Comments for Talk the Talk http://talkthetalkpodcast.com A weekly show about linguistics, the science of language, on RTRFM 92.1 Tue, 06 Jun 2017 12:06:21 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8.2 Comment on Episode 290: Language Does Not Determine Your Thoughts (Whorfianism 1) by Daniel Midgley http://talkthetalkpodcast.com/290-language-does-not-determine-your-thoughts/#comment-1008 Tue, 06 Jun 2017 12:06:21 +0000 http://talkthetalkpodcast.com/?p=2207#comment-1008 The word I mentioned was phthalates, which are polymers used in the manufacture of plastics — but it looks like I spoke too soon! Phthalates are apparently not the cause of new car smell. Drat.

https://phthalates.americanchemistry.com/New-Car-Smell/

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Comment on Episode 290: Language Does Not Determine Your Thoughts (Whorfianism 1) by New Car Smell Enthusiast http://talkthetalkpodcast.com/290-language-does-not-determine-your-thoughts/#comment-1007 Tue, 06 Jun 2017 04:00:18 +0000 http://talkthetalkpodcast.com/?p=2207#comment-1007 Hey what was the scientific term for new car smell? Its been a lifelong quest of mine.

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Comment on Episode 290: Language Does Not Determine Your Thoughts (Whorfianism 1) by Junk http://talkthetalkpodcast.com/290-language-does-not-determine-your-thoughts/#comment-1006 Tue, 30 May 2017 03:35:13 +0000 http://talkthetalkpodcast.com/?p=2207#comment-1006 I do say “small break” and “short day”.

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Comment on Episode 290: Language Does Not Determine Your Thoughts (Whorfianism 1) by Junk http://talkthetalkpodcast.com/290-language-does-not-determine-your-thoughts/#comment-1005 Tue, 30 May 2017 03:33:40 +0000 http://talkthetalkpodcast.com/?p=2207#comment-1005 This is still a rubbish show.

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Comment on Episode 269: Mailbag Episode by Flaviano Matos http://talkthetalkpodcast.com/269-mailbag-episode/#comment-1004 Sat, 19 Nov 2016 01:38:01 +0000 http://talkthetalkpodcast.com/?p=1973#comment-1004 I’m sorry for the impertinence, but I feel obligated to point out to you that it’s Roman JAKOBSON, not Roman Jakobsen.

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Comment on Episode 265: Universal Grammar 2 (featuring Dan Everett and Lynne Murphy) by Lavette http://talkthetalkpodcast.com/265-universal-grammar-2/#comment-1000 Mon, 31 Oct 2016 22:31:48 +0000 http://talkthetalkpodcast.com/?p=1925#comment-1000 Thank you, nice read.

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Comment on Episode 265: Universal Grammar 2 (featuring Dan Everett and Lynne Murphy) by Dan Everett Books | Talk the Talk Podcast http://talkthetalkpodcast.com/265-universal-grammar-2/#comment-994 Wed, 19 Oct 2016 14:27:38 +0000 http://talkthetalkpodcast.com/?p=1925#comment-994 […] Episode 265: Universal Grammar 2 (featuring Dan Everett and Lynne Murphy) […]

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Comment on Episode 256: Numbers by Dono http://talkthetalkpodcast.com/256-numbers/#comment-938 Thu, 01 Sep 2016 04:43:31 +0000 http://talkthetalkpodcast.com/?p=1824#comment-938 50 in a base 12 system would be 60 in a base 10 system, not 57.

And 60 is a pretty cool number, divisable by 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 10!

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Comment on Episode 256: Numbers by Nicco http://talkthetalkpodcast.com/256-numbers/#comment-872 Tue, 09 Aug 2016 18:29:29 +0000 http://talkthetalkpodcast.com/?p=1824#comment-872 When you mentioned the number system from Papua New Guinea, I couldn’t help but think of how quickly we rattle off seconds and minutes (base 60) without really computing the actual “real number value” of what we’re saying. For example, if I said “two and a half hours” I’m not really thinking about 9000 seconds. This is strange, but I think that maybe the same is true not just for dozens (I would never calculate 4 dozen if I bought that many eggs, I just simply think “ah, 4 dozen eggs”) or for hours (I never think, “ah, 9000 seconds” only about 2,5 hours) but also for sets of numbers (the base). Adding 50 + 20 is easy because you just adding 5 and 2 sets of 10, but if the base system was 12 the 50 + 20 would become more a little complicated like 24 + 57 is. It seems so normal to think of a base ten system as more fundamental, basic, and simple, but that’s just because we’re not actually doing the math or understanding them as numbers per se, but rather as groups of numbers (4 minutes + 7,5 minutes is easy because we don’t think about it in terms of seconds). Just a little thought I had. P.s. When I was very young kid I remember counting “1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 70, 80, 90, 100, 200, 300… ect.” I don’t know how to work that into all of this, but maybe someone smarter than me can make the connection. Great show 🙂

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Comment on Episode 241: Emoji Disasters by Katie Kaboom http://talkthetalkpodcast.com/241-emoji-disasters/#comment-808 Tue, 12 Jul 2016 22:04:29 +0000 http://talkthetalkpodcast.com/?p=1648#comment-808 Just catching up on your podcasts and listened to this one this morning, wanted to share my little emoji disaster. I adopted a cat and didn’t know if it was a boy or girl until I took it to the vet. I got home and posted on fb (from my Windows phone) “it’s a girl!” with two pink paw prints. Fb rendered this as two pink baby footprints. Thanks fb for disappointing my family and terrifying my bf.
Fully acknowledge this is potentially my fault for using a Windows phone.

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