Wednesday, November 4, 2009

corner view - contrasts



"i know corner view is always on wednesdays. in fact i thought about it several times in the past week, but still i didn’t prepare a corner view."

a linguistic contrast describes the relationship between two segments in a discourse. It is often characterized with the use of a contrast marker such as but, however or yet.

so, a linguistic contrast could be, for example, to say that someone (say me) knows of a certain event and therefore it is to be expected that he/she (also me) will be prepared for it. nevertheless, by introducing the linguistic contrast marker "but" and stating that he/she (me again) did in fact not prepare for such an event (like a corner view, for example), a linguistic contrast has been established.

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by the way, i really didn't have much time this week. blame it on the drops of water and the work and baking problems that followed.

and the image of a chameleon is not only to show you that we have awesome wild life in the garden. i figured it is also a nice example of how the lack of visual contrast, resulting in effective blending in with your surroundings, can be very useful sometimes. though he is not really doing such a good job, is he? say if you don't look at him with the green trees as a background, but look from below against a blue sky. then he's pretty much green against blue.

i guess everyone sticks out in some way or another, it just depends on the angle.

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for more contrast, visit dana, who has been such a wonderful host of jane's corner view these past few weeks.

19 comments:

  1. I think your post is wonderful and feels like it was planned all along my friend! xoxo

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  2. you clever clogs linguistic-contrasting lady! :)
    I really enjoyed this cv, prepared or not and, to be honest with you, sometimes being unprepared brings out the best in us. having to improvise and use our skills in different ways. hooray to you, I say. :)

    funny (if very green indeed) your little friend out there. now you see me, now you... see me again!

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  3. wow! I'm not sure I got everything, but... wow... what a post!
    thanks for the theme you chose dear.

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  4. haha! a chameleon on contrasts! that is almost an impossible combination!
    stunning picture again trinsch!

    happy sunny day!

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  5. I'm going to make sure I stand against a bright blue sky from now on:)! Very interesting and clever post, Trinsch!

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  6. Wow! Nice original post on Contrast. That chameleon looks like he's hanging on for his life.

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  7. That's a lot of something from nothing- a contrast indeed!

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  8. funny. you pulled it off well. :)

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  9. for someone who didn´t prepare anything- this is fabulous! happy day to you!

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  10. You know what : I like this lesson ;) And !! your picture is perfect !

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  11. Yes contrast changes with the angle! I love your photo!

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  12. Wow...I agree with la ninja, she said it well. I can't believe you did this on your lunch break - it's BRILLIANT!

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  13. Thanks for this. Hilarious, and unique.

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  14. Hou.. !! Not so bad Trinsch !!! Bises

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  15. What an awesome shot!! LOVE it!! How lucky you are to have such creatures in your garden! I'll trade you our squirrels for one of them!

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  16. Marvellous this photo... And good idea for contrasts!

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