I asked people for their favourite fun fact about linguistics and ended up with a delightful thread of replies! (Click through to read them.)
The main episode of Lingthusiasm was A Fun-Filled Fricative Field Trip (transcript), and the bonus episode was on language under the influence of alcohol and other substances. We also released new Lingthusiasm merch! You can now ask people which shape is kiki and which one is bouba from the comfort of your own scarf, tshirt, mug, and other items. And…did we do a whole episode on fricatives just so that we could release “what the fricative” merch? In the immortal sounds of another fricative: Shhhhhhh.
- “you may injure…” new favourite example of deontic vs epistemic modality
- writing gifs by hand on paper
- bouba vs. kiki outfits
- tell Duolingo to add IPA
Selected blog posts:
- On standard dialects
- Beatboxing in IPA
- I reposted a classic “how to twitter” (from a social perspective) post of mine from 2016, which people tell me they still refer to occasionally
This month’s image is a delightful miniature tea and book display from a tea shop in Montreal.