linguistry (uncountable)

  1. (archaic) linguistics
    • 1832, William Hone, The Year Book, of Daily Recreation & Information:
      Yet these parrots, with a bit of dead linguistry, which a Grecian ploughboy or milkmaid would have laughed at, thought themselves, and were thought by others, mighty fine scholars; and, as is frequently the case even now, very competent to instruct others.
    • 2012, Mikhail Epstein, ‎Igor E. Klyukanov, The Transformative Humanities: A Manifesto - Page 102:
      While theoretical linguistics might be compared to botany as the study of plants, practical linguistics, or linguistry, can be compared to forestry or gardening, horticulture, soil cultivation, or arboreal practices.

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