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by ZLVT
Wed Dec 21, 2011 9:56 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Words you choose to mispronounce
Replies: 242
Views: 93569

Re: Words you choose to mispronounce

That would be yod dropping (/tju:/ -> /tu:/) versus yod coalescence (/tju:/ -> /tʃu:/). Yep. RP uses a conservative [tj] in "tune" and and [sj] in "assume", while Australian English and Estuary English coalesce them to [tʃ] and [ʃ], and American English simplifies them to [t] an...
by ZLVT
Tue Nov 29, 2011 1:16 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: IPA information
Replies: 59
Views: 87859

Re: IPA information

yes, it comes from the japanese word for remember. http://ankisrs.net/
by ZLVT
Fri Nov 25, 2011 3:37 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Words you choose to mispronounce
Replies: 242
Views: 93569

Re: Words you choose to mispronounce

While we're on the topic, does anyone pronounce the n in government normally? [gʌvn̩mn̩t] vs [gʌvəmn̩t]
by ZLVT
Tue Nov 22, 2011 3:28 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Words you choose to mispronounce
Replies: 242
Views: 93569

Re: Words you choose to mispronounce

you mean cache? And yes I do that too. Though less since I found out about the proper pronunciation.
by ZLVT
Mon Nov 21, 2011 10:18 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Words you choose to mispronounce
Replies: 242
Views: 93569

Re: Words you choose to mispronounce

I appreciate the difference between broad and narrow, and also in the range of dialects in English, however this doesn't explain why they use characters, which even in their loose interpretations don't exist in English and why they would use pairs of symbols which relative to each other are the reve...
by ZLVT
Mon Nov 21, 2011 3:58 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Words you choose to mispronounce
Replies: 242
Views: 93569

Re: Words you choose to mispronounce

It's also wrong. Wikipedia's IPA standard for english uses conventions which are weird. [r] doesn't exist in the vast majority of English dialects, same with final (and in some cases intitial) [l]. The use of [u:] for the oo sound was even worse as that's closer to [ʉʊ]. [eɪ] is another pet peeve. T...
by ZLVT
Sun Nov 20, 2011 6:24 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Words you choose to mispronounce
Replies: 242
Views: 93569

Re: Words you choose to mispronounce

Also, for some reason, even though my non-rhotic dialect merged law and lore, I pronounce lore as americans do [lɔ:ɹ]. Might be a merger which isn't always distinguished by context I guess.
by ZLVT
Sun Nov 20, 2011 3:10 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: IPA information
Replies: 59
Views: 87859

Re: IPA information

or you could download anki, an e-flashcard program, and dl or make flashcards for IPA using the images and soundbytes on wiki (anki supports text, TeX, images, and sounds I think)
by ZLVT
Sun Nov 20, 2011 3:05 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Words you choose to mispronounce
Replies: 242
Views: 93569

Re: Words you choose to mispronounce

I've been known to say ['wed.nez.dæj] and I don;t knwo whether it's considered "wrong" in the descriptivist community but I still say [ɒf.n̩] for often.
by ZLVT
Sun Jun 12, 2011 8:09 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Pronunciation of "two", "to", "too" as /tsu/ or /tu/
Replies: 7
Views: 7724

Re: Pronunciation of "two", "to", "too" as /tsu/ or /tu/

I've never heard it pronounced /tsu/ by a native speaker. I suspect what you're hearing is the aspiration, [tʰ], or the way the /tu/ phoneme is sometimes pronounced in British varieties of English, a bit like [ʧ]. It's actually palatal [tʲ] which becomes [ʧ] in less proper speech but, no-one says [...
by ZLVT
Tue May 10, 2011 4:05 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Getting laid
Replies: 2
Views: 1667

Re: Getting laid

When the verb is intransitive (e.g I lie on the bed) it goes lie; lay; have lain. When it's transitive (I lay the book down) it goes lay; laid; have laid (remember it goes like say said said). The verb lie is very similar to lay and people often confuse the two but they are two distinct verbs. the p...
by ZLVT
Sat Apr 23, 2011 7:51 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Spreek Nederlands en Praat Afrikaans (Dutch & Afrikaans)
Replies: 418
Views: 136550

Re: Spreek Nederlands en Praat Afrikaans (Dutch & Afrikaans)

ja, ik vind het 'n mooie taal, en voor mij is het niet genoeg dat de nederlanderen engels kunnen, ik wil mit hem nederlands spreken.
by ZLVT
Sun Mar 27, 2011 1:39 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: עברית! (Hebrew, obviously)
Replies: 92
Views: 27673

Re: עברית! (Hebrew, obviously)

To start off with, so many doubled letters is unusual, as is the fact that he put מ and כ at the end of words when they should then become ם and ך respectively. I put all the words through a dictionary and only טח came up meaning anything (to be plastered). So as far as hebrew goes it doesn't seem t...
by ZLVT
Sun Mar 20, 2011 4:43 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: An annoying hole in English grammar.
Replies: 23
Views: 4461

Re: An annoying hole in English grammar.

In my dialect at least you whack a 's on the end of the noun phrase

the girl who sat next to me's bag
by ZLVT
Sat Mar 19, 2011 7:29 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Spreek Nederlands en Praat Afrikaans (Dutch & Afrikaans)
Replies: 418
Views: 136550

Re: Spreek Nederlands en Praat Afrikaans (Dutch & Afrikaans)

als je te snel praat, moet hij sneller luisteren
by ZLVT
Sat Feb 12, 2011 6:10 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Non Base-10 Number Systems in Languages
Replies: 46
Views: 24828

Re: Non Base-10 Number Systems in Languages

in a pi based system would our concept of integer not now rely on pi?
by ZLVT
Wed Feb 09, 2011 6:51 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Non Base-10 Number Systems in Languages
Replies: 46
Views: 24828

Re: Non Base-10 Number Systems in Languages

Exactly which languages are you clinging to not having base 10? Some of the languages listed here have a vigesimal system true, but even they are deep down base 10. French for instance does organise things as "sixty-four" and "sixty-seventeen" but the way they say 74 is soisant d...
by ZLVT
Tue Feb 08, 2011 8:38 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: English influences on other languages besides vocabulary
Replies: 50
Views: 9446

Re: English influences on other languages besides vocabulary

Don't know whether it's been mentioned but in Hungary due to the abundance of american media, most of which is synchronised, we've begun using "PC" language. So while I grew up saying néger for black people, this is looked down upon by many today even though Hungary was not an active parti...
by ZLVT
Mon Jan 31, 2011 7:17 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Looking for a participant for study
Replies: 5
Views: 2249

Re: Looking for a participant for study

My skype sound doesn't work atm, but if I get it fixed I'll do it, I'm a Hungarian native and by then I'll be in Oz so GMT+11 unless daylight savings ends by then.
by ZLVT
Sun Jan 30, 2011 10:13 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: How do foreign languages use metric?
Replies: 32
Views: 7630

Re: How do foreign languages use metric?

From my understanding yes. These languages (chinese, japanese) like all languages approximate the pronunciation as best that can. Like many non Ie languages they use different writing systems so spelling is not an issue. I don't understand what you mean by prefix though
by ZLVT
Wed Jan 19, 2011 10:28 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Speaking to animals
Replies: 15
Views: 3988

Re: Speaking to animals

Hungarian is informal too. I'd be very surprised if any language used formal tone with animals except perhaps for animals they consider to be sacred.
by ZLVT
Sun Dec 05, 2010 6:48 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Pronouncing "Cthulhu"
Replies: 22
Views: 5387

Re: Pronouncing "Cthulhu"

I always transcribe aussie as using /ʉʊ/ or /ʉw/ on food and /ʊ/ in foot. but I might be wrong. The long one is always diphthongal though. Certain aussie dialects tend to use /y/ though. cool /kyʊl/ (e.g. the dialect of crocodile dundee)
by ZLVT
Sat Dec 04, 2010 7:58 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Pronouncing "Cthulhu"
Replies: 22
Views: 5387

Re: Pronouncing "Cthulhu"

I do /kθulhu:/ but heard south park say it /kətʉʊlʉʊ/
by ZLVT
Mon Nov 08, 2010 1:12 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Pronouncing [x]?
Replies: 18
Views: 5482

Re: Pronouncing [x]?

ok, tense everything up and prepare to say a strong /k/ but when you do, release the /k/ and while keeping everything in your mouth in the /k/ position, let a lot of air out.
by ZLVT
Sun Nov 07, 2010 1:07 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: A college/education question
Replies: 7
Views: 1964

Re: A college/education question

Teaching courses are generally not that long, a dip. ed. in Canberra takes 1 or 2 semesters only. It's uni education that requires more work. If you want to do russian and linguistics, I think that sounds great but maybe throw in some basic level of other languages, it will make it easier for you to...
by ZLVT
Sat Nov 06, 2010 1:03 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: A college/education question
Replies: 7
Views: 1964

Re: A college/education question

Right now, I'm studying a bachelor of languages, doing German French and Persian plus whatever else comes my way. I strongly encourage you to first do a course in linguistics and one in phonetics. Do a bunch of basic linguistics courses if you can because they will help you immensely later on. If yo...
by ZLVT
Wed Sep 29, 2010 3:54 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: עברית! (Hebrew, obviously)
Replies: 92
Views: 27673

Re: עברית! (Hebrew, obviously)

not for me, I think I have suse linux 11.2 and firefox 3.5.4
by ZLVT
Sun Sep 12, 2010 9:26 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Praat Frysk! (Frisian Language Thread)
Replies: 20
Views: 10238

Re: Praat Frysk! (Frisian language thread)

I have a basic knowledge of dutch and that has allowed me to et the gist of what's being said, I'd say looking into dutch would help you learn frysk and it's far more accessible
by ZLVT
Sat Aug 28, 2010 6:04 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Sḵwxwú7mesh? Dumbstruck and absolutely stupefied!
Replies: 17
Views: 4010

Re: Sḵwxwú7mesh? Dumbstruck and absolutely stupefied!

folmerveeman wrote: you don't have the accent grave (é) in a certain font.


that's an accute accent
by ZLVT
Wed Aug 25, 2010 10:43 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Praat Frysk! (Frisian Language Thread)
Replies: 20
Views: 10238

Re: Praat Frysk! (Frisian language thread)

heeey, can you post about the sound system and orthography of frisian? how does the grammar compare to dutch?
by ZLVT
Sat Jul 10, 2010 2:26 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0764: "One Two"
Replies: 348
Views: 73944

Re: " One Two" Discussion

I also disagree with the common line that there's no such thing as a primitive culture/language Depends on what you mean by primitive, which is a pretty loaded word. What do you mean by primitive? Exactly. I mean if we say that a cultures should be ranked based on how many achievements common to mo...
by ZLVT
Fri Jul 09, 2010 9:16 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0764: "One Two"
Replies: 348
Views: 73944

Re: " One Two" Discussion

I also disagree with the common line that there's no such thing as a primitive culture/language Depends on what you mean by primitive, which is a pretty loaded word. What do you mean by primitive? Exactly. I mean if we say that a cultures should be ranked based on how many achievements common to mo...
by ZLVT
Fri Jul 09, 2010 6:35 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0764: "One Two"
Replies: 348
Views: 73944

Re: " One Two" Discussion

I did science/arts (inc. some anthro) for 2 yrs at uni and now I've done 2 yrs of languages. I'd certainly say sciences are a lot harder and take more time. I don't think it's insulting.

I also disagree with the common line that there's no such thing as a primitive culture/language
by ZLVT
Thu Jun 17, 2010 5:49 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Coolest Asian writing system
Replies: 64
Views: 20469

Re: Coolest Asian writing system

are we counting pacific scripts as well? If we are rongorongo and hanunó'o (only script written bottom to top) are definitely contenders
by ZLVT
Wed Jun 09, 2010 1:20 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: People that claim ethnicity but don't speak the language...
Replies: 47
Views: 8876

Re: People that claim ethnicity but don't speak the language

turkey iraq and syria all have huge kurdish populations. Australia has aboriginal and TSI cultures, Most of europe has huge gypsy populations, afghansitan and pakistan both have huge pashtun populations. Don't even get me started on russia and china. Japan has the ainu, the island of jeju in S Korea...
by ZLVT
Thu May 13, 2010 6:16 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Has anyone ever heard of Earth Minimal?
Replies: 22
Views: 6153

Re: Has anyone ever heard of Earth Minimal?

reminds me of toki pona. I think it can be done but you'd have to be careful in selecting your bases. A lot of asian characters are just a collection of concepts which form a new idea, so the idea has been around for a while.
by ZLVT
Wed May 05, 2010 10:09 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Nuremberg laws chart translation
Replies: 12
Views: 10124

Re: Nuremberg laws chart translation

This chart confuses me. It allows two half germans to marry but forbids marriage between two 3/4 germans
by ZLVT
Wed Apr 28, 2010 5:16 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: What does this say? (Arabic)
Replies: 19
Views: 1997

Re: What does this say? (Arabic)

you're challenging a whole thread with members from across the globe to a fight based on skill with Arabic? Sounds logical and totally non-troll
by ZLVT
Tue Apr 27, 2010 5:08 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: What does this say? (Arabic)
Replies: 19
Views: 1997

Re: What does this say? (Arabic)

The OP wrote it with ع later on, if you look really closely at the pic it is an ع just with bad handwriting and since it isn't joined to the ك it looks like و.

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