poignant englannista suomeksi
1590, Edmund Spenser, ''The Faerie Queene'', VII:
- His siluer shield, now idle maisterlesse; / His poynant speare, that many made to bleed ....
(RQ:Wharton House of Mirth)
(quote-book)|year=2004|page=13|pageurl=|section=§1.4|isbn=978-0-521-83497-1|passage=A particularly poignant example of this is a child called Genie (see Curtiss 1977; Rymer 1993), who was deprived of speech input and kept locked up on her own in a room until age thirteen. When eventually taken into care and exposed to intensive language input, her vocabulary grew enormously, but her syntax never developed.
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