English Grammatical Terms

Letter H

(PG = Prescriptive Grammar  —  DG = Descriptive Grammar)

(GL = Grammatical Lingo  —  OB = Obtuse  —  NG = Not Grammatical)

  • “Hard C” Pronunciation  —  [DG]  The Term “Hard C” or “Hard Letter C” is used to refer to one of the two main sounds that The Letter “C” can be pronounced as (when it is not in combination with other Letters that change it’s Pronunciation).

The Hard C Sound is exactly the same as the sound of The Letter “K”Phonetic Spelling = “K” / Symbol In The International Phonetic Alphabet = k

  • “Hard G” Pronunciation  —  [DG]  The Term “Hard G” or “Hard Letter G” is used to refer to one of the two main sounds that The Letter “G” can be pronounced as (when it is not in combination with other Letters that change it’s Pronunciation).

The Hard G Sound is best represented in the Word “Game”Phonetic Spelling = “G” / Symbol In The International Phonetic Alphabet = G

  • Hypernym  —  [NG]  The Term “Hypernym” is used to refer to a Word which is a more broad classification compared to it more specified classification.

“Animal” is a Hypernym of “Cat”.  Because “Cat” is a specific type of “Animal”.

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  • See Also:  “Hyponym”, “Synonym” & “Antonym”
  • Hyphen  —  [PG]  The Term “Hyphen” is the Term for one of the Symbols Of Punctuation [ – ].  The Hyphen is placed in-between Words, in-order-to indicate that the Words that are “Hyphenated” act as one single Term or Phrase.  The use of the Hyphen in Traditional Grammar is not very extensive.  In fact — the Hyphen is completely UNDER-used — thus, often, causing con-fusion resulting in having to read things more than once to get the correct meaning.  (This is true with ALL Punctuation in Traditional Grammar — and has-been one of the main motivating factors for creating The Common Tongue.)

However — in The Grammar Of The Common Tongue — the Hyphen is used extensively to indicate Phrase- & Phrasal-Forms.  This is done, so that the mind sees the Phrase written with Hyphens, and automatically knows that it is a single Phrase- or Phrasal-Forms — and does not con-fuse it by the separate literal meaning of it’s constituent parts.

You can see this by it’s use in the Phrases in the first Paragraph above:  “in-between” [Phrasal-Preposition], “in-order-to” [Phrasal-Conjunction].

The Preposition “In” — in the Phrasal-Preposition “in-between” is not used with it’s literal meaning.  And the Words “in” & “order” are also not used with their literal meaning in the Phrasal-Conjunction “in-order-to”.

But I bet that when you read them above — you barely even noticed the Hyphen.  However — your brain immediately knew that they were a collection of Words, functioning as a single “Phrasal”BECAUSE-of the Hyphen — and so, there was no possibility of accidentally miss-interpreting the Sentence…  No possibility of con-fusion.  😉

In The Common TongueThe Symbols Of Punctuation Are Classified As:  “Grammatical Elements” — Specifically “Base Grammatical Elements”.

  • Hyphenate  —  [DG]  The Term “Hyphenate” is used to refer to the action of placing a Hyphen in-between Words.  Or to say that a Phrase HAS a Hyphen (or more than one) — It has been “Hyphenated”.
  • Hyponym  —  [NG]  The Term “Hyponym” is used to refer to a Word which is a more specific classification of a much more broad classification.

“Cat” is a Hyponym of “Animal”.  Because “Cat” is a Type of “Animal”.

  • Blog Post  —  coming soon!
  • Grammar Lesson  —  coming soon!
  • Pronunciation Lesson  —  coming soon!
  • Video Lesson  —  coming soon!
  • See Also:  “Hypernym”, “Synonym” & “Antonym”

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