Reactions when people hear I do Linguistics
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adritadroy
adritadroyI am a lover of language, are you?
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I am a student of Linguistics and this almost means nothing to most people I meet. These are the reactions I get from such people.

Reactions when people hear I do Linguistics

by adritadroy

Oh! English?

Umm... No there are at least 5999 other languages on Earth.

Which language?

For the last time, I'm not learning a language.

Wow! You must know many languages then!!

Okay, so there's a difference between 'learn' and 'study'. Well, I do the latter.

I have done Linguistics in my Literature course.

Yes, we get that A LOT.

I hope now you feel like opening a new tab and actually finding out what Linguistics is all about. :)

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adritadroyBronze CommaI am a lover of language, are you?
a year agoReply
Oh then you will love to see what Linguistics holds for you! What you say about language and math is absolutely true and there is enough evidence to prove it. Look into branches of formal linguistics like phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, etc. I think you will love to know about these. If you want I can suggest you some books into introduction of these branches. You can read about evolution of language, how language families have so much in common and a lot more. Sorry I ranted @bernardtwindwil

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a year agoReply
I think I found a connection between language and math. There are repeating patterns. I have been all over the world and I love listening to the anatomical sounds they used to make their spoken language. It never ceases to amaze me how many words for some basic items sound and look alike across different language groups. I have absolutely zero training in linguistics. It was a joy reading this post.

adritadroyBronze CommaI am a lover of language, are you?
a year agoReply
thank you @jeremiah

a year agoReply
nice one @adritadroy :) :) :)

adritadroyBronze CommaI am a lover of language, are you?
a year agoReply
@chromium thanks! And another thanks for looking it up, hope you found it worth the search.

chromiumSilver CommaI like to think I'm amazing
a year agoReply
@adritadroy hahaha i actually did just look it up! i didn't know what it was either haha. sounds awesome! PS love the emojis u chose for the backgrounds @erofaer i wish i had a history teacher like that.....

adritadroyBronze CommaI am a lover of language, are you?
a year agoReply
Bang on erofaer! You wouldn't know how glad it makes me feel to meet people like you. A fresh and happy welcome to you.

erofaerSilver CommaHow can I be impressive in one sentence?
a year agoReply
My history teacher had us watch a documentary on it so we wouldn't be misinformed. The study of languages, right? Just like theology isn't being religious but learning about religion. It sounds so interesting! What's it like?