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I am a linguist working on my dissertation. I specialize in morphology and phonology. I studied computer science as an undergrad.

I am from the United States, and have lived in the Midwest and both coasts.


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Feb
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comment Is “errored” correct usage?
@NobleUplift: "Throwing/encountering an error" has a specific meaning in computing. "Erring" is something else that has much broader application; it simply means "to make a mistake". "Throwing an error" is often not something a program does by mistake. If a program tries to connect to a database and the database is not available and an error is thrown, the program has not erred. So, these terms are not interchangeable, even if in some instances you could use the broader "err".
Jan
28
comment Two octopi? What's the proper plural?
@peterG: oc.TO.po.des. Four syllables, stress on the second syllable.
Jan
24
comment Are “tomorrow” and “morning” etymologically related?
@Urbycoz: It's that that "morgen morgen" is rare but acceptable -- it is never said and would be regarded as incorrect by native speakers.
Jan
8
revised What is the correct plural form of the word “forum”?
forgot a word
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19
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16
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Dec
16
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Dec
4
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Is this event ironic or a funny coincidence: (explain why as well)
Nov
13
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Nov
9
comment To make something opaque = opaquen?
@JanusBahsJacquet: I'm not really seeing where semantics enters into it; I would characterize it as a morphophonological constraint. Also, note that there is at least one exception (that I can think of) to requirement that it be monosyllabic in awaken.
Nov
6
comment Is “conversate” a word?
@Lumberjack: I have no knowledge of whether there is actually a difference in meaning between converse and conversate for AAVE; rather, I only meant that it is possible for two words that only differ in their arbitrary morphological baggage to ultimately coexist with different semantics. (For example, the words historic and historical are interchangeable much of the time, and ic and ical are essentially the same thing, yet only historic can be used to refer to an event of historical importance that is happening right now -- historical is restricted to the past.)
Oct
12
revised What's the longest monosyllabic word? And disyllabic?
Typos corrected
Oct
12
revised What's the longest monosyllabic word? And disyllabic?
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