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by linguoboy
Fri Jun 29, 2018 9:59 am
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: The "How do You Pronounce X" Thread
Replies: 3108
Views: 222133

Re: The "How do You Pronounce X" Thread

[lɪŋθ] ~ [lɪnθ]
[stɹɪŋθ] ~ [stɹɪnθ]
by linguoboy
Wed Jun 27, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Words you've learned recently
Replies: 248
Views: 23500

Re: Words you've learned recently

Heulsuse crybaby
by linguoboy
Wed Jun 27, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Which -an adjective based on "Rousseau" do you prefer?
Replies: 6
Views: 929

Re: Which -an adjective based on "Rousseau" do you prefer?

I kind of hate them all.

I'd be inclined to use Rousseauesque, even though the -esque ending typically expresses a different nuance.
by linguoboy
Tue Jun 26, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: The Innovative Usage Thread
Replies: 2452
Views: 176465

Re: The Innovative Usage Thread

"an avengance"
by linguoboy
Tue Jun 26, 2018 10:15 am
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: The "How do You Pronounce X" Thread
Replies: 3108
Views: 222133

Re: The "How do You Pronounce X" Thread

Sumelic wrote:One common British pronunciation of "Ibiza" is actually "eye-beetha", with the "price" diphthong in the first syllable.
Which is particularly interesting given that the local pronunciation of the name is [əjˈvisə].
by linguoboy
Mon Jun 25, 2018 1:17 pm
Forum: None of the above
Topic: The Contradictory Feelings Thread
Replies: 933
Views: 85159

Re: The Contradictory Feelings Thread

I seemed to have worked through it. The husband is starting a blog to talk about his diagnosis and I gave him some pointers and told him I'd be following it. His better half is still in denial, so the poor sod is going to need all the support he can get.
by linguoboy
Fri Jun 22, 2018 10:20 am
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Re: Third-person imperatives - how do they work?
Replies: 3
Views: 997

Re: Third-person imperatives - how do they work?

By the way, I think that 1st and 3rd imperative is usually considered a separate mood called the jussive . Depends on your analysis. It may make sense for languages like Spanish where there's a means of forming second-person imperatives that's distinct from the use of mandative subjunctive forms fo...
by linguoboy
Fri Jun 22, 2018 9:51 am
Forum: None of the above
Topic: The Contradictory Feelings Thread
Replies: 933
Views: 85159

Re: The Contradictory Feelings Thread

More evidence (if any were needed) that I'm an awful person: So I had two "friends" who used to visit us frequently. They lived in Wisconsin and liked to come to Chicago for the weekend. We let them stay in our guest room. One time they had the bad luck to stay over the weekend right after we'd gott...
by linguoboy
Wed Jun 20, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Re: Third-person imperatives - how do they work?
Replies: 3
Views: 997

Re: Third-person imperatives - how do they work?

Second person imperatives are pretty simple and I'm told that English first person plural imperative is basically the construction "let's X", but what about third person? I'm struggling to think of something which sounds like a third person imperative. Languages which use third-person forms for dir...
by linguoboy
Wed Jun 06, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Quick question about English transitive verbs w/o objects
Replies: 4
Views: 804

Re: Quick question about English transitive verbs w/o object

Is there a name or technical term for the way English treats transitive verbs like "to feed", whereby they usually take an object ("The bird feeds its young"), but when it takes no object it's understood as having an unstated reflexive object ("The bird feeds"; i.e. "The bird feeds itself")? " ambi...
by linguoboy
Mon Jun 04, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: None of the above
Topic: Venting thread that still excludes eddy (2)
Replies: 2639
Views: 29367

Re: Venting thread that still excludes eddy (2)

I guess I'm just not macho enough myself, because when I see people who are scared, confused, anxious, I find it hard to summon up the hatred to just write them off as "arseholes". Is it great that people are too damaged or fragile to be able to do the right thing in difficult circumstances? No. Bu...
by linguoboy
Mon Jun 04, 2018 12:04 pm
Forum: None of the above
Topic: Venting thread that still excludes eddy (2)
Replies: 2639
Views: 29367

Re: Venting thread that still excludes eddy (2)

Anyways, something I’ll also add a bit to the conversation: if you know you have a problem, whether mental, emotional, or otherwise, then the only way to change is if you first recognize or admit there’s a problem. No amount of therapy really is going to help unless that person takes the first step...
by linguoboy
Fri Jun 01, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: None of the above
Topic: Venting thread that still excludes eddy (2)
Replies: 2639
Views: 29367

Re: Venting thread that still excludes eddy (2)

To be fair, it's not uncommon for people - particularly fathers - to avoid awkward conversations with people they don't want to upset or offend. Or to assume that other people don't want to have anything to do with them, and hence make that a self-fulfilling prophecy by 'not imposing' on them. Or h...
by linguoboy
Wed May 30, 2018 10:42 am
Forum: None of the above
Topic: Venting thread that still excludes eddy (2)
Replies: 2639
Views: 29367

Re: Venting thread that still excludes eddy (2)

When you told us about the divorce, I didn't realise it was that kind of situation. That sucks.
by linguoboy
Tue May 22, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: None of the above
Topic: A Very Brief Explanation of the British Election
Replies: 323
Views: 23706

Re: A Very Brief Explanation of the British Election

Raphael wrote:Meanwhile, somewhat related to the general British politics theme, there's this little thread on twitter:
Matthew Hankins wrote:BREXIT TV
'No Deal or No Deal'
Baffling game show in which contestants vote to take home £900 less than they started with
#DED
by linguoboy
Tue May 22, 2018 9:24 am
Forum: None of the above
Topic: Confusing headlines and other trips down the garden path
Replies: 1058
Views: 96457

Re: Confusing headlines and other trips down the garden path

Sunday I watched a four-hour mashup of the plays of Aristophanes. Each section ended with a moral and the moral for the second section (which incorporated The Knights ) was "Never trust someone with sausages." I actually sought out the actress at intermission to ask her, "Does this mean that if some...
by linguoboy
Fri May 18, 2018 10:42 am
Forum: None of the above
Topic: Venting thread that still excludes eddy (2)
Replies: 2639
Views: 29367

Re: Venting thread that still excludes eddy

I'm having the worst allergies of my life. My left ear canal has been clogged and hurting for a week and a half. I've been on painkillers almost that entire time--and I practically never use painkillers. That's too bad. Do you have these allergies a long time already or are they a new development? ...
by linguoboy
Wed May 16, 2018 11:09 am
Forum: None of the above
Topic: Venting thread that still excludes eddy (2)
Replies: 2639
Views: 29367

Re: Venting thread that still excludes eddy

I'm having the worst allergies of my life. My left ear canal has been clogged and hurting for a week and a half. I've been on painkillers almost that entire time--and I practically never use painkillers. I didn't think my sense of smell was that badly impacted but today I found out that I've had a g...
by linguoboy
Mon May 14, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Incorrect pronunciations you have (or have had) to unlearn
Replies: 669
Views: 50815

Re: Incorrect pronunciations you have (or have had) to unlea

My brothers and I ended up with a lot of spelling pronunciations from D&D: lycanthrope and wyvern with /ih/, lamia with /ah/ or /a/, caecilia with /k/, etc. I think undine might have come with a pronunciation guide, since my natural instinct was to use /iy/ though /ay/ sounds acceptable as well.
by linguoboy
Thu May 10, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: None of the above
Topic: The Official ZBB Quote Thread
Replies: 2878
Views: 343138

Re: The Official ZBB Quote Thread

One advantage/downside of IoT (which it is depends on how you see things) is you get to have amenities like Pornhub-powered refrigerators. finally! I've noticed that I always prefer my beers very cold after watching youtube but lukewarm after watching porn and I look forward to my fridge accomodati...
by linguoboy
Thu May 10, 2018 10:08 am
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: The "How do You Pronounce X" Thread
Replies: 3108
Views: 222133

Re: The "How do You Pronounce X" Thread

bbbosborne wrote:[æt'læntʰɪkʰ] the [t] may allophone with [ʔ], and the [tʰ] may just disappear completely (when it does the kʰ loses its aspiration).
My /t/ is never aspirated there. If it surfaces at all, it's as [ʔ] accompanied by nasalisation of the preceding vowel.
by linguoboy
Wed May 09, 2018 1:03 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Incorrect pronunciations you have (or have had) to unlearn
Replies: 669
Views: 50815

Re: Incorrect pronunciations you have (or have had) to unlea

I was surprised visiting Albuquerque that people use true Spanish pronunciations for many names. I heard Jemez with monophtongs, not normal eng vowels. Perhaps it's a function of how familiar the speaker is, though .... The person speaking was familiar with both Spanish & Navajo. My local informant...
by linguoboy
Tue May 08, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Incorrect pronunciations you have (or have had) to unlearn
Replies: 669
Views: 50815

Re: Incorrect pronunciations you have (or have had) to unlea

I didn't have these incorrect pronunciations very long, but I still had to unlearn them: In preparation for visiting New Mexico last month, I read up a bit on Pueblo history. Most of the pueblos have Spanish names, so I pronounced them as I would in Spanish. That worked fine for places like "Laguna"...
by linguoboy
Mon May 07, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: None of the above
Topic: Confusing headlines and other trips down the garden path
Replies: 1058
Views: 96457

Re: Confusing headlines and other trips down the garden path

Nothing garden-pathy about this, but it is damn confusing: Japan PM said offended by dessert served in shoe at Netanyahu home (Times of Israel)
by linguoboy
Fri May 04, 2018 1:17 pm
Forum: None of the above
Topic: Confusing headlines and other trips down the garden path
Replies: 1058
Views: 96457

Re: Confusing headlines and other trips down the garden path

Yesterday I passed a sign in a shop window which said "HAND CANING" and I was like, "I thought that method of discipline went by the wayside years ago."