Trivia On Language Origins

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  • 1. 
    What term is used for a grammatical form that expresses the social status of the addressee?
    • A. 

      Honorific

    • B. 

      Diglossia

    • C. 

      Shibboleth

    • D. 

      Slang

  • 2. 
    What is the term for a generally harmless word,that replaces an offensive or suggestive one?
    • A. 

      Expurgation

    • B. 

      Euphemism

    • C. 

      Isocolon

    • D. 

      Correption

  • 3. 
    Which term means a "special language" applying to a specific profession or event?
    • A. 

      Stylometry

    • B. 

      Idiolect

    • C. 

      Jargon

    • D. 

      Brogue

  • 4. 
    What term is used for the literary technique of using exaggeration for effect?
    • A. 

      Hyperbole

    • B. 

      Onomatopoeia

    • C. 

      Metaphor

    • D. 

      Apostrophe

  • 5. 
    What term refers to a谩variety谩of a谩language谩used by a group of the language's speakers?
    • A. 

      Dialect

    • B. 

      Register

    • C. 

      Joual

    • D. 

      Vernacular

  • 6. 
    What process is the communication of the meaning of a text from one language to another?
    • A. 

      Transnumeration

    • B. 

      Transition

    • C. 

      Transfiguration

    • D. 

      Translation

  • 7. 
    The English letters "s" and "z" are examples of which kind of sound?
    • A. 

      Semivowel

    • B. 

      Sibilant

    • C. 

      Lateral

    • D. 

      Liquid

  • 8. 
    Which English letter's sound is nasal?
    • A. 

      Y

    • B. 

      Z

    • C. 

      M

    • D. 

      L

  • 9. 
    What term is used for a use of words expressing the opposite of their literal meaning?
    • A. 

      Synecdoche

    • B. 

      Apostrophe

    • C. 

      Paradox

    • D. 

      Irony

  • 10. 
    What is the term for a verb which does not conform to an expected谩inflectional谩pattern?
    • A. 

      Irregular

    • B. 

      Appositive

    • C. 

      Unnatural

    • D. 

      Anathema

  • 11. 
    "To go", "to be", and "to run" are all examples of what?
    • A. 

      Infinitive

    • B. 

      Gerund

    • C. 

      Auxiliary Verbs

    • D. 

      Attributive

  • 12. 
    Symbols谩that indicate the structure and organization of谩written language are called what?
    • A. 

      Diacritic

    • B. 

      Numerals

    • C. 

      Palaeography

    • D. 

      Punctuation

  • 13. 
    What term is used for two different languages who speakers can understand each other?
    • A. 

      Mutually Beneficial

    • B. 

      Mutually Intelligible

    • C. 

      Mutually Exclusive

    • D. 

      Mutually Agreed

  • 14. 
    As of 2012, Aragonese, and Catalan are recognized languages of which country?
    • A. 

      Switzerland

    • B. 

      Ireland

    • C. 

      Spain

    • D. 

      Mexico

  • 15. 
    "Leetspeak" is an alternative English alphabet often used where?
    • A. 

      The Internet

    • B. 

      Poetry

    • C. 

      Government Papers

    • D. 

      Religious Texts

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