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short little survey about names and linguistics

Posted: May 11th, 2018, 5:32 pm
by plaidsicle
I just completed this fun little survey, and thought other LibriVoxers might find it fun too. Any native or non-native English speakers are invited to participate, to help out a linguistics student in Spain.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScmbwAtr_Swmto4Zsb4bIAqmh_5EeYHOwXGhMqc9Rhc1AvT6Q/viewform

Re: short little survey about names and linguistics

Posted: May 12th, 2018, 12:07 am
by mightyfelix
Done!

But that was not the kind of survey I was expecting! :shock:

Re: short little survey about names and linguistics

Posted: May 12th, 2018, 5:47 am
by TriciaG
Agreed. I don't combine names like that, so it was a challenge. :)

Re: short little survey about names and linguistics

Posted: May 12th, 2018, 6:30 am
by annise
Especially when I had to think up 2 names to use. I've been trying to work out what information it gave

Anne

Re: short little survey about names and linguistics

Posted: May 12th, 2018, 7:17 am
by Peter Why
It could even be whether, if the two names are male and female, the male or female one is given at the start ...

Peter

Re: short little survey about names and linguistics

Posted: May 12th, 2018, 8:03 am
by plaidsicle
I found it through a facebook post that said it was a "linguistics research experiment" so I would guess he is trying to get a sense of what the "rules" for couple names might be and if they differ in any significant way based on one's native language.
it was pretty hard to think up random names and combine them.

Re: short little survey about names and linguistics

Posted: May 12th, 2018, 10:41 am
by barbara2
plaidsicle wrote:
May 12th, 2018, 8:03 am
I found it through a facebook post that said it was a "linguistics research experiment" so I would guess he is trying to get a sense of what the "rules" for couple names might be and if they differ in any significant way based on one's native language.
it was pretty hard to think up random names and combine them.
When I had a go at making up my own compound names I found order of gender irrelevant and that I was arranging syllables so that the compound name would follow some innate "rule" of euphony. A successful compound name would have to sound good to a native speaker, just roll off the tongue. Preferably, it would also be memorable.