Category Archives: Descriptive Analysis
I started teaching one of my linguistics major friends how to speak japanese on AIM tonight, so I figure I would post the conversation here. (01:54:58 AM) evilestmark: learn japanese Lesson 1. A. I. i. Saying your Name! (01:55:19 AM) … Continue reading
For my Phonetics and Phonology class’s mid-term grade I was assigned with a project to design an experiment using PRAAT software to test subjects with a multiple forced choice test. I decided to see what could be done with pitch, … Continue reading
For History of English we had to do an Etymology Assignment. It was kind of interesting so I thought I would post what I wrote. It’s kind of really long so I’m going to put it behind a break.
My cultural anthropology professor mentioned something that I think is very interesting. He suggested that what separates humanity from the rest of life on earth is our perception and cognition of everything in a symbolic world. He illustrated this by … Continue reading
Conotation based on phonetics without actually looking at vocabulary… for instance across languages the same sounds have similar meanings? Describing things using simile, metaphor, and regular adjectives and how it differs drastically depending upon the subject (He was as ugly … Continue reading
It’s really amazing, this mp3 by John Hodgman and Jonathon Coulton exemplifies some interesting aspects of what I’ve been pondering with respect to linguistics and names. The names of 700 hoboes… Why not? They could be any kind of person’s … Continue reading