By Mark Davies, Dee Gardner
A Frequency Dictionary of up to date American English: be aware sketches, collocates, and thematic listsis a useful device for all newbies of yank English, supplying an inventory of the 5,000 most often used phrases within the language.
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And the dragonfly (cf. ). The most illustrative example is the mating process of the praying mantis. As mating proceeds, the female clutches the male around the neck and begins to feed on his head. Though now decapitated, the male has a nervous system that enables him to continue mating. Some scientists have suggested that the male thus benefits his offspring by providing protein for the female during egg production. 165, p. 274, cf. ] The female twists her head and begins to eat his head and forebody during the act.
Only one, whom we named Charlie, would eat the prawns we placed in its mouth. The other jellies died, while Charlie doubled in size within a month. (National Geographic August 1994, p. 5: Distribution of gender – Fishes. 13,7% 12,4% Masculine Feminine Neuter 73,9% In the case of fish species the use of neuter gender is dominant- 75% of all pronouns were neuter. While the majority of animal species play only one role (masculine or feminine), some are described in two or three roles. I have excerpted 44 tropical fish species.
Gender differentiation and the asymmetrical use of animate nouns in contemporary Czech can be found in Dickins (2001: 212–247) Bantu languages are said to have extensive gender systems. Assignment rules are based on both semantic and morphological principles and they are quite complex. The priority of certain semantic rules over morphological rules varies not only in languages but also in dialectal variations. Sex does not play any role in assignment. “In Swahili the rule applies to animates: in many other Bantu languages the rule is restricted to humans” (Corbett 1991: 48).
A Frequency Dictionary of Contemporary American English: Word Sketches, Collocates and Thematic Lists by Mark Davies, Dee Gardner