Transcript Lingthusiasm Episode 1: Speaking a single language won’t bring about world peace This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. But two-thirds is a high number for statistics but it’s not a universal. So apparently Esperanto has all of the marks of a first conlang. A disused RAF bomber base, with one of the longest runways in the country, currently covers a large area near the village of Throckmorton. In 1977 at Tenerife airport two Boeing 747s collided, and it was basically because one took off too early, because the person in the control tower and the pilot weren’t really communicating clearly. Lauren: the only Esperanto word I know is the word 'hotdogo’ which is the Esperanto word for hotdog. Links to studies mentioned and further reading can be found on the Episode 24 show notes page. Gretchen: because I was that kid. Accentricity. Gretchen: I’m kind of baffled by this because I’m Canadian and I have both the item potato cake and potato scallop they just refer to different things. In this episode, I was joined by Elizabeth April, a paradigm shifter, truth seeker and psychic. Lauren: or just the simmering geographic divides. 18.9k members in the Esperanto community. What people will sometimes do is they’ll pick an emoji like a person emoji that looks kind of like them and they will say “okay great, this one stands for me” you know. Adam's Thanksgiving (2012)3. And in fact we now know cultures point with their lip. I'd like to put together a video for her in celebration. Listen to the episode here or wherever you get your podcasts. Special times call for special episodes. Just tone down the optimism of world peace because it would be really great as like a commercial thing if we could have international trade through this unified language". Listen to the full episode, read the transcript, or check out the show notes for links to further reading. Gretchen: yeah, I think just as language can be a thing that we project, you know, our feelings about particular people on. Below are our main … Gretchen: I think people project their differences and their opinions about other people on the languages. See also the original Space Pidgin quote from Episode 1, or listen to the full episode. Check out Episode 42: What makes a language “easy”? In fact, I know I’m not into it. Gretchen: yeah, like people get married and then they get divorced it’s not because they don’t speak the same language, it’s because they have irreconcilable differences. Lauren: or sometimes you find that people do – you find temporary emergent communicative norms that will arise in these contexts where people are trying to use things. Permit required equipment and requirements of the rules for dating my ‘suede loafers with the alligator to hunt. Wouldn’t it solve so many problems in the world if everyone just spoke the same language? And I’m like “well, yes, you can get by with gesturing if all you want to do is point at things and be a bit obnoxious”. I’m reblogging this at least 50% because space creole is one of the coolest things I’ve heard about in a while. If you both speak the language you’re not as fluent in then you arrive at a level where where people can be sure that the other person’s understanding and there’s kind of this hybrid English Russian language I think that’s developed not a full-fledged language but kind of a. Gretchen: this space pidgin that the astronauts need to speak with each other and I don’t know if anyone’s written a grammar of this, I hope is the case that someone has written a grammar of space pidgin. It’s about Colour words around the world and inside your brain. You don’t want to have a miscommunication there because you could end up floating in space in the wrong way. Gretchen: it has a Romance kind of look because it tends to have this kind of consonant vowel sequences like Romance languages do. Gretchen: And we like that podcasts make you feel like part of a conversation. In this episode of Lingthusiasm, Gretchen and Lauren look at the many ways that languages talk about how many of something there are, ranging from common distinctions like singular, plural, and dual, to more typologically rare forms like the trial, the paucal, and the associative plural. [Music] Gretchen: Welcome to Lingthusiasm, a podcast that’s enthusiastic about linguistics! Gretchen: both of them are the the right thing. 24 notes. Anyway we’re not going to have this argument. And sometimes you get a common language, but it’s not because people just wake up one day and they like to decide that they want to speak this language. Comments 0. Like, you don’t necessarily have memorized the international aviation one but you just pick a common names so you say like 'n’ as in 'Nancy’ or ’m’ as in 'Michael’ because N & M sound very similar over the phone. Listen to Lingthusiasm - A podcast that's enthusiastic about linguistics on Spotify. And there’s a couple of issues with different parts of this. Every Miss America contestant does want world peace, but that’s because we do want peace, we do want people to be able to get along, least in theory. There was an interesting recent study trying to look at statistically what are some iconic things that show up in spoken languages? And also there’s taboos in some communities on pointing, or pointing with the index finger, or pointing with the left hand instead of the right hand…, Gretchen: and you know even in English, pointing with your middle finger can sometimes go wrong…. New episodes (free!) 00:23:17; If you’d like to talk about your experiences with linguistic prejudice, join in the chat @accentricitypod on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. Adam takes Natalia to Thanksgiving Party (2012 w/ Greg Fitzsimmons)2. Lauren is co-host of the linguistics podcast Lingthusiasm. Wa… 1 hr 8 min; APR 17, 2020; Episode 47: ATA meets Troublesome Terps - Live online meetup Episode 47: ATA meets Troublesome Terps - Live online meetup. I’m on the record as having called it the “common language equals peace fallacy” and I think it’s the seductive allure of like “wouldn’t be greater if everyone just got along?” Like the kind of Miss Universe wishing for world peace thing. Whether you’re teaching at a university, high school, online course, or other institution, Lingthusiasm is a fun way to introduce foundational concepts in linguistics, provide background or … Lingthusiasm is a brand-new podcast that’s enthusiastic about linguistics, hosted by Lauren Gawne of Superlinguo and Gretchen McCulloch of All Things Linguistic. Lingthusiasm Gretchen: On the International Space Station, you have astronauts from the US and from other English speaking countries and you have cosmonauts from Russia. Please enjoy a special episode of Carolla Classics, and we’ll be back on Monday with a brand-new episode of The Adam Carolla Show!1. Lingthusiasm is created and produced by Gretchen McCulloch and Lauren Gawne and music is by The Triangles. Lauren: Welcome to Lingthusiasm! And this is a pretty basic concept that we just have a massive difficulty communicating with emoji. It’s been lightly edited for readability. Not so fast! Gretchen: at a larger scale, I think people see things like these trade languages or aviation English or like international symbols for the Olympics where you can see the symbol and see o”kay which sporting event does this refer to”? And today we’re going to be talking about universal language and why it doesn’t work. Each episode of Lingthusiasm has a full transcript and a show notes page with additional links, which you’re welcome to use to supplement your lesson plan. For more teaching resources, see also the #intro linguistics and #high school tags on the blog of one of our hosts. So let’s use it as an opportunity to talk about some of the interesting stuff that the wish for a common language has given us. This fella has given her arm to uf in hesse, it a crocodile-filled river. And so one of the things that they do on the ISS – so first of all every astronaut and cosmonaut needs to be bilingual in English and Russian because those are the languages of space. OK, people can kind of understand each other maybe if we had more of this we could do more of this trade.’ But there’s still a big divide when it comes to nationalistically. There’s a limit to how much meaning can be obvious because we have all these abstract things that we mean and lots of stuff that we talk about is not picture-able. But actually, Australia is amazingly linguistically diverse and amazingly full of cultural diversity and I think sometimes people can get so caught up in thinking that one language will solve all of these problems that we run the risk of attempting to homogenize or losing really wonderful diversity. Lingthusiasm Episode 44: Schwa, the most versatile English vowel Podcast episode This episode covers why the word schwa doesn’t itself have a schwa in it, the origin of the word schwa in Hebrew and German, English spelling (including the relationship between schwa and “silent e”) and an introduction to linguist jokes like “I wanna be a schwa, it’s never stressed. The original lingua franca is a Frankish dialect – an earlier version of French spoken around the Mediterranean by sailors and stuff from a bunch of different areas. Episode 5 of Lingthusiasm went up! I’m Gretchen … You can listen to us on iTunes, Google Play Music, Soundcloud, or wherever else you get your podcasts, and you can follow Lingthusiasm on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr and other social networks. Or, we know that some people in some cultures because of various taboos or because of style preferences will point with their eyes or their eyebrows, and there’s a whole collection of different handshapes you can use to point in indigenous communities in Central Australia. Gretchen: yeah the other thing I think is, because, I mean it’s not like Blissymbols had caught on elsewhere (Lauren: nope), and I think that kind of speaks to this hope. And obviously it’s very important to get your communication right if you’re on a tiny metal box circling the Earth or going somewhere. Lauren: I’m all ready to blow things up. And they got so fed up they broke off and created this language called 'Ido’ which I think means like “daughter” or “child” language – and then basically it fell apart because they failed to maintain the drive. Lauren: yeah, so the idea went nowhere – and then in the seventies Shirley McNaughton in Canada who worked with children who had either physical or cognitive disabilities found these symbols for her students to use to communicate.Until that point all the children had with this board full of symbols for 'toilet’ or 'bed’ – really basic needs-based communication. We need to maintain the ‘authenticity’ of these Blissymbols. Latest was Episode 357: The Mandalorian, Disney+ Leak? So much for a language of peace. And so I got through chapter 1 which is how i learned the word for 'and’ and 'dog’ and then I got to chapter 2 and I learned that all of the feminine forms were diminutive of the masculine forms. And then the word for woman is 'homino’ (Lauren: boo) which is ’-in’ like the German -in suffix. It’s because they were forced to many cases. I think maybe because of his political ideals – that was really why people did manage to learn Esperanto. Gretchen: yeah, Latin as a common language was also due to Latin/Roman imperial expansion. This episode was made to raise money for Social Bite, a social enterprise who are providing emergency food packages for people who are struggling financially during the Covid-19 outbreak – people in food poverty, and those who have lost work due to the crisis. Gretchen: I don’t think I’m going to become an astronaut, but I would like to do astronaut linguistics. Nom * Adresse de messagerie * Site web. And then Charles Bliss was still alive and there’s just no way to tell story – I mean Arika Okrent does tell the story really beautifully, but I just can’t tell in a way where Charles Bliss doesn’t sound like a jerk. Gretchen: no, but you like, you just beat the potato but you don’t necessarily deep-fried it you could just pan-fry it. Gretchen: and we’ll read them out loud on this audio podcast. Lauren: Both of us have blogs where we do a fair amount of that, but that’s a fairly solitary enterprise and we wanted to take the opportunity to have more of a conversation – something that’s a little less disembodied. Or, imposing a language on people just so that you can all speak the same language, you know, this leads to resentment. A podcast that's enthusiastic about linguistics by Gretchen McCulloch (All Things Linguistic) and Lauren Gawne (Superlinguo). And they all speak this kind of trade language with each other, you know, 'space is the final frontier’ or something like that. But the only reason that the other person knows you’re using that to stand for you is because you’ve developed this convention. Posted on February 13, 2020 by Gretchen McCulloch. Gretchen: Like, so much for helping children. And it really took off in the organization where she was working in Canada. Here are the links mentioned in this episode: You can listen to this episode via Lingthusiasm.com, Soundcloud, RSS, iTunes, or wherever you get your podcasts. Of course it’s 'person’ and then 'bus’ because English is 'I am on the bus’. Lauren: you’re got to have a backup job Gretchen. Lauren: so both of them are the wrong thing. Because as anybody who has spoken Spanish or something knows, sometimes you really do want to be able to distinguish between a group that’s gender mixed or gender neutral and a group that is specifically only a plural of males. The International Phonetic Alphabet: one sound for each symbol, and one symbol for each sound. Cranberry Chutney (2013 w/ Dave Dameshek)4. This episode list is manually updated, so if we ever get behind, you can always find the most recent episodes here. Gretchen: yeah this guy really seems like a jerk. (And the mysterious absence of the quadral, cross-linguistically!) Gretchen: one of the best-known endeavors to get everyone to speak a common language and lead to peace on Earth is Esperanto. In Episode 13 of Lingthusiasm, your host Gretchen McCulloch interviews Dr. Nicole Holliday, an Associate Professor of linguistics at Pomona Collegem about her work on the speech of American black/biracial young men, prosody and intonation, and what it means to sound black. (Black Widow At Home), Saved by the Bell, Hillbilly Elegy, The Flight Attendant, Happiest Season, Belushi, Uncle Frank, Superintelligence, The Mystery of D.B. The pilot said something non-standard that they were taking off and the person in the control tower assumed that they were going through the standard motions and requesting permission to take off – and instead of giving the correct reply just said 'ok’ which the pilot took as 'okay you can take off now because that’s what you just said you would do’. So here's the deal: For the small price of a monthly latte, you get bonus content every month, the previous bonus episodes, and access to the Lingthusiasm Discord server! And so now there is very precise standardized phraseology. November is our anniversary episode of Lingthusiasm! Lauren teaches linguistics in Australia and co-hosts the Lingthusiasm podcast with Gretchen McCulloch. r/Lingthusiasm: A podcast that's enthusiastic about linguistics by Gretchen McCulloch and Lauren Gawne. Gretchen: yeah with an occasional bit of iconic convenience for you to learn signs. But he kind of came into this situation and said “you can’t teach the kids to use the symbols like this” because she was using English grammar whereas in Sweden they were using them with the children to move on to Swedish, so they were using them with Swedish word order. Listened to all the episodes here and wish there were more? Lauren: but it’s not going to bring about world peace. Lauren: they probably speak the same language too well ,so they can say all the horrible things to each other. Enregistrer mon nom, mon e-mail et mon site web dans le navigateur pour mon prochain commentaire. Support Lingthusiasm on Patreon to gain access to the teaching linguistics episode and 37 previous bonus episodes, and to chat with fellow lingthusiasts in the Lingthusiasm patron Discord. Why emoji pose no threat to the English language, Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. Nic now runs a thriving 1-2-1 practice providing voice, presentation and accent training to all kinds of professional voice users with a client list including actors, comedians, public speakers, business professionals and more. I also did a short survey about what the winky face emojicon and/or emoji means to you (see also the twitter thread about it for comments). And so if you’re not quite sure what consonant came with them especially over a terrible radio signal that’s really fuzzy, it’s easy to misinterpret. Gretchen: so world capitalism instead of world peace. In less than 10 minutes, you’ll get a unique mix of research-based life hacks, the latest science and technology news, and more. Lauren: it has 48 cases and clicks and evidentials…. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. Gretchen: yeah i remember reading about listen about Blissymbolics a couple years ago when I read Arika Okrent’s book The Land of Invented Languages, but I think you just read that book right? Listen to 47: The Happy Fun Big Adjective Episode and forty-eight more episodes by Lingthusiasm - A Podcast That's Enthusiastic About Linguistics, free! Esperanto is a widely spoken universal language. And there’s also one in radio telephony it’s the International Phonetic Alphabet – that’s not the linguistic phonetic alphabet, it’s the 'Alpha Bravo Charlie’ one. It’s kind of impressive how homogeneous Australian English is, and how disproportionately outraged people get about variation. That meant that Gretchen and I really considered everything we included in the course from first principles, including what terminology made … Saved searches. (via lingthusiasm) Will always reblog for Space Babies. Gretchen: Yeah, so you can think of it as our sitting down over coffee and talking about linguistics. A podcast that's enthusiastic about linguistics by Gretchen McCulloch and Lauren Gawne. I think it’s because that’s not what emoji are designed to communicate. Lauren: So I’ve seen bits of Esperanto and I immediately think of French that’s being fed through some kind of Italian filter and then Spanish-ified. Gretchen: yes, so if you put your hand up to your mouth, that conveys “eating” or “drinking” or something, because when you eat you put things in your mouth, so of course that’s what it means. You know, there are civil wars, there have there been many of them in history. Lauren: so a lot of people now are like 'well you know we’re basically there with English so let’s just make English the universal language’. Lauren: This is definitely not a debate style set up today either. Otherwise it could be a person who looks kinda like this who is not necessarily me who does this action. It’s been lightly edited for readability. Gretchen: yeah and you see it sometimes, I mean, I’ve encountered when you’re on the phone with your bank or something and you’re spelling something for them and people sometimes use an ad-hoc system. you know “I would like you to do this" or “I’m going to the store now”. That’s not what obvious pictures are designed to communicate. 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