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by Monika
Thu Dec 21, 2017 6:57 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
Replies: 8258
Views: 1146642

Re: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!

CelticNot wrote:My biggest complaint is that endomorphs, regardless of whether they have breasts or not, are not flattered by ANYTHING fashionable.


Yeah, it's really hard to find good-looking clothes that also look good on me.
by Monika
Tue Dec 12, 2017 6:11 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
Replies: 8258
Views: 1146642

Re: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!

If switching doctors is impossible, can a friend who correctgenders you go with you?
by Monika
Tue Dec 12, 2017 6:06 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: IPA joke
Replies: 2
Views: 665

Re: IPA joke

On fb I, and a few others, were trying to work out where the bartender's from seeing as he apparently speaks a non-rhotic variety with canadian raising. Wikipedia tells me that there are small isolated areas in southwestern New Brunswick, parts of Newfoundland, and the Lunenburg English variety spo...
by Monika
Mon Dec 04, 2017 2:57 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
Replies: 8258
Views: 1146642

Re: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!

*hugs* if wanted If you're about 30 now and your family members got it around age 80 scientists have 50 years time ... I think the chances are pretty good that they will have found treatment by then. Wasn't there even something in the news about progress on a vaccination for Alzheimer? Also seeing t...
by Monika
Sat Dec 02, 2017 5:04 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
Replies: 8258
Views: 1146642

Re: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!

Thanks
by Monika
Sat Dec 02, 2017 11:21 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
Replies: 8258
Views: 1146642

Re: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!

Has someone watched Modern Family? What are these wedding boards where Cam and Mitch say „veto veto veto“?
by Monika
Tue Nov 28, 2017 1:57 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)
Replies: 863
Views: 198588

Re: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)

I print because my "joined up writing" is illegible. I blame left-handedness. I've taken to crossing my z's, 7's and 0's because if I'm writing rather than typing, I'm probably marking up an engineering drawing and the difference between Type-O and Type-0 matters. There is a story that at...
by Monika
Tue Nov 28, 2017 1:50 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Language practice threads
Replies: 147
Views: 117470

Re: Language practice threads

I speak French (francais) but for working, I have to improve my English skill so many :D . Any suggestion for practice? You can practice here http://forums.xkcd.com/viewtopic.php?f=25&t=71931 (English as she is spoke - the subject line is a joke, it is intentionally wrong grammar.) Request that...
by Monika
Sun Nov 26, 2017 5:58 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)
Replies: 863
Views: 198588

Re: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)

As flicky showed, in American cursive only the top left to bottom right line of x connects. You come back and cross the x later, like you would with a t. The "crossing the t's" was the weirdest thing I heard in the US. I can't write well with the mouse (the lower case i is totally messed ...
by Monika
Wed Nov 22, 2017 4:33 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: IPA joke
Replies: 2
Views: 665

IPA joke

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by Monika
Wed Nov 22, 2017 4:30 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)
Replies: 863
Views: 198588

Re: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)

Fascinating. I've never seen a rounded x in math ... but then we don't use x for multiplication in German (we use the dot in the middle).

And we were taught that the second x stroke goes up. How are you going to connect it otherwise in cursive writing?

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(Hexe = witch)
by Monika
Wed Nov 22, 2017 4:20 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
Replies: 8258
Views: 1146642

Re: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!

Dr34m(4+(h3r wrote:
Monika wrote:How can they close a shelter in the winter in Seattle :-(


They opened it again. It's just that with work and other obligations I couldn't check back in and now all the women's beds are full.

FUCK
by Monika
Mon Nov 20, 2017 6:39 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
Replies: 8258
Views: 1146642

Re: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!

How can they close a shelter in the winter in Seattle :-(
by Monika
Mon Nov 20, 2017 6:38 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD
Replies: 10879
Views: 1989430

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Hi flicky,

Welcome again, too. I'd say this is a fine thread to re-introduce yourself as a not-guy or nonbinary girl or whatever you will turn out to be :) . You can also do it in the LGBTIQQA support thread viewtopic.php?f=2&t=38355&start=8160 if you feel like it.
by Monika
Mon Nov 20, 2017 6:34 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)
Replies: 863
Views: 198588

Re: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)

Huh, I never realized that in the UK, but a Google image search for ticket UK brings up several tickets with a dot in the middle between pounds and pence. I guess I always assumed their printer was slightly broken or something. Is this from the time when a pound was not broken into 100 pence but som...
by Monika
Tue Oct 31, 2017 12:07 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.
Replies: 8626
Views: 1464192

Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Very scary
by Monika
Tue Oct 24, 2017 12:31 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Awesome Teacher Quotes
Replies: 1763
Views: 335855

Re: Awesome Teacher Quotes

My literature professor: "So it follows that the poetic function of language is a result of the projection of the principle of equivalence from the axis of selection to the axis of combination." *blank stares from the students* Professor: "Well, that's what people sound like after ye...
by Monika
Fri Oct 20, 2017 6:28 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Awesome Teacher Quotes
Replies: 1763
Views: 335855

Re: Awesome Teacher Quotes

Why did she write Chicken Owl on the board?
by Monika
Fri Oct 20, 2017 6:26 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.
Replies: 8626
Views: 1464192

Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Very nice!
by Monika
Thu Oct 19, 2017 1:12 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
Replies: 8258
Views: 1146642

Re: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!

Going to complain about how other people treat me for a moment. I feel like I have enemies everywhere because people are so "confused"/hostile about calling me a woman that they might as well have said they don't like my face. People ask if I'm the same person when my mom talks about me a...
by Monika
Sun Oct 01, 2017 11:05 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: English as She Is Spoke [English practice]
Replies: 323
Views: 114264

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: 863
Views: 198588

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: 863
Views: 198588

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: 863
Views: 198588

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: 863
Views: 198588

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: 863
Views: 198588

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: 863
Views: 198588

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: 863
Views: 198588

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: 863
Views: 198588

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: 863
Views: 198588

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: 863
Views: 198588

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: 863
Views: 198588

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: 8626
Views: 1464192

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: 8626
Views: 1464192

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: 210236

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: 863
Views: 198588

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: 863
Views: 198588

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: 863
Views: 198588

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: 863
Views: 198588

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...

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