infovore + linguistics   12

Generating naming languages
Lovely, detailed explanation of generating artificial names that sound like they come from the same (nonexistant) language. Fun.
language  linguistics  generative  writing 
july 2016 by infovore
All Sorts - a linguistic experiment
Collecting casual and informal collective-nouns by scraping twitter. The "What Is This" page is very well done, explaining just what the scraper "sees" in a clear fashion. Fun.
linguistics  twitter  words  nouns  collective  scraping 
june 2010 by infovore
Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
""Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo." is a grammatically correct sentence used as an example of how homonyms and homophones can be used to create complicated constructs." And: what a URL.
buffalo  wikipedia  linguistics  language  grammar 
february 2010 by infovore
How I Met My Wife
"It had been a rough day, so when I walked into the party I was very chalant, despite my efforts to appear gruntled and consolate." And so on.
language  english  grammar  linguistics  writing  negatives 
august 2009 by infovore
Lexical Analysis of 2008 US Presidential and Vice-Presidiential Debates - Who's the Windbag?
"The analysis presented here explores word usage in the 2008 US Presidential and Vice-Presidential debates. The purpose is to explore the structure of speech, as characterized by the use of nouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs, and noun phrases. The speech patterns of opposing candidates are compared in an effort to identify characteristic value and personality traits."
words  wordle  visualization  linguistics  syntax  analysis  politics  debate 
october 2008 by infovore
The Lion-Eating Poet in the Stone Den
"the eminent linguist tried to spoof the idea of converting Chinese character text into a phonetic (e.g. Latin alphabetic) system... Since every word is pronounced alike (except the tone), the entire essay becomes utterly unreadable in Mandarin."
linguistics  humour  satire  chinese  mandarin  phonetics  poetry 
july 2008 by infovore
Weak signals: But tell me how you really feel « Adam Greenfield’s Speedbird
"Chinaderas is the nomenclature assigned [in Mexican Spanish] to imported goods from China, usually those that are knock-offs or replicas of other branded commodities…" Delightful etymology behind it, too.
language  linguistics  etymology  neologism  mexican  spanish  humour 
november 2007 by infovore
Lingua::Romana::Perligata -- Perl for the XXIimum Century
Been looking for this for a while - as a classicist, it fills me with a silly delight if nothing else.
perl  latin  linguistics  conway  insane  fun 
october 2006 by infovore
Ruby Linguistics - Trac
Going beyond just pluralize. Cute.
ruby  gem  language  linguistics 
july 2006 by infovore
Harper's Magazine: Tense Present.
David Foster Wallace on "Democracy, English, and the Wars over Usage"
essay  language  linguistics  grammar 
april 2005 by infovore
I am learn
learn is a perl script that outputs english. what better proof of concept than to dump output to a blog?
ai  blogging  language  linguistics  naturallanguage  perl 
october 2004 by infovore

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