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Thanks a lot. I was kind of, but the thread was split and the non-linguistic part does not exist anymore, it seems. I might just post what I wanted in the conversation thread.
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In the English word <scent>, which letter is silent? The <s> or the <c>?
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eldin raigmore wrote: 23 May 2022 04:45 In the English word <scent>, which letter is silent? The <s> or the <c>?
I think of the SC as more like a double letter -- like the TT in "little", the SS in "glass", the CK in "black", the TCH in "match", or the "DG" in "bridge".
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Khemehekis wrote: 23 May 2022 05:24
eldin raigmore wrote: 23 May 2022 04:45 In the English word <scent>, which letter is silent? The <s> or the <c>?
I think of the SC as more like a double letter -- like the TT in "little", the SS in "glass", the CK in "black", the TCH in "match", or the "DG" in "bridge".
Yes, maybe so. Same for the <ck> in knuckle.
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I've been slowly drafting the opening post for a thread on natural sign languages, trying to summarize everything I've learned so far, as well as listing some resources and such things. But it's already six pages - over 3000 words long. Is that too much?
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Nel Fie wrote: 19 Sep 2022 22:06 I've been slowly drafting the opening post for a thread on natural sign languages, trying to summarize everything I've learned so far, as well as listing some resources and such things. But it's already six pages - over 3000 words long. Is that too much?
Not at all. As long you can keep things straight, go ahead. This a forum where people regularly describe entire languages, so a word limit on posts wouldn’t work very well [:)]
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Very well, thank you. I'm not sure if I can live up to the highest standards on the matter, but I'll try to make it as complete as I can before posting, then.
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There's always the option to split up your work into multiple posts as well if you felt like it might make things easier to read through. If you've got a sort of "contents" post, you can edit it to link to individual posts (that's what I did for Proto-Sirdic, see here), which could make it easier for other users to navigate and jump between various parts they find interesting or want to reply to
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The necessity of doing that is sort of what I'm worried about. My intent was to write a summary of general information about natural sign languages for people who've never thought or read up about them. But past that point, I wanted the thread to be a free-for-all, more like a condensed "Today I learned"/"Quick questions" thread specific to sign languages. Since interest and knowledge about them seems comparably low overall, that would at least help aggregate whatever little we have, I thought.
But as a result my "summary" might be a bit too long for the intended purpose. Then again, there's no obligation to read it in full or even in part, I suppose.
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