[Picture: Background: 8-piece pie-style color split with alternating shades of blue. Foreground: Linguist Llama meme, a white llama facing forward, wearing a red scarf. Top text: “Do not touch morpheme with bare hands” Bottom text: “Risk of inflection”]

[Picture: Background: 8-piece pie-style color split with alternating shades of blue. Foreground: Linguist Llama meme, a white llama facing forward, wearing a red scarf. Top text: “Do not touch morpheme with bare hands” Bottom text: “Risk of inflection”]

(Source: evastrange, via 3minutelinguistics)

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Can vowels come too?
[Picture: Background: 8-piece pie-style color split with alternating shades of blue. Foreground: Linguist Llama meme, a white llama facing forward, wearing a red scarf. Top text: “Ain’t no party like a fricative party” Bottom text: “’Cuz a fricative party don’t stop”]
submitter: My fiance (a non-linguist) came up with this joke in a dream! I was amazed.

Can vowels come too?

[Picture: Background: 8-piece pie-style color split with alternating shades of blue. Foreground: Linguist Llama meme, a white llama facing forward, wearing a red scarf. Top text: “Ain’t no party like a fricative party” Bottom text: “’Cuz a fricative party don’t stop”]

submitter: My fiance (a non-linguist) came up with this joke in a dream! I was amazed.

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If you like Linguistics and twitter accounts like YA BOY BILL NYE, you might be interested in the new parody twitter account, @YABOYCHOMSKY.

You’d [bɛɾɚ]!
[Picture: Background: 8-piece pie-style color split with alternating shades of blue. Foreground: Linguist Llama meme, a white llama facing forward, wearing a red scarf. Top text: “Intervocalic /t/?” Bottom text: “I’d tap that”]

You’d [bɛɾɚ]!

[Picture: Background: 8-piece pie-style color split with alternating shades of blue. Foreground: Linguist Llama meme, a white llama facing forward, wearing a red scarf. Top text: “Intervocalic /t/?” Bottom text: “I’d tap that”]

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[ju tɹa͡ɪːd]
[Picture: Background: 8-piece pie-style color split with alternating shades of blue. Foreground: Linguist Llama meme, a white llama facing forward, wearing a red scarf. Top text: “I tried to depalatalize my consonants” Bottom text: “but it was tyoo hard”]

[ju tɹa͡ɪːd]

[Picture: Background: 8-piece pie-style color split with alternating shades of blue. Foreground: Linguist Llama meme, a white llama facing forward, wearing a red scarf. Top text: “I tried to depalatalize my consonants” Bottom text: “but it was tyoo hard”]

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Nobody’s Perfect
[Picture: Background: 8-piece pie-style color split with alternating shades of blue. Foreground: Linguist Llama meme, a white llama facing forward, wearing a red scarf. Top text: “Tense? Moody? Irregular?” Bottom text: “You must be a verb”]

Nobody’s Perfect

[Picture: Background: 8-piece pie-style color split with alternating shades of blue. Foreground: Linguist Llama meme, a white llama facing forward, wearing a red scarf. Top text: “Tense? Moody? Irregular?” Bottom text: “You must be a verb”]

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It has one of those trendy names — it’s just called “X”.
[Picture: Background: 8-piece pie-style color split with alternating shades of blue. Foreground: Linguist Llama meme, a white llama facing forward, wearing a red scarf. Top text: “ Three syntacticians ” Bottom text: “ Walk into A’ ”]

It has one of those trendy names — it’s just called “X”.

[Picture: Background: 8-piece pie-style color split with alternating shades of blue. Foreground: Linguist Llama meme, a white llama facing forward, wearing a red scarf. Top text: “ Three syntacticians ” Bottom text: “ Walk into A’ ”]

(Source: lingllama)

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Shakespearean Llama
[Picture: Background: 8-piece pie-style color split with alternating shades of blue. Foreground: Linguist Llama meme, a white llama facing forward, wearing a red scarf. Top text: “To be, or not to be” Bottom text: “That’s a copular and its negation”]

Shakespearean Llama

[Picture: Background: 8-piece pie-style color split with alternating shades of blue. Foreground: Linguist Llama meme, a white llama facing forward, wearing a red scarf. Top text: “To be, or not to be” Bottom text: “That’s a copular and its negation”]

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I had fun with my Halloween costume this year.

I had fun with my Halloween costume this year.

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Thoughts on YouTube and how the online linguistics community could utilize it.