locutor

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin locūtor (speaker, talker).

Noun[edit]

locutor (plural locutors)

  1. A speaker (one who talks).
    • 1984, Urban Pidgins and Creoles: Papers from the York Creole Conference:
      A position that solely insinuates a down-grading effect in the use of FT, engenders the impression of reducing the native locutor to a "sociolinguistic automaton" (Smith/Giles 1978: 10) that reflects a one-to-one relationship between ethnic bias and linguistic output.
    • 2006, Alan J. E. Wolf, Subjectivity in a Second Language: Conveying the Expression of Self (→ISBN), page 186:
      In conclusion, learners conveyed subjectivity by means of the diegetic present and the foregrounded imperfect but did so less frequently and in shorter stretches of text than native speakers in the expression of the native locutor's subjective involvement with his own discourse.
    • 2007, William M. Tepfenhart, Walling Cyre, Conceptual Structures: Standards and Practices: 7th International Conference on Conceptual Structures, ICCS'99, Blacksburg, VA, USA, July 12-15, 1999, Proceedings, Springer (→ISBN), page 151:
      We think of locutors' interactions as exchanges of conversational objects (COs). A conversational object is a mental attitude (belief, goal, wish, etc.) along with a positioning which a narrator transfers to another locutor during a conversation [13]. The locutor positions herself relative to a mental attitude by performing actions like "proposing", "accepting", "rejecting"; this is called the locutor's positioning relative to that mental attitude.

Usage notes[edit]

  • This term was very rare until the mid-1900s, and is still less than a thousandth as common as speaker.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ (locutor*1500),speaker at Google Ngram Viewer

Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin locūtor.

Noun[edit]

locutor m (plural locutors, feminine locutora)

  1. speaker (one who speaks)
  2. presenter; host (on TV, radio)

Further reading[edit]


Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From loquor +‎ -tor.

Noun[edit]

locūtor m (genitive locūtōris); third declension

  1. speaker, talker

Declension[edit]

Third-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative locūtor locūtōrēs
Genitive locūtōris locūtōrum
Dative locūtōrī locūtōribus
Accusative locūtōrem locūtōrēs
Ablative locūtōre locūtōribus
Vocative locūtor locūtōrēs

Descendants[edit]


Occitan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin locūtor.

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

locutor m (plural locutors, feminine locutora, feminine plural locutoras)

  1. speaker (one who speaks)
    • 2019 December 15, “Uèi es lo jorn de l’esperanto”, in Jornalet[1]:
      Atal, dins totes los cantons de la planeta, los locutors de la lenga internacionala organizan d’eveniments restacats amb lor movement lingüistic e social.
      So on every corner of the planet, the speakers of the international language organize events linked to their linguistic and social movement.

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin locūtor.

Noun[edit]

locutor m (plural locutores, feminine locutora, feminine plural locutoras)

  1. announcer; commentator (one who makes announcements or comments on radio or TV)

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French locuteur.

Noun[edit]

locutor m (plural locutori)

  1. speaker

Declension[edit]


Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin locūtor.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /lokuˈtoɾ/, [lo.kuˈt̪oɾ]

Noun[edit]

locutor m (plural locutores, feminine locutora, feminine plural locutoras)

  1. (media) announcer, newscaster, newsreader, commentator
    Synonym: comentarista

Related terms[edit]

Further reading[edit]