Had an absolute blast learning about Ryūkyūan languages recently. Put some highlights into a post: fumbling.it/posts/fly-me-to-th

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Inventing your own ad-hoc transcription system:
• no one else can understand it
• dull

Using the International Phonetic Alphabet:
• fun symbols
• puts you in the good company of linguists and opera singers
t.co/DxpDwMzQfk #linguistics

Site's back online and in pristine condition ✨✨ While I was at it, I set up a URL shortener using yourls.org! Latest post can also be found at: fmblg.it/v

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Site's down. Having some serious server trouble post-reboot. Will work on a fix this weekend.

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New episode: We're looking into Indigenous signed languages with researcher Rodney Adams. Click through for a link to the full video interview in Auslan.
News: An unexpected discovery results in a lexicon boom for the Ngunnawal language. And who has faster language development — first-borns or second-borns?
Words of the Week: they, boomeranga

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Really curious if there's any work on the influence
of on linguistic diversity and language maintenance. Been on my mind the past week...

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A run-down of how I blog using , and . Not a how-to, just a cheeky behind the scenes.

fumbling.it/posts/how-i-blog/

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Ep 8: Lauren Gawne on Funding Fieldwork - @lingfieldnotes is a new podcast about doing linguistic fieldwork t.co/ej8TFMoyOd #linguistics

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Why spelling is hard -- but also hard to change - A new episode of @lingthusiasm! t.co/7KrZkFd31I #linguistics

Do any other teachers work with textbooks that are fine all the way through until that one bit that makes you say 'yikes, really?'

fumbling.it/posts/textbook-sex

The first of this year's book reviews. Crystal's 'Begat' was an absolute pleasure. fumbling.it/posts/begat-david-

My two cents on and where they fit within the world of linguistics and language diversity. Felt the need to write this after reading David Peterson's (wonderful) .

fumbling.it/posts/thoughts-on-

The good news: latest iteration of fumbling.it is up and running like a charm (with better Unicode coverage thanks to )!

The bad news: broke all the links here in the process. Everything's still there, just a bit harder to get to atm!

🚧🏗️ Doing a bunch of work on the site under the hood today (read: completely replacing the engine). Expect interruptions 🏗️🚧

Little late to the party on this one, but has recently released their database and it's the business. fumbling.it/common-voice-datas

Voice assistants are like children:

- Hilarious to talk to
- Good at hanging around in your kitchen
- Rubbish at jokes
- Always much smarter and much stupider than you expect

Tried out . Had a blast 🚀👍

fumbling.it/first-impressions-

Because it's the season for making too many well-intentioned commitments, here's my reading list for the year 💪📚
fumbling.it/my-2019-reading-list

Is QWERTY the best layout to use when typing Japanese? I suspect it isn't. Here's a post exploring the question: fumbling.it/qwerty-vs-kana/

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Building a standalone IPA keyboard - An interesting series of posts, with photos! t.co/KTtAgwDtEk #linguistics

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People with speech disabilities are being left out of the voice-assistant revolution. t.co/mgaeWts1qL #linguistics

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