SBN wrote: BlueCrab wrote:
Language fun, and
another puzzle(ish) for the WolpyPope: an English dialect quiz
that helps with language research.
It guessed (estimated?) that my English dialect is American Standard (yup), Singaporean (really? Neat!), or South African (huh), and that my native language is English (yup), Dutch (my Tim's family is from Holland, good ear there), or Russian (?).
I got American Standard, Singaporean, or Canadian. Native Language English, Russian, or German. Really not sure where the Singaporean comes from, everything else I can at least come up with a plausible explanation.
Maybe there's been a cluster of Singaporean speakers responding to the quiz as people passed the link around, would that give Singaporean more weight? The site blog
does say that they need more responses in certain dialects:
If you are wondering why New Zealanders are off by themselves, that's mostly because we don't have very many of them, and the algorithm has difficulty classifying dialects for which there isn't much data. Same for Welsh English, South African English, and Black Vernacular English. So if you know people who speak any of those dialects...
I have to say that it's really difficult to resist making puns with the word ‘Czech’ here. Could I get credit for this, to mitigate future offenses?
NoMouse wrote:Interesting quiz, I got English (UK), Scottish (UK) or Welsh (UK) dialect and Finnish, Portuguese or Spanish as native language. None of it is true (although it's fact that UK English is taught at schools here) but at least it's all in Europe.
I wonder why the algorithm didn't get your native language right; Czech is on the list, isn't it?
Seaish (and treeish! and Ugh!) pun information*; I couldn't take the quiz, though, because it's in Flash
But I wouldn't be too sure about the quantity of punsaws BlitzGirl and lmjb (and HES?) can get hold of.
andapemit, tsk tsk
Were those from the list NoMouse linked to? You could claim it as research if you're brought before the pun board...
ggh wrote:I got 1. American (Standard) 2. Singaporean 3. Australian
with these guesses for my native language: 1. Dutch 2. English 3. German
Except for the Singaporean and Dutch, I guess that makes sense. I'm not sure how Australian grammar differs from NZ grammar.
What is your native language? I thought it was English... I don't know how NZ and Australian grammar differ, but they're looking for more New Zealanders - spread the quiz around and let's see what happens
Happy Page of the ggh!
Sciscitor wrote:My results were 1. American (Standard) 2. Singaporean and 3. I forgot.
It guessed my native language as 1. English, 2. Portuguese and 3. German.
Singaporean is of course way off, as is portuguese. But at least it got my native tongue right with the third guess.
Singaporean is in almost everymolpy's results, I wonder what's up with that.
HES wrote:That quiz wasn't mobile friendly.
English Welsh Scottish, English Dutch German. Steakish algorithm.
No, not mobile-friendly at all. The drop-down menus were especially irritating - my screen expanded every time I touched one, expanded again when I tried to scroll, and expanded a third time when I made a selection
Those parts were a pain in the butt.
ergman wrote:I got American standard one before Canadian, so I'm clearly too close to the border for my own good.
Maybe say ‘eh?’ more? Or is that the US side of the border?
ZoomanSP wrote:My results were 1. Singaporean, 2. American (Standard), and 3. Australian.
Although it is mainly British English I learned at school, the results make sense regarding my current linguistical environment, since I live in Australia now, watch mostly American TV shows, and talk a lot to a friend who is from Singapore.
It guessed my native language as 1. Italian, 2. Finnish, and 3. something I forgot, but it was way off and definitely not German.
Finally someone for whom Singaporean makes sense! But it didn't even come close to your native language, huh.
ucim wrote:I got
Our top three guesses for your English dialect:
1. American (Standard)
3. South African
Our top three guesses for your native (first) language:
They are just starting their "native language" thing... my first language was actually Spanish, from my dad, but I learned English alongside from my mom. Spanish predominated until I went to school (I started out mostly in NYC).
Ah, good to know about the native language portion.
*Punformation? They do seem to flock, and cause pain to some while delighting others. Often enough they do both at once... Should I make another monster chart?