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by Shemtov
Tue 22 May 2018, 04:28
Forum: Anthropology, Culture & History
Topic: Jokes
Replies: 367
Views: 51118

Re: Jokes

An Englishmen, a Scotsman, a Welshman, and an Irishman, all walk into a bar together. So, the priest turns to the rabbi, and says “I think you and I are in the wrong joke“! The Rabbi turns around and says "We Jews have a saying: You cannot ask a question of contradiction about a story." (note that ...
by Shemtov
Sat 19 May 2018, 00:22
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Eroki Gǂama
Replies: 20
Views: 650

Re: Eroki Gǂama

The Gerund is formed by putting the Gender XIII marker <U> before a fully formed verb: U!ogǂarǎdoñeñe "His Falling" This can take case markers, like any noun. It is rare to appear as a nominative, and if it is an agent, the sentence is ussually passive. Ñugimibag!audowe u!ogǂarǎdoñeñeku "I saw him f...
by Shemtov
Fri 18 May 2018, 04:22
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Laurel vs. Yanni
Replies: 15
Views: 341

Re: Laurel vs. Yanni

I'm 38, native Anglophone, and I heard [jæni]. Yes, with an [æ]. That's not so weird. I hear Laurel but when messing with the NY Times tool, I hear it the exact same way you do when moved to the "Yanni" end. What's weird is I can move the slide to a point on the "Yanny" side, keep it there, continu...
by Shemtov
Thu 17 May 2018, 22:35
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Eroki Gǂama
Replies: 20
Views: 650

Re: Eroki Gǂama

The Passive is contructed with the preverb Rigǎ if volitional (the person/animal let it happen) and K'oda if non-volitional. They can occur with other Pre-verbs. Volitional Passives take the subject marker, with no object. If an object-agent needs to be specified, it follows the verb in the Genitive...
by Shemtov
Thu 17 May 2018, 19:12
Forum: Teach & Share
Topic: A rough draft of a Paper i am writing on Orthodox Jewish English- will post updates
Replies: 4
Views: 185

Re: A rough draft of a Paper i am writing on Orthodox Jewish English- will post updates

Here's an Updated Version, based on Sal's Criticism: American Orthodox Jewish English (from now on AOJE) is a dialect not much acknowledged by academia. Most linguists either discuss either "Yinglish", a dialect of American English spoken also by non-Orthodox Jews, or "Yesheivish", a sub-subdialect ...
by Shemtov
Thu 17 May 2018, 18:00
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13613
Views: 746197

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

Let's say we have a split-S system based on control over something. In a) the person does not do the action on purpose, he just slipt and fell accidentally. In b) the person slides on purpose, maybe for even fun. a) Sa-0 jatu. 1SG-ACC slip `I slipped and fell.' b) Sa-ya jatu 1SG-ERG slip `I slided....
by Shemtov
Thu 17 May 2018, 17:27
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Laurel vs. Yanni
Replies: 15
Views: 341

Re: Laurel vs. Yanni

I retract the "Buffalax Hypothesis" based on more evidence; it seems I was beginning to veer into "Pathological Science", just like René Blondlot did in physics or Sapir and Whorf did in the very same science I was doing. I had an unrecognized hubris: a. I knew about the Buffalaxing meme, I remembe...
by Shemtov
Thu 17 May 2018, 16:34
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13613
Views: 746197

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

How can voice work in a split-S system?
by Shemtov
Thu 17 May 2018, 05:19
Forum: Anthropology, Culture & History
Topic: Jokes
Replies: 367
Views: 51118

Re: Jokes

Conlangers were discussing the Sapir-Whorf hypothesis; Clueless Paramount Execs, hearing the second name, took them to court for "stealing Klingon".
by Shemtov
Thu 17 May 2018, 05:16
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Laurel vs. Yanni
Replies: 15
Views: 341

Re: Laurel vs. Yanni

It seems that the sound bite is taken from a readout of the word "laurel" on a dictionary site, so "laurel" is the original word. Then, the clip was modified in such a way that it can be heard either way by different people. For reference, I took a plot of the spectrum of the originaly dictionary c...
by Shemtov
Thu 17 May 2018, 01:35
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Laurel vs. Yanni
Replies: 15
Views: 341

Re: Laurel vs. Yanni

It seems that the sound bite is taken from a readout of the word "laurel" on a dictionary site, so "laurel" is the original word. Then, the clip was modified in such a way that it can be heard either way by different people. For reference, I took a plot of the spectrum of the originaly dictionary c...
by Shemtov
Wed 16 May 2018, 23:21
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Laurel vs. Yanni
Replies: 15
Views: 341

Laurel vs. Yanni

So in case you haven't heard the phonological equivalent of the blue vs. gold dress: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SbjnIK6VEjc The explanation they give is that "psychologists" say that older people hear [lɑʊrl̩] and younger people [jɑniɪ] due to damage to the ear canal. I'm 24 and hear [lɑʊrl̩], ...
by Shemtov
Wed 16 May 2018, 13:16
Forum: Teach & Share
Topic: A rough draft of a Paper i am writing on Orthodox Jewish English- will post updates
Replies: 4
Views: 185

Re: A rough draft of a Paper i am writing on Orthodox Jewish English- will post updates

Well, you're making three massive and seemingly highly questionable claims here: a) exactly the same word use is found everywhere on earth, so long as the speakers hold a particular religious belief b) the same word choice is only found by those who hold that particular religious belief (so if some...
by Shemtov
Sat 12 May 2018, 00:34
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Eroki Gǂama
Replies: 20
Views: 650

Re: Eroki Gǂama

Transitive verbs: Transitive verbs come in three categories: Transitive Root, Transitivized Intransitives, and Causatives. Concord for 1 and 2P is for Agents, 1P sing. mi 1P plr. ke, 2p sing is tu, 2p plr is su, and for patients, 1P sing. mo 1P plr. ka, 2p sing te, 2p plr se. The first type includes...
by Shemtov
Fri 11 May 2018, 20:26
Forum: Teach & Share
Topic: A rough draft of a Paper i am writing on Orthodox Jewish English- will post updates
Replies: 4
Views: 185

A rough draft of a Paper i am writing on Orthodox Jewish English- will post updates

Orthodox Jewish English (from now on OJE) is a dialect not much acknowledged by academia. Most linguists either discuss either "Yinglish", a dialect of English spoken also by non-Orthodox Jews, or "Yesheivish", a sub-subdialect of OJE that ignores Chasidic speakers, which is natural, as most Chasidi...
by Shemtov
Fri 11 May 2018, 07:12
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Eroki Gǂama
Replies: 20
Views: 650

Re: Eroki Gǂama

Sorry, I forgot my terminology for a moment. Nothing to cry over spilled morphemes.
by Shemtov
Thu 10 May 2018, 22:33
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Eroki Gǂama
Replies: 20
Views: 650

Re: Eroki Gǂama

The Collective Noun is a third Number that is marked the same in all gender, by ∅. An example would be Eroki Gǂama itself, as Gǂama is the root for "Person of unspecified gender and age", though it takes the Masculine, Hagǂama, and there are seperate words for men (<Hayenosa>) and women (<Yeyiǂ'ǎ>) ...
by Shemtov
Thu 10 May 2018, 09:12
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences
Replies: 524
Views: 46152

Re: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences

No, it’s not a coincidence, and it’s not a false friend. It’s unfortunate, I guess, maybe. Maybe my semantic spread of "coincidence" is larger then yours, but I consider it a coincidence that the same word has two semantic meanings: a technical term for analyzing literature, and an offensive term f...
by Shemtov
Thu 10 May 2018, 02:42
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences
Replies: 524
Views: 46152

Re: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences

:eng: Retardation" "Offensive Term for Cognitive Handicap" "Literary device involving the slowing of the pace of a work of fiction for dramatic effect". I found this in Greek and Roman Classical Literature class, and after the professor introduced the literary device as a non-offensive term said "W...
by Shemtov
Thu 10 May 2018, 02:02
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences
Replies: 524
Views: 46152

Re: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences

:pol: <Być> /bɨt͡ɕ/ "To be" :eng: <Bitch> :eng: Retardation" "Offensive Term for Cognitive Handicap" "Literary device involving the slowing of the pace of a work of fiction for dramatic effect". I found this in Greek and Roman Classical Literature class, and after the professor introduced the litera...