The minimalist

  if you know recently your great tutor every new post see your text, what happens to you.

Even I can’t say more about that but from now on I’ll try to write better.

today I read one of my mail that is about being minimalist. I know there is a big difference between our society and westerners but sometimes I can see some signs especially in our kids.

I really like this article and I’ve thought about it a lot. Although I’ll write more but I do like share this article in www.becomingminimalist.com

here you can read that article:

Is that it?

Three words—uttered by kids—often represent the most dreaded scenario for parents on Christmas morning.

“Is that it?” As in, “Are there really no more presents? This is all I get this year?”

Nobody wants their child to be disappointed on Christmas morning. It is supposed to be a magical day with endless smiles and play. But instead, too often, it ends in disappointment—disappointment for the child as they didn’t get all they wanted and disappointment for the parent as a result.

As parents, we react in different ways. We point out how many gifts they already opened. We promise additional gifts at grandma’s house. Quietly, we wonder how many more presents we needed to buy to make them happy.

And unfortunately, too often, we put the blame on the wrong person—them.

I don’t think anybody means any harm in the words they use with their kids leading up to the holiday season. They are common phrases—holiday classics. The words seem to roll off our parental tongues naturally—sometimes we even think they serve a higher purpose.

http://becomingminimalist.com/

 

 

Etymology

I’ve written about post words or low-frequency words and nowadays my best hobby is finding the root of words and relation between them.

Anyways, the general concensus on the origins of English words are thus:

Germanic: 35 % (?)
French: 30 % (?)
Latin:30 % (?)
Greek: 5% (?)

few frequent sentences

Vary widely with

the data provided here are intended

to help researchers overcome these problems

play an important role

prior estimates

sentential complement

Although our study includes

how our counts differ from previous counts

A variety of previous studies have shown

test scores vary from school to school

the height of the plants vary from 8 cm to 20 cm

are you a broad minded person? ( like minded, fair minded, feeble-minded, high-minded

Although there is a high degree of consistency across studies.

 

 

 

 

 

Why learning Low frequency vocabulary is absurd

why does it waste the time low-frequency vocabulary?

In my Idea there is some reason not to learn beyond 9000 words:

  • You rarely see such words it means the number of words increased and frequency of them decreased for example in 9000 words every you can see these words but upper than 9000 words you have read a lot to see them again
  • The second reason every word beyond 9000 words has representative between HFV and MFV and you can learn by 9000 vocabularies.
  • Text itself is the dictionary of those words

High-Mid-Low frequency words

as I wrote here we can categorize all the words of English.

High-Frequency words are good for input and output skills (4 skills)

Mid frequency words are good just for input (Reading and listening)

and I emphasized don’t learn words from low frequency but to be honest you can not say I don’t wanna learn because if you are English reader every day you’ll see such words,

for such words I wanna make a suggestion, go and find a relationship between them and high and Mid frequency words. This relationship can be etymology, roots, collocations or historical tips and etc.

for the instant consider “feign” which belongs to low frequency. after searching you can realize the relationship between fake and feign. (tale and tell)

due to that reason and this solution don’t learn low-frequency words just be familiar and know them.

Vocabulary

High-Frequency vocabulary (learn them for output usage)  less than 3000 words

Mid-frequency vocabulary (learn them for input usage) between 3000 to 9000 words

Low-frequency vocabulary (don’t learn them just know them) more than 9000 words

First 1000 words = 75% Coverage

2000 words = 80%

3000 words = 85 %

4000 words = 88 %

5000 words = 90%

6000 words = 91 %

7000 words = 92%

8000 words = 93 %

9000 words = 95 %

we can see these 9000 words in Longman Dictionary v.6 application.

12000 words = 98% coverage

15000 words= 99%

15000-30000 words=99.9

Based on the articles of great Linguists such as Nation and a lot of others knowing 9000 words are enough to know input skills like reading and listening and 3000 words are enough to be able to do output skills (speaking and writing).

The above numbers are not precise and differ a little from context to context and above numbers are related to Spoken corpora.

In other posts,  I should write about Low-frequency words which I emphasize always don’t learn them just know them. I’ll write about the reasons and differences between knowing and learning.

 

Procrastination

Just Exposure, Exposure, Exposure

 

Take your phone, computer, outlook, calendar, etc. and set up an alarm. Then, set the alarm to snooze for ten minutes each time it goes off.

As you work through the course of your day, notice each time the alarm goes off.

Over time, track what you get accomplished between each alarm notification.

Holy prophet

Anger:

Keep silent when you are angry.

Always abstain from anger.

He who suppress his anger more than others, is more far-sighted than others.

Silence:

Silence is the loftiest act of devotion.

Youth:

Juvenility is a branch of madness.

Gluttony food :

Gluttony hardens the heart.

Eat only to provide your daily requirement.

Man can not fill a container worse than his own stomach.

 

 

The Blue Book

What is the meaning of a word? is it a hard question? Maybe for some people is not a question at all? and it seems for some minority is the first question. it’s up to the person who wanna go ahead. sometimes without pondering and sometimes you just wanna show yourself off.

but for the first group Wittgenstein talk not for the second group.

Let us attack this question by asking, this strategy is the best way to answer some question, I really like this sentence “let us attack this question by asking” I remember the method of Socrates and maybe he just wanted to follow his method. who knows but in a precise way.

first, what is an explanation of the meaning of a word; what does the explanation of a word look like? He really wanted to ask the meaning of the explanation of the meaning of the word. knowing the meaning of the word is much easier than understanding this question. because every word mention something what about the meaning of this sentence itself “what is the meaning of a word”.

The way this question helps us is analogous to the way the question “how do we measure a length?” helps us to understand the problem “what is length?”

the previous sentence belongs to Blue Book but it seems it was a good example.

The questions “what is length?” , “what is meaning?” , “what is the number one?” etc., produce in us a mental cramp.

Why these kinds of question produce such problem as like mental cramp? maybe because of pointing to other meaningless words.

We feel that we can’t point to something.