Tag linguistics

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2024-06-12

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The Vocabulary of Sperm Whales

synapsida.blogspot.com/2024/05/the-vocabulary-of-sperm-whales.html

2024-02-05

1118.

Toki Pona (official site)

tokipona.org

Also, a cute book is out!

1116.

Making Music Visible: Singing in Sign (Published 2021)

www.nytimes.com/2021/04/09/arts/music/asl-music-deaf-culture.html

A good A.S.L. performance prioritizes dynamics, phrasing and flow. The parameters of sign language — hand shape, movement, location, palm orientation and facial expression — can be combined with elements of visual vernacular, a body of codified gestures, allowing a skilled A.S.L. speaker to engage in the kind of sound painting that composers use to enrich a text.

This article used to be published on AMP, by the way. No longer! Tells a lot about AMP reliability.

1115.

Soyombo script - Wikipedia

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soyombo_script

A Mongolian abugida.

2024-01-20

1064.

Topic Challenge: The Social Lives of Bees - Björn Wärmedal

warmedal.se/~bjorn/posts/2021-10-06-topic-challenge-the-social-lives-of-bees.html

bees

2024-01-13

1045.

OPenn: LJS 51 Collection of alphabets and encoded correspondence

openn.library.upenn.edu/Data/0001/html/ljs51.html

Collection of encrypted correspondence between the compiler and various correspondents, in approximately 150 alphabets, accompanied by transcriptions of the letters in Arabic. The compiler cites Shihāb al-Dīn al-Jindī al-ʻAlāʼī, Burhān al-Dīn al-Qudsī, and Taqī al-Dīn Muḥammad ibn Jaʻfar al-Ḥusaynī as authorities for some of the alphabets. The manuscript is incomplete, lacking its beginning and end. Occasional marginal notes. Some worm damage in margins.

Via https://t.me/linguopunk/549

Арабская книга 14 века с собственным тайным алфавитом для тайных записей

2023-12-06

960.

Project CETI

www.projectceti.org

CETI is a nonprofit organization applying advanced machine learning and state-of-the-art robotics to listen to and translate the communication of sperm whales.

2023-11-25

913.

Пасы — родовые знаки коми

t.me/rusindigenous/793

Пасы — это система графических знаков чаще геометрической формы, содержащая информацию о происхождении и родственных связях конкретного человека. Пас-основа передавался от отца к младшему сыну в неизменном виде, а к старшим сыновьям — трансформируясь с помощью добавления новых деталей или изменения его расположения.

2023-11-19

873.

The inevitability (or not) of diacritical marks

languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll?p=40392

2023-10-21

794.

Chinese dictionary review

sino-platonic.org/abstracts/spp001_chinese_dictionaries.html

It is interesting to read these articles about Chinese language. Fortunately, I'm not learning it.

789.

Why Chinese Is So Damn Hard

pinyin.info/readings/texts/moser.html

Long and entertaining text. It's mostly about the script.

2023-10-13

743.

XXIIVV — solresol

wiki.xxiivv.com/site/solresol.html

A good overview of Solresol.

2023-08-23

585.

chess_bead

pypi.org/project/chess_bead

Package for the both Chinese poetry and chess game. The rules of the game

Inspired by the Glass Bead Game!

579.

Plains Sign Language reference

corvid.cafe/psl.html

2023-08-10

549.

Rootl

rootlgame.net

Like Wordle, but about word etymology. Entertaining when you guess the words.

2023-08-09

547.

The World’s Writing Systems

www.worldswritingsystems.org

The scripts.

2023-07-15

468.

Проект CETI — декодинг «языка» кашалотов

habr.com/ru/companies/vdsina/articles/554958

В 2016 году океанологи впервые обнаружили и записали то, как кашалоты общаются друг с другом, используя своеобразную ультразвуковую речь из коротких и длинных ритмично повторяющихся щелчков (кодов), напоминающих сигналы азбуки Морзе. Им удалось обнаружить, что кашалоты общаются друг с другом тэт-а-тэт, в формате диалога между двумя особями. До этого биологи считали, что эти киты используют групповые формы общения, что «диалекты» их языка различаются по группам, и одинаковые для их членов. Но оказалось, что каждый кит общается с товарищами на собственном «сленге». Учёные планируют использовать машинное обучение, чтобы попытаться расшифровать то, что эти животные «говорят» друг другу. Если люди когда-либо расшифруют язык китов или даже определят, обладают ли киты тем, что мы действительно можем назвать языком, нам нужно будет наделить их щелчки контекстом. Результатом расшифровки общения китов будет знание того, кем являются эти одни из самых загадочных существ Земли.

464.

Interspecies Internet

www.interspecies.io

Interspecies Internet is a think-tank to accelerate our understanding of interspecies communication.

Не очень понятно, что они сделали уже, надо разобраться. Тема интересная.

2023-06-14

345.

This Ancient Language Has the Only Grammar Based Entirely on the Human Body

www.scientificamerican.com/article/this-ancient-language-has-the-only-grammar-based-entirely-on-the-human-body

An endangered language family suggests that early humans used their bodies as a model for reality

Great Andamanese, it turns out, is exceptional among the world's languages in its anthropocentrism. It uses categories derived from the human body to describe abstract concepts such as spatial orientation and relations between objects. To be sure, in English we might say things like “the room faces the bay,” “the chair leg broke” and “she heads the firm.” But in Great Andamanese such descriptions take an extreme form, with morphemes, or meaningful sound segments, that designate different zones of the body getting attached to nouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs—indeed, to every part of speech—to make diverse meanings. Because no other known language has a grammar based on the human body or shares cognates—words that are similar in meaning and pronunciation, indicating a genealogical connection—with Great Andamanese, the language constitutes its own family.

The grammar I was piecing together was based primarily on Jero, but a look through Portman's and Man's books convinced me that the southern Great Andamanese languages had similar structures. The lexicon consisted of two classes of words: free and bound. The free words were all nouns that referred to the environment and its denizens, such as ra for “pig.” They could occur alone. The bound words were nouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs that always existed with markers indicating a relation to other objects, events or states. The markers (specifically, a-; er-; ong-; ot-or ut-; e-or i-; ara-; and o-) derived from seven zones of the body and were attached to a root word, usually as a prefix, to describe concepts such as “inside,” “outside,” “upper” and “lower.” For example, the morpheme er-, which qualified most anything having to do with an outer body part, could be stuck to -cho to yield ercho, meaning “head.” A pig's head was thus raercho.

2023-06-13

341.

Влияет ли язык на мышление? или: «У вас на юго-восточной ноге сидит муравей»

habr.com/ru/companies/timeweb/articles/681828
340.

Ученые из Гарварда: Математические способности зависят от языка, на котором мы разговариваем

www.kp.ru/daily/27366.5/4548431

Такой вывод сделали на основании изучения языка индейцев племени цимане, которые в джунглях Амазонки ведут образ жизни охотников-собирателей

Ерунда какая-то, но интересно.

2023-05-24

256.

The Cage of the Language

250bpm.com/blog:178

There are more cool words in English, because there are more people in English and more history in English that come up with cool words. Slovak is less wordy in that sense.