1. Why "The fourth Thursday of November" or "The second Monday of October"?
1. The fourth Thursday of November, observed as a legal holiday in the United States to commemorate the feast held at Plymouth in 1621 by the Pilgrim colonists and members of the Wampanoag people and marked by the giving of thanks to God for harvest and health.
2. The second Monday of October, celebrated in Canada by the giving of thanks to God for harvest and health.
"The fourth Thursday of November" (Th/P/Ch + "anksgiving-Day"/C2/Ch)/abT "Thanksgiving Day"
That is, when speaking "Thanksgiving Day", if articulating "Th" from/with English /P/Ch posture and "anksgiving-Day" from/with /C2/Ch posture (while making articulation ball of GRECOnglish /abT, not English /abR), "The fourth Thursday of November" is metaphthong/MPh pronounced.
* "Thanksgiving Day" >> Thanksgiving /GC/S/Ch/abT
* Thanksgiving >> Thanksgivings /T/abR
That is, while (not "Thanksgiving Day" of two/three compound words but) "Thanksgivingday" (of/as one word) is originally English /P word; if articulating "Thanksgivingday" from/with GRECOnglish /GC/S/Ch/abT posture, "Thanksgiving" is metaphthong/MPh pronounced.
And if articulating "Thanksgiving" from/with English /T/abR posture, "Thanksgivings" is metaphthong/MPh pronounced.
"The second Monday of October" (Thanks/S + givings/P)/abR Thanksgivings
That is, when speaking "Thanksgivings", if articulating "Thanks" from/with English /S posture and "givings" from/with /P posture (while making articulation ball of English /abR), "The second Monday of October" is metaphthong/MPh pronounced.
If articulating "Thanksgivingday" from/with Korean /P/abT posture, "추석 [cu sΛg]" is metaphthong/MPh pronounced. Vice versa.
If articulating "Thanksgivingday" from/with German /S/abR posture, "Oktoberfest (Octoberfest)" is metaphthong/MPh pronounced. Vice versa.
If articulating "Oktoberfest (Octoberfest)" from/with Korean /P/abT posture, "추석 [cu sΛg]" is metaphthong/MPh pronounced. Vice versa.
That is, there are phonetic correspondence between "Thanksgivingday", "Oktoberfest (Octoberfest)" and "추석 [cu sΛg]".
2. Santa Claus
(Myth & Legend / European Myth & Legend) the legendary patron saint of children, commonly identified with Saint Nicholas, who brings presents to children on Christmas Eve or, in some European countries, on Saint Nicholas' Day Often shortened to Santa Also called Father Christmas
But, I find: (not "Santa Claus" of two compound words but) "Santaclaus" (of/as one word) is originally English /T word and phonetically corresponding to "gift/S" and "present/C2".
* Santaclaus >> Santa /P/Ch/abR
"Saint Nicholas" (S/T/Ch + antaclaus/C1/Ch)/abR Santaclaus
"Father Christmas" (S/P/Ch + anta/S/Ch)/abR Santa
donation, offering, present, contribution, grant, legacy, hand-out, endowment, boon, bequest, gratuity, prezzie (informal), bonsela (S. African), largesse or largess a gift of $50,000
donation (S/P/Ch + "anta-Claus"/S/Ch) "Santa Claus"
offering (S/P + "anta-Claus"/S) "Santa Claus"
* offering >> offerings /GC/S/Ch/abT
"hand-out" (S/C2/Ch + "anta-Claus"/T/Ch) "Santa Claus"
contribution (S/C2 + "anta-Claus"/T) "Santa Claus"
grant (S/T/Ch + "anta-Claus"/C1/Ch) "Santa Claus"
legacy (S/T + "anta-Claus"/C1) "Santa Claus"
endowment (S/C1/Ch + "anta-Claus"/T/Ch) "Santa Claus"
boon (S/C1 + "anta-Claus"/T) "Santa Claus"
bequest (S/T/Ch + "anta-Claus"/C2/Ch) "Santa Claus"
gratuity (S/T + "anta-Claus"/C2) "Santa Claus"
* present >> prezzie /GC/S/Ch/abT
* boon >> bonsela /GC/S/Ch/abT
* legacy >> largess /GC/S/Ch/abT
* largess >> largesse /S/abR
3. names of countries
"The United States of America" (n/S/Ch + ations/P/Ch) nations
England/S : nation/C2 : country/P : state/T : homeland/S/Ch : fatherland/P/Ch : motherland/T/Ch : nativeland/C2/Ch
While "England" is a proper noun which is the name of country, "England" phonetically corresponds not only with "nation, country, state, homeland, fatherland, motherland, or nativeland" but also with modern or historic/ancient most country names: for example, if articulating "Roma", "Persia", "Afghanistan" or "Albania" from/with English /S posture, "England" is metaphthong/MPh pronounced. Vice versa.
"The United States of America" is an exception, which is derived from (not "nation" but) "nations".
"The Great Britain" (Eng/C2/Ch + land/T/Ch) England
* "The Great Britain" >> "The United Kingdom" /GC/S/Ch/abT
Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, American Samoa, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belau, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burkina-Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, Colombia, Comoros, Congo (Republic of), Congo (Democratic Republic of), Costa Rica, Côte d'Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, East Timor, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, England, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, France, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Greenland, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kirghizia, Kiribati, Kuwait, Laos, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Mali, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Micronesia, Moldova, Monaco, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nauru, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Northern Ireland, North Korea, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, People's Republic of China, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Republic of Ireland, Republic of Maldives, Romania, Russia, Rwanda, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, São Tomé and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Scotland, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Surinam, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States of America, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Vatican City, Venezuela, Vietnam, Wales, Yemen, Yugoslavia (Serbia and Montenegro), Zambia, Zimbabwe
4. silent? mute? no phonetic value?? silent letter??
7. Linguistics Having no phonetic value; unpronounced: the silent b in subtle.
7. (Linguistics / Phonetics & Phonology) (of a letter) used in the conventional orthography of a word but no longer pronounced in that word the ``k'' in ``know'' is silent
4. silent - not made to sound; "the silent `h' at the beginning of `honor'"; "in French certain letters are often unsounded"
a. Not pronounced; silent, as the e in the word house.
* When GRECOnglish/GC people/dialects articulate "subtle, know, honor and house", GRECOnglish/GC people/dialects do not pronounce [b] in "subtle", [k] in "know", [h]in "honor" [e] in "house", which modern English/American people possibly accept/imitate. Anciently/originally orthodox English people pronounced [b] in "subtle", [k] in "know", [h]in "honor" [e] in "house".
* subtle [s= w= b= t=l e] /C1 >> [sΛ t=l] /GC/S/Ch/abT
* know [k= w= no w=] /T >> [no w=] /GC/S/Ch/abT
* honor [h= w= o no r=] /P/Ch >> [ŋΛ nΛr] /GC/S/Ch/abT
* house [h= w= o u se] /P/Ch >> [ha u s=] /GC/S/Ch/abT
* compromise [c= w= om p= ro mi se] /S >> [kΛm p ro ma i z=] /GC/S/Ch/abT
For "cello & dog", GRECOnglish/GC people do not have their version/dialects; so, orthodox English pronunciations are still preserved for "cello & dog".
5. waffle, pancake, pie, pizza
Phonetic correspondence between pie/C2, pizza/Italy and "빈대떡 [bin dæ dΛg]"/Korean
waffle (p/P/Ch + ie/C2/Ch)/abT pie
pancake (p/P + ie/C2)/abT pie
sandwich (br/P/Ch + ead/C2/Ch)/abT bread
condom (p/P/Ch + enis/S/Ch) penis
"soul mate" (fr/T/Ch + iend/C2/Ch) friend
fitness (h/P/Ch + ealth/C2/Ch)/abT health
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cupcake (p/T + ancake/C2) pancake
"next it" (dinn/P + er/C2)/abT dinner