Can refer to a specific word choice/ general character of language chosen by the author.
3 areas to consider: appearance, sound, meaning.
Language spoken by people in a region/group.
Branch of linguistics that studies the meaning of words, their historical and psychological development, their connotations, and their relation to one another.
Strict, literal, dictionary definition of a word, devoid of any emotion, attitude, or color.
ex. Monday-noun; the second day of the week following Sunday.
Non-literal, associative meaning of a word, implied, suggested meaning.
May involve ideas, emotions, and attitudes.
ex. Monday: beginning of work/school week often associated with stress, lack of sleep, etc.
Pleasant sounding words
Liquid consonants: L,M,N,R
Soft consonants: V, F, TH, WH, SH, W, Y.
Harsh sounding words
Plosive consonants: B, D, G, K, P, T.
More challenging to pronounce.
Flow is broken up.
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