incipient [ɪnˈsɪpiənt] a.
1.) Beginning; commencing; coming into, or in an early stage of, existence; in an initial stage.
2.) Incipient species, a group of plants or animals in the process of becoming sufficiently distinct to be described as a full species.
1.) (Hebrew Grammar) The verbal ‘tense’ or form with prefixed servile letters, variously called Future, Present, and Imperfect.
2.) (Obs.) A beginner; inceptor (Oxford English Dictionary 2nd Edition).
Etymology: Latin incipiens, incipient- present participle of incipere, to begin.
"You love the boy reading in a book, gazing at a drawing, or a cast: yet what are these millions who read and behold, but incipient writers and sculptors? Add a little more of that quality which now reads and sees, and they will seize the pen and chisel" ("Experience", Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1844).
Today's post in honor of the big Champion's League clash between Madrid and Barcelona. Madrid have partially atoned for the humiliating 5-0 defeat at the Nou Camp, which Zonal Marking described as legendary and one of the great football matches, but this is their big chance to really put it behind them. I'm not sure who I want to win. Barcelona play the more beautiful football but it seems to me mechanical, soulless. This quote just about sums it up:
"There is no Messi and Ronaldo. There is only Real Madrid and Barcelona. Rivalry? How can you have a rivalry with this man, this autistic shepherd-boy? He has no personality. He is a footballing machine".