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by cabinet_cat
Mon Jun 04, 2018 1:48 am
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Population numbers for languages
Replies: 16
Views: 2116

Re: Population numbers for languages

I ran into a similar issue a few years back when looking at population numbers for (Central) Okinawan. The Ethnologue gave a figure of 980,000 speakers in 2000, which doesn't make sense given that the total population was roughly 1 million around that time and it's well-known that the islanders pri...
by cabinet_cat
Tue May 29, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Romanization challenge thread
Replies: 3842
Views: 398934

Re: Romanization challenge thread

/pʰ tʰ tʷʰ cʰ kʰ kʷʰ/ ⟨ph, th, čh, ch, chu⟩ /p t tʷ c k kʷ/ ⟨p, t, tu, č, c, cu⟩ /ʔb ʔd ʔdʷ ʔɟ ʔg ʔgʷ ʔ/ ⟨hb, hd, hdu, hǧ, hg, hgu, Ø ⟩ /ⁿb ⁿd ⁿdʷ ⁿɟ ⁿg ⁿgʷ/ ⟨b, d, du, ǧ, g, gu⟩ /s sʷ x xʷ h/ ⟨s, su, k, ku, x⟩ /ⁿz ⁿzʷ/ ⟨z, zu⟩ /l lʷ r rʷ j w/ ⟨l, lu, r, ru, i, u⟩ /m n nʷ ŋ ŋʷ/ ⟨m, n, nu, ň, ňu⟩ /ħ ...
by cabinet_cat
Fri Dec 22, 2017 3:58 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Something interesting about West Coast American English
Replies: 44
Views: 3524

Re: Something interesting about West Coast American English

When I was learning to speak as a child, for a while my parents noticed I would vocalise /l/ in coda positions, and they assumed I would stop doing it once I got a little older. That never happened. Funnily enough, my mother once told me I used to vocalise these /l/'s as a kid when I was in high sc...
by cabinet_cat
Fri Dec 22, 2017 1:05 am
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Something interesting about West Coast American English
Replies: 44
Views: 3524

Re: Something interesting about West Coast American English

I'm from the West Coast, but I haven't noticed this as a particular feature of the region's accents. I'm not particularly phonetically knowledgeable or observant, though. Nevertheless, I think in the "How do you pronounce" thread, people not from the West Coast, like Travis, have mentioned non-coro...
by cabinet_cat
Thu Dec 21, 2017 11:22 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Something interesting about West Coast American English
Replies: 44
Views: 3524

Something interesting about West Coast American English

Living in California, I have recently noticed an interesting feature about the West Coast (especially Californian) American English dialect, I am unaware if this occurs anywhere else in the U.S. The phoneme /ʟ/ commonly occurs as an allophone of /l/, especially when next to a velar consonant. It see...
by cabinet_cat
Thu Dec 21, 2017 10:39 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: What do you call this?
Replies: 302
Views: 32235

Re: What do you call this?

Are you referring to ice cream that is two flavors? If so, here on the west coast we do not have a name for that.