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Zorndyke
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 Message 57 of 107
25 September 2008 at 10:08am | IP Logged 
Volte, this extension is called the vermiform appendix as it seems.
In its actual context it appears that it referred to the shape of a chair: "Veriform suspensor chairs ringed it, two of them occupied."

Edited by Zorndyke on 25 September 2008 at 10:13am

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pentatonic
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 Message 58 of 107
25 September 2008 at 11:12am | IP Logged 
Zorndyke wrote:
Volte, this extension is called the vermiform appendix as it seems.
In its actual context it appears that it referred to the shape of a chair: "Veriform suspensor chairs ringed it, two of them occupied."


Vermiform means in the shape of a worm. Judging by a quick search, your quote comes from Dune and he's talking about floating chairs(!?). It's very possible (probable) that the author just made the word veriform up as a brand name or something. (I have to ask myself if you would've wracked your brain over its meaning had you read this text in German. I'm guessing not.) At any rate, a bit of poetic license perhaps. Don't worry about it.
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Volte
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 Message 59 of 107
25 September 2008 at 4:00pm | IP Logged 
Zorndyke wrote:
Volte, this extension is called the vermiform appendix as it seems.
In its actual context it appears that it referred to the shape of a chair: "Veriform suspensor chairs ringed it, two of them occupied."


It goes by both names; Histological changes in the veriform appendix on nih.gov uses the veriform spelling - and looks serious enough that it's probably correct - while wikipedia prefers the vermiform spelling, and other sources seem to use a mixture.

In the context you gave, it looks like a brand name/marketing term, and simply invented.

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shapd
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 Message 60 of 107
26 September 2008 at 7:10am | IP Logged 
On the other hand, there are only 10 references in the past 50 years in Pubmed to "veriform" and over 900 to "vermiform" so I suspect they are spelling mistakes!
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Iversen
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 Message 61 of 107
27 September 2008 at 5:03am | IP Logged 
May I suggest that discussion about ver(m)iform stop here? After all this is my profile thread and not a thread about anatomical nomenclature.

Edited by Iversen on 27 September 2008 at 7:08am

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John Smith
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 Message 62 of 107
17 October 2008 at 8:48am | IP Logged 
Thank you for sharing your language learning techniques with us :)
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Iversen
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 Message 63 of 107
19 October 2008 at 12:44pm | IP Logged 
I shall be happy to oblige.
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Chamberlain
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 Message 64 of 107
14 November 2008 at 8:50am | IP Logged 
Thank you Iversen for the precious information about language aquisition.
I would like to know how you master pronunciation? As far as I understood your technique described above the word lists contain lexical meanings only and never contain any transcriptions. Is there no risk to form mentally a wrong sound of a word and then memorize it?
I wish you luck in studying Russian!
If you need a native just send me a PM.


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