1. I'm not a native speaker and used to feel that way. I think my English has improved, but I for sure made a lot of mistakes in my old posts and nobody really gave me a hard time about it. Not once. I'm sure they noticed, I myself noticed them when I read them after so many years, but it just makes me think... Nobody seemed to care, why did I care so much? (I mean, when posting online, in formal environments that's a different story)

  2. Hello there. What universities in Canada/USA are interested in documentation and/or field methods, specially for Mesoamerican Languages? I'm currently looking at PhD programs and I have already a couple in mind but I would like some extra input. Other areas of interest for me are prosody, typology and to a minor extent because I just started learning, computational linguistics.

  3. Ok, not sure either but my answers were

  4. Aren't registers typically associated with particular demographics like, for example, physicists, residents of Pittsburgh, or various socioeconomic classes? Both of you could be right if that is the case.

  5. I'd say those criteria are more about dialects and sociolects, not a register

  6. As someone said, actually /c/ it's more similar to /kʲ/ for many speakers. It's obvious that the difference is that /tʲ/ is alveolar while /c/ don't touch it, but, further, talking about distintive features, /tʲ/ is still coronal while /c/ is dorsal. About /r/ and /ɾ/ it's pretty natural that /r/ sound like a /ɾː/ to you, actually the distinctive feature here is [+/- continuant], but the sound production has been already explained here :)

  7. I'd think hotdog fit in the same category of bookworm

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