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By David Standish

Ideals in mysterious underworlds are as previous as humanity. however the concept that the earth has a hole inside was once first proposed as a systematic conception in 1691 via Sir Edmond Halley (of comet fame), who advised that there should be lifestyles down there besides. hole Earth strains the unbelievable, terrific, and simply undeniable bizarre variations his rules have taken over the centuries. From technology fiction to utopian societies or even religions, hole Earth travels via centuries and cultures, exploring how every one era’s dating to the belief of a hole earth reflected its hopes, fears, and values. Illustrated with every little thing from seventeenth-century maps to Fifties pulp paintings to motion picture posters and extra, Hollow Earth is for someone attracted to the background of odd rules that simply won’t depart.

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Shaw fails to take into account the more complex ways in which spelling indicates pronunciation, such as by the position of letters in a word. SPELLINGS AND SPEECH SOUNDS Construct an attack on Shaw's claim. What evidence can you give to support the claim that ghoti should be pronounced 'goaty'and not like fish? 5 (a) Many of the final -es on words are remnants of old grammatical endings, and were pronounced as a 'schwa' (a short vowel sound, as in the first phoneme of the word about). Towards the end of the Middle English period these final -es ceased to be pronounced.

There were also several thousand direct Latin borrowings into English, particularly towards the end of the Middle English period. g. scripture, client, conviction, library, scribe, dissolve, quadrant, medicine, ulcer). However, it was not until the Renaissance in the sixteenth century that borrowing from Latin took off. The Renaissance saw the development of new concepts and techniques, the flowering of the arts and sciences, as well as further exploration of the world. Much of this took place on the continent of Europe.

Amusing had the sense of 'capturing one's attention'; awful of 'being impressive, majestic (literally, full of awe)'; and artificial of 'being skilful, displaying art'. twelfth century thirteenth century coarse woollen cloth cloth covering tables or counters fourteenth century counting table fifteenth/sixteenth century writing table seventeenth century room containing the table people working in the room department agency CHANGING MEANINGS One specific way in which meaning can be transferred is through metaphor.

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