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I am a computational linguistics PhD candidate. But before that, long before that, I fell in love with languages.

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Mar
5
awarded  Scholar
Mar
5
accepted 一ヵ条: いちっかじょう? いちかじょう? いっかじょう?
Mar
2
awarded  Student
Mar
1
comment 一ヵ条: いちっかじょう? いちかじょう? いっかじょう?
@Flaw: That much is already very well known :)
Mar
1
comment 一ヵ条: いちっかじょう? いちかじょう? いっかじょう?
@Flaw: Yes, that is roughly what I wish to know.
Mar
1
asked 一ヵ条: いちっかじょう? いちかじょう? いっかじょう?
Feb
24
comment How do I accurately convey “enough to make a difference”?
@DaveMG: Yep, I was more thinking that you could borrow a turn of phrase from the article to express a similar concept, e.g. 音素の違いは意味の違いをもたらす.
Feb
24
comment How do I accurately convey “enough to make a difference”?
In phonetics, what you're describing -- "the difference which makes a difference" -- is referred to as a phoneme. A pair of words which differ only in one phoneme (e.g. 'bun' and 'ban') are known as a minimal pair. I know it may seem counterproductive to explain the concept by invoking a more technical concept, but the Japanese wp page on 'phoneme' may give you hints on how to express it: ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E9%9F%B3%E7%B4%A0
Feb
17
comment Why does 語 contain 五?
@atlantiza: Good question. SAMPA and Kirshenbaum are two common ways we use to represent a subset of the IPA in ASCII. In both of these, the question mark represents the glottal stop. Certainly I could have used Unicode.
Feb
17
comment Why does 語 contain 五?
@sawa: To clarify, the '?' is part of the phonetic transcription; it's a glottal stop.
Feb
17
comment Why does 語 contain 五?
@sawa: Even in Old Chinese they weren't the same -- like a rebus, the phonetic doesn't fully determine the pronunciation -- just more similar than in the modern language.
Feb
16
answered Why does 語 contain 五?
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awarded  Supporter
Oct
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awarded  Teacher
Oct
31
answered What does なんたらという mean?