The British Isles form an archipelago in the North Atlantic. Go up to the north of Scotland, to Aberdeen, say, and you are further north than Moscow. Being cold and wet literally comes with the territory. And so it is that bad weather, in dialect terms, seems to accrue more words than good weather. Whether you are chilly, lightly drizzled upon, or up to your neck in mud, your local dialect will have a name for it. Somewhat inevitably, fewer than a quarter hail from south of Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire, but they join the now mainstream vocabulary of spitting, specking, spotting, and sprinkling what is it about the sp- combination that lends itself to light but unpleasant rain?
The vocabulary of driving rain is arguably even more expressive. English has lost all manner of positive words — resurrecting them could overcome our national pessimism. Japanese has a large reservoir of terms for it, depending on its intensity or effect. There is teknyuu , the rain that falls from cloudless skies, and ryokuu , the first rain of summer. Rain brings joy too, hypnotising the senses with its pattering upon the roof or insistent thud against the windows.
The earthy, primitive smell is released by an organic compound called geosmin that is exuded by bacteria and absorbed by soil and rock. For now, forecasters tell us that sunshine is finally coming to brighten the Bank Holiday weekend , allowing us to save such rich vocabulary for the next rainy day. Susie Dent is a lexicographer and etymologist. I know that "weather" is an uncountable noun..
Hi MiaBorg, Just delete the article and the sentence will be fine. Click to expand Prower Banned Russian. Any insight why it is this way? Yes, it is a countable noun. But there are some other examples with countable nouns and with "a" Like A great love, a terrible feeling and so on. Any idea why "weather" is a special one? Sparky Malarky Moderator Indiana. Weather is uncountable. You can have many feelings, but you cannot have many weathers.
Myridon Senior Member Texas. Prower said:. But there are some other examples with countable nouns and with "a". That's right, "weather" is uncountable but so amazement, love, knowledge, feeling s are A great amazment came upon him. A story of a great love. He has an excellent knowledge of French. So, the reason that "weather" is uncountable doesn't explain the matter.
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You should upgrade or use an alternative browser. Thread starter MiaBorg Start date Sep 25, MiaBorg New Member Norwegian. Is it possible to say: "We have been having a terrible weather lately"? I know that "weather" is an uncountable noun.. Hi MiaBorg, Just delete the article and the sentence will be fine. Click to expand Mogo later revealed to Rayner that he was relieved the aliens had left, and that he had planned to give them terrible weather in retaliation for their pollution.
So far, the terrible weather hasn't hit D. The weather's terrible up here. Time was short, the weather terrible. The weather was terrible. Some years ago the weather was terribly hot—extremely so. The weather was terrible ;. The weather is terrible today. I won't interfere with the weather unless there are complaints about the weather being terrible. The Duffield family seldom bothered with things like that and, besides, the weather turned terrible.
I test-drove it for a bit, but the weather was terrible.