We live at a defining moment for humanity, as the compounding effects of technology and civilization reach an inflection point.
The principal thing that is lacking is sentence accent and variety in the inflection of phrases.
The Klong is rhythmic, the play being on the inflection of the voice in speaking the words, which inflection is arranged according to fixed schemes; the rhyme, if it can so be called, being sought not in the similarity of syllables but of intonation.
It is usual to distinguish between the general coast-line measured from point to point of the headlands disregarding the smaller bays, and the detailed coast-line which takes account of every inflection shown by the map employed, and follows up river entrances to the point where tidal action ceases.
The double tan larities - gent or inflection; gent; arising as follows: 1.
indic.) is closely parallel to the inflection of the same person in Sanskrit and of quite unique linguistic interest.
It may be mentioned that the single sheet is a sort of wavy form, having upon it three lines of inflection, and which is met by any plane through the vertex in one or in three lines; the twin-pair sheet has no lines of inflection, and resembles in its form a cone on an oval base.
The characters really seem to show voice inflection very well.
Thirdly, the three intersections by the line infinity may be coincident and real; or say we have a threefold point: this may be an inflection, a crunode or a cusp, that is, the line infinity may be a tangent at an inflection, and we have the divergent parabolas; a tangent at a crunode to one branch, and we have the trident curve; or lastly, a tangent at a cusp, and we have the cubical parabola.
xxviii., 1844); in the latter of these the points of inflection are obtained as the intersections of the curve u = o with the Hessian, or curve A = o, where A is the determinant formed with the second derived functions of u.
It will readily be understood how the like considerations apply to other cases, - for instance, if the line is a tangent at an inflection, passes through a crunode, or touches one of the branches of a crunode, &c.; thus, if the line S2 passes through a crunode we have pairs of hyperbolic legs belonging to two parallel asymptotes.
It may be added that there are on the odd circuit three inflections, but on the even circuit no inflection; it hence also appears that from any point of the odd circuit there can be drawn to the odd circuit two tangents, and to the even circuit (if any) two tangents, but that from a point of the even circuit there cannot be drawn (either to the odd or the even circuit) any real tangent; consequently, in a simplex curve the number of tangents from any point is two; but in a complex curve the number is four, or none, - f our if the point is on the odd circuit, none if it is on the even circuit.
You can almost hear the inflection on the last sentence.
The most simple case is when three double points come into coincidence, thereby giving rise to a triple point; and a somewhat more complicated one is when we have a cusp of the second kind, or node-cusp arising from the coincidence of a node, a cusp, an inflection, and a double tangent, as shown in the annexed figure, which represents the singularities as on the point of coalescing.
The node or cusp is not an inflection, and we have thus for a node a diminution 6, and for a cusp a diminution 8, in the number of the intersections; hence for a curve with 6 nodes and cusps, the diminution is = 66+8K, and the number of inflections is c= 3m(m - 2) - 66 - 8K.
The whole theory of the inflections of a cubic curve is discussed in a very interesting manner by means of the canonical form of the equation x +y +z +6lxyz= o; and in particular a proof is given of Plucker's theorem that the nine points of inflection of a cubic curve lie by threes in twelve lines.
inflection of English verbs.
Speech may lack inflection or be unusually high pitched.
For a crunodal cubic the six inflections which disappear are two of them real, the other four imaginary, and there remain two imaginary inflections and one real inflection.
For a cuspidal cubic the six imaginary inflections and two of the real inflections disappear, and there remains one real inflection.
The apparently haphazard use of this inflection is a little odd, and can be confusing if it's not expected.
inflection of the voice executed to perfection.
The next main section of the paper gives an overview of English verbal inflection.
It is sung 3 times with a different inflection each time.
These words may, additionally, be nuanced by means of, for instance, grammatical inflection.
inflection points ' .
inflection class morphology (see below) indicates that lexical words were employed with elements of their original Greek morphology.
Cross- classification of these inflection markers encodes natural classes of inflection markers encodes natural classes of inflection.
It is fair to say that Portuguese grammar is more complex than English, mainly due to verb inflection.
inflexion but voice has no inflection and can sound rather manic!
The opposite form, an inlet of the sea, is known when wide as a gulf, bay or bight, according to size and degree of inflection, or as a fjord or ria when long and narrow.
Voltaire makes an interesting observation on the technical difference between an English and a French sermon in the 18th century; the former, he says, is a solid and somewhat dry dissertation which the preacher reads to the congregation without a gesture and without any inflection of his voice; the latter is a long declamation, scrupulously divided into three points, and recited by heart with enthusiasm.
14); and that in y 3 would be caused by a curvature such that there is a point of inflection at the middle of each line (fig.
For decades, women's bodies have been stereotyped into one of four categories, each one putting a positive and negative spin on one of these three inflection points.
Those with pear-shaped bodies may find it frustrating to look for dresses that fit all three inflection points.
Apart from speech difficulties, deaf children learning English often show considerable difficulty with the inflection and syntax of the language, which marks their writing as well as their speech.
They seem to have particular problems with inflection and word forms, such as leaving off endings when forming verb tenses (for example, the -ed ending when forming the past tense).
They seem to have particular problems with inflection and word forms, such as leaving off endings when forming verb tenses (for example, the ed ending when forming the past tense).
Reading your poetry aloud lets you infuse the passion and inflection that is impossible to convey in print.
Pronouncing these numbers is not difficult either once you understand the basics, always remembering to pronounce lightly and using the nasal inflection when necessary.
Too many genres are mashed into this confused sound, making it difficult for the listener to grasp what is more important - the message, the noise, the overly-dramatic voice inflection or the image.
The regular plural inflection, and the genitive possessive inflection of nouns follow exactly the same pattern.
In spoken Welsh, it means to end the sentence with a rising inflection.
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