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The term word It comes from the Latin parable and expresses one of the most essential elements in any language; It's about a functional fragment of an expression , delimited by pauses and accents. The combination of words and their meanings allows to form phrases or prayers and the sum of the different words in a given expression will result in a specific and proper meaning.

Within grammar, words can receive numerous classifications : according to the use made of them in a sentence (verbs, nouns, adjectives, adverbs, etc.), the number of syllables they present (monosyllables, bisyllables, trisyllables and polysyllables) or their accentuation (acute, serious and esdrújulas). Each of them fulfills a specific function according to the context in which it is used. Some examples of sentences where the term appears can be: "The teacher asked me for three examples of words that begin with the letter h", "Bat is a word esdrújula", "I don't understand what word you wrote here".

The word concept is sometimes used to associate it with the speech ability , talent in public speaking, written representation of oral language or what is said by another person. An example of this are the following phrases: "Seeing the images, I was speechless", "The words of engineer Ricciardini were praised by the public present".

Other uses of the notion are related to the turn to express itself in a meeting or an assembly and with the promise or trust that an individual grants: "Now delegate Lagusto will speak, who asked for the floor", "Jorge gave me his word so it must be coming".

The profanity , meanwhile, are those that are rude or indecent. They are usually linked to eschatological or sexual issues. When it is a pejorative way in which one individual addresses another, these words are called abuse , its purpose is to harm or offend the recipient by referring to certain practices, attitudes or even physical or mental disabilities.

In computing it's called reserved word to those essential terms of a certain programming language that cannot be used by a programmer to refer to objects or values ​​created by him. For example, if, for and while, among others.

The words and the language

Every word has a proper meaning according to the region where it is used, that is why it often happens that in different countries certain terms do not refer to the same, they even refer to opposite things. For example, in Buenos Aires a "job" is the exploitation of an idea or product to make easy money, while in Spain it is a synonym for "work."

On the other hand, in most languages ​​there are words that are supposed to be prohibited, they are called taboos and they are generally related to certain aspects of the history of that place that you want to hide, or with religious stigmas. For example in Romania the word socialism It is a taboo and in many conservative countries, it is terms related to sexuality.

We can also add to the definition that in countries of speak spanish the term "word arrangement" is often used to express an agreement between two parties that has not been left in writing, where each trust the other and in compliance with the requirements of said agreement.

Finally, we will say that to understand the history of a people, it is enough to approach their language, to the transformations that the passage of time has undergone in their language , therefore in his words. To understand the origin of the words used in a certain place is to approach its history, and without this approach it is impossible to know a space. If we look a little at our surroundings we will see that we use words that we do not even know where they come from, and since we have been inscribed in the blood the tradition of many countries (Italy, Spain, France, etc.) to know the origin of words that we use every day will be a better way to get closer to who we are, where exactly we come from. It is worth mentioning to exemplify this paragraph what was expressed by the intellectual Joseph T. Shipley, who said that through the study of the history of the word it is how we can understand how the men who shape the course of civilizations think and have thought.

In the western languages the word usually takes on a very specific character while in languages ​​such as Japanese They do not have this connotation but tend to be more contextual. To continue with this example, although in Spanish the words have gender and number in other languages ​​such as Japanese, the words are not classified in this way. Therefore the sentences are made up of diverse complements.

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