Thursday, March 20, 2014


I recently watched Kara no Kyoukai, and I took a few things away from it.  I'd like to discuss one of them in-depth here.  It's the one thing that my friend also found an interesting part of the fiction's metaphysics.  That fact is probably the reason I myself thought about it, especially in conjunction with other trains of thought that I've been exploring recently.


Sunday, March 2, 2014

Pronunciation of Doge

I will always pronounce doge "doggy".  Forever.

The only alternative pronunciation that I will ever use is an occasional "doggeh"

A "do͡uʒ" is an elected chief of state lordship.

A "dɔgi" or "dɔgɛ" is a silly little shibe.

Huge difference.

CNN thinks they know it all...

But in all honesty, it's really silly to see anybody proclaiming that there's one true pronunciation that everybody should use.  The word started orthographically, and it was supposed to be a misspelling of the word dog.  Nobody in existence on the planet (a qualifier I'm obviously qualified to use) has ever referred to a canine with a word that contains a voiced alveopalatal fricative.  That would just be silly.  Why are people using that phoneme now?