An example of a mnemonic: when memorizing the 4 DNA components (Guanine, Adenine, Thymine and Cytosine), think 'Go Away, Tom Cruise'. That's a mnemonic, while saying that 'mucca' sounds like (emphasis on sounds like) 'moo cow' isn't really. You can use the adjective term 'mnemonic' by saying that it helps jogs a person's memory in remembering that word, but in all sense of the noun, no, it is not commonly accepted as a mnemonic. However, as I've stated before, it does work. Just not as a mnemonic. P.S. Sorry to all Tom Cruise fans out there. It was the only one I had spare in my Human Bio notes.
actually a mnemonic is anything that helps one remember something. to say "moo cow" for mucca is a device to assist the memory and thus a mnemonic.
also mnemonics don't have to be "commonly accepted." while there are many mnemonics that are commonly used because they are particularly useful, many are just absolutely personal and never non by anyone unless they happen think of the same idea.
Silvia and Rae, you are both right: the nouns ending with -ca and -ga maintains to the plural the velar consonants K and G, therefore they become -chi and -ghi for masculine, -che and -ghe for feminin.
Bar-ca(boat, fem.sing.) http://it.forvo.com/search/barca/it/
monar-ca (monarch, masculin sing) http://it.forvo.com/search-it/monarca/ monar-chi (plural) http://it.forvo.com/search-it/monarchia/ (without the ending a), pronouce of -chi http://it.forvo.com/search/chi/
strate-ga(strategist, mas. sing) http://it.forvo.com/search-it/stratega/
strate-ghi (plural) pronounce for -ghi http://it.forvo.com/search-it/aghi/
le are both for feminine nouns.
la is for singular: la mucca (the cow)
le is for plural: le mucche (the cows)
le is for feminine plurals.
i is for certain masculine plurals.
Hello to everyone! Can someone please explain to me the difference between le/la/il/i? (How can I make the difference between them and how to know when to put the right one?) Also, when I don't have to add those words? Sometimes when I add them, it ends up as a mistake. Thanks in advance! ♥
To which I respond, "Sorry. One cow, two cattle".
Neither "Bulls" nor "heads of" apply here.
A single cow is "cow" in Inglese, and more than a single cow are "cattle". Fortunately, English, like Italian, is a living language and it changes over time. So, if enough English-speakers begin to use "cows" and avoid the word "cattle", you will be correct.
I've been speaking American English my entire life. I've only ever heard ranchers use the word "cattle" regularly in the first place. This widespread use of "cows" over "cattle" has already happened.
A cow is a female bovine. How many cows did you milk today? Please cite a source where people talk about milking cattle.
A bull is a male bovine. The running of the bulls is a tradition in Pamploma.
"Cattle" is a more generic term for members of the species, including the males, the females, and the young.