short little survey about names and linguistics

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Post by plaidsicle » May 11th, 2018, 5:32 pm

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
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Post by mightyfelix » May 12th, 2018, 12:07 am

Done!

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

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Post by TriciaG » May 12th, 2018, 5:47 am

Agreed. I don't combine names like that, so it was a challenge. :)
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Post by annise » May 12th, 2018, 6:30 am

Especially when I had to think up 2 names to use. I've been trying to work out what information it gave

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Post by Peter Why » May 12th, 2018, 7:17 am

It could even be whether, if the two names are male and female, the male or female one is given at the start ...

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Post by plaidsicle » 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.
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Post by barbara2 » May 12th, 2018, 10:41 am

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.

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