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21 April 2004 @ 11:59 am
A conversation on cadence in spoken English that's sparking my inner linguist lust:


Trying to decide if joining a linguaphile community is a good way to write off having a life... hmm. Probably yes. Probably should be avoided at all costs.
RocketGirl: X-Wingeonen on April 23rd, 2004 11:37 pm (UTC)
S'funny...I remember reading a Dave Barry piece once about something similar. It was about how certain notes convey certain moods in speech, the primary focus being on how a crowd taunts a basketball player by chanting "airball". It was actually quite amusing.

Also reminds me of an idea a friend of mine and I had once after over-dosing on "Invader Zim". We thought it'd be funny to do covers of songs in the style of "The Doom Song", singing "doom" or "doomie" instead of the actual lyrics. What can I say...we were on major sleep dep. Heh.