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[link] heard: 2 April 2013
[edit] added: 2 April 2013

"The stupidity that goes on in the humanities is beyond words."

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[link] heard: 1 March 2013
[edit] added: 1 March 2013

"Oh, you don't know what open quotient is? You know most things."

JH in reference to Aaron A
omnipotence, gradschool, phonetics
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[link] heard: 1 February 2013
[edit] added: 1 February 2013

"But you don't have languages where, for example, sonority behaves as a prosodic feature. So you don't have languages were some words are like [waə̃wə̃wʊɑ̃ə̃ɑ̃] and others are like [pskxə̥ɸhtʰɯ̥kʰɯ̥]."

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[link] heard: 1 February 2013
[edit] added: 1 February 2013

JH: "Well, this was accepted to a major international conference, so it can't be useless."

RS: "Wrong."

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[link] heard: 25 January 2013
[edit] added: 25 January 2013

"If we put it in the carrier sentence first, we might have confounding variables—like thinking."

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[link] heard: 7 January 2013
[edit] added: 7 January 2013

Orgil: "...and I don't get as much of an Anthropology perspective from prof. Atwood and prof. Kara—my advisor, and the other great Mongolist in the—"

other student: "—world."

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[link] heard: 25 September 2012
[edit] added: 25 September 2012

CB: "Niko, are you straight on your paper?"

Niko: "Yeah. But that's the only thing I'm straight on."

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[link] heard: 10 February 2011
[edit] added: 10 February 2011

"What we need is a friendly rogue nation."

CB in reference to copyright and publishing
politics, books, bad-ideas
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[link] heard: 13 January 2011
[edit] added: 16 January 2011

CB: "There's one rule about language comparison—"

Niko: "Don't trust a Russian?"

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[link] heard: 2 December 2010
[edit] added: 2 December 2010

"You know, I feel sorry for his parents. Can you imagine the amount of money and energy they've wasted on sending him here?"

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[link] heard: 23 September 2010
[edit] added: 23 September 2010

Багш: "Дөрөвдөх өдөр IMUд хүн бүр хүхдүүд хайртай гэдэг кино болно: Everybody Loves Babies."

Мөнх-Эрдэнэ: "Яагаад?"

Багш and Мөнх-Эрдэнэ
movies, child-like, mongolian, people, love
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[link] heard: 26 January 2010
[edit] added: 26 January 2010

Чулуун: "Okay, so the second group will just be two lines behind the entire song. Does that make sense?"

[everyone nods]

Чулуун: "Okay, so, first group? Second group?"

[pause while everyone looks around]

Багш: "Баатар!"

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[link] heard: 11 September 2009
[edit] added: 11 September 2009

"As a consequence, Postmodernists' judgment about the invalidity of judgments must also be invalid, but the idea of criticizing Postmodernist dogma does not seem to be popular among them."

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[link] heard: 11 March 2009
[edit] added: 11 March 2009

prof. Kara: "Benjamin, what's regressive assimilation?"

...

prof. Kara: "Well, you could say, when the Chinese borrow from the Tibetans, for example."

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[link] heard: 14 September 2008
[edit] added: 14 September 2008

"Have at least one other obsession than linguistics."

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[link] heard: 12 September 2008
[edit] added: 14 September 2008

"You have to like what you do. There's really no other reason to study linguistics."

[comment] [rate] 4/5


[link] heard: 28 February 2008
[edit] added: 29 February 2008

Лазат эже: "‘Тийишүү’, мисалы, бир бала кафеде отурганда бир кызды көрөт. Кыз ага жагат. Ал кыз менен сүйлөшөт, ‘Окуйсузбу, канчанчы жылкысыз’ деп сурайт. Бала кызга тийишет, бирок аны экинчи жолу көрбөйт."

мен: "А өзбөк кино болсо, экинчи жолу точно көрөт."

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[link] heard: 29 May 2007
[edit] added: 29 May 2007

"‘Venus’ and ‘venerial’ are related. Venus is the Goddess of love, and venerial diseases happen when you're looking for love in the wrong places."

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[link] heard: 15 May 2007
[edit] added: 15 May 2007

Chuck: "There's Low German forms, Middle High German forms, Upper High German forms, and even Anglo-Frisian forms. This is weird!"

Derek: "Maybe a non-native speaker wrote it."

Chuck: "Or they had some pretty heavy stuff back then."

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[link] heard: 12 May 2007
[edit] added: 13 May 2007

"I had no idea that linguistics was such a witty field."

[comment] [rate] 5/5


[link] heard: 8 May 2007
[edit] added: 8 May 2007

"I haven't read this in years. When I first read this in Old High German, it had just been written."

[comment] [rate] 3.5/5


[link] heard: 6 May 2007
[edit] added: 6 May 2007

Hamit aka: "I think Uzbek is the hardest—Uzbekistan is so small, and yet there are so many dialects of Uzbek. Xinjiang is big, but there are only three dialects of Uyghur. And Kazakhstan is huge, but there are no dialects."

Stefan: "Yeah. Russian's the same everywhere."

[comment] [rate] 5/5


[link] heard: 26 March 2007
[edit] added: 26 March 2007

Jurgen: "So I don't mess it up, how do you pronounce your name?"

Dan: "Dan."

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[link] heard: 10 January 2007
[edit] added: 16 January 2007

"So if you thought the answer was something other than two, and didn't say it because everyone else said ‘two’, that was probably a good idea."

[comment] [rate] 2/5


[link] heard: 10 January 2007
[edit] added: 16 January 2007

"I'm a fan of the syllable; I believe in the syllable, but some people don't."

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[link] heard: 1 December 2006
[edit] added: 2 December 2006

"I don't even know how high that number is—it's one of those numbers with letters in it that I don't understand because I haven't taken math since high school."

Laura, in her colloquium talk
math, linguistics, school, gradschool
[comment] [rate] 3/5


[link] heard: 1 December 2006
[edit] added: 2 December 2006

"Let's call this the Chomskian response; no linguistics talk is complete without a massive quote from Chomsky."

[massive Chomsky quote appears on slide]

Laura, in her colloquium talk
wisdom, sadness
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[link] heard: 20 November 2006
[edit] added: 20 November 2006

"This is not a non-word! [xkɬpltθkʰft] is a non-word."

[comment] [rate] 3/5


[link] heard: 13 November 2006
[edit] added: 14 November 2006

"When you put people in a booth like that, they're desperate to please you. Unless they're a psychology undergrad—then they might be trying to mess with you."

[comment] [rate] 3/5


[link] heard: 8 November 2006
[edit] added: 14 November 2006

"I thought, ‘Wow, another weird side effect of my cold medicine: olfactory hallucinations.’"

Richard isn't sure whether someone's smoking outside or not.
burning, sentience, imagination
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[link] heard: 1 November 2006
[edit] added: 1 November 2006

"It's like a James Bond movie: 'A Pure Tone Rings Forever.'"

Richard talks about nasals.
movies, weirdness, phonetics
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[link] heard: 1 November 2006
[edit] added: 1 November 2006

"They're called anti-formants, kinda like matter and anti-matter. Except if they meet, there's no explosion. And you can't make a space ship engine with them. You can't travel at light speed by going 'ananana'."

Richard talks about nasals.
star-trek, physics, weirdness, phonetics
[comment] [rate] 4/5


[link] heard: 23 October 2006
[edit] added: 25 October 2006

"For this speaker, odds are he's never going to reach 500Hz, unless he's getting run over by something."

[comment] [rate] 3/5


[link] heard: 16 October 2006
[edit] added: 17 October 2006

Richard: "They did a spelling reform and got rid of all those extra circonflexes."

Jonathan: "Really? Did it apply to Canadian French?"

Richard: "Nothing applies to Canadian French."

[comment] [rate] 3/5


[link] heard: 6 September 2006
[edit] added: 6 September 2006

22:05:17 [Jess]: guess what i learned today

22:05:26 [Jonathan]: what?

22:05:36 [Jess]: the difference between competence and performance~!!!

22:05:53 [Jonathan]: so what's the difference?

22:06:29 [Jess]: narrow-minded wanna-be scientist linguists and bullshitty humanitarian science-doesn't-exist anthropologists?

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[link] heard: 1 June 2006
[edit] added: 2 June 2006

Jonathan: "You can write s/he."

Jurgen: "And if you add the neuter pronoun, you get a funny sort of word—I'm not going to say it."

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[link] heard: 1 June 2006
[edit] added: 2 June 2006
"This is a take-home final, which means it's not a sit-down final."
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[link] heard: 30 May 2006
[edit] added: 31 May 2006

"It's necessary to separate ‘French’ from what I call ‘Non-French.’ There's a dichotomy and I think a lot of people who study Romance linguistics don't realise this."

[comment] [rate] 2/5


[link] heard: 30 May 2006
[edit] added: 31 May 2006

Jurgen: "Promiscuity means ‘proximity’ in French."

Jonathan: "It would."

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[link] heard: 30 May 2006
[edit] added: 31 May 2006

"I'm just going to write it, because it's easier than spelling it."

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[link] heard: 9 May 2006
[edit] added: 29 May 2006

Sharon: "So now there's this book on Iraqi Arabic with MP3s."

Noah: "I'm sure the army's all over that."

[comment] [rate] 4/5


[link] heard: 4 May 2006
[edit] added: 4 May 2006

"There's another French politician who[se name] has to do with nasalisation!"

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[link] heard: 2 May 2006
[edit] added: 4 May 2006

Jurgen: "You know, some people say I'm hard—I don't think I'm that hard."

Jonathan: "Well, you're flexible."

classmate: "You're the xantham gum of professors."

Avram: "Flexible, but still with integrity."

Jurgen, Avram Blum, and another classmate
puns, weirdness, science, college, analogies, gradschool
[comment] [rate] 4/5


[link] heard: 27 April 2006
[edit] added: 1 May 2006

"In French, we'll find out that it underwent two phases of apocope; I had a student once who said, ‘this sounds like the apocalypse.’"

[comment] [rate] 1/5


[link] heard: 27 April 2006
[edit] added: 1 May 2006

"French can be said to be ‘oxytonic.’ Not to be confused with ‘Occitan.’"

[comment] [rate] 1/5


[link] heard: 27 April 2006
[edit] added: 2 May 2006

"Is this divided into mes+es or mese+s? This is what grown people spend their time on."

[comment] [rate] 1/5


[link] heard: 25 April 2006
[edit] added: 27 April 2006

"Please, no more climatology."

Jurgen, in response to a question about sound changes in French being perhaps due to the colder-than-Rome climate
french, language, weather, science
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[link] heard: 20 April 2006
[edit] added: 27 April 2006

"There's really no solution to anything."

Jurgen, pointing out that linguists make a living by redefining things and solving nothing(?)
wisdom, gradschool
[comment] [rate] 1/5


[link] heard: 18 April 2006
[edit] added: 27 April 2006

"Who could judge whether this is right or wrong in… not well known languages?—let's put it that way."

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[link] heard: 28 February 2006
[edit] added: 5 March 2006

"Regularity is a different kind of thing from a thing."

prof Zagona… not sure what she was talking about
weirdness, linguistics
[comment] [rate] 1/5


[link] heard: 16 February 2006
[edit] added: 16 February 2006

"You could ask if the laws of motion are constructed online as an object is falling."

prof. Zagona on the nature of I-language and the mind
physics, science, scariness
[comment] [rate] 2/5


[link] heard: 16 February 2006
[edit] added: 16 February 2006

"You've got the 2nd sound shift here with a vengeance."

prof. Voyles on Züritüütsch
linguistics, craziness, conspiracies, germanics
[comment] [rate] 3/5


[link] heard: 14 February 2006
[edit] added: 16 February 2006

"If language were perfect, could it be used for lying? …That's too hard."

prof. Zagona on humans not being suited for communication
language, philosophy, deepness
[comment] [rate] 1/5


[link] heard: 17 January 2006
[edit] added: 17 January 2006

Prof. Voyles: "Let's get rid of the /ð/ in this example…"

me: "No, you can't do that—it's attested!"

prof. Voyles decides not to like Bashkir data, and I plea with him not to change the language
germanics, omnipotence, sadness, linguistics, language, phonetics, turkic
[comment] [rate] 1/5


[link] heard: 21 July 2005
[edit] added: 25 July 2005

"Don't swallow endings, Scott. Otherwise you'll be getting fat."

Zaure, to Scott
kazakh, swseel, food
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[link] heard: 11 July 2005
[edit] added: 11 July 2005

Jonathan: "It's funny; you said you were worrying about American life before you came to America; I worried about Kazakh life before I went to Kazakhstan."

Zaure: "But you have reason to worry about Kazakh life."

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[link] heard: 0 July 2005
[edit] added: 11 July 2005

"You are not the only victim of the Russian language."

[comment] [rate] 5/5


[link] heard: 4 April 2005
[edit] added: 5 April 2005

"The raw act of boy fellating man would not go down well in mainstream America. No pun intended."

[comment] [rate] 4/5


[link] heard: 10 March 2005
[edit] added: 11 March 2005

"Dem totns gelt. I'd like to get my hands on dem totns gelt, yo?"

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[link] heard: 9 March 2005
[edit] added: 11 March 2005

Jackendoff: "Somebody washed [the board] with something wrong."

McIntosh: "Well, I wanna wash it with them."

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[link] heard: 1 March 2005
[edit] added: 2 March 2005

"Is Brandeis's registration system useful and helpful to use? Only if you're on drugs."

Alterman, HCI prof
school, drugs, computers, technology
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[link] heard: 0 March 2005
[edit] added: 13 March 2005

McIntosh: "Naked mole rats—that sounds like a sitcom!"

Jackendoff: "Not `naked mall rats'?"

McIntosh: "That's pay-per-view."

Jackendoff and McIntosh
anthropology, tv, scariness
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[link] heard: 7 February 2005
[edit] added: 8 February 2005

"Er hot andere fish to fry."

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[link] heard: 7 February 2005
[edit] added: 8 February 2005

"You know, why do all the buildings on campus have people's names on them? They didn't give that money out of the kindness of their heart. They wanted their name on a god-dammed building."

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[link] heard: 20 October 2004
[edit] added: 20 October 2004

"The Turks are the borg of the Mediterranean. `Resistance is futile,' you know?"

Arteta, my Spanish prof
turkisms, star-trek
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[link] heard: 6 October 2004
[edit] added: 20 October 2004

"Repetitions of sounds, words, morphemes, blah blah blah."

[comment] [rate] 5/5


[link] heard: 2 September 2004
[edit] added: 10 September 2004

"Languages are always playing with themselves."

Arteta, my Spanish prof
linguistics, sex, spanish
[comment] [rate] no rating


[link] heard: unknown
[edit] added: unknown

"Zuxt oys in a verterbux - I'm not responsible for the meaning of German words."

Prof. Kellman, my Yiddish prof
sarcasm, yiddish, patriotism, germanics, multilingualisms
[comment] [rate] 3/5




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