I went to the Emoji2018 workshop at Stanford and presented a paper by me and Lauren Gawne on Emoji Grammar as Beat Gestures – livetweets here, including threads of talks by Tyler Schnoebelen, Susan Herring, and a panel, and read our paper/check out our slides here.
The main Lingthusiasm episode was What words sound spiky across languages? Interview with Suzy Styles and the bonus was about Forensic Linguistics. We also made the IPA scarves available in rainbow, by popular request!
I also did a crossover episode with a podcast called Wah Wonders Why, about What if there was no moon?
- hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia is the fear of long words
- English thinks it has a pronunciation-based writing system but it actually has an etymology-based writing system and apostrophes are a tiny part of that
- The Toast is back up!
- This thread will make your weekeithd
- ðə moʊst səksɛsfʊɫ pipɫ aɪv mɛtː1. kæn ɹid ði aɪ pi eɪ
2. ðæts ɪt
- The most successful people I’ve met:1. Are a wug.
2. Now there are two of them.
3. There are two ___.
- IPA memes hashtag
Selected blog posts:
- Generation poems for names in Korean and Chinese
- Repetition can make sounds into music
- Half of the students transcribed ‘marriage’ with a final [tʃ]; so I guess it’s true that 50% of marriages end in devoice
- Linguistics jobs post about working in tech
- Linguistics jobs interview with a conductor
- This young girl uses “los,” “las” and the gender-neutral “les” — watch her explain why.
- Newly updated list of Language and Linguistics podcasts
- How braille works (webcomic)
- What translation problems are and aren’t
- Indigenous languages spoken by people at the U.S.-Mexico border
- Plains Sign Language
- The idea of Common as a language in fantasy settings
This month’s photo is the language section at Book Passage from when I was in San Francisco for Emoji2018.