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Outside of the box / Re: The "English Code"
« Last post by LinguistSkeptic on December 14, 2017, 08:58:28 PM »
So, Daniel, you said elsewhere that it doesn't matter much whether FlatAssembler's ideas about the Croatian toponyms are right or not because he is at least doing linguistics and learning something. Do you think the same about FlyingRedSportscar? If not, why? To me, the FlatAssembler's thesis and the FlyingRedSportscar's thesis sound about as absurd.
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Historical Linguistics / Re: Characters for Khmer Vowels
« Last post by panini on December 14, 2017, 10:04:58 AM »
If nobody here knows, you could try the linguistics stackexchange, where I think some occasional users know the history of Khmer.
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Outside of the box / Re: The "English Code"
« Last post by FlyingRedSportscar on December 11, 2017, 11:32:14 AM »
The website is now back up.   I was hoping to keep it offline 'til version 2.0 was ready to be released *wink*, however I think it's better that something stays up for now.
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Historical Linguistics / Characters for Khmer Vowels
« Last post by kiragecko on December 09, 2017, 08:00:27 PM »
I mostly focus on the Angkorian period, and I'm confused with how Angkorian vowels line up with modern ones. When the Middle Khmer sound shift happened, 'u' and 'o' seem to have been conflated into one symbol. Did the original 'u' symbol just disappear? I can't find any modern vowels that look similar.
It just seems weird to drop a vowel and then make a bunch of new ones, instead of reusing the old vowel for something else.
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Outside of the box / Re: The "English Code"
« Last post by FlyingRedSportscar on December 09, 2017, 01:08:07 PM »
Website is currently down.  Doing some maintenance.  Will post again when it comes back online.
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Linguist's Lounge / Re: Linguistic term
« Last post by panini on December 05, 2017, 07:56:32 PM »
You might be talking of chiasmus, though that's not really a linguistic term.
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Linguist's Lounge / Linguistic term
« Last post by Badgerwatch on December 05, 2017, 11:32:31 AM »
Hi all, I wonder if anybody could help. I cannot remember the linguistic term for the technique of reversing the phrase.
Example: one for all and all for one.

Does anyone know what it is called?
Thanks.
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Phonetics and Phonology / Re: Glottal vs glottalized variants of (t)
« Last post by dalila on December 05, 2017, 04:26:24 AM »
I found this in the paper, so you were right  ;D
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Phonetics and Phonology / Re: Glottal vs glottalized variants of (t)
« Last post by Daniel on December 02, 2017, 12:31:52 PM »
Usage may vary, but typically when contrasted in phonetics the type "glottal" (or "palatal", "labial", etc.) refers to the main articulation, versus the modifier type "glottalized" (or "palatalized", "labialized", etc.) referring to a modification and/or secondary articulation. (Another possibility, but probably not what is going on here is that "glottal" refers to something phonemic, or at least an "important" allophone, while "glottalized" refers to some (minor?) phonetic variant. That usage might be more common for "palatal[ized]" though. And finally, these terms may also be used diachronically to refer to, e.g., palatalization as a process in the development of later palatal sounds, but that also doesn't seem to be what's going on here.)

In this case, my guess would be that the "glottal T" is really just a glottal stop, but that the "glottalized T" is an alveolar articulation [t] plus glottal secondary articulation (e.g., ejective or similar). But it's hard to be sure exactly what they mean because usage of these terms does vary.

All I can be relatively confident about is that "glottal" describes a more complete/basic/general property of a sound whereas "glottalized" describes a modification/variant/secondary articulation of another sound. And I can only be confident about that because they use the terms contrastively-- other authors who do not use both in contrast to one another might actually use either term to refer to either.

In short, read usage like that very carefully and try to understand what they mean from context. You're right to ask this question, and if you have difficulty understanding it in the original source you might even try to contact the authors to clarify it, because these terms are not always used consistently. You might also get a hint from related research (do they cite another author who uses these terms) in traditional usage for that particular sub-field (or language area).
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Phonetics and Phonology / Glottal vs glottalized variants of (t)
« Last post by dalila on December 02, 2017, 03:06:16 AM »
Hello everyone, I was writing my dissertation on the glottal stop and I found this in a paper: "There is a slight tendency for young females to favour glottal (as opposed to glottalized) variants of (t)".
So my question is : what is the difference between the terms glottal and glottalized?
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