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by Supaiku
Fri Apr 17, 2009 1:54 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Nature and languages
Replies: 80
Views: 6640

Re: Nature and languages

Because grammatical gender sucks. That's why French and German didn't lose it? It could have something to do with the French being very strict about the education of their language and in fact resisting change. Whereas english has developed as a revolutionary or creol language heavily influenced by...
by Supaiku
Fri Apr 17, 2009 1:15 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: IPA information
Replies: 59
Views: 87066

Re: IPA information

Personally, I treat long 'a', long 'o', and long 'i' as diphthongs (/eɪ/, /oʊ/, and /aɪ/) when transcribing words for my ESL class, and I think most dictionaries do as well. The alternatives with little superscript characters and such seem more for saying which exact phones a person uses, rather th...
by Supaiku
Thu Apr 16, 2009 4:15 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Debt and College
Replies: 69
Views: 4846

Re: Debt and College

All I know is that debt sucks. 1. The financial crisis the world is in today is caused by credit systems. Perhaps not the credit systems that much of school loans come from, but I don't doubt there are connections, whether it's between the creditors or the debtors and their combined debts. 2. It may...
by Supaiku
Thu Apr 16, 2009 3:28 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: IPA information
Replies: 59
Views: 87066

Clear up this English diphthongs business.

So I was working on transcribing a sizeable list of works and I've run into some frustration over how to transcribe some of the vowels. One is with words like "lay", "bayed" I have a Cambrdige published Handbook of the IPA and when references "American English" (i reali...

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