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meramarina
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 Message 3545 of 3735
11 May 2015 at 6:11pm | IP Logged 
When you actually attended Iversen's grammar lecture !
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Woodsei
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 Message 3546 of 3735
11 May 2015 at 6:32pm | IP Logged 
When you have a major, life-changing exam in another state coming up in 6 days and you're
too busy fooling around with languages on HTLAL.

When you join more language challenges than you realistically have time for.
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Teango
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 Message 3547 of 3735
11 May 2015 at 8:18pm | IP Logged 
Woodsei wrote:
When you have a major, life-changing exam in another state coming up in 6 days and you're too busy fooling around with languages on HTLAL.

Or you have an important paper due, upon which your future probably hangs by a tenuous thread, and yet you find yourself blissfully splashing around like a dolphin in a sea of language posts.

When this thought leads to further perilous food for procrastination: How do dolphins communicate? Do all those whistles, clicks, and squeaks have some form of grammar?

Now back to that paper...

Edited by Teango on 11 May 2015 at 8:18pm

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Cavesa
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 Message 3548 of 3735
11 May 2015 at 9:41pm | IP Logged 
And do you think all the dophins understand each other the same or are there dialects,
shared only by dolphins from a certain area?

Two stupid papers due, three exams drawing closer and I happily spend time on German 6wc
and Spanish SC. The procrastination is a well spread contagion.
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Woodsei
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 Message 3549 of 3735
11 May 2015 at 10:44pm | IP Logged 
Cavesa wrote:
And do you think all the dophins understand each other the same or are
there dialects,
shared only by dolphins from a certain area?

Two stupid papers due, three exams drawing closer and I happily spend time on German
6wc
and Spanish SC. The procrastination is a well spread contagion.


Amen to that:)

I'd better not start with the dolphins, because my six days are quickly becoming five.



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 Message 3550 of 3735
11 May 2015 at 10:56pm | IP Logged 
Actually I have seen a TV program that mentioned dialects among killer whales so presumably the dolphins also have dialects.
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 Message 3551 of 3735
12 May 2015 at 4:04am | IP Logged 
Monkeys too...see Schlenker et al. (2014): Monkey semantics: two ‘dialects’ of Campbell’s monkey alarm calls in the journal of Linguistics and Philosophy.

Blast! Those monkeys are running off with my paper... >.<
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Woodsei
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 Message 3552 of 3735
12 May 2015 at 6:21am | IP Logged 
Teango wrote:
Blast! Those monkeys are running off with my paper... >.<


The imagery that comes with that :D


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