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Stilly linguistic comment on the domain name
Old 20th September 2002
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Stilly linguistic comment on the domain name

Idiotic minor pedantic point follows.

As a linguistics student, I have to point out that putting a "z" as the plural indicator is not accurate when placed after a "t". It works for "gurlz" because the "l" is voiced. In english, when the last sound in the singular is voiced, the plural form has a "z" sound instead of a "s" sound at the end.

"gurlz" works because 1) The first vowel in "girl" is a schwa, so can be represented by any vowel in English. 2) The "l" is voiced, so the plural form is properly denoted by a "z" instead of an "s".

Unfortunatly, the "t" is not voiced, so "gearslutz" is not a correct phonetic representation of how people say the word in American English.

Of course, the real problem is the domain name system. It is designed to encourage people to register and park on as many domains as possible; the registrars make more money when people register more domains. Hence, the system allows some *sshole to register and park on gearsluts.com, forcing this site to use the linguistically incorrect gearslutz.com.

For what it is worth, Linguists consider prescriptive grammer (Netspeak calls this "grammer ****sm") bad Linguistics.

- Sam (And yes, the domain name is cute)
Old 20th September 2002
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Old 20th September 2002
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One with big hooves
 
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Uh... that feels a bit like school or sumthin'
Old 20th September 2002
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yeah... i kinda tuned out.
Old 20th September 2002
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Re: Stilly linguistic comment on the domain name

Quote:
Originally posted by samiam

Unfortunatly, the "t" is not voiced, so "gearslutz" is not a correct phonetic representation of how people say the word in American English.

Of course, the real problem is the domain name system. It is designed to encourage people to register and park on as many domains as possible; the registrars make more money when people register more domains. Hence, the system allows some *sshole to register and park on gearsluts.com, forcing this site to use the linguistically incorrect gearslutz.com.

For what it is worth, Linguists consider prescriptive grammer (Netspeak calls this "grammer ****sm") bad Linguistics.

- Sam (And yes, the domain name is cute)
Samian,

Also are you saying gurlz is OK to write because it 'sounds like that when you say it'?

And Gearslutz is wrong because it sounds like Gearsluts when you say it?

Personally I enjoy the name more now I know it is a GRAMMAR REBEL .

thanks!!
Old 20th September 2002
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i thawt jools did uh gewd jawb pikkin owt tha naym uv hiz noo syt
Old 20th September 2002
  #7
I have been dislex snix brith!

heh

Ashley, liguistics is the one subject I would do if forced to do a university course. I might shock my contemporaries and pick it up one day as a hobby-study subject.... Sanscrit, ancient greek, all seeems interesting, we did a "hip" Latin course at school which I dug..

Language history... interestin..

Komunikation is gud!

Old 20th September 2002
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Quote:
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yeah... i kinda tuned out.
I didn't actually tune out, but my eyes glazed over and I woke up a couple of hours later...
Old 20th September 2002
  #9
There is only one
 
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i had a similar experience.
Old 20th September 2002
  #10
Perhaps it was alien .

Do you feel sore anywhere? You may have been 'probed'....
Old 20th September 2002
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Jax
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Sam,

Who gives a ****?
Old 20th September 2002
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Don
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Interesting..So what you are saying is.....Haaaa..What did you say again..
Old 23rd September 2002
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One with big hooves
 
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Did anyone notice that silly is spelled wrong in the subject line? tut grggt
Old 23rd September 2002
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Stilly IS a word. It is derived from Stilatum - the Latin verb Stillmaking****upium.

Old 24th September 2002
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Still being stilly

Still being stilly here...the only linguistics which matters to recording engineers is that what engineers call "plosive" sounds (the sounds which makes one put hanger + pantyhoze in front of a mic) are called, get this, aspirated sounds.

Has anyone here ever mix something being sung in a foreign language they didn't understand and worried about what level to mix the vocals so that they were comprehensible in the language in question? I was listening to a Spanish-language CD which was recorded in LA (by a group called Kabah) and was wondering how a mixer who didn't know Spanish could determine the vocal level.

- Sam

P.S. Thanks for the flames
I think I have been Fletchered. (and yes, I have bought stuff from him and felt he had excellent service)
Old 24th September 2002
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Samiam for your services to Gearslutz, you have been crowned "Terminologist". We can refer to you if we get lost for wordz and look forward to future linguistic tidbits from you in future.

heh
Old 24th September 2002
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Thanks! I like people knowing I have a good lexicon.

<giggle>

Thanks! I pride myself on the lexicon that I have. Not the best, but a pretty good one. Since A 960 is way out of my budget, I settled for a PCM90 (w/ dual verb card).

- Sam (Anyone here with one of those altiverb-type thingys who wants impulse responses from my lexicon?)

(OK, I'm being a terminologist again. "Lexicon" means one's vocabulary; however the first image I get on hearing "lexicon" is one of a digital reverb)
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