@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.
@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
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 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
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