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by Monika
Sun Oct 01, 2017 11:05 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: English as She Is Spoke [English practice]
Replies: 323
Views: 108265

Re: English as She Is Spoke [English practice]

Are blackbird and Blackbeard pronounced the same?
by Monika
Sat Sep 30, 2017 6:59 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)
Replies: 779
Views: 177148

Re: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)

It’s especially hard with possessive pronouns. One can avoid he/she and him/her by repeating the name, but “Toni lost Toni‘s gloves” and “Storm washes Storm’s hands” gets really awkward. There French is great: son/sa means both his and her.
by Monika
Thu Sep 28, 2017 1:11 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)
Replies: 779
Views: 177148

Re: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)

In German _ or * is used. Example:
Arbeiter - male worker
Arbeiterin - female worker
Arbeiter_in/Arbeiter*in - nonbinary worker or worker of unknown gender

ein_e fleißige_r Arbeiter_in - a diligent worker
by Monika
Thu Sep 28, 2017 5:40 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)
Replies: 779
Views: 177148

Re: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)

which words to draw together into one word and which to keep separate, Is there a rule for this, or is it just all noun adjuncts? If the resulting word is a noun they are always written as one word, the difficulty is with verbs, adjectives and adverbs. The old rules were vague: “if it changes the m...
by Monika
Wed Sep 27, 2017 11:00 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)
Replies: 779
Views: 177148

Re: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)

Was the reform about updating rules to fit modern usage, or did a group of people just decide to change a bunch of spellings because they thought that would be more convenient? The latter, and the bunch of people were the Duden editorial department. Which had been officially tasked with German spel...
by Monika
Wed Sep 27, 2017 8:22 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)
Replies: 779
Views: 177148

Re: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)

We (German kids) had spelling in grade 1-4 about when to use double or single letters and which words have silent h, about x/ks/cks/chs, about pf and s/ss/ß and tz/z and how to hyphenate words at the end of the line (hey, our words are long). Then in grade 5-8 we had spelling about which words to ca...
by Monika
Tue Sep 26, 2017 5:27 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)
Replies: 779
Views: 177148

Re: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)

Are you saying in your country there is no law or adminstrative order that tells schools and state institutions how to spell? Do different schools teach different stuff? Do different institutions use different spelling on their forms and letters?
by Monika
Mon Sep 25, 2017 8:50 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)
Replies: 779
Views: 177148

Re: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)

That’s how it works here, too. The rules are only legally binding for schools and other state institutions.
by Monika
Mon Sep 25, 2017 4:34 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)
Replies: 779
Views: 177148

Re: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)

„Mrs“ is weird like that, too.
by Monika
Mon Sep 25, 2017 6:36 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)
Replies: 779
Views: 177148

Re: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)

Thanks, eSOANEM. German has two word endings where something similar happens, is that also called coalescence? * The noun ending - tion (e.g. Nation, Portion, Aktion, Sensation and a bunch of other nouns from Latin that usually mean the same thing as in English or something related except for Sensat...
by Monika
Sun Sep 24, 2017 9:57 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)
Replies: 779
Views: 177148

Re: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)

Can you link such a quiz?
by Monika
Sun Sep 24, 2017 11:49 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)
Replies: 779
Views: 177148

Re: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)

Oh, I didn’t know that about statue, module and pendulum. Does everyone say them that way or does it vary?
by Monika
Sat Sep 23, 2017 7:56 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.
Replies: 8606
Views: 1366174

Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Ah, thanks!
by Monika
Fri Sep 22, 2017 9:01 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.
Replies: 8606
Views: 1366174

Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

I don’t understand it.

We (Germany) vote on Sunday by the way.
by Monika
Thu Sep 21, 2017 8:06 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Sprechen Sie Deutsch bitte! [German practice]
Replies: 871
Views: 199325

Re: Sprechen Sie Deutsch bitte! [German practice]

Au au au
by Monika
Thu Sep 21, 2017 7:59 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)
Replies: 779
Views: 177148

Re: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)

Genuine should be either genueen or genuin. Seriously you are just doing this to confuse us foreigners admit it. I don't know of any dialect that has "een" in "genuine". Yeah, the two pronunciations I am familiar with are /ˈdʒɛnjuːˌɪn/ and /ˈdʒɛnjuːˌaɪn/, which are also the two ...
by Monika
Wed Sep 20, 2017 2:58 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)
Replies: 779
Views: 177148

Re: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)

shove: ʃɒv I think, i.e. (almost) rhyming with scoff.
Love, dove: the correct one I guess, lʌv, dʌv

Petition to spell rhyme rime, it's Germanic and not Greek after all.
by Monika
Wed Sep 20, 2017 12:55 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)
Replies: 779
Views: 177148

Re: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)

flicky1991 wrote:Why is "shove" distinct from "love" and "dove"? It's the same vowel sound.

Interesting. Not the way I was taught, but then my teachers were not allowed to travel to English-speaking countries.
by Monika
Wed Sep 20, 2017 8:04 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)
Replies: 779
Views: 177148

Re: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)

Spelling reform suggestion: no more e after v if the vowel before is short (e.g. relativ, nativ, hav, liv, giv, shov). I'm undecided for words like lov(e) and dov(e): Låv and dåv or lāv and dāv would be neat but of course that's not going to happen because keyboards. Replace ph with f e.g. fone, com...
by Monika
Sat Sep 16, 2017 4:54 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)
Replies: 779
Views: 177148

Re: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)

I'm rewatching Die Hard 3. They translated it to John mishearing it as "Hey Boys" and thinking Zeus' name is Boys. Also at some point relatively early a woman says "If that [unlikely thing] is true I'm gonna marry Donald Trump." I had never heard of Trump before he started runnin...
by Monika
Sat Sep 16, 2017 3:02 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)
Replies: 779
Views: 177148

Re: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)

Vaguely related: In Die Hard 3 John McClane hears someone call Zeus Carver "Hey, Zeus!" and asks him if his name is Jesus (Spanish pronunciation). This conversation doesn't translate well. We pronounce it tsois. BTW it's called Stirb langsam = Die slowly in German. Also I only just found o...
by Monika
Wed Sep 06, 2017 12:44 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Sprechen Sie Deutsch bitte! [German practice]
Replies: 871
Views: 199325

Re: Sprechen Sie Deutsch bitte! [German practice]

Ich habe gerade den alten Ghostbusters-Film angesehen, auf Deutsch mit englischen Untertiteln. Da waren auch mehrere Redewendungen Wort für Wort übersetzt. Echt peinlich.
by Monika
Tue Sep 05, 2017 7:38 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
Replies: 8196
Views: 1055440

Re: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!

That sounds pretty good for being homeless at least.
by Monika
Sun Sep 03, 2017 5:53 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
Replies: 8196
Views: 1055440

Re: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!

I'm in Seattle. I ended up sleeping on the street. May get kicked out of the shelter program due to complications, we'll see. How are you doing tonight? I know this must be an immensely stressful time. Any luck with getting things worked out with either shelter? Surprisingly, things are fine at the...
by Monika
Sun Sep 03, 2017 5:52 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Sprechen Sie Deutsch bitte! [German practice]
Replies: 871
Views: 199325

Re: Sprechen Sie Deutsch bitte! [German practice]

Und was für Fernsehserien siehst du gern oder was für Bücher liest du gern?
by Monika
Fri Sep 01, 2017 6:35 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Sprechen Sie Deutsch bitte! [German practice]
Replies: 871
Views: 199325

Re: Sprechen Sie Deutsch bitte! [German practice]

Welche Musik hörst du gern?
by Monika
Fri Sep 01, 2017 10:54 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Sprechen Sie Deutsch bitte! [German practice]
Replies: 871
Views: 199325

Re: Sprechen Sie Deutsch bitte! [German practice]

Das ist super! Hörst du gern Musik?
by Monika
Thu Aug 31, 2017 10:15 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Sprechen Sie Deutsch bitte! [German practice]
Replies: 871
Views: 199325

Re: Sprechen Sie Deutsch bitte! [German practice]

Hallo! Schreib noch mehr! :)
by Monika
Thu Aug 31, 2017 9:35 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)
Replies: 779
Views: 177148

Re: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)

Does nobody say skedyool? Is there always a j sound after d?
(Can't do IPA on my phone)
by Monika
Wed Aug 30, 2017 10:32 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)
Replies: 779
Views: 177148

Re: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)

Mega85 wrote:Merriam-Webster lists "often" with a "t" sound and puts a "÷" before that pronunciation. That is used in that dictionary for pronunciations that are commonly prescribed against.

Oh, I was wondering what that symbol was.
by Monika
Wed Aug 30, 2017 4:58 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)
Replies: 779
Views: 177148

Re: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)

This dic http://www.learnersdictionary.com/definition/often agrees with your opera singer, but the Merriam Webster main dictionary https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/often lists both.
by Monika
Mon Aug 28, 2017 6:18 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)
Replies: 779
Views: 177148

Re: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)

Maybe German j = jot = yot played a role, too?
by Monika
Mon Aug 28, 2017 12:25 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)
Replies: 779
Views: 177148

Re: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)

I actually wonder how English speakers say the pon part. (In German Kupon/Coupon is pronounced as in French, so coo-pong. I guess the nasal sound might not be 100% the same, but close.)
by Monika
Wed Aug 23, 2017 6:30 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
Replies: 8196
Views: 1055440

Re: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!

Maybe break it down in little steps? Like - find out what is necessary to change the name - find out what is necessary to change the gender on ID, driver's license, passport, birth certificate, social security - find out what is necessary to access hormones - schedule appointment with psychologist /...
by Monika
Sun Aug 13, 2017 8:35 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.
Replies: 8606
Views: 1366174

Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Peaceful Whale wrote:The characters in xkcd don't have faces, so why would their emojis have faces either?

Oooh! Awesome!
by Monika
Sat Aug 05, 2017 11:46 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.
Replies: 8606
Views: 1366174

Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Alt: You can't see it, but Black Hat Guy is the pilot. Of course. Alt: His later obsession with scones would really change him. I don't get it. Also not why the different hat. i don't get emoji's they're just blank circles. Well so is your face. Touché Are you faceblind or what is the joke? bun ale...
by Monika
Thu Jul 13, 2017 9:06 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.
Replies: 8606
Views: 1366174

Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Can they really burn down because of being dirty?
by Monika
Sun Jul 02, 2017 6:45 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)
Replies: 779
Views: 177148

Re: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)

Question: Here in the US decimal numbers are written with a "decimal point " as e.g. 3.14, which is said out loud as "three point one four". I know that in some (many?) other countries decimals are written using a comma as 3,14. In this case how is the number said out loud? Is i...
by Monika
Sat Jul 01, 2017 8:31 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.
Replies: 8606
Views: 1366174

Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Who wrote:existence_proof_2xsw.png
Spoiler:
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Nice!

What does the small text at the right say?

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