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Ways to Improve English Communication Skills

Mon Jul 19, 2010 10:38 pm by zafi

Everyone must try to post 1 tip daily to improve english communication skills.

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WHAT'S THE HAPPINESS?

Mon Jul 19, 2010 4:03 pm by ani

THIS IS A DIFFICULT QUESTION TO ANSWER.I'M DEFINITELY SURE THAT HAPPINESS CAN'T MEAN THE SAME TO ALL THE PEOPLE.
IT IS SOMETHING THAT LIVES INSIDE EACH OF US.YOU SHOULD CAREFULLY THINK ABUOT THIS.
IT'S VERY SERIOUS

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what sites can you advise for English learners?

Sat Jul 17, 2010 6:08 pm by Anna

There are many sites in English.I think we can help each other with the information

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Polysemy and homonymy.

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Post by anya on Thu Feb 24, 2011 7:25 pm

Polysemy and homonymy.
Polysemy is the co-existence of various senses in the semantic structure of a word.
Homonymy is the accidental coincidence of the sound-form of 2 or more words having different meanings.
Homonyms are classified according to the type of coincidence into:
- homophones
- homographs
- perfect homonyms coincide both in spelling and in pronunciation.
Homonyms can be
- full - coincide in all forms (seal — тюлень, клеймо)
- partial

Also:
- lexical — deffer only in lexical meaning (seal).
- lexical-grammatical (to see — sea).
- grammatical (read).

Sources of homonymy:
Phonetic changes (to see used to be seon, sea used to be pronounced сэ).
Borrowings (race-раса-French; race-скачки-Scandinavian).
Shorter names (fan)

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