The Hiatus Explained


hi·a·tus·a·tus·es or hiatus

1. A gap or interruption in space, time, or continuity; a break: “We are likely to be disconcerted by . . . hiatuses of thought”(Edmund Wilson).

2. Linguistics A slight pause that occurs when two immediately adjacent vowels in consecutive syllables are pronounced, as in reality and naive.

3. Anatomy A separation, aperture, fissure, or short passage in an organ or body part.

Regular readers of this blog will have noticed the lack of activity over the past three to four weeks in stark contrast to the previous rate at which I have written articles. The clasico article on October 28 was my last entry and over the next few months, entries will be rather sporadic due to other, more pressing, matters taking priority. Regular writing on this site will not begin again until well into the New Year.

My writing for other sites…

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