the ‘-’ in ‘uh-oh’

Just the ramblings of student studying linguistics.

Apr 18

i’ve been ironically pronouncing glottal stop as [glɑʔl̩ stɑp] and now i can’t stop.


Apr 16
  • Parent to child at the library: Shhh...remember what we said about being loud in the library?
  • Child: We'll wake up the books.
  • Parent: That's right.

accioguitardis:

cyberunfamous:

trillow:

how much do islands cost i want one

Less than a college education

image

what the fuck

(via doctorfeelbad)


“I met my wife at a Star Trek convention. She was study abroad from France and spoke little English, and I didn’t know a lick of French. So, for the first few months of our relationship, we communicated by speaking Klingon.”

Hear more tales of nerdery in this week’s Pwn Up! (via dorkly)

Okay I’m not even a Star Trek fan but that’s beautiful.

(via tchy)

(via heygatsbeh)


The multilingual wug test poses problems

  • English: One wug, two wugs
  • French: Un wug, deux wugs
  • Spanish: Un wug, dos wuges
  • Norwegian: Ett wug, to wug
  • Dutch: Een wug, twee wugen
  • German: Ein Wug, zwei Wüge
  • Hindi: Ek wug, do wug
  • Hindi: Wait, what gender is a wug?
  • Hindi: Ek wug, do wugẽ?
  • Irish: Aon wug, dó wuig
  • Irish: Hold on, what declension is "wug?"
  • Irish: Aon wug, dó wuga? Wugaí? Wugacha?
  • Irish: Wait, do I need to soften the "w"? CAN I soften the "w"? Do I even have a "w"?


Apr 15

aww yiss! i am grimm’s lawyer on quizup.


Apr 11
lesserjoke:

Actual bullet points from tomorrow’s lecture.

lesserjoke:

Actual bullet points from tomorrow’s lecture.


Apr 10
  • Satan: [appears]
  • Satan: You can have anything you wan--
  • Me: LANGUAGE.
  • Satan: What?
  • Me: GIVE ME EVERY LANGUAGE.
  • Satan: What the--?
  • Me: YOU SAID ANYTHING. GIVE ME EVERY LANGUAGE IN THE WORLD.
  • Satan: Wouldn't you rather have love or money?
  • Me: EVERY. LANGUAGE. MASTERY OF EVERY LANGUAGE. NOW.

sciencejokes:

tornadoesandscientists:

drkrislynn:

humanisticscience:

thejunglenook:

scienceisbeauty:

What scientists say in research papers vs. What they actually mean (via io9).

I shouldn’t be laughing this hard.

Yes. This is good.

Omg it’s like my college career staring right at me.

My thesis, ladies and gents.

My research paper will probably encompass all these terms.

sciencejokes:

tornadoesandscientists:

drkrislynn:

humanisticscience:

thejunglenook:

scienceisbeauty:

What scientists say in research papers vs. What they actually mean (via io9).

I shouldn’t be laughing this hard.

Yes. This is good.

Omg it’s like my college career staring right at me.

My thesis, ladies and gents.

My research paper will probably encompass all these terms.

(via doctorfeelbad)


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