Friday, December 30, 2011

December 30, 2011 – Penultimate

It’s not often that you get to use the word penultimate. It’s a shame as it’s such a catchy sounding word. And if you’re not familiar with it, no need to be embarrassed. It’s rather obscure. It means second-to-last. I only know about penultimate as I studied a bit of Polish which features fixed penultimate stress. The stress is always on the second-to-last syllable in every Polish word – which is quite convenient for foreign speakers. Today, of course, is the penultimate day of the year and it’s the 364th piece for the 2011 Project.

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