@noelle @gretchenmcc I might maybe still sometimes point people to your "Why isn't the new year on the winter solstice?" thread. I'm not saying that I do, but I totally do. (Yeah, it's not strictly language-related but a good confluence of language and culture!)
@supergoose @gretchenmcc This person is indeed a linguist. Welcome to Mastodon! I believe spooky.pizza was created as a linguists’ instance, but I haven’t used that account in a while, so I don’t know what they’re up to.
Btw we use hashtags for finding stuff/people here, so I recommend you make an intro post with #linguistics and anything else you might want to find people with or allow people to find you with
Instances are like different email services—like you might be @gmail and I might be @yahoo, but I can still send you an email or sign up for your mailing list no problem. Your hashtagged public post can be seen in the tag feed by anyone on any service your provider has agreed to accept messages from.
maybe more of a philologist than a linguist, though I've done some (indo-european) historical linguistics, too
... and welcome!
@gretchenmcc Amateur. Undergraduate. Some interest in conlangs as well. Adjacent to developmental psychology and AI research/natural language parsing.
@gretchenmcc I'm an amateur linguist (and conlanger) (and I follow you on twitter so why not here too)
@gretchenmcc Oh, this is exciting! I follow you on Twitter. Welcome!
I'm long out of practice after having gotten my BA in linguistics a while back, but scholar.social is an academia-centered instance... Maybe the admin there knows of any linguists in the instance or can boost? (Thank you in advance if you do, Socrates!) @socrates
I would not call myself a linguist and I only really know English but I love language. I'm always interested in digging into languages both as systems and artistically.
Bless you maloki, I'm not a linguist yet! I'm just about to start my second year of my undergrad (as a "mature" student; I'm twice the age of the others).
The podcast @gretchenmcc co-hosts is largely to blame for me trying to do this degree though: my spouse got sick of me complaining that I could only listen to linguists' podcasts and follow them on birdsite and helped me figure out how to apply for uni at the last minute--pretty much exactly a year ago!
@gretchenmcc How do you do, fellow linguist?
@gretchenmcc hi Gr-... uh... hi Ms McCulloch :)
@ojahnn hahaha oh good lord, this is social media, Gretchen is fine :)
@gretchenmcc ah, I know, I know - but I can't say that word. Your vocalic parts don't fit into my instantiation (can't say "right-way-up schwa").
@gretchenmcc Sorry. I don't know why, but I thought you'd know about oulipo.social
@ojahnn oh whoops hahaha I did know, I just forgot (slash didn't think you oulipo peeps did so ALWAYS)
@ojahnn wow, at least you can see mine, I guess! that's some dedication :D
@DialMforMara yup, that's cool!
@ojahnn do writing-windows warn of fifth glyph inclusion at toot-button-click? (this is fun, but I don't think I can maintain long...)
@DialMforMara good job so far, though! If you try to post a toot that contains an illicit symbol, your input box throws a pop-up with that info, and your post can't go through.
@ojahnn Thanks! Thought so. Your admin did cool work.
@gretchenmcc I'm not one, although I adore words and language.
Recently I saw a quote here (just yesterday?) saying an acquaintance of his thought linguistics was the study of pasta...
Here is an actual thread on Hacker News today though:
Preservationists, please save a dying language before it’s too late: Chicagoese
Apologies for the crude handle name (I need a new main account)
@gretchenmcc Hi! I'm a linguist :) there's some of us around. You are the blogger from all things linguistics, right? Your posts helped me out a lot during my first year.
@drewaword yup, that's me! glad they helped :)
@gretchenmcc 👋 linguist is probably an overstatement, but I definitely have a linguistics degree I'm not using! welcome!
@oration thank you! I know QPheevr from birdsite in fact!
@gretchenmcc Another non-linguist here, but as an author not using her French Studies degree I certainly have an interest.
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