Interesting idea on vowel-heavy vs consonant-heavy languages and dialects being shaped by the *acoustics* of …

Interesting idea on vowel-heavy vs consonant-heavy languages and dialects being shaped by the *acoustics* of the landscape: humidity, temperature, tree types and cover, etc. and how they impact how clearly you can hear words with different types of sounds.

https://nautil.us/how-a-countrys-land-shapes-its-language-235852/

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Everyone uses spatial metaphors for time, but *which* spatial metaphors varies across cultures. Is the …

Everyone uses spatial metaphors for time, but *which* spatial metaphors varies across cultures. Is the future ahead of us as we’re moving, or behind us because we can’t see it? Some use uphill/downhill. And then there’s the impact of writing direction.

https://getpocket.com/explore/item/how-we-make-sense-of-time

The Lingthusiasm podcast episode on language and time is a good one too, and goes into even more issues of calendars, where the word “minute” came from, and so on.

https://lingthusiasm.com/post/168801498861/lingthusiasm-episode-15-talking-and-thinking

#linguistics #time

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New round of #introductions for all the new people joining the Fediverse!Hi, I’m Kelson …

New round of for all the new people joining the Fediverse!

Hi, I’m Kelson (he/him), a computer programmer in the Los Angeles area. I talk about all kinds of things here: /#fantasy, , actual , , , , random day-to-day stuff, etc.

I also post photos – mostly cityscapes/landscapes, nature, random interesting stuff I’ve spotted IRL – on Pixelfed (@KelsonV) and more “serious” photos on photog.social (@kelsonv)

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“I made schwa cookies for my students so that finals are stressless.. get it?”

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“I made schwa cookies for my students so that finals are stressless.. get it?” from @zetzatun

https://allthingslinguistic.com/post/181230776526/i-made-schwa-cookies-for-my-students-so-that

#linguistics

@allthingslinguistic *groan!*

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Each time I’ve read Les Misérables, I’ve had a greater appreciation for the chapter on …

Each time I’ve read Les Misérables, I’ve had a greater appreciation for the chapter on argot. The first time I skipped it. The second time I decided I hadn’t missed much. The third time I could see what Hugo was doing thematically:

https://hyperborea.org/les-mis/book/slang/

The latest episode of the Les Mis Reading Companion is on that chapter, and they give it even more context, illustrating how language can be used for gatekeeping…or rebellion. https://readlesmis.libsyn.com/ep39-iv7i-iv-argot

#books #linguistics #LesMiserables

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Dammit, Moon Moon!

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📷 New favourite example of reduplication: Moons can have moons and they are called moonmoons. https://allthingslinguistic.com/post/178961486961/new-favourite-example-of-reduplication-moons-can #linguistics

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Dammit, Moon Moon! https://allthingslinguistic.com/post/178961486961/new-favourite-example-of-reduplication-moons-can

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Welcome to Voldemorting, the Ultimate SEO Dis

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https://www.wired.com/story/voldemorting-ultimate-seo-diss-resident-linguist/

this article by @gretchenmcc is the best

#linguistics #fandom #MastoMeta

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@DialMforMara @gretchenmcc That’s the perfect term for it, too.

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Welcome to Voldemorting, the Ultimate SEO Dis https://www.wired.com/story/voldemorting-ultimate-seo-diss-resident-linguist/ #linguistics

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