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by Monika
Sat Sep 16, 2017 4:54 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)
Replies: 674
Views: 170871

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: 674
Views: 170871

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: 868
Views: 196642

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: 8183
Views: 1034296

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: 8183
Views: 1034296

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: 868
Views: 196642

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: 868
Views: 196642

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: 868
Views: 196642

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: 868
Views: 196642

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: 674
Views: 170871

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: 674
Views: 170871

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: 674
Views: 170871

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: 674
Views: 170871

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: 674
Views: 170871

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: 8183
Views: 1034296

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: 8589
Views: 1340794

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: 8589
Views: 1340794

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: 8589
Views: 1340794

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: 674
Views: 170871

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: 8589
Views: 1340794

Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Who wrote:existence_proof_2xsw.png
Spoiler:
Image

Nice!

What does the small text at the right say?
by Monika
Sat Jul 01, 2017 8:28 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)
Replies: 674
Views: 170871

Re: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)

Is this still widespread / the most common pronunciation among native English speakers?
by Monika
Sat Jul 01, 2017 8:26 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Annoying words, and Words You Hate
Replies: 1931
Views: 353147

Re: Annoying words, and Words You Hate

You don't have to get so defensive. … There was no subtle attempt to insult you going on there. Calling the system used in my part of the world obtuse was not exactly subtle. Continents are always divided up arbitrarily. Exactly. How does that not make sense? Read the rest of my post, where this qu...
by Monika
Tue Jun 27, 2017 8:59 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Words you think English should have or bring back.
Replies: 643
Views: 109949

Re: Words you think English should have or bring back.

In German it's for a variety of terms mostly for people Zwilling twin Drilling triplet I assume that continues counting up for higher-order multiple births? Correct, there are Vierlinge (4-lings), Fünflingsgeburten (5-ling-births), Sechslingsschwangerschaften (6-lings-pregnancies), ... "Drilli...
by Monika
Tue Jun 27, 2017 8:44 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Annoying words, and Words You Hate
Replies: 1931
Views: 353147

Re: Annoying words, and Words You Hate

any system that separates Eurasia but not the Americas is just being obtuse for obtuseness' sake. That's pretty insulting and doesn't make sense, either. I could also say: Any system that counts South $continent and North $continent as two separate continents even though that's clearly one continen...
by Monika
Sat Jun 24, 2017 3:19 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Annoying words, and Words You Hate
Replies: 1931
Views: 353147

Re: Annoying words, and Words You Hate

In Mexico Estados Unidos refers to the United Mexican States and $ stands for Mexican Pesos and that got me very confused. In German we use Amerika both for the continent (North and South count as 1 not 2) and the USA. There are 4-7 continents, Wikipedia has a rough list which countries count them h...
by Monika
Sat Jun 24, 2017 3:05 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Words you think English should have or bring back.
Replies: 643
Views: 109949

Re: Words you think English should have or bring back.

In German it's for a variety of terms mostly for people
Zwilling twin
Drilling triplet
Flüchtling refugee
Lehrling apprentice
Sträfling/Häftling prisoner
and
Schmetterling butterfly

Did you know the forum does not support the unicode character for butterfly
by Monika
Sun Jun 11, 2017 2:44 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)
Replies: 674
Views: 170871

Re: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)

I say [dju:d] but I'm not a native speaker.
by Monika
Wed Jun 07, 2017 9:41 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD
Replies: 10844
Views: 1841828

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Hi! Allow me to introduce myself. I've been a regular on this forum since 2007~2008. My first account, Camoninja, fell victim to a "post here and get banned" thread because I was an obnoxious 13 year old who didn't know shit about the internet (I think I tried to get into an argument with...
by Monika
Wed Jun 07, 2017 9:30 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Language practice threads
Replies: 144
Views: 111247

Re: Language practice threads

Wer reitet so spät durch Nacht und Wind
es ist der Vater mit seinem Kind
by Monika
Thu May 11, 2017 6:15 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD
Replies: 10844
Views: 1841828

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

hi hi My avatar is a combination of the tic marks on a ruler (indicating measurement of space) and a "measure" from a musical score (indicating measurement of time). How extremely neat! Hi! Came here from a different site to play some Mafia. Hopefully I knock out these 5 new user posts qu...
by Monika
Wed May 10, 2017 12:13 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
Replies: 8183
Views: 1034296

Re: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!

cn: transphobia within queer spaces and associated shit like bio essentialism etc; mentions of fgm A bunch of pages for my university appeared recently. First there was memebridge for memes, then crushbridge for people to do missed connections type stuff, then grudgebridge for people to anonymously...
by Monika
Sun May 07, 2017 7:59 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.
Replies: 8589
Views: 1340794

Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Made slightly worse! :D
by Monika
Sun May 07, 2017 3:37 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD
Replies: 10844
Views: 1841828

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Ah, thanks!
by Monika
Sat May 06, 2017 5:07 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)
Replies: 674
Views: 170871

Re: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)

That's the caught-cot merger , isn't it? Is silent l in walk and talk the caught-cot merger? No. In Standard American English and standard British English (and I think most others, too) the l is silent, only a few dialects pronounce it (with silent I mean it's not pronounced like l ... it still inf...
by Monika
Sat May 06, 2017 4:55 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD
Replies: 10844
Views: 1841828

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Welcome to the forum! What's a Heinz 57'er?
by Monika
Wed May 03, 2017 9:06 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD
Replies: 10844
Views: 1841828

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Hi Lucas, I think you will find several subforums exactly to your liking here :)
by Monika
Sun Apr 16, 2017 4:42 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD
Replies: 10844
Views: 1841828

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

I like PhpBB forums.
by Monika
Sun Mar 26, 2017 3:25 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD
Replies: 10844
Views: 1841828

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

There are no official welcomers as far as I am aware.
by Monika
Thu Mar 23, 2017 1:48 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.
Replies: 8589
Views: 1340794

Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

chridd wrote:Color Pattern Obvious (Color Pattern (1814)) [transcript]
color_pattern_obv.jpg

Fantastic :D
by Monika
Sat Mar 11, 2017 10:06 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Annoying words, and Words You Hate
Replies: 1931
Views: 353147

Re: Annoying words, and Words You Hate

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