adds a new perspective to this Web by exposing how everything in our world is connected in terms of language, e.g. by considering semantic relationships between multilingual labels (like book or New York). Lexvo not only defines global IDs (URIs) for language-related objects, but also ensures that these identifiers are dereferenceable and highly interconnected as well as externally linked to a variety of resources on the Web.

4. www.lexvo.com
Words and their relationships

5. www.wordinfo.info
Latin and Greek cross refecences - A Dictionary of English Vocabulary Words Derived Primarily from Latin and Greek Sources, Presented Individually and in Family Units

@темы: links, general links, Vocabulary, Linguistics, English

11:04 

Word roots and mind maps

Сайт с лексикой. Слова организованы по ассоциациям - всем известныe Mind Maps, и по корням - интерактивно и с подкастом, в котором рассказывается про значение этого корня и про производные.
про корни - membean.com/educator/wordroots - внизу страницы ссылки на архив, пока там 112 корней
mind maps - membean.com/educator/wordmaps


@темы: links, Vocabulary, Mind Maps, English

10:50 

Personality&Character Podcasts

describing people (Elementary) - www.eslgold.com/speaking/describing_people.html

Describing People’s Personalities (PreInt - Int?) www.eslpod.com/website/show_podcast.php?issue_i...

Feeling Embarrassed - www.eslpod.com/website/show_podcast.php?issue_i...

Describing People (& Character) (Int) - zappenglish.com/english-listening-describing-pe...
"In this audio class about describing people you have the chance to take a personality test, as well as hearing what different people think are good characteristics and bad characteristics (of people’s characters). We’ll hear what makes a good friend and a good boss. What do you think? You’ll also be reminded of some common adjectives for describing character. Five different speakers give their opinions and you will have the chance to listen to Canadian, British and American accents."

Describing People & Character (Int) - zappenglish.com/colloquial-english-describing-p...
"When we talk about our friends or people we know in English, we use a lot of informal language. In this colloquial audio class you’ll learn some common ways to talk about, and describe the people around you. You’ll learn some new informal expressions for describing people and their character. Find out why somebody could be a dark horse. Are you bonkers? By the end of this podcast you’ll know!"

Finding Your Tribe - www.personalityhacker.com/podcast-episode-0024-...
the speakers talk about finding your tribe and how to make friends.

Finding Your Passion - www.personalityhacker.com/podcast-episode-0015-...

Myers Briggs Personality Types - www.personalityhacker.com/podcast-episode-0020-...

Personality and criticism (UpperInt) podcasts.personallifemedia.com/podcasts/214-pur...
"...the ways that criticism and self-criticism interfere with our ability to find our life purpose and live as strongly, passionately, and effectively as we would like to live."

Emotions - www.personalityhacker.com/podcast-0008/
"emotions… how we express them and often smuggle them when they are unpleasant"

Personality Styles (general topic - business, teambuilding, leadership) <podbay.fm/show/435836905/e/1334034000?autostart...

@темы: Podcasts, Personality&Character, English, links

12:59 

English Morphological Parser


nlpdotnet.com/Services/Morphparser.aspx

это сайт, который будет интересен скорее филологам\лингвистам, хотя, в целом, полезная вещь)
Оглавление:
Free NLP Online Services
Part-of-speech tagging
English concordancing
Tokenizing
Morphological parsing
Verb classifying
Linguistic Fingerprinting
Introduction to linguistics
Definitive Features of Language
Phonetics
Speech sound overview
Description of consonants
Chart of consonants
Description of vowels
Chart of monophthongs
Chart of diphthongs
Phonology
Phoneme and Allophones
Visual Studio Tutorials
Nlp Sample Code
My Technical Blogs

@темы: links, Linguistics, English

12:29 

ODLT The Online Dictionary of Language Terminology

ODLT The Online Dictionary of Language Terminology — odlt.org/
The ODLT contains concise explanations of the words English speakers use to talk about language

it goes like this:
expletive pronoun
Definition - A type of pronoun that is used when the sentence's syntax requires a subject but that subject doesn't exist.
Example -
In the sentence It is obvious that this definition is incomplete the it is an expletive pronoun because it doesn't refer to any existing subject.
a type of: expletive
aka: pleonastic pronoun | dummy pronoun
see: the weather "it" | pronoun
category: pronouns

@темы: словари, links, Linguistics, English

20:47 

A Nice Article on Letter Sign-offs

57 Ways To Sign Off On An Email
by Susan Adams

"One day last fall, my colleague Miguel Morales received an email with a sign-off that was so strange, it has stuck in his mind for the last year. It came from Melissa Geisler, who works in digital sports programming and production at Yahoo. Below Geisler’s title and above her cell phone number was this mystifying quote: “The Bird is equal to or greater than the Word,” attributed to someone named, simply, “scientist.”

With this and other strange sign-offs in mind, Miguel suggested I tackle the subject of how best to conclude an email. I polled colleagues, friends and four people I’d consider experts, including Cynthia Lett, 55, a business etiquette consultant in Silver Spring, MD. Below is their combined wisdom and some commentary of my own. I offer four rules and a long list of potential sign-offs.

But first, Geisler’s quote. She says it came from an episode of the animated cable TV show Family Guy, about a song from the 1960s. “That was me trying to have a little fun,” she says, adding that she has since changed her signature to add Yahoo’s new logo, and abandoning the quote, which she hoped recipients enjoyed while it lasted. Much as I respect Geisler’s attempt at levity, I think it’s a mistake to leave people guessing about what you want to say.

Here are my four rules for signing off on emails:
1. Don’t include quotes.

Etiquette consultant Lett advocates a more formal approach. “I don’t believe emails are conversations,” she says. “They’re letters.” I disagree. Emails are their own form of communication and they’re evolving fast. Farhad Manjoo, 35, Wall Street Journal technology columnist and until recently, the voice behind a Slate podcast, “Manners for the Digital Age,” puts it well: “An email is both a letter and an instant message,” he observes.

All of that said, here is a list of common and not-so-common email sign-offs, with commentary and notes from the experts.
Best + others

@темы: Writing, English

20:22 

Other ways to say ... GOOD BYE

Formal goodbyes
Goodbye.
"Goodbye" itself is actually one of the most formal ways to say goodbye to someone. Here are some situations in which "Goodbye" is appropriate:
You've broken up with your partner. You're sad about it. You think that you may never see this person again.
You're angry with a family member. You say this as you slam the door or hang up the phone.

Farewell.
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@темы: Vocabulary, Other ways to say..., Idioms&Expressions, English

22:08 

Vocabulary website

Очень наглядно по основным темам - Pictorial Vocabulary Guides. Есть разные задания, по некоторым темам можно выбрать уровень сложности.
На сайте кроме английского, еще довольно большое количество языков, включая восточные. Правда, некоторые пока представлены буквально парой тем.

www.languageguide.org/

@темы: English, Vocabulary, general links, languages

00:35 

Pentatonix singing

00:37 

100 Beautiful and Ugly Words

100 Beautiful and Ugly Words
By Mark Nichol
One of the many fascinating features of our language is how often words with pleasant associations are also quite pleasing on the tongue and even to the eye, and how many words, by contrast, acoustically and visually corroborate their disagreeable nature — look no further than the heading for this post.

Enrich the poetry of your prose by applying words that provide precise connotation while also evoking emotional responses. (Note the proportion of beautiful words to ugly ones in the compilation below; it’s easier to conjure the former than the latter, though I omitted words associated with bodily functions, as well as onomatopoeic terms.)

Notice how often attractive words present themselves to define other beautiful ones, and note also how many of them are interrelated, and what kind of sensations, impressions, and emotions they have in common. Also, try enunciating beautiful words as if they were ugly, or vice versa. Are their sounds suggestive of their quality, or does their meaning wholly determine their effect on us?

Beautiful Words

Amorphous: indefinite, shapeless
Beguile: deceive
Caprice: impulse
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Ugly Words

Cacophony: confused noise
Cataclysm: flood, catastrophe, upheaval
Chafe: irritate, abrade
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@темы: English, Other ways to say..., Vocabulary

15:53 

Outside the Standard, Formal Language

A variety of terms distinguish the kinds of languages and vocabularies that exist outside the mainstream of standard, formal language. Here are twelve words and phrases that denote specific ideas of language usage.

1. Argot
An argot is a language primarily developed to disguise conversation, originally because of a criminal enterprise, though the term is also used loosely to refer to informal jargon.

2. Cant
Cant is somewhat synonymous with argot and jargon and refers to the vocabulary of an in-group that uses it to deceive or exclude nonusers.

3. Colloquial Language
Anything not employed in formal writing or conversation, including terms that might fall under one or more of most of the other categories in this list, is a colloquialism. Colloquial and colloquialism may be perceived to be pejorative terms, but they merely refer to informal terminology.

Colloquial language — whether words, idiomatic phrases, or aphorisms — is often regionally specific; for example, variations on the term “carbonated beverage” — including soda, pop, and coke — differ in various areas of the United States.

4. Creole
A creole is a more sophisticated development of a pidgin, derived from two or more parent languages and used by people all ages as a native language.

5. Dialect
A dialect is a way of speaking based on geographical or social factors.

6. Jargon
Jargon is a body of words and phrases that apply to a specific activity or profession, such as a particular art form or athletic or recreational endeavor, or a medical or scientific subject. Jargon is often necessary for precision when referring to procedures and materials integral to a certain pursuit.

However, in some fields, jargon is employed to an excessive and gratuitous degree, often to conceal the truth or deceive or exclude outsiders. Various types of jargon notorious for obstructing rather than facilitating communication are given names often appended with -ese or -speak, such as bureaucratese or corporate-speak.

7. Lingo
This term vaguely refers to the speech of a particular community or group and is therefore loosely synonymous with many of the other words in this list.

8. Lingua Franca
A lingua franca is a language often adopted as a common tongue to enable communication between speakers of separate languages, though pidgins and creoles, both admixtures of two or more languages, are also considered lingua francas.

9. Patois
Patois refers loosely to a nonstandard language such as a creole, a dialect, or a pidgin, with a connotation of the speakers’ social inferiority to those who speak the standard language.

10. Pidgin
A simplified language arising from the efforts of people speaking different languages to communicate is a pidgin. These languages generally develop to facilitate trade between people without a common language. In time, pidgins often evolve into creoles.

11. Slang
A vocabulary of terms (at least initially) employed in a specific subculture is slang. Slang terms, either invented words or those whose meanings are adapted to new senses, develop out of a subculture’s desire to disguise — or exclude others from — their conversations. As US society becomes more youth oriented and more homogenous, slang becomes more widespread in usage, and subcultures continually invent new slang as older terms are appropriated by the mainstream population.

12. Vernacular
A vernacular is a native language or dialect, as opposed to another tongue also in use, such as Spanish, French, or Italian and their dialects as compared to their mother language, Latin. Alternatively, a vernacular is a dialect itself as compared to a standard language (though it should be remembered that a standard language is simply a dialect or combination of dialects that has come to predominate).

@темы: English, Vocabulary, languages, terms

14:46 

26 Christmas Carols - раз уж праздники, то как без них))

An 80 minute collection of 26 much-beloved traditional Christmas carols, sung by a variety of well-known English choirs, with images of traditional Victorian-period Christmas cards.


@темы: the world go round, X-mas&NYear, Music, English, Art

17:58 

Other ways to say... DIFFERENT

40 Synonyms for “Different”
Looking for a different way to say “different”? Here are forty more or less distinct synonyms, along with their sometimes similar, sometimes disparate meanings.

1. Alternate: arranged or occurring in turns, or see alternative; also, every other (also a verb)
2. Alternative: referring to a choice; also, apart from the conventional or usual
3. Assorted: consisting of different kinds
4. Differing: see distinct, or changing from one case or situation to another; also, disagreeing
5. Discernable: able to be recognized as different; also detectable or recognizable
6. Discrete: see distinct
7. Disparate: see distinct, or incompatibly different
8. Dissimilar: not alike
9. Distant: different in kind; also, separated or far away from, going a long way, or far behind, or reserved in behavior, or distracted
other 30 different variants

@темы: English, Other ways to say..., Vocabulary

17:53 

Other ways to say... SAYS

Nearly 200 Ways to Say "Says"
Marion Campus Studies in English and Technology

accuses
acknowledges
acquires
adds
+ еще около 200

@темы: English, Other ways to say..., Vocabulary

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