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  • Education:I have made a Standard.
  • Linguists:you fucked up a perfectly good vernacular is what you did. look at it. it's got elitism.

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  • Education:I have made a Standard.
  • Linguists:you fucked up a perfectly good vernacular is what you did. look at it. it's got elitism.
English has alternating stress patterns that indicate whether related words are nouns (first syllable stressed) or verbs (second syllable stressed): Noun: récordVerb: recórd (x) My fucking god!! This is why English does the thing!!!!
A comma splice walks into a bar, it has a drink and then leaves. A question mark walks into a bar? Two quotation marks “Walk into” a bar. A gerund and an infinitive walk into a bar, drinking to drink. The bar was walked into by a passive voice. Three intransitive verbs walk into a bar. T...
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I love the phrase “what the entire fuck” because it implies that there exists some scenario that warrants only a “what the partial fuck”.
IF YOU SERIOUSLY THINK I’M GONNA LISTEN TO YOU EXPLAINING TO ME ALL THE DIFFERENT REGIONAL ACCENTS/DIALECTS OF YOUR NATIVE LANGUAGE AND SHOWING ME THE EXACT LINGUISTIC DIFFERENCES TO RELATED LANGUAGES then you are absolutely right make yourself comfortable i’ll just bring the popcorn and then we can...
[There’s a] frequently misunderstood construction that linguists refer to as the “habitual be.” When speakers of standard ...
why the fuck does english have a word forbut not for “the day after tomorrow”???
New rule! Anyone who objects to singular ‘they’ on the basis of logic or grammar has to avoid singular 'you’ as well. Thou...
It is a well-documented fact that by the age of 5 monolingual White children will have heard 30 million fewer words in languages other than ...
Can the linguistic history side of tumblr tell me why the contraction for “will not” is “won’t” and not “willn’t”?
What can I do with an Anthropology degree
“What can you do with an anth degree?”…everything. I am constantly seeing posts in the the anth tag about how anth students will never have a career other than being a prof… .um no. If you are in your final years of your degree and you still don’t know what you can do...