Grapevine: Vaulters and mergers

Words can be vaulters. You divide them to say and leap, as for tele || vision.
If you don’t make it and stumble, you act as in a cloud of well familiar bubbles. You do not look around in amazement: you know they are there. Alice is perfect to show how, though she never stumbles.

PICTURE: ALICE, AUTUMN STROLL

Or, it never shows. She says you first think about the word, like you could see it written or hear it spoken, and you say it then.

Vaulters are words made of other words:
psycho ||linguistics
is made of “psychology” and “linguistics”.

Mergers do not divide the same. For a verb as “to condescend”, we do not take the meaning for a sum, as con+descend, even if you got two people go down the stairs at the same time. It is the same with “understanding”.

We make crosswords, well, much like ordinary crosswords, but we let words go various directions and mark vaulters or mergers in colors. Words are easy to find online, if you turn on suggestions in search fields. In a spreadsheet, you can mark cells for score.

6.3. EXERCISES: THE ASPECT AND THE TIME FRAME

Mind practice for the Aspect and the time frame.
2. The skylark found nothing to outbid the bit of cosmos with a squid.
8. The spotted redshank bachelorette bewailed and reset her buret for the bouncing bet. ■→More

6.4. MORE PRACTICE: THE GRAMMATICAL FRAME, VARIABLE, AND FORM

4. After some study of a number of ideas on the cosmos, she (picture) the humanity as an odd kind of fish in a series of still larger fish tanks. Early in the series, there (be) N any point to try bringing another fish tank to imagination. It (require) adding more fish tanks. ■→More