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by arilando
10 Oct 2013 15:39
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Prescriptivism in grammar tests.
Replies: 39
Views: 3665

Re: Prescriptivism in grammar tests.

What's most annoying is that this test, whose name will be kept silent despite the fact that all of you will probably quickly figure out what it is*, is required to get into basically any college that matters. Now, I can breeze through and do really well on almost all of it, but I hate this part be...
by arilando
02 Apr 2013 13:10
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Multiple Spellings
Replies: 10
Views: 1491

Re: Multiple Spellings

This actually seems pretty common in japanese. A single word can often be written with different kanji, often with slight (or not so slight) differences in meaning, although sometimes there is disagreement over what those differences are, and sometimes there doesn't seem to be any difference at all....
by arilando
23 Sep 2012 13:19
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Poll: Best/Worst Natlang Orthography
Replies: 73
Views: 7947

Re: Poll: Best/Worst Natlang Orthography

Japanese has the worst orthography ever. The characters have too many and often unpredictable readings, and there are way too many irregular ateji spellings that are not based on character readings at all.
by arilando
13 Sep 2012 15:10
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6784
Views: 714924

Re: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here

Would there be any difference between a voiceless aspirated stop and a consonant cluster consisting of a voiceless stop plus h, for example kʰ vs kh
by arilando
10 Sep 2012 21:48
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: What languages do you speak?
Replies: 497
Views: 70809

Re: What languages do you speak?

:dan: native language
:nor: more or less mutually intelligible with native language
:eng: nearly fluent
:jpn: very good at grammar, but really lacking on the vocabulary side.
by arilando
10 Sep 2012 14:01
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14307
Views: 1072998

Re: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here

how many sounds and tones and how difficult consonant clusters would be the minimal for a monosyllabic language?
by arilando
09 Sep 2012 17:24
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6784
Views: 714924

Re: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here

Are there languages that have no or almost no homophones?
by arilando
08 Sep 2012 22:57
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Rite yor way!
Replies: 739
Views: 78445

Re: Rite Inglish yor way!

Xing wrote:
arilando wrote: lodjieque.
Explain further.
ouaielle raïte ábaöut náöu aï dieçaïdèd tou yousse thie priencepelsse of fraintch spéelieng.
by arilando
08 Sep 2012 22:18
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Rite yor way!
Replies: 739
Views: 78445

Re: Rite Inglish yor way!

Xing wrote:
arilando wrote:Á sensible réform isn't rially that hard. Ú just néd tu ley dawn sum sensible principles that dos'nt mák thé orthography lúk tú wéard.
Wat are the "sensible principles" behind yor reform?
lodjieque.
by arilando
08 Sep 2012 21:16
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Rite yor way!
Replies: 739
Views: 78445

Re: Rite Inglish yor way!

Á sensible réform isn't rially that hard. Ú just néd tu ley dawn sum sensible principles that dos'nt mák thé orthography lúk tú wéard.
by arilando
07 Sep 2012 09:17
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6784
Views: 714924

Re: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here

Can consonants have tone?
by arilando
03 Sep 2012 10:55
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: English Orthography Reform
Replies: 834
Views: 118786

Re: English Orthography Reform

Would it be possible to make a phonemic (in the sense that pronunciation is predictable from spelling, not neccesarily the other way around) that represents all dialects?
by arilando
01 Sep 2012 18:15
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6784
Views: 714924

Re: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here

Is there any language that doesn't use cases, but has a wery free word order?
by arilando
22 Aug 2012 14:48
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6784
Views: 714924

Re: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here

I should have clarified, i meant based on which stage of chinese as in terms of vocabulary choice and grammar (which is different from any modern form of chinese), i'm in doubt over whatever or not it is old chinese or middle chinese.
by arilando
19 Aug 2012 22:12
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6784
Views: 714924

Re: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here

What spoken language is classical chinese based on?
by arilando
13 Aug 2012 14:22
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Non-English Orthography Reform
Replies: 294
Views: 76345

Re: Non-English Orthography Reform

Make them have a simple, one to one corrospondence of letter to phenome based on the most popular and prestigious dialect. What if there are several presigious dialects, or if the "most popular" and "most prestigious" dialect aren't the same? The most popular and most prestigious dialects are almos...
by arilando
12 Aug 2012 19:38
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Non-English Orthography Reform
Replies: 294
Views: 76345

Re: Non-English Orthography Reform

Make them have a simple, one to one corrospondence of letter to phenome based on the most popular and prestigious dialect. What if there are several presigious dialects, or if the "most popular" and "most prestigious" dialect aren't the same? The most popular and most prestigious dialects are almos...
by arilando
12 Aug 2012 16:30
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: English Orthography Reform
Replies: 834
Views: 118786

Re: English Orthography Reform

Well i have heard people pronounce it like that, or a least it sounds like that to me. Anyway it is correct i'm not a native speaker (i'm from denmark), so i'm probably not the best judge on what the correct pronunciation is. Anyway, a better argument for why it should be spellen pronounciation is t...
by arilando
12 Aug 2012 13:13
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: English Orthography Reform
Replies: 834
Views: 118786

Re: English Orthography Reform

Thakowsaizmu wrote:
Xing wrote:I would like to change the spelling of <pronunciation> to <pronounciation>. That would be one letter more, but it makes sense.
But it's /pɹə'nʌn.si.eʃɨn/ not /pɹə'nɑʊn.si.eʃɨn/
Weird, i pronunce it pɹənɑʊnzieiʃn̩.