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Re: What's on your mind?

Postby NiamhTheNightOwl » Wed Apr 20, 2016 8:42 pm

Niah wrote:
Akanisen wrote:
NiamhTheNightOwl wrote:There are too many rules in English for it to be a fun language

I mean why do you pronounce GH as F as in Enough sounding like enuf
and then spin around and tell me its silent in the next word being through "Thru"

rules rules rules words words words blah blah blah

Sad Niamh is Sad

Even us native English speakers don't understand half the shit you're supposed to know with this damned language XD


MA in Linguistics speaking up. It's due to the history of the language. You have to look at when those words entered the language from another (if they're loan words) and what the rules are in the language when it comes to vowel and consonant pronunciation, which shift over time. So yeah, historical context explains why we pronounce words regardless of their spelling. You also have to look at the written component of language as being entirely separate (and not necessary, actually) from the spoken language.


I can not even begin to explain how many times ive had to re-read this to understand it :/
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Re: What's on your mind?

Postby Amaranthe » Wed Apr 20, 2016 8:44 pm

Niah wrote:
Akanisen wrote:
NiamhTheNightOwl wrote:There are too many rules in English for it to be a fun language

I mean why do you pronounce GH as F as in Enough sounding like enuf
and then spin around and tell me its silent in the next word being through "Thru"

rules rules rules words words words blah blah blah

Sad Niamh is Sad

Even us native English speakers don't understand half the shit you're supposed to know with this damned language XD


MA in Linguistics speaking up. It's due to the history of the language. You have to look at when those words entered the language from another (if they're loan words) and what the rules are in the language when it comes to vowel and consonant pronunciation, which shift over time. So yeah, historical context explains why we pronounce words regardless of their spelling. You also have to look at the written component of language as being entirely separate (and not necessary, actually) from the spoken language.

^Yep. Just look up the history of the word "colonel". That's enough to make even native English speakers scratch their heads sometimes! It's an easy language to grasp if it's your native one because you just sort of learn all the quirks naturally over time, but I cannot imagine what it must be like to learn English as a second or third language. :psyduck:
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Re: What's on your mind?

Postby Akanisen » Wed Apr 20, 2016 8:48 pm

Niah wrote:MA in Linguistics speaking up. It's due to the history of the language. You have to look at when those words entered the language from another (if they're loan words) and what the rules are in the language when it comes to vowel and consonant pronunciation, which shift over time. So yeah, historical context explains why we pronounce words regardless of their spelling. You also have to look at the written component of language as being entirely separate (and not necessary, actually) from the spoken language.

I know. What I said earlier, I meant it as in most of it doesn't make any sense when compared to other languages.
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Re: What's on your mind?

Postby Dashy » Wed Apr 20, 2016 8:56 pm

NiamhTheNightOwl wrote:There are too many rules in English for it to be a fun language

I mean why do you pronounce GH as F as in Enough sounding like enuf
and then spin around and tell me its silent in the next word being through "Thru"

rules rules rules words words words blah blah blah

Sad Niamh is Sad



Yeah we don't know. :mystery: (I mean, I do know why, but it's still so very overcomplicated)
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Re: What's on your mind?

Postby wolfstardobe » Wed Apr 20, 2016 9:02 pm

NiamhTheNightOwl wrote:There are too many rules in English for it to be a fun language

I mean why do you pronounce GH as F as in Enough sounding like enuf
and then spin around and tell me its silent in the next word being through "Thru"

rules rules rules words words words blah blah blah

Sad Niamh is Sad


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Re: What's on your mind?

Postby Akanisen » Wed Apr 20, 2016 9:18 pm

wolfstardobe wrote: :mystery:

Can I just say I find that hilarious XD
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Re: What's on your mind?

Postby Deored » Wed Apr 20, 2016 9:25 pm

English is a victim of its own ubiquity. It spread so much it picked up a lot of pieces of other languages along the way. Put simply English has become a conglomeration of hundreds of languages bringing along their spelling and grammatical rules.
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Re: What's on your mind?

Postby wolfstardobe » Wed Apr 20, 2016 9:26 pm

Akanisen wrote:
wolfstardobe wrote: :mystery:

Can I just say I find that hilarious XD


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"Dearest creature in creation,
Study English pronunciation.
I will teach you in my verse
Sounds like corpse, corps, horse, and worse.
I will keep you, Suzy, busy,
Make your head with heat grow dizzy.
Tear in eye, your dress will tear.
So shall I! Oh hear my prayer.

Just compare heart, beard, and heard,
Dies and diet, lord and word,
Sword and sward, retain and Britain.
(Mind the latter, how it’s written.)
Now I surely will not plague you
With such words as plaque and ague.
But be careful how you speak:
Say break and steak, but bleak and streak;
Cloven, oven, how and low,
Script, receipt, show, poem, and toe.

Hear me say, devoid of trickery,
Daughter, laughter, and Terpsichore,
Typhoid, measles, topsails, aisles,
Exiles, similes, and reviles;
Scholar, vicar, and cigar,
Solar, mica, war and far;
One, anemone, Balmoral,
Kitchen, lichen, laundry, laurel;
Gertrude, German, wind and mind,
Scene, Melpomene, mankind.

Billet does not rhyme with ballet,
Bouquet, wallet, mallet, chalet.
Blood and flood are not like food,
Nor is mould like should and would.
Viscous, viscount, load and broad,
Toward, to forward, to reward.
And your pronunciation’s OK
When you correctly say croquet,
Rounded, wounded, grieve and sieve,
Friend and fiend, alive and live.

Ivy, privy, famous; clamour
And enamour rhyme with hammer.
River, rival, tomb, bomb, comb,
Doll and roll and some and home.
Stranger does not rhyme with anger,
Neither does devour with clangour.
Souls but foul, haunt but aunt,
Font, front, wont, want, grand, and grant,
Shoes, goes, does. Now first say finger,
And then singer, ginger, linger,
Real, zeal, mauve, gauze, gouge and gauge,
Marriage, foliage, mirage, and age.

Query does not rhyme with very,
Nor does fury sound like bury.
Dost, lost, post and doth, cloth, loth.
Job, nob, bosom, transom, oath.
Though the differences seem little,
We say actual but victual.
Refer does not rhyme with deafer.
Foeffer does, and zephyr, heifer.
Mint, pint, senate and sedate;
Dull, bull, and George ate late.
Scenic, Arabic, Pacific,
Science, conscience, scientific.

Liberty, library, heave and heaven,
Rachel, ache, moustache, eleven.
We say hallowed, but allowed,
People, leopard, towed, but vowed.
Mark the differences, moreover,
Between mover, cover, clover;
Leeches, breeches, wise, precise,
Chalice, but police and lice;
Camel, constable, unstable,
Principle, disciple, label.

Petal, panel, and canal,
Wait, surprise, plait, promise, pal.
Worm and storm, chaise, chaos, chair,
Senator, spectator, mayor.
Tour, but our and succour, four.
Gas, alas, and Arkansas.
Sea, idea, Korea, area,
Psalm, Maria, but malaria.
Youth, south, southern, cleanse and clean.
Doctrine, turpentine, marine.

Compare alien with Italian,
Dandelion and battalion.
Sally with ally, yea, ye,
Eye, I, ay, aye, whey, and key.
Say aver, but ever, fever,
Neither, leisure, skein, deceiver.
Heron, granary, canary.
Crevice and device and aerie.

Face, but preface, not efface.
Phlegm, phlegmatic, ass, glass, bass.
Large, but target, gin, give, verging,
Ought, out, joust and scour, scourging.
Ear, but earn and wear and tear
Do not rhyme with here but ere.
Seven is right, but so is even,
Hyphen, roughen, nephew Stephen,
Monkey, donkey, Turk and jerk,
Ask, grasp, wasp, and cork and work.

Pronunciation — think of Psyche!
Is a paling stout and spikey?
Won’t it make you lose your wits,
Writing groats and saying grits?
It’s a dark abyss or tunnel:
Strewn with stones, stowed, solace, gunwale,
Islington and Isle of Wight,
Housewife, verdict and indict.

Finally, which rhymes with enough —
Though, through, plough, or dough, or cough?
Hiccough has the sound of cup.
My advice is to give up!!"
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Re: What's on your mind?

Postby Kimmo » Wed Apr 20, 2016 9:42 pm

read up on i-umlaut mutation and you'll understand a lot more. it's a good example of how words can change.
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Re: What's on your mind?

Postby HurricaneLane » Wed Apr 20, 2016 10:02 pm

Got home from work, started having an allergic reaction. I don't know what it was to, as it wasn't anything I ingested, and I came into contact with nothing new so... :mystery:

Anyways, my entire back was splotchy red, my chest, upper parts of my arms, even parts of my legs. Being super late in a small town, the only place that was open anywhere was the grocery store. Only thing that wasn't locked up for the night was a spray for bug bites, poison ivy, and allergic itch. It seems to be doing the job of getting rid of it, but damn this stuff is awful. It smells terrible, it leaves an odd coating that I'm not a fan of at all on my skin (and there is a lot of skin to cover, as it's a rather large affected area), and like all sprays, it's COLD.

Ugh body, I hate you some days.
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Re: What's on your mind?

Postby Jasmine » Thu Apr 21, 2016 12:09 am

I'm doing a presentation tomorrow in my sex class on vaginismus. I'm really nervous since we're definitely going for the shock factor and I'm bringing in some of my toys for the skit part. Nothing from BD, but it's still a pretty risky move.

Everyone has seemed pretty excited when I've hinted about it, but it's definitely another thing to actually whip out a lifecast human toy in front of the class :surprised:
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Re: What's on your mind?

Postby NiamhTheNightOwl » Thu Apr 21, 2016 3:16 am

I have decided that tonight is the night that i watch star wars seven.. And so far im wondering why they decided to go down the ASMR path every time kylo ren speaks.

A Secondary thing i was wondering is why doesnt Bad dragon have some kind of live chat o.o
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Re: What's on your mind?

Postby DickVision » Thu Apr 21, 2016 4:12 am

Woke up at 5am feeling ill as hell. Thank you infection. I really needed that. :crying:
Currently stuck in bed, so much for me finishing a nice chunk of my uni work today. Hopefully I'll feel better tomorrow.
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Re: What's on your mind?

Postby Boargoth » Thu Apr 21, 2016 4:47 am

I'm finally getting my toys back from "storage" today! Had to get them out of the house because I was going to move. Luckily a good friend was kind enough to take care of them so I didn't have to worry about people running into a kingdom's worth of sex toys.

Going to be one hell of a drive though. All together about 5 hours or something. (probably doesn't even sound that bad for all the 'Murricans on here, but here in the EU it's about a country and a half...



NiamhTheNightOwl wrote:[...]
A Secondary thing i was wondering is why doesnt Bad dragon have some kind of live chat o.o


I thought they did? I definitely remember seeing a bright red button on the main/toy page about "chat with us" or something. Maybe only on selected days and/or specific hours.
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Re: What's on your mind?

Postby Fire_Wolf » Thu Apr 21, 2016 6:12 am

NiamhTheNightOwl wrote:I have decided that tonight is the night that i watch star wars seven.. And so far im wondering why they decided to go down the ASMR path every time kylo ren speaks.

A Secondary thing i was wondering is why doesnt Bad dragon have some kind of live chat o.o


They do, when a CS person is online during the week the submit a ticket thing at the bottom of the page will say chat. But when they are closed it will submit a ticket.
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Re: What's on your mind?

Postby NiamhTheNightOwl » Thu Apr 21, 2016 6:14 am

WHAT THE ACTUAL FUCK JJ </3
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Re: What's on your mind?

Postby naughtybun » Thu Apr 21, 2016 7:57 am

Computer won't connect to school Internet. Reason? Fucking school Internet. It's not like I need to print things an email things today :))))))))))))
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Re: What's on your mind?

Postby Laura the Nord » Thu Apr 21, 2016 10:33 am

My older sister is pregnant and she's having a babyshower on Saturday. It's going to be a girl, so my sister and brother-in-law have decided to give her the name 'Sylvi' (it's a Finnish name). I had a talk with her a month or so ago about how the name sounds like the Pokemon 'Sylveon', and since she only played the Red version, she has no clue about the newest Pokemons so I showed it to her and she thought it looked adorable. So I ended up ordering a Sylveon plushie for her and the baby as a present. I think that the idea behind it is very adorable, it's going to be her spirit animal Pokemon definitely. :widesmile:
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Re: What's on your mind?

Postby Ghoul » Thu Apr 21, 2016 10:50 am

naughtybun wrote:Computer won't connect to school Internet. Reason? Fucking school Internet. It's not like I need to print things an email things today :))))))))))))


The wifi at my school is insane and finicky too. :/ Super stressful. Hope you get it sorted out.
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Re: What's on your mind?

Postby wolfstardobe » Thu Apr 21, 2016 11:23 am

I did a thing... :unamused:

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