Linguistic musing

Quite often I wish English had the equivalent of the Russian word “a”. It is a kind of “and” that means “kind of and and kind of but”… “and, in contrast”… “and, on the other hand”… It’s a bit like “while”, but not quite. Wouldn’t that be useful?

What words do you think English is missing?


Word of the Day

vestigial  (vɛˈstɪdʒɪəl)
— adj
1. of, relating to, or being a vestige
2. (of certain organs or parts of organisms) having attained a simple
structure and reduced size and function during the evolution of the
species: the vestigial pelvic girdle of a snake