word (ex. nubivagant), language (ex. Portuguese), topic (ex. love),
part of speech (ex. noun), origin (ex. origin: Latin), first letter (ex. A)
pronunciation | (meh-tah-NOY-ah)
pronunciation | ‘skin-ship
a brief history | This is a pseudo-English word coined by Japanese speakers referencing existing English words; it is not strictly English. Transliterated into Japanese, it is something like スキンシップ; in Korean, which has adopted the word, it is 스킨십. It can connote ‘sharing a bath naked’, but more often has the platonic context.
pronunciation | ‘moot-er-“zE-len-‘al-lIn (al as in ally)
pronunciation | ‘a-ter-“mwa-men
pronunciation | nO-‘vish-E-us
pronunciation | A-‘ip-a-THE (ay-IP-ah-thee)
pronunciation | a-‘lAt
pronunciation | ‘ven-ters
notes | Scots is a language distinct from Scottish English and Scottish Gaelic. Venters as used here has no relation to venter, deriving from ventral, meaning the underside of an animal’s body.
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pronunciation | “ap-an-‘throp-in-I-“zA-tion