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FUN LINGUISTICS

       
     

Quotes

      The following quotes have in common that they are all related to linguistics in some way - and that they are amusing and/or inspiring.
       
      "Whale" is a small word for a large object; "microorganism" is the reverse.
Charles Hockett, The Origin of Speech (1960) 
       
      Science, by definition, is the search for order in nature.
Frederick J. Newmeyer, Grammatical Theory: Its Limits and its Possibilities (1983)
       
      Speech is much more than pronunciation
but it is impossible without it!
Paul Tench, Pronunciation Skills (1981)