Lets have a linguistics general!
>Grammar pet peeves
>Pronunciation errors that piss you off
>Dialects and accents that annoy you
>Acadamie Anglais when?
This isn't linguistics. This isn't linguistics at all. This is English department retardism.
>Noam Kikesky will die in your lifetime
Rest in peace you fucking windbag
In finnish a lot of the monarch names were "finnisized" to be easier to pronounce for the common peasantry making Magnus Maunu and Bengt Pentti for ex.
This is really annoying when you are talking about history with anyone else because they have different names, but some names retain their original form making it a pain to know all of them.
I don't know much about linguistics. Can someone give me a tl;dr of his achievements in linguistics and why he's so famous in that field? All I know about him is that as soon as he starts talking about current events or political science he's a fucking joke.
Is there proper evidence for this, especially the part regarding "there are properties that all natural human languages share"?
It seems like the kind of thing that could easily be a bunch of pseudo-scientific evolutionary psychology bullshit.
A shit thing.
Languages should remain constant.
If they did then it would make reading ancient texts easier.
Imagine trying to watch Groundhog day in 2222.
If the English language remained constant then people would be fine, but for some reason culture is a thing and people end up making up new terms or redefining old ones.
I hate the Irish way of showing patalized consonants. They could have easily put a "y" or something after palatized consonants, but noooooo, they just had to make up a retarded pseudovowel system instead where I can't even tell which vowel is the real one.
But it now has a meaning opposite of what it should mean. Like if "hot" eventually means "cold" or something.
Is anyone else mad at how much of a Frankenstein's Monster Modern Greek is?
I'm not saying they should reinstate Katharevousa, but there has to be a middle ground between it and what the language was actually evolving into.
There is literally nothing wrong with split infinitives. It's a rule invented out of nothing, that's one thing you shouldn't complain about.
True, not linguistics. But antiprescriptivists take it too far. Opposing prescriptivism isn't linguistics either. In a way, by opposing prescriptivism you are doing prescriptivism yourself. Prescriptivism is a natural part of a language's evolution.
Do other languages have the problem of Anglification/English Barbarism?
My native language, Dutch, is being bombarded by English 'loanwords' and unnecessary linguistic barbarism.
I can't even watch the news without hearing unnecessary English 'loanwords' for fucks sake.