C/M

C & M

The handout for my 2001 SemFest talk on “Counting Chad”, on the count/mass distinction in English, with special reference to chad, e-mail/email, and ice plant. On the grammatical categories C, M, SG, PL, E, and I.
http://www.stanford.edu/~zwicky/CountingChad.pdf

AZ, 12/8/06: Plural, mass, collective:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/003879.html

AZ, 8/18/08: Countification:
http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=501

AZ, 10/27/08: Zero relationships:
http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=777
M>C and C>M conversions

9/27/09: More sexual back-formations:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2009/09/27/more-sexual-back-formations/
massification

8/10/10: Entheta:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2010/08/10/entheta/
M and PL

12/13/10: Porn hypallage and sex-part conversion:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2010/12/13/porn-hypallage-and-sex-part-conversion/

1/28/11: C/M:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2011/01/28/cm/
the Universal Grinder; functional collectives

2/21/11: More on C/M:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2011/02/21/more-on-cm/

4/20/11: C > M conversion in the popular media:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2011/04/20/c-m-conversion-in-the-popular-media/
sex-part (or body-part) conversion

5/26/11: Loinfruit:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2011/05/26/loinfruit/
fruit as C and M

9/19/11: software development:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2011/09/19/software-development/
software; countification

6/3/12: On the masculinity beat:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2012/06/03/on-the-masculinity-beat/
the M noun product

4/13/13: Manliness and money:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2013/04/13/manliness-and-money/
synonyms for money, both C and M

5/16/13: Manwich and Beefaroni as portmanteaus:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2013/05/16/manwich-and-beefaroni-as-portmanteaus/
Manwich

7/20/13: Respecting each other:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2013/07/20/respecting-each-other/
less vs. fewer

7/26/13: ‘male anus viewed as a sexual organ’:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2013/07/26/male-anus-viewed-as-a-sexual-organ/
sex-part conversion: pussy

8/10/15: data:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2015/08/10/data/
PHD Comic on data

9/15/15: Substance massification on the golf course:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2015/09/15/substance-massification-on-the-golf-course/
metonymic C>M conversions, particularly substance massification in enough club

10/18/15: Mornings and mangelwurzels:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2015/10/18/mornings-and-mangelwurzels/
C beet and M beetroot

10/22/15: Bread play:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2015/10/22/bread-play/
M>C conversion of sourdough: family/clan name?

11/6/15: crap(s) game:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2015/11/06/craps-game/
names of games are M

3/13/17: Technical terms:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2017/03/13/technical-terms/
collectives

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