The Djao'Mor'Terra Collective (fayanora) wrote,
The Djao'Mor'Terra Collective
fayanora

  • Mood:

Hapax Legomenon

This comic talks about a term for an interesting literary/linguistic event I'd never before thought of. Called "hapax legomenon," it is a word that occurs only once in an entire span of something, like if a word is used only once in one's life or only once in an entire book, or so on. Like the word "gopherwood" appears only once in the entire Bible (and, also, only once in the entire written record of classical Hebrew). I find this absolutely fascinating.
Tags: cool stuff, in the land of the weird, language, linguistics, weird stuff, words
Subscribe
  • Post a new comment

    Error

    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

  • 5 comments