I know jokes and puns don't always translate, but I figured the folks here would be a good resource just to check.
For something I'm writing I'm trying to make a play on "beast" and "feast." English not a problem. What I'm wondering if there is any way to make a similar play in Greek. So I'm wondering if there is a word in Greek that bears some similarity to the Greek word for beast, Θηρίον, therion. Either starting or ending with a similar structure, rhyming would be best, but I'll take whatever I get.
If there is something, that would be great, if not, it isn't a problem.
I'm putting together a worksheet for a women's ESL group that I volunteer with, and I need some translation help. We're working on a government parenting program called "Nobody's Perfect", and my task is to work on the vocabulary. I'd love to be able to provide translations for the ladies in their native languages, so I went to Google translate, but.... I don't trust the internet!
(I'm relatively okay on the French, but I don't speak Arabic at all, so the translator could be giving me "All cows eat grass" for everything, and I'd never know the difference.)
If anyone here can check over my translations, it would be much appreciated!
Also, I'm fairly certain no one in this community speaks Lingala, but if you do (or know anyone who does!) I would give my firstborn child to have translations...
Personne ne parfait
لا أحد الكمال
Thanks so much in advance!
I am curious why the word "syntax" seems to be preferred over "grammar" when discussing linguistics or "language" in general. I am taking a Language Development class now and the professor and the textbook are constantly talking about syntax. While I have encountered this term before on occasion, in other subjects such as English and foreign languages it seems that the word "grammar" is used instead to represent a similar concept. I am curious what you linguaphiles perceive to be the differences between "syntax" and "grammar". Would it sound childish or uneducated to use the word "grammar" in a Language Development or Linguistics class? If so, why? I am an American English speaker, so please also let me know if "grammar" has other meanings or connotations in other countries.