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by Leftmost Cat
Thu Dec 25, 2008 2:54 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Other Languages You've Studied
Replies: 488
Views: 96094

Re: Other Languages You've Studied

For my own part, the following: * Irish, off and on for a number of years; consistently on now, approaching fluency * German, a couple of years here and there; can hold a short and uninteresting conversation * Japanese, two and a half years at university; essentially understand the grammar and can p...
by Leftmost Cat
Wed Dec 24, 2008 8:20 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Gaeilge le do thoil! (Irish practise)
Replies: 27
Views: 9468

Re: Gaeilge le do thoil! (Irish practise)

Nach ait é nach bhfuil aon Gaeilge ann sa snáithe seo?
by Leftmost Cat
Fri May 02, 2008 2:06 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Bag Beg Big Bog Bug
Replies: 45
Views: 22506

Re: Bag Beg Big Bog Bug

Well, the two sounds are produced differently, and are distinguishable in sound as well. So they're different phonemes. Two sounds being produced differently and distinguishable does not make them phonemic. Certainly they're different phones, but I challenge you to find minimal pairs with schwa. Sc...
by Leftmost Cat
Thu May 01, 2008 3:13 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Who the dickens are you?
Replies: 10922
Views: 2418172


Hullo! Despite what the username says, I am Leftmost Cat. I have a long and entirely false story of the origin of the name and would be happy to waste your time reciting it. Common wisdom holds that I'm a student of twenty-two years in his eight hundred and sixty-third year of college at the Univers...

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