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List of self-describing linguistic terms

John Cowan posted this list of self-describing linguistic terms in a comment on this blog entry:

pyalatyalizyation, methatesis or metasethis, redup-reduplication, frikhathive, schwə, positionpost, teefoicink, anology, triephthouong, superlativissimus, diminutivito, ancicipation, rules of redundancy rules, { reduced grud : zr grd : e grede : o grod }, sekont sount shiftz, { ebleut : ümläut }, folk-entomology or folk ate-a-mology, frönting, voized, fəˈnɛtʰɪk, suffix-ed, pre-fixed, epenethesis, rhotarism, haspʰiration, gemmination, apfrication, noun, noun phrase, adjectival, adverbially, conjunction and/or disjunction, "This is a complex sentence because it has a subordinate clause", genitive’s, gloʔʔalization, vowol harmono, to back formate, dithsimilation, anapityxis, execrescence, metan alysis, agglutinatinglanguages, apfricate, -pheresis, aphas...., diephthoung, kpoarticulated stop, compēsatory lengthening, condamination, diäeresis, díäçrît’ǐč, digræph, duplication, duplication, monophtong, nãsąlĩzątĩǫn, lharyngeal, mprenasalization, weagening or lenizhion, relick form, infuckingfixation, sibboleth, pro clitic, and derivationalizationalize; also, from the field of writing, lipgraphy and dittotography.

I'm much amused :)

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