Tuesday, August 07, 2012

Dangerous Dragonflies Darting Diphongs

ABC Wednesday is a word meme with participants from around the world. This fabulous meme was created and hosted by Mrs. Denise Nesbitt who hails from Great Britain. Over time, others have joined in to help host this wonderful and informative meme. We are now in our ELEVENTH round with 'Captain Roger' at the helm! Some of the participants have been with this from the very first round; others have joined in along the way. Each week we are taken across the globe to see the varied and exciting contributions people have taken the time to discover and capture. We start with the letter, "A" and each week we post something in regards to the next letter of the alphabet. This week's letter is, "D".


DIOCHROIC GLASS

(I bought this diochroic glass jewelry from Senye Jewelry at the Idalia Road Marketplace)

Diochroic glass-who isn't enamored by it? It seems to have qualities and properties that are magical!

From Wikipedia:
"Dichroic glass is glass containing multiple micro-layers of metals or oxides which give the glass dichroic optical properties. The main characteristic of dichroic glass is that it has a particular transmitted color and a completely different reflected color, as certain wavelengths of light either pass through or are reflected. This causes an array of color to be displayed. The colors shift depending on the angle of view. Dichroic glass is an example of thin-film optics."

 DIANDROUS

(image from backyardnature site)

Diandrous: having two stamens. Admittedly, it is hard to find an image of something with just two stamens! Just two, mind you...this image is of a Chinese privet-a plant that is in the olive tree family.


DIPHTHONG

(image from the chalkboard manifesto by Shaun R. McDonald)


Diphthong: (from Wikipedia): literally "two sounds" or "two tones"), also known as a gliding vowel, refers to two adjacent vowel sounds occurring within the same syllable.

Think, 'die'. Think, 'day'. Think, 'doe'. Think....aw, I think you GET it now! 

Did you glide those vowels? 

I hope so!

I'm sure that is oversimplifying it. And, of course, you know the image I posted here isn't the true meaning, but a play on words or, concept, really! It was too cute to pass up.

P.S. I am at home in Hawaii with limited access to 'pooters'! I might not be able to leave comments very readily at your site, but I hope that doesn't stop you from leaving me comments! They are always appreciated!

6 comments:

Leslie: said...

Love that jewellry! And your dipthong illustration...so funn!

Leslie
abcw team

Roger Owen Green said...

I do love the dipthong - very revealing!

Kay L. Davies said...

Beautiful flower photo, Paula, and I also got a chuckle out of the dipthong.
K

photowannabe said...

I haven't thought of the word dipthong in practically a a half a century....
Love your illustrations.
Have a wonderful time visiting Hawaii and family.

lu said...

great post! the glass jewelry is beautiful. dipthong made my day!:p

chubskulit said...

I like your jewelry collection. Catching up With ABC.

Daredevil Diva
Rose, ABC Wednesday Team

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