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by Mega85
Sun Apr 22, 2018 1:22 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)
Replies: 941
Views: 230502

Re: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)

A pharmaceutical company apparently is guilty of having created a sixth pronunciation for the letter "x". "aylexithymea" for "alexithymia" This unusual scientific word is unclear as to pronunciation, but need not be. The first problem is that the A before a single conso...
by Mega85
Sat Apr 21, 2018 12:19 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)
Replies: 941
Views: 230502

Re: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)

How do you pronounce the pizza place Sbarro? I typically hear either /səbɑɹoʊ/ or /spɑɹoʊ/ or maybe even /zbɑɹoʊ/.
by Mega85
Wed Apr 18, 2018 1:28 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Annoying words, and Words You Hate
Replies: 1951
Views: 410316

Re: Annoying words, and Words You Hate

"Ghoti" doesn't make sense. "Gh" is never pronounced like "f" at the beginning of a word nor is "ti" ever pronounced "sh" at the end of a word. "Phoche" would make more sense as a spelling for "fish" .
by Mega85
Sat Apr 14, 2018 1:44 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)
Replies: 941
Views: 230502

Re: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)

How do you pronounce "crappie" the fish? Traditionally it is /krApi/ but a spelling pronunciation /kr{pi/ is now common.
by Mega85
Sun Apr 08, 2018 9:39 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)
Replies: 941
Views: 230502

Re: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)

How do you pronounce "gonna"? I pronounce it like "gunna".
by Mega85
Sun Apr 01, 2018 7:22 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Miscellaneous language questions
Replies: 559
Views: 78510

Re: Miscellaneous language questions

↶ in situations where you don't use "fucking"? I'm sorry I don't understand the question Situations where saying "fucking" would be inappropriate I still don't fucking get it. You still don't fucking/freaking/fricking/frigging/effing/really get it. Yep, any of those words will d...
by Mega85
Fri Mar 30, 2018 11:05 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Miscellaneous language questions
Replies: 559
Views: 78510

Re: Miscellaneous language questions

gmalivuk wrote:
Mega85 wrote:
in situations where you don't use "fucking"?

I'm sorry I don't understand the question


Situations where saying "fucking" would be inappropriate, such as at a church service, around young children etc.
by Mega85
Fri Mar 30, 2018 6:30 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Miscellaneous language questions
Replies: 559
Views: 78510

Re: Miscellaneous language questions

Freaking, fricking, frigging, or effing? Which of these do you use in situations where you don't use "fucking"?
by Mega85
Wed Mar 14, 2018 5:58 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Stephen Hawking has passed away.
Replies: 11
Views: 2611

Stephen Hawking has passed away.

Stephen Hawking passed away today. He was 76. Amazing that he lived so long considering the disease he had.
by Mega85
Fri Feb 23, 2018 5:44 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Should schools have police alarms?
Replies: 14
Views: 2206

Re: Should schools have police alarms?

The thing about the name "police alarm" is the that it's too generic and might lead to people pulling it during fights or other situations that don't require the school to go into lockdown.
by Mega85
Fri Feb 23, 2018 1:18 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Should schools have police alarms?
Replies: 14
Views: 2206

Should schools have police alarms?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uMLdm2rHLIU This video recommends that all schools install police alarms in addition to the fire alarms that they already have. People are responding "well, this will lead to prank lockdowns. You know how kids do fire alarm pranks? They'll be pulling the police p...
by Mega85
Fri Feb 16, 2018 9:38 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Are the h and ng sounds allophones
Replies: 4
Views: 1442

Re: Are the h and ng sounds allophones

I don't think any linguists seriously considers them to be allophones. They use them as an example of why phonemes cannot be defined only by complementary distribution.
by Mega85
Fri Feb 16, 2018 8:26 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Are the h and ng sounds allophones
Replies: 4
Views: 1442

Are the h and ng sounds allophones

I've seen at said before the the sounds at the beginning and end of "hang" might be allophones. I don't think that is the case. Because people don't really perceive them as being the same sound.
by Mega85
Sat Jan 06, 2018 2:45 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Bag Beg Big Bog Bug
Replies: 45
Views: 14325

Re: Bag Beg Big Bog Bug

Sang sing song sung

Here are four related words. There's no seng however eng and enk are not very common in English.
by Mega85
Sat Nov 25, 2017 11:42 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)
Replies: 941
Views: 230502

Re: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)

Do nonrhotic speakers typically distinguish "formerly" and "formally"? I think they can be distinguished as "for muh lee" "formerly" vs. "for ml ee" at least for some nonrhotic speakers.
by Mega85
Wed Nov 22, 2017 1:03 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)
Replies: 941
Views: 230502

Re: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)

How do you pronounce "kindergarten"? I pronounce it to rhyme with "garden", not with "carton".
by Mega85
Wed Nov 22, 2017 1:36 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)
Replies: 941
Views: 230502

Re: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)

Anyone pronounce "while" like "wall"? When I say "while we're at it" it sounds like "wall we're at it", however in "for a while" I don't have the "wall" pronunciation.
by Mega85
Mon Nov 20, 2017 7:55 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)
Replies: 941
Views: 230502

Re: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)

A discussion on Reddit brought up how Americans pronounce /ɛɡ/, as in "egg". A number of Americans pronounce this as /eɪɡ/, such that "egg" and "plague" rhyme. I've heard this pronunciations not infrequently, but I can't find anything about it on Wikipedia. Does anyone...
by Mega85
Mon Oct 16, 2017 4:05 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89986
Views: 7678553

Do vegans object to calling their spouse "honey"?

Do vegans object to calling their spouse "honey"?
by Mega85
Fri Sep 29, 2017 5:46 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)
Replies: 941
Views: 230502

Re: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)

How do you pronounce "trypophobia"? As "trip o phobia" or "tripe o phobia"?

How do you pronounce "violence" and "violent"? With two syllables or three syllables?
by Mega85
Mon Sep 25, 2017 7:00 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)
Replies: 941
Views: 230502

Re: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)

The word "colonel" was spelled "coronel" once, which, while not a exactly a phonetic spelling, was better than the present "colonel". https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/colonel English colonel is pronounced the same as kernel. This seems odd, but there is an exp...
by Mega85
Mon Sep 25, 2017 2:48 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)
Replies: 941
Views: 230502

Re: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)

Yod-coalescence occurs in "sure" and "sugar". Those words got yod-coalescence early and so all varieties of English have it in those words.
by Mega85
Sun Sep 24, 2017 10:40 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)
Replies: 941
Views: 230502

Re: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)

Most of the words above don't really vary and always have the /tʃ/ (ch) or /dʒ/ (dj) sound. "Mature" has a lot of variation in its pronunciation, and people who pronounce it without the ʃ also usually use a different vowel. (I never liked that pronunciation though personally, and it's les...
by Mega85
Sun Sep 24, 2017 4:18 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)
Replies: 941
Views: 230502

Re: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)

I'm American. I also have "ch" in the word "mature", but I've heard some people use a "t" sound there.
by Mega85
Sun Sep 24, 2017 4:04 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)
Replies: 941
Views: 230502

Re: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)

How do you pronounce "costume"? I pronounce it "cos choom". I've heard "cos toom".
by Mega85
Wed Sep 20, 2017 7:32 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)
Replies: 941
Views: 230502

Re: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)

If you put together the -erry's and the -ery's pronounced the same, you get a MASS of words with ER as the crucial spelling, but if you try to use -ury rather than -urry, you get a completely different sound. So I think we'll go with -erry. But I appreciate your views. Cheers. Bury? Injury? Luxury?...
by Mega85
Wed Sep 20, 2017 1:43 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)
Replies: 941
Views: 230502

Re: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)

Here's something I've found that the spelling reformer said: ''THIS is the famous "distinction without a difference", except that there are about 4 times as many -erry's as -urry's. And please note that Dictionary gives woor.ee, foor.ee, and hoor.ee (that's the sound that the U with a 'hat...
by Mega85
Wed Sep 20, 2017 1:35 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)
Replies: 941
Views: 230502

Re: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)

What about "Pillsbury"? I pronounce that as "pills berry".
by Mega85
Tue Sep 19, 2017 12:00 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)
Replies: 941
Views: 230502

Re: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)

A spelling reformer proposed that "worry" be respelled "werry". Tuesday, August 2, 2005: "werry" for "worry" A poll of Americans and Japanese about concern that World War III might occur in their lifetime prompted me to address today's word. -ORR- is very ambi...
by Mega85
Sun Sep 17, 2017 4:01 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)
Replies: 941
Views: 230502

Re: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)

I knew this kid in high school who was from California, however spoke nonrhotically due to a speech impediment. People always asked him where he was from.
by Mega85
Sun Sep 17, 2017 1:57 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)
Replies: 941
Views: 230502

Re: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)

Why do people claim that people from New Jersey say the state as "New Joisey" when no one from New Jersey talks like that? Just when have they ever heard someone from New Jersey call the state "New Joisey"?
by Mega85
Sat Sep 16, 2017 12:13 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)
Replies: 941
Views: 230502

Re: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)

Dr. Seuss. His name is typically pronounced as /su:s/ by most people, but he actually pronounced the name as /sɔɪs/. I remember reading about that. Apparently it was the same way during his life, and he eventually accepted the fact that pretty much all Americans were going to pronounce his name tha...
by Mega85
Fri Sep 15, 2017 6:04 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)
Replies: 941
Views: 230502

Re: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)

Dr. Seuss. His name is typically pronounced as /su:s/ by most people, but he actually pronounced the name as /sɔɪs/.
by Mega85
Fri Sep 01, 2017 11:18 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Santa Claus
Replies: 14
Views: 3867

Santa Claus

Parents tell their children that Santa Claus isn't real while on camera. Are they some of the cruelest parents? The article says so.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/artic ... tears.html
by Mega85
Fri Sep 01, 2017 10:40 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: "ain't" in Merriam-Webster's and mention of "Black English".
Replies: 10
Views: 2913

Re: "ain't" in Merriam-Webster's and mention of "Black English".

The usage of "ain't" for "did not" as in "I ain't get there on time" meaning "I didn't get there on time" does seem to be mainly an AAVE thing. Maybe some other dialects use "ain't" this way too, but most dialects that have "ain't" don't us...
by Mega85
Fri Sep 01, 2017 4:55 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)
Replies: 941
Views: 230502

Re: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)

I (US) definitely have /dʒ/; I'm not sure if I've heard it with just /dj/. I might have a bit of a /j/ there after the /dʒ/ (so /ˈskɛdʒjl̩/), but if so it's really subtle and might just be because of the /ʒ/. I normally have two syllables, but /ˈskedʒ.ju.l̩/ doesn't sound wrong to me (I pronounce t...
by Mega85
Fri Sep 01, 2017 7:00 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: "ain't" in Merriam-Webster's and mention of "Black English".
Replies: 10
Views: 2913

Re: "ain't" in Merriam-Webster's and mention of "Black English".

It does sound like they misconstrued the "Black English" assignment as applying to the entire word rather than just to that particular sense. If M-W had indeed assigned it that way, it would clearly have been a huge and uncharacteristic blunder, but it sounds like they didn't. That said, ...
by Mega85
Thu Aug 31, 2017 11:20 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: "ain't" in Merriam-Webster's and mention of "Black English".
Replies: 10
Views: 2913

Re: "ain't" in Merriam-Webster's and mention of "Black English".

The petition Most of us have been taught at a young age not to use “ain’t” because it is not proper English. Merriam-Webster Dictionary, a reference trusted by millions of people, defines “ain’t” as am not, are not, and is not. Sounds simple enough, but investigate further and you will see that its ...
by Mega85
Thu Aug 31, 2017 4:54 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: "ain't" in Merriam-Webster's and mention of "Black English".
Replies: 10
Views: 2913

Re: "ain't" in Merriam-Webster's and mention of "Black English".

Yeah, it seems like there was a misconception among the people doing the petition that it was referring to all the uses of the word "ain't", not just the third sense. Dictionary.com includes "do not, does not, did not" in its entry for "ain't", but it says "in some...
by Mega85
Thu Aug 31, 2017 3:56 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: "ain't" in Merriam-Webster's and mention of "Black English".
Replies: 10
Views: 2913

"ain't" in Merriam-Webster's and mention of "Black English".

There was a petition to remove the reference of "Black English" from Merriam-Webster's definition of "ain't" because it was viewed as offensive and discriminatory. https://www.change.org/p/promoting-education-or-discrimination-vote-today-to-make-a-change?source_location=topic_pag...

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