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by finlay
Thu May 31, 2018 12:04 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: The "How do You Pronounce X" Thread
Replies: 3108
Views: 288724

Re: The "How do You Pronounce X" Thread

Some famous names: Joseph Stalin [dʒoʊsəf / ˈdʒəʊsəf ˈstaːɫɪn] or [ən] Wilhelm Röntgen [ˈvɪɫɦɛɫm ˈɹœːnʔgn̩] or [ɾentogen] because it's used in Japanese for X-rays Marie Skłodowska- Curie [ˈmaɹi ˈkʰjʉːɹi] Niels Bohr [niəɫs boː.ɹ̩] Erwin Schrödinger [(ɛɹwən) ˈʃɹəʊdɪŋɹ̩] or [ˈʃɹœːdɪŋɹ̩] if i want to sh...
by finlay
Wed May 23, 2018 1:03 am
Forum: None of the above
Topic: The Contradictory Feelings Thread
Replies: 933
Views: 108169

Re: The Contradictory Feelings Thread

Sure, have a Reunion

(low hanging fruit, sorry)
by finlay
Sat May 19, 2018 8:43 am
Forum: None of the above
Topic: The Contradictory Feelings Thread
Replies: 933
Views: 108169

Re: The Contradictory Feelings Thread

The name of the company we both work for that I don't want to post online.

Yeah i'll be in edinburgh mostly, I think. I'm not decided for sure yet, will probably try to travel around a bit if I can.
by finlay
Tue May 15, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: The "How do You Pronounce X" Thread
Replies: 3108
Views: 288724

Re: The "How do You Pronounce X" Thread

Atlantic : [ɘɾˈʟ̞ɛ̃(ɾ̃)ɘʔk]~[ɘɾˈɰɛ̃(ɾ̃)ɘʔk], in careful speech [ɛɾˈʟ̞ɛ̃ntʰɘʔk] what on earth is your dialect? when we finally got travis to post recordings to prove this, it sounded like he had a speech impediment. however, i have also since heard people with this weird lowered dark L aside from hi...
by finlay
Tue May 15, 2018 11:55 am
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Help your fluency in a nifty way
Replies: 4604
Views: 730322

Re: Help your fluency in a nifty way

言葉は一対一じゃないからさ
it's not word for word

(a more direct translation would be "u mean like __?")

首がまた痛いわ…そして頭も痛い。そんな地獄は終わらない感じがある
my neck still fucking hurts. and therefore my head hurts too. it's like this hell will never end
by finlay
Tue May 15, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: None of the above
Topic: The Contradictory Feelings Thread
Replies: 933
Views: 108169

Re: The Contradictory Feelings Thread

Risla wrote:
finlay wrote:jesus. well at least you've got g*** :roll:

good luck. come visit tokyo sometime :)
I am now trying to figure out what g*** is. :P

EDIT: oh doh I figured out what it is

I definitely want to visit Tokyo sometime. Probably this summer...
I'll be in the UK most of the summer. :/
by finlay
Fri May 11, 2018 9:11 am
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Help your fluency in a nifty way
Replies: 4604
Views: 730322

Re: Help your fluency in a nifty way

締め Noun 1. tie up; bind; fastening; tightening​ 2. sum; total amount; total​ 3. judo choking (strangling) techniques​ 4. last meal eaten when going restaurant hopping​ 5. completion; conclusion; rounding off​ Counter 6. counter for bundles; counter for faggots; counter for bundles of 2000 sheets of...
by finlay
Mon Apr 30, 2018 2:16 am
Forum: None of the above
Topic: Confusing headlines and other trips down the garden path
Replies: 1058
Views: 121201

Re: Confusing headlines and other trips down the garden path

for a second there i thought 'coming to the house by SMS' was a totally normal thing that happens to normal people
by finlay
Mon Apr 30, 2018 2:14 am
Forum: None of the above
Topic: The Contradictory Feelings Thread
Replies: 933
Views: 108169

Re: The Contradictory Feelings Thread

jesus. well at least you've got g*** :roll:

good luck. come visit tokyo sometime :)
by finlay
Thu Mar 22, 2018 3:29 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Help your conlang fluency (2)
Replies: 6633
Views: 173859

Re: Help your conlang fluency

Naiketileigan nanfuzupitisa falusezei?
Is that the language of furries?
by finlay
Sat Mar 10, 2018 9:10 am
Forum: None of the above
Topic: Venting thread that still excludes eddy (2)
Replies: 2639
Views: 77226

Re: Venting thread that still excludes eddy

jmcd wrote:The only meaning of cereal bar that I know of is this:
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i.e. something you eat, not somewhere you go to.
I didn't even make the connection - I was thinking like, i'm sure i ate cereal bars in the US... what's he talking about?
by finlay
Mon Mar 05, 2018 6:56 am
Forum: None of the above
Topic: purchasing power parity
Replies: 57
Views: 10507

Re: purchasing power parity

consider that those numbers are almost a decade old Also consider that when i wrote that i was unemployed and wrote later in the thread that it's more like i was unwilling to pay more than £30. But I've bought a few sex toys since coming to Japan and I think the most expensive I've bought was the s...
by finlay
Mon Mar 05, 2018 6:42 am
Forum: None of the above
Topic: purchasing power parity
Replies: 57
Views: 10507

Re: purchasing power parity

yeah like i don't remember writing that at all. i'd be more coy about it now lol
by finlay
Fri Mar 02, 2018 4:48 am
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Are the h and ng sounds allophones?
Replies: 31
Views: 6323

Re: Are the h and ng sounds allophones?

oh i mean they're not only distinguished by syllabification. there's two t's in one of them...
by finlay
Thu Mar 01, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Are the h and ng sounds allophones?
Replies: 31
Views: 6323

Re: Are the h and ng sounds allophones?

the syllabification thing is moot anyway as you can always redefine the criteria as pre-stress and post-stress. i think if you do that then h/ŋ complementary distribution holds up i heard a lot of phonologists don't really use phonemes and allophones as formal linguistic concepts anymore, but then t...
by finlay
Tue Feb 20, 2018 10:09 am
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Help your fluency in a nifty way
Replies: 4604
Views: 730322

Re: Help your fluency in a nifty way

ところで、弁当はカレシに 作ってただでかな? 作るのが通常ですか?* tokoro de | bentou wa kareshi ni tsurutte tada de ka na By the way, is it (really) common to make bento for boyfriends? (In Japan I mean, of course) I've just tended to see it done a bit in Japanese media, that it's the done thing for any girl newly dating someone...
by finlay
Tue Feb 20, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Help your fluency in a nifty way
Replies: 4604
Views: 730322

Re: Help your fluency in a nifty way

でもレントとかを祝わない Demo Lent toka wo iwawanai But I don't celebrate Lent or anything like that. Niemand "feiert" die Fastenzeit. Sie wird nur "eingehalten". Nobody "celebrates" Lent. It's only "observed" or "kept". まあ、そうだね。キリスト教じゃないんだからね。 spose so... i'm not christian, so... I'm glad you got some love fr...
by finlay
Sat Feb 17, 2018 11:31 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Help your fluency in a nifty way
Replies: 4604
Views: 730322

Re: Help your fluency in a nifty way

バレンタインは、一人暮らし :cry: barentain wa, hitori gurashi i was all alone on valentines day D; ごめん、なんかメロドラマチックな感じだった。彼氏は仕事があっただけなので gomen, nanka melodramatic na kanji datta. kareshi wa shigoto ga atta dake nanode naw, i should stop being a drama queen, sorry. my boyfriend was just working 日本はバレンタインをおかしくやってる。...
by finlay
Sat Feb 17, 2018 11:13 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Help your fluency in a nifty way
Replies: 4604
Views: 730322

Re: Help your fluency in a nifty way

同じだよ。マルディグラってフランス語だから。 Onnaji da yo. Mardi Gras-tte France-go dakara It's the same. Mardi Gras is French for "Fat Tuesday". https://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/マルディグラ をチェックして、英語では「告解の火曜日」とか呼ばれるって。イギルスではパンケーキデイとよく呼ばれるんだ。 wikipedia wo check shite, eigo de wa 'kokkai no kayoubi' toka yobareru tte. Igirisu de...
by finlay
Sun Feb 04, 2018 10:18 am
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Help your fluency in a nifty way
Replies: 4604
Views: 730322

Re: Help your fluency in a nifty way

Imralu wrote:
finlay wrote:2週間前は6周年だった
Two weeks ago was my sixth Japanniversary
Unahisi upo nyumbani, au uko tayari kwa mabadiliko?
Do you feel at home or are you ready for a change?
知らねーーーー >_<
I dunnoooooooooooooo :(
by finlay
Sat Feb 03, 2018 8:18 am
Forum: None of the above
Topic: Age, Leisure Work and Motivation
Replies: 24
Views: 4706

Re: Age, Leisure Work and Motivation

I used to conlang a lot in high school, laid off it for a while when I was in university, and came back to it when I had that uncertain gap year between university and coming to Japan - basically when I suddenly had a lot of free time. Since i started working again I've barely had time for it. I pro...
by finlay
Sat Feb 03, 2018 1:24 am
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Help your fluency in a nifty way
Replies: 4604
Views: 730322

Re: Help your fluency in a nifty way

(Implicit in this, I hope, is that we don't currently live near each other... :( ) Hata kama nisingeshajua, nadhani kwamba ilielea. Even if I didn't know that already, I think it was clear. :-) Sasa umeishi Tokyo kwa muda gani? How long have you lived in Tokyo now? Sasa ni saa 9 na nusu mchana na n...
by finlay
Fri Feb 02, 2018 6:42 am
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Help your fluency in a nifty way
Replies: 4604
Views: 730322

Re: Help your fluency in a nifty way

まだ日本に住んでいるならニュージーランドへ行くべきだね〜 いつからも行きたかった I should go to NZ while I'm still living in Japan.... I've wanted to for a long time. でも今年は夏休みに一時的に帰ることになりたいなぁ。どうしようね But this year I want to go home in the summer for a bit. What to do... そう言えば、会社は今年に合併をするので、全国にいろんな場所で新しい支所を開所して、あの場所の中に彼氏の国にあるんだ。それから、どうしよう、本...