I'm Thankful for Lexemes

Parapluie

Parapluie

Ladybugs

Ladybugs

GiGi

GiGi

A lexeme is the smallest or minimal unit of lexicon in a language that bears some “meaning”. A lexeme has a morphological form, semantic content (or meaning) and a syntactic category. Lexeme is basically an abstract notion used in linguistic morphology, the concrete realization of which is a word...

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Have you ever found a word that just fascinates you?

Maybe the word just sounds cool, or it reminds you of something. I could be biased since I'm a writer, but words are fascinating to me. Sometimes they tell their own little story.

Take pluviophile. You are one if you love a rainy day. (Pluie is the French word for rain.)  

Vernalagnia is a romantic mood brought on by spring.

I am a turophile. I’ve never met a cheese plate I didn't like. (Turo is a type of Hungarian cheese.) Good thing I’m also a wine-loving oenophile

Cynophiles prefer dogs (yep, that's me) and are not to be confused with movie-loving cinephiles. One who suffers from Cynophobia fears dogs.

Coccinellidaephobics fear ladybugs, and homichlophobics fear fog.

Here’s one of my favorites. An autolacrimatarian is one who subsists on their own tears. See also ‘writer’.