Illustrating The Production And Comprehension Of LanguageTwo of my favorite language-related illustrations.
From the book Shapes for sounds by Timothy Donaldson, via brain pickings.
From an article in The Economist, illustration by W. Vasconcelos.
I think the illustrations complement each other quite nicely. My compliments to the artists.
complementn.1. a. Something that completes, makes up a whole, or brings to perfection.
b. The quantity or number needed to make up a whole: shelves with a full complement of books.
c. Either of two parts that complete the whole or mutually complete each other.
complimentn.1. An expression of praise, admiration, or congratulation.