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by Yiuel Raumbesrairc
Tue Mar 29, 2016 7:04 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Incorrect pronunciations you have (or have had) to unlearn
Replies: 669
Views: 70380

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

各国:I learned that as かくくに /kakukuni/. Then, I had to use that for an ad in Japan we were filming. Oh gods. It is supposed to be かっこく/kakkoku/. It took a while, but I got it right in the end.
by Yiuel Raumbesrairc
Sun Aug 30, 2015 6:35 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Lots of cultures, one language
Replies: 9
Views: 1576

Re: Lots of cultures, one language

Questions like how far back would a modern French speaker understand French people(...)? Within the French world, the issue is mostly about how much education we receive. North American French is quite divergent from European French, and their mutual intelligibility is sometimes downplayed, sometim...
by Yiuel Raumbesrairc
Wed Jul 08, 2015 5:10 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: World Hybrid Auxlang - 4 year in the works and needs input!
Replies: 9
Views: 2783

Re: World Hybrid Auxlang - 4 year in the works and needs inp

As a speaker of an auxlang myself, and as a big critic of its linguistic issues, I might comment on the phonology you have described. Probably my biggest complain would be the accent system. You want prosody to be fairly simple, if not completely flat. It's boring, but then again, boring yet practic...
by Yiuel Raumbesrairc
Fri Jun 26, 2015 5:48 am
Forum: None of the above
Topic: Nicks past & present
Replies: 30
Views: 7820

Re: Nicks past & present

I've been Yiuel on most boards I ever joined. I've changed to Yiuel Raumbesrairc here, but the latter part is simply a Xurnese word, which can be roughly translated as "Far-traveler".
by Yiuel Raumbesrairc
Fri Jun 05, 2015 1:08 pm
Forum: None of the above
Topic: Confusing headlines and other trips down the garden path
Replies: 1058
Views: 121549

Re: Cheese that smells

On apprend chaque jour une nouvelle chose: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indian_French . Donc c'est vrai??? Je suis laissé sans voix... JAL I sorry I wasn't clear; my comment was not directed to Indian French, though I knew about the few Indian pockets. I was referring to the otherwise heavily acce...
by Yiuel Raumbesrairc
Thu Jun 04, 2015 7:30 pm
Forum: None of the above
Topic: Confusing headlines and other trips down the garden path
Replies: 1058
Views: 121549

Re: Cheese that smells

They want to mean endangered right xD? No, wait, tuer is kill not die... wtf There is apparently a row of trees in Luxembourg that motorists keep driving into. So that's why they call them arbres dangereux qui tueront. Dewrad is probably right that it's because of brevity, but it is a ridiculous ph...
by Yiuel Raumbesrairc
Fri May 29, 2015 10:18 pm
Forum: None of the above
Topic: Venting thread that still excludes eddy (2)
Replies: 2639
Views: 77818

Re: Venting thread that excludes sirdanilot

(or even writing full and total equality into law) Yay for Canada, as the constitution gives full and total equality into law already. And since law rules over any moral scruple, hehe. (It was the rationale for same-sex marriage : since it made the distinction of sex, the law was stricken down as u...
by Yiuel Raumbesrairc
Fri May 29, 2015 12:25 am
Forum: None of the above
Topic: Duolingo
Replies: 50
Views: 10630

Re: Duolingo

GreenBowTie wrote:the esperanto course just went public
It was all over my Facebook; I am not sure if the format is appropriate.
by Yiuel Raumbesrairc
Thu May 28, 2015 11:25 pm
Forum: None of the above
Topic: Venting thread that still excludes eddy (2)
Replies: 2639
Views: 77818

Re: Venting thread that excludes sirdanilot

Under that logic a murder in a film or a video game is pro-killing people in real life, or a BDSM porn film is pro assaulting and enslaving people. Your logic is a little faulty. There is representation, yes. There are many things seen in the world, yes. But pornographic art is not simply a represe...
by Yiuel Raumbesrairc
Thu May 28, 2015 9:04 am
Forum: Almea
Topic: Verdureute Hynnu
Replies: 16
Views: 6119

Re: Verdureute Hynnu

Something like "-te maru" could be an easy way to do it, in effect saying "Doing-X is possible."
by Yiuel Raumbesrairc
Mon May 25, 2015 12:08 am
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Language revival revisited
Replies: 68
Views: 8741

Re: Language revival revisited

It struck me that bilingual drafting, especially in two dissimilar languages, would help focus on the underlying meaning/intention of the legislation, rather than the superficial form of words. The danger I suppose is that even then, once the process becomes bedded in, there would simply arise para...
by Yiuel Raumbesrairc
Sun May 24, 2015 8:22 am
Forum: None of the above
Topic: Venting thread that still excludes eddy (2)
Replies: 2639
Views: 77818

Re: Venting thread that excludes sirdanilot

Quite a situation indeed; better go get as much help as possible. Is your government supportive when it comes to kids with special needs, or are they assholes like my own Quebec? Well, it's not the government direclty, but luckily there's good health insureance and there are various programmes* tha...
by Yiuel Raumbesrairc
Thu May 21, 2015 7:27 pm
Forum: None of the above
Topic: Venting thread that still excludes eddy (2)
Replies: 2639
Views: 77818

Re: Venting thread that excludes sirdanilot

Diagnosed, I suppose. (It's usually not that brutal, though when it finally hits the ground, it can hit hard.) Not officially yet, she's going to see the doctor as we speak, but all the signs are there. She's had a burn-out before (years ago), so we know the symptoms (she's just been denying and hi...
by Yiuel Raumbesrairc
Thu May 21, 2015 5:49 am
Forum: None of the above
Topic: Venting thread that still excludes eddy (2)
Replies: 2639
Views: 77818

Re: Venting thread that excludes sirdanilot

jal wrote:Damn, my wife got a burn-out yesterday :(.


JAL
Diagnosed, I suppose. (It's usually not that brutal, though when it finally hits the ground, it can hit hard.)

I hope she'll be having some time to relax herself.
by Yiuel Raumbesrairc
Thu May 21, 2015 2:15 am
Forum: None of the above
Topic: Venting thread that still excludes eddy (2)
Replies: 2639
Views: 77818

Re: Venting thread that excludes sirdanilot

Shm Jay wrote:No, still way too far away.
This is weird then; a check-up on what's going on might be a good thing.
by Yiuel Raumbesrairc
Thu May 21, 2015 1:48 am
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Peculiar grammatical features in communication
Replies: 13
Views: 2320

Re: Peculiar grammatical features in communication

Mithun (1999). "Special Language. p. 275 of Mithun, Marianne (1999). The Languages of Native North America. Cambridge University Press. The same source then goes on to describe changes in "voice qualities" when quoting legendary characters in stories, such as Deer replacing all sibilants with later...
by Yiuel Raumbesrairc
Wed May 20, 2015 10:31 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Language revival revisited
Replies: 68
Views: 8741

Re: Language revival revisited

Frankly, I really have trouble imagining Japan switching from Japanese to English in even the remotely near future. Sure, there are many people studying English, but with the quality of English-language education in general combined with the practical differences between the two languages, and of t...
by Yiuel Raumbesrairc
Tue May 19, 2015 8:49 pm
Forum: None of the above
Topic: Venting thread that still excludes eddy (2)
Replies: 2639
Views: 77818

Re: Venting thread that excludes sirdanilot

I know you don't care about what Céline Dion does, and neither do I, but I thought it was delightfully ridiculous. Beyond all our differences, that is certainly a point we can agree too. (Then again, I do believe we also share the fact of being born in the same province, if I remember well.) Anyway...
by Yiuel Raumbesrairc
Tue May 19, 2015 1:48 am
Forum: None of the above
Topic: Venting thread that still excludes eddy (2)
Replies: 2639
Views: 77818

Re: Venting thread that excludes sirdanilot

Shm Jay wrote:I'm very sorry you're so sick. Perhaps pretending Céline Dion is returning to Las Vegas on your behalf too (even if she doesn't know it) will help you feel stronger.
As if I cared.
by Yiuel Raumbesrairc
Tue May 19, 2015 12:02 am
Forum: None of the above
Topic: Venting thread that still excludes eddy (2)
Replies: 2639
Views: 77818

Re: Venting thread that excludes sirdanilot

So, there you go. I am sick, probably sicker than I have ever been. I've looked for advice, but it seems that all I will be going through during the next few couple of months, no matter what I choose, is not a good thing (though at least, it's not the worst case scenario, I hope so). I am at a loss ...
by Yiuel Raumbesrairc
Mon May 18, 2015 10:55 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Language revival revisited
Replies: 68
Views: 8741

Re: Language revival revisited

Thanks, I'm a lot less confused about this now. There certainly is a world of difference between not acquiring the written academic register of a language vs. losing proficiency in colloquial spoken language. There certainly is, and I was (still am?) guilty of quite a loss in academic register in E...
by Yiuel Raumbesrairc
Mon May 18, 2015 1:17 am
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Language revival revisited
Replies: 68
Views: 8741

Re: Language revival revisited

This all sounds reasonable. In light of this, though, I find your post earlier in this thread about the incursion of English in Japan even more peculiar, so I'd like to ask you to explain it a bit more. 6-year-olds growing up in Japan, with Japanese-speaking peers, will certainly learn Japanese and...
by Yiuel Raumbesrairc
Mon May 18, 2015 12:36 am
Forum: None of the above
Topic: Venting thread that still excludes eddy (2)
Replies: 2639
Views: 77818

Re: Venting thread that excludes sirdanilot

Please to live in bolivia for a couple months, or jordan, or nigeria, before you declare living in the most wealthy country in the planet "the worse". still, yeah, what's happening to canada is sad... sic transic gloria mundi Again, as I said, I am fully aware that Canada is not the worst (notice t...
by Yiuel Raumbesrairc
Mon May 18, 2015 12:19 am
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Language revival revisited
Replies: 68
Views: 8741

Re: Language revival revisited

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-uWnhc2bSlNU/UNEc2zEnGvI/AAAAAAAADPg/AHmb9yD-_ZA/s1600/Film-translation_standards_around_the_world.PNG Key: "Dark blue is dubbing for children only, otherwise subtitling. Purple is dubbing in all cases except non-children's films. Red is all dubbing. " Within Canada, Quebec...
by Yiuel Raumbesrairc
Fri May 15, 2015 11:56 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Language revival revisited
Replies: 68
Views: 8741

Re: Language revival revisited

Knowledge of English for obvious reasons is valued in many countries, but where else is it seen as an alternative rather than an addition to the local language? The original article expressed the opinion that teaching kids Welsh, and especially teaching them mostly through the medium of Welsh would...