I am doing an assignment for my linguistic class on the word "OK." If you can take a few minutes to answer 10 short questions I would be the happiest person
Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.
[QUOTE=Surveying;1049076]I am doing an assignment for my linguistic class on the word "OK."
I would never write "OK", but I would write 'o k' in something informal."OK" is no more a word than NYC or UK are. This is in spite of the fact that my dictionary seems to accept "OK" as equivalent to 'okay', which is a real word.
If "OK" were a real word, one would expect its pronunciation to be like the 'oke' in 'broke' or the 'ock' in'clock'.
The only real word I can think of that is completely capitalized is the word I.
Perhaps he's using the word 'word' rather loosely, but that's a good linguistic point.
I took the liberty (and the time, too) to do it, as a fluent speaker of English (but not native, of course), so you might want to bear that in mind.
Please be aware that I'm neither a native English speaker nor a teacher.