re k@g nI sh@n
definition 1: the act of identifying someone or something previously seen or known.
example: It had been many years since he’d seen her, but his recognition of her face was instantaneous.
definition 2: formal acknowledgment or approval.
example: A formal dinner was given in recognition of her achievements.
definition 3: acknowledgment of the validity of something.
example: They demanded recognition of their rights as citizens.
example: The new nation has yet to receive recognition from some of its neighbors in the region.
sih nek də ki
a figure of speech in which one term is used representatively for another by substituting a part for the whole or the specific for the general, or the reverse of these, such as “wheels” for “car” or “the police” for “a policeman”.
definition 1: the act or result of failing. [See entry for "fail"]
example: Failure to hand in papers on time will result in the lowering of one’s grade.
example: Sadly, their attempt to revive their business resulted in failure.
definition 2: a person or thing that fails or does not succeed.
example: The new musical, despite all its glamour, was a failure on Broadway.
example: His brother’s great financial success made him feel like a failure regardless of his own accomplishments.
example: She was a failure at dancing, but she excelled at athletics.
definition 3: an insufficiency or inadequacy.
example: Lower than normal temperatures caused a crop failure.
a nə ma tə pi ə
the formation or use of words whose sounds suggest the meanings of the words, such as “bang,” “moo,” or “jingle”.
k@ ma dih ti
definition 1: something with a practical use or value.
example: Fertile land and drinkable water have always been precious commodities.
example: Slaves were considered to be commodities and were not counted as part of the population.
definition 2: a product, as opposed to a service, that can be bought and sold, esp. an agricultural or mining product.
example: Sugar produced from sugar cane became a valuable commodity during the time of European colonization.