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Ablaut

Posted in work by Adrian Arroyo on July 12, 2010

The thick Geechee accent of my guide clouded the ablauts I had used to ford these lowcountry conversations. Soon, we two–citizens of the same nation–found ourselves reduced to the graceless art of point and pantomime.

(The second part of an ongoing series in which the writer attempts to use a word circled in David Foster Wallace’s American Heritage Dictionary appropriately)

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