Is grammar invented, discovered, or created? What does it feel like to be a grammarian?
Nobody seems to know. Well, nobody I’ve ever met has ever met a grammarian. They appear to work in the dark, away from the limelight.
If you’re a grammarian, it seem nobody knows your name or who you are, yet everybody follows your rules. “Without grammar we’d be lost!” is accepted without thinking twice by parents and children alike. Who wouldn’t dream of such power? Being a grammarian, I guess, must feel like on top of the world.
Grammar is the worst thing ever to have happened to words.
Below is a by-product of writing this manual that came about inadvertently, a small sampling of words made unrecognizable for reasons on the grammarians now.
Word before >>> Word after the grammarians
Action >>> Ation
Action >>> Ion
Able >>> Ible
Ability >>> Ibility
All one >>> Alone
Corespond >>> Correspond
Doable >>> Feasable (the ability to feas)
Formable >>> Formidable (the ability to formid)
Letterally >>> Literally
Lie-ability (the ability to lie) >>> Li-ability (the ability to li)
Passable (the ability to pass) >>> Possible (the ibility to poss)
Permission >>> Permit
Promission >>> Promise, Com-promission >>> Com-promise
Senseability >>> Sensibility (the ibility to sens)
Stable >>> Stability (the ability to st)
Story >>> History
Unable >>> Inability (the ability to in)
From the 736 grammar-approved abilities, enough to make any class of word-beginners run for cover, the following key abilities are missing:
Response-ability (the only ability you’ll ever need)