Vlürch wrote:how do people tweet in polysynthetic languages where words can get extremely long?
voron wrote:It often happens in Turkish words that only the difference between the final "m" or "n" differentiates between the 1st or 2nd person.
arabam - my car
araban - your car
I still instinctively think of Arabs every time I see the word araba
because I keep forgetting that it has the <a> at the end...
Karavinka wrote:Depends on what they want to tweet? I don't think any language demands every word to be +140 characters long anyways.
księżycowy wrote:Even if they did, it seems you don't understand how polysynthetic languages work. Typically what we would consider one word in Seneca, for example, would be a sentence in English. I think you're exaggerating the word length a bit too. Most words aren't that long.
Yeah, you're almost certainly right, I'm just an idiot.
Karavinka wrote:Manga would usually have furigana.
The ones I have rarely use it.
linguoboy wrote:Words can get extremely long in English.
Well, yeah, that's why I was wondering how it's even possible to tweet in languages where words get longer than Finnish: I almost always
struggle with the 140 character limit the rare times I tweet in Finnish. Then again, even in English, I don't really like using abbreviations unless they're stuff like "IIRC", "wtf", "etc.", etc. Some people got kinda pissed off at me for this once, when one tweet was replied to by some radical feminist who probably didn't even see the one after it, since the 140 character limit hit pretty hard... not that I'd need to be misunderstood to piss people off, but still, it's barely ever my intention to piss people off or have the "wrong" opinions on anything... it's just that when it comes to politics, on most issues I'm a liberal leftist in the literal sense rather than the trendy sense, which is often mistaken for being a far-right retard.
But I hear ave
and I automatically think maria
I think satanas
I guess I'm not wanderlusting anything right now, and even the languages I'm trying to learn seriously don't seem at all interesting today. Feels weird, but it's probably because I was expecting to get banned from here and read a little bit about Arabic verbs and got mindfucked. My interest in Mongolian is probably more than wanderlust at this point again, too, so I should try to actually seriously learn it rather than just looking up translations for random words and trying to wrap my head around its grammar... I wish there were full infection tables somewhere, but I haven't been able to find any, just lists of the endings. It's almost as good, so I know I'm basically just complaining about nothing, but well.