Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Alphabe~Thursday "X"


“X” is for xenagogue

Xenagogue stands for a guide.

Guide means one who shows the way by leading, directing, or advising such as a guide dog leading the blind.

 or
As a pamphlet, or book that offers basic information or instruction such as the Bible is a wonderful guide book for Life.


or
A device, such as a ruler, tab, or bar, that serves as an indicator or acts to regulate a motion or operation such as a guide on a saw table.


Some people think the English language is a lot less hard to understand than others. But when you think about how one word can be used for different things it can be confusing to those trying to learn English.

My ex-husband was a Vietnamese linguist in the service. I used to help him with flash cards and let me tell you the same word with different symbols could mean several different things especially when you consider the various dialects of different regions. Very confusing.

Language is complicated.

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She will be your guide through the Alphabet like you've never experienced it.

Thanks for stopping by!~Ames

22 comments:

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Ames what a good post. I love to learn new words. This is a good one. I haven't done my X post since I can't think of anything to write about...lol. Hugs, Linda

anitamombanita said...

Language IS complicated, but that's what makes it so fun! Great post, Ames!

jen said...

I've never heard that word before. Guess I need to brush up on my English. Thanks for a mind bender this week.

Cathy Kennedy said...

Most x words are foreign to me, but what fun learning today! I like this one and how you presented it to us.

Language...especially the English language is tricky. I can only imagine what it must be like in other countries. I know I'd surely be confused and would certainly need that country's basic language xenagogue to learn how to speak.

Thanks for sharing a new word with me today!

The Impostor X

VBR said...

Language IS complicated. I always enjoy reading posts like this because it is an opportunity to learn more about words, their meanings and origins.

Deb said...

I love todays vocabulary word. I've never heard it before.

Judie said...

GREAT "X" post, Ames! The English language is certainly confusing at times. That's why I prefer to speak pig latin!! xoxo

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

Awesome X post! A new word is always a good thing!!

Sue said...

Language really is complex, isn't it? And so, so interesting.

=)

edenhills said...

Well, this is a new X word for me~very interesting!

Karen S. said...

Wow, see why these alphabe-thursday classes are so enriching!

beckyp said...

I have never heard of that word. Great post and explanation

Annesphamily said...

Ames if I were the teacher I would give you a double A plus!

This is a terrific post. You really know how to capture our attention!

Thanks for the cool info and enjoy your weekend!

Pondside said...

That was a good one! X was hard, but I find that people really worked this one and I've learned some weird new words.

Gattina said...

I really admire these dogs ! What a chance for the blind person !

Jo said...

Fabulous post ... I so admire guide dogs and those that train them. There was actually one in the local Irish pub on St. Patricks day ... and the noise and constant movement did not appear to bother her in the least. And thank your husband for his years of service ... he (and every other person who served) deserves thanks on a daily basis!

Jo said...

Fabulous post ... I so admire guide dogs and those that train them. There was actually one in the local Irish pub on St. Patricks day ... and the noise and constant movement did not appear to bother her in the least. And thank your husband for his years of service ... he (and every other person who served) deserves thanks on a daily basis!

Vicki/Jake said...

Language knits us all together, even if we can't understan the words, we get the body language...

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

Xcellent post! Thanx for teaching us a new word with all its meanings!!!

Cheryl D. said...

English is a very complicated language. I'm glad it's my primary one. It would have been awful learning it as a second language.

Splendid Little Stars said...

Language is indeed complicated!In English, for example, we use the word "love" to express a multitude of disparate feelings.
I like that word-xenagogue. I will think of it and use it!
Ms Jenny is definitely a great alphabet xenagogue!

Jenny said...

Thank you for xenagoguing me to a new word.

Ummm...

Yeah.

I suspect that is NOT a correct sentence!

But I admire your xcellently clever post!

A++++