The word somnambulism is to walk as what word is to talk?
Etymology, Etymology, and more Etymology
as well as grammar, usage, euphemism, slang, jargon, semantics, linguistics, neologism, idiom, cant, and argot.
The critically-acclaimed board game
consists of tough questions about the nuances of the English language.
Those who sleep-walk are somnambulists,
whereas those who sleep-talk are somniloquists.
According to the Online
Etymological Dictionary, the word somnambulism beat out the word noctambulation to become the common English word for
re: etymology of somnabulism/somniloquism, just to
make things clear you could also give the Latin word loquere: to speak.
The other day I came across the etymology of
tawdry. Fascinating and I should have known it
because I have often visited Ely and my parents were married at St.
Etheldreda's, Ely Place.
already used it for MooT. Always happy to get the emails and even more when I
get the right answer as I did with somniloquism.
Loquere? I remember that "speak" in Latin is a
deponential verb ( deponens in Latin), i.e. it
is passive in form but active in meaning. To speak is thus "loqui" not
"*loquere". And I speak would be "loqueor". Another example is "hortari" to
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