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by Lazar
Tue Jan 31, 2017 6:43 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)
Replies: 941
Views: 237428

Re: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)

Yeah… that's nonsense. Magical Irish-language influence seems to be one of the favorite tropes of folk linguists for some reason. And I'm pretty sure those pronunciations aren't used in Irish English. My understanding is that they arose by reanalysis: in all or most dialects those words tend to have...
by Lazar
Mon Jan 30, 2017 12:17 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: The "Thread Necromancy" Game
Replies: 17167
Views: 1484497

Re: The "Thread Necromancy" Game

killin ur doodz
by Lazar
Sun Jan 29, 2017 5:40 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7176
Views: 534399

Re: Trump presidency

This article sheds light on the chaos surrounding the immigration order. Apparently Trump's team drafted it without consulting the White House Counsel or the DHS(!), and the latter was forced to attempt its own interpretation – that green card holders were exempted – before being overruled by Mille...
by Lazar
Sun Jan 29, 2017 1:55 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7176
Views: 534399

Re: Trump presidency

Trump reorganizes the National Security Council: The measure adds White House chief strategist Steve Bannon to the NSC, while removing the Director of National Intelligence and the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, stating that they "shall attend where issues pertaining to their responsib...
by Lazar
Fri Jan 27, 2017 9:39 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Antimoon
Replies: 2
Views: 3607

Re: Antimoon

Yeah, I used to be a regular there. We had some good discussions, and it helped inform my early interest in languages and linguistics (especially dialectology). One problem with it, though, was the no-registration posting system, which allowed trolls to impersonate other users. Eventually we created...
by Lazar
Thu Jan 26, 2017 9:01 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: The "Thread Necromancy" Game
Replies: 17167
Views: 1484497

Re: The "Thread Necromancy" Game

dasand rudestorm
by Lazar
Mon Jan 23, 2017 9:48 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)
Replies: 941
Views: 237428

Re: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)

Citizen with /z/, although I may have used /s/ when I was younger; I'm not certain. Caramel is [ˈkʰæɹəmɫ̩].
by Lazar
Sun Jan 22, 2017 12:47 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: The "Thread Necromancy" Game
Replies: 17167
Views: 1484497

Re: The "Thread Necromancy" Game

What did you bring that book I don't like to be read to out of about Down Under up for?
by Lazar
Sat Jan 21, 2017 8:14 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: The "Thread Necromancy" Game
Replies: 17167
Views: 1484497

Re: The "Thread Necromancy" Game

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by Lazar
Fri Jan 20, 2017 11:59 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Washington Post Article: Fair Use violation of xkcd?
Replies: 5
Views: 6239

Re: Washington Post Article: Fair Use violation of xkcd?

Also, Randall gives cats and dogs full bodies.
by Lazar
Thu Jan 19, 2017 11:01 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: The "Thread Necromancy" Game
Replies: 17167
Views: 1484497

Re: The "Thread Necromancy" Game

AND THIS TRIAGONAL SIGN
by Lazar
Tue Jan 17, 2017 6:19 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: The "Thread Necromancy" Game
Replies: 17167
Views: 1484497

Re: The "Thread Necromancy" Game

The slow beige mole burrowed under the energetic cat.
by Lazar
Sun Jan 15, 2017 6:34 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)
Replies: 941
Views: 237428

Re: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)

"Grocery" is three syllables for me, with /s/. …But "world" is one. For me /l/ causes syllabic breaking after /aɪ/, /aʊ/ and /ɔɪ/ ("Kyle", "cowl", "coil"), but not after /eɪ/, /oʊ/, /iː/, /uː/, /ɑːɹ/ or /ɚː/ ("kale", "Cole", "...
by Lazar
Sun Jan 15, 2017 6:39 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)
Replies: 941
Views: 237428

Re: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)

i have schwa deletion in the adjective "separate", but not in the verb. Yeah, I only meant the adjective – the verb has three syllables for me. what about "cam e ra" and "cab i net"? i have schwa deletion in those. okay, "cabinet" doesn't really have the schw...
by Lazar
Sat Jan 14, 2017 5:21 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)
Replies: 941
Views: 237428

Re: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)

One area where there seems to be a lot of variation in English is schwa deletion before /ɹ/. Here's an incomplete summary of my usage, which seems to follow few, if any, consistent rules: Reduced adm i rable (yes, that's /mɹ/ in an onset) adm i ral av e rage bev e rage boist e rous cam e...
by Lazar
Wed Jan 11, 2017 11:37 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Star Wars Episode VIII naming contest
Replies: 35
Views: 7513

Re: Star Wars Episode VIII naming contest

Using the word "force" in two consecutive titles seems a little… samey.
by Lazar
Mon Jan 09, 2017 12:51 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: The "Thread Necromancy" Game
Replies: 17167
Views: 1484497

Re: The "Thread Necromancy" Game

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by Lazar
Mon Jan 09, 2017 12:40 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 982635

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

duckshirt wrote:Civics is not based on political ideology.

Oh yes it is. You think things like rights-based ethics, human equality, the rule of law and popular sovereignty are not ideological propositions?
by Lazar
Wed Jan 04, 2017 8:03 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 982635

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Well, there was this survey on political polarization done by Pew in 2014. Among its findings: of consistently conservative Facebook users, the number who had "hidden, blocked, defriended or stopped following someone because they disagreed with something that person posted about politics" ...
by Lazar
Tue Jan 03, 2017 3:05 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: The "Thread Necromancy" Game
Replies: 17167
Views: 1484497

Re: The "Thread Necromancy" Game

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by Lazar
Mon Jan 02, 2017 9:23 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 90033
Views: 7915558

Re: Random natterings

Aarhus in the middle of aar street
by Lazar
Sun Jan 01, 2017 7:38 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: The "Thread Necromancy" Game
Replies: 17167
Views: 1484497

Re: The "Thread Necromancy" Game

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by Lazar
Fri Dec 30, 2016 11:39 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: The "Thread Necromancy" Game
Replies: 17167
Views: 1484497

Re: The "Thread Necromancy" Game

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by Lazar
Thu Dec 29, 2016 5:14 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Thinking in words, and noticing errors
Replies: 15
Views: 7906

Re: Thinking in words, and noticing errors

When you have a thought, do you tend to think it in words and sentences? Yes. My self-assessment is that my thinking is very verbal, and I talk to myself very frequently (as long as no one else is around). When reading a story, do you automatically picture the locations and characters in your mind'...
by Lazar
Thu Dec 29, 2016 10:42 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: The "Thread Necromancy" Game
Replies: 17167
Views: 1484497

Re: The "Thread Necromancy" Game

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by Lazar
Tue Dec 27, 2016 7:34 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: how do you pronounce 2016?
Replies: 85
Views: 13199

Re: how do you pronounce 2016?

chridd wrote:Anyhow, for me, /ˈtwɛɾ̃.i sɪks.ˈtin/, /ˈtu ˈðæʊz.n̩d ˈsiks/, /ˈtu ˈðæʊz.n̩d/.

You use a voiced th in "thousand"?
by Lazar
Tue Dec 27, 2016 7:31 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Obscure Language Game
Replies: 305
Views: 116088

Re: Obscure Language Game

So… I'll guess that the first one is Pitjantjatjara, and the second one is Yolngu.
by Lazar
Mon Dec 26, 2016 7:03 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: how do you pronounce 2016?
Replies: 85
Views: 13199

Re: how do you pronounce 2016?

Nah, I make exceptions for thousands ("two thousand") and hundreds ("nineteen hundred").
by Lazar
Mon Dec 26, 2016 12:35 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: how do you pronounce 2016?
Replies: 85
Views: 13199

Re: how do you pronounce 2016?

"Twenty sixteen". I've even retrospectively started saying (e.g.) "twenty oh four", even though I didn't at the time.
by Lazar
Sun Dec 25, 2016 4:47 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: The "Thread Necromancy" Game
Replies: 17167
Views: 1484497

Re: The "Thread Necromancy" Game

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by Lazar
Fri Dec 23, 2016 6:03 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: The "Thread Necromancy" Game
Replies: 17167
Views: 1484497

Re: The "Thread Necromancy" Game

We Are Number One but instead of We Are Number One it's me playing the Thread Necromancy Game
by Lazar
Thu Dec 22, 2016 4:55 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 4117
Views: 546243

Re: The Darker Side of the News

Thesh wrote:Realize that protecting targets doesn't prevent deaths, it just causes terrorists to change targets or tactics.

How do you know this is the case? Is there some iron law of terrorist effectiveness?
by Lazar
Mon Dec 19, 2016 4:55 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: The "Thread Necromancy" Game
Replies: 17167
Views: 1484497

Re: The "Thread Necromancy" Game

*can't let them know i have precog*
by Lazar
Mon Dec 19, 2016 4:52 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: The "Thread Necromancy" Game
Replies: 17167
Views: 1484497

Re: The "Thread Necromancy" Game

tunak tunak tun da da da
by Lazar
Thu Dec 15, 2016 1:41 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: The "Thread Necromancy" Game
Replies: 17167
Views: 1484497

Re: The "Thread Necromancy" Game

smash that like button
by Lazar
Mon Dec 12, 2016 1:12 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: The "Thread Necromancy" Game
Replies: 17167
Views: 1484497

Re: The "Thread Necromancy" Game

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by Lazar
Fri Dec 09, 2016 5:26 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: The "Thread Necromancy" Game
Replies: 17167
Views: 1484497

Re: The "Thread Necromancy" Game

awww you got page topper

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