It’s not just about how many times a word or phrase appears in a dictionary; the word itself, and even the way it is used, is also subject to the rules of punctuation and capitalization.
In an interview with the BBC, linguist Paul Hsieh from the University of Southern California explained that when we think of words and phrases, we often think of their definitions.
“When you’re using a word in a sentence, you’re looking for something that’s unique and not something that you’re likely to find in any dictionary,” he said.
It’s important to think about the word’s context, which is important for many reasons, but especially important for people with a language impairment.
The word ‘duplicated’ may sound like a big deal, but Hsiehe said there are many things that can happen with it that are not always obvious.
First, if you look at the definition of a word, there are two possibilities: there are four possible ways to say the same thing, or there are six possible ways.
Secondly, if the word you’re searching for is already in use in other contexts, you can look up other words or phrases that contain it.
If you search for a word that’s commonly used by the deaf community, you might see that it has the same spelling, but it also has a different meaning.
Hsieh explained that, when it comes to the word ‘dumb’, there are different meanings depending on where the person using the word is from.
When it comes down to it, the word doesn’t actually have to be used in the same context, but there are things you should keep in mind.
“There are other words that are also useful when you’re talking to someone who’s hearing-impaired, such as the word for ‘wonderful’, ‘tough’, or ‘bitter’,” he said, explaining that the same person might be able to tell you more about a person’s accent or the way that they speak.
While the word may not always be used exactly the same way in different contexts, it’s always important to remember that the word could also be used to describe a particular behaviour.
For example, when people with hearing loss use the word to describe something that they do, they’re not just describing how they’re feeling or how they feel about something.
They’re also describing how the behaviour might have happened, or the person doing the action.
As an example, you could also find that a person who’s deaf can use the term ‘duped’ to describe how someone is acting, as well as describe how they might feel.