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by GarrettIrish
Wed Aug 11, 2010 6:12 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)
Replies: 944
Views: 292405

Re: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)

Well I guess my dialect has been covered mostly by the original poster, though East Tennessee is a mixture of Southern and Appalachian dialects.The only other things I can think of is the Caught/Cot merger (two words I can't distinguish when speaking no matter how hard I try) and Fire/Four. I person...
by GarrettIrish
Thu Jul 22, 2010 5:01 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: لنتكلم العربية (Arabic practice)
Replies: 34
Views: 20951

Re: لنتكلم العربية (Arabic practice)

منذ سنتين زرت إسبانيا والمغرب في عطلة الصيف مع مدرستي.ثم ما تكلمت اللغة العربية. -2 years ago I visited Spain and Morocco on a summer break with my school. I didn't speak Arabic then.- I was going to mark this up with formal casings but it seems like too much work, and with the font size I doubt any...
by GarrettIrish
Fri Jul 16, 2010 11:10 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Has anyone ever heard of Earth Minimal?
Replies: 22
Views: 6133

Re: Has anyone ever heard of Earth Minimal?

It would be an awesome idea to make a Semitic language with Latin roots. k-l-r = color kolore = color kalara = red kolare = orange v-s-n = vision vison = vision, sight, view vason = eye visen = to see, to view and so on... Only thing I had to say is Arabic makes the vowel distinction very important...
by GarrettIrish
Fri Jul 16, 2010 10:46 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: لنتكلم العربية (Arabic practice)
Replies: 34
Views: 20951

Re: هل تتكلم للغة العربية

انا ادرس اللغة العربية ايضا.هل تتكلمون الفصحى اوالعامية؟ اتكلم الفصحى والعامية الفلسطينية صغيراً. استاذتي فلسطينية و ادرس في الجامية

I've had 4 semesters, though it's the middle of the summer and I feel pretty rusty, I noticed because I keep forgetting how to spell words like والعامية
by GarrettIrish
Fri Jul 16, 2010 3:09 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: People that claim ethnicity but don't speak the language...
Replies: 47
Views: 8861

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

So it seems to me this has drifted a long way from the original topic...but into an discussion on Irish, which I'm entirely happy to be in. I guess I'd hope to consider myself one of those Americans who does my heritage some credit. I am from an Irish family, a very old one(http://en.wikipedia.org/w...
by GarrettIrish
Fri Jul 16, 2010 2:44 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Local Colloquialisms
Replies: 51
Views: 13650

Re: Local Colloquialisms

I grew up in East Tennessee around the Knoxville area. I've since spent some time in MD but I'll see what I can remember from my East Tennessee dialect. Coke - used for all soda's regardless of brand. Common because the first Coke factory was actually in Knoxville( I remember passing it as a kid ) R...

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