Archive for September, 2011

war on terror

September 13th, 2011

What an interesting linguistic construct. "War on terror" when in fact terror is actually an integral part of war, isn't it? That's the first thing you do, you *threaten* with war. Do this or we'll beat you up. Then, even after you declare war, the adversary still doesn't know at first how serious you're going to be about it. You could send in the whole army right away or just some... pickpockets. Eh? if you think this is bad, just imagine how much worse it could get. Again you threaten, you threaten to escalate. It's all about trying to instill terror. And then once you have war with planes flying over the city, huge explosions, tanks rolling up the street, it's much more terrorizing for the population than "terrorism" itself.

Now imagine this bit performed by:


la liaison francese

September 8th, 2011

Secondo Assimil (Wikipedia fornisce una spiegazione più chiara però) la liaison va usata nei seguenti casi:

  • tra articolo e nome
  • tra aggettivo e nome
  • tra pronome e verbo

In ogni altro caso sarebbe facoltativa. In più: la liaison si fa più facilmente laddove esiste uno stretto legame sintattico tra le parole; non ha invece luogo se le parole sono separate da una pausa.