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Re: [YAEUT] Lexical variation survey

From:andrew <hobbit@...>
Date:Monday, May 5, 2008, 6:01
On Mon, 05 May 2008, Kelly Drinkwater wrote:

> Date of birth:
> Sex:
> Where do you currently live? (city, state/province, country)
Dunedin, New Zealand
> Please list the places you've lived between age 4 and age 18, with > the most recent first:
Dunedin, Invercargill, both in New Zealand
> Occupation:
> Highest level of education completed:
Bachelor of Arts, Otago University
> Ethnic heritage: >
Pakeha (european-descended New Zealander)
> What is/are your native language(s)? >
> Roughly how many years have you been conlanging or studying > linguistics? >
> How many years ago did you first encounter / begin reading (not > necessarily join / begin posting on) an online conlanging community? >
> For each of the following items, please choose which word you use > most often, or put the word you do use if it's not a choice. Feel > free to leave comments if some aspect of your usage is noteworthy (eg > if you are > > 1. the metal device over a sink or bathtub that controls the flow of > water: faucet, spigot, tap >
> 2. the apparatus from which you'd get a drink of water in a public > place: bubbler, drinking fountain, water fountain >
drinking fountain
> 3. the device that firefighters attach their hoses to: > fire hydrant, fire plug >
fire hydrant Fire hydrants are not a feature of the New Zealand urban landscape, an underground pipe accessed at a water mains would be more common, I think.
> 4. the container in which you'd put water for washing the car or the > floor: bucket, pail >
> 5. a machine that performs banking services: > ATM, automated teller, bank machine, cash machine, cash point, > guichet, hole in the wall, money machine, commercial name (eg MAC > machine, Instant Teller, Instabank) >
> 6. stuff you throw away: > garbage, rubbish, trash >
> 7. the wheeled conveyance you put your groceries in while shopping: > basket, buggy, cart, trolley >
> 8. a shallow pan for frying eggs or meat: > fry pan, frying pan, griddle, skillet, spider >
frying pan
> 9. a piece of chocolate, 4-6 inches long: > bar, candy bar, chocolate bar >
chocolate bar
> 10. a carbonated, non-alcoholic beverage, like Coke or Sprite: > coke, cola, cold drink, fizzy drink, pop, soda, soda pop, soft drink, > tonic >
cold drink, soft drink, fizzy drink
> 11. cooking outside over a charcoal grill in the summertime: > barbecuing, grilling, grilling out, having a cookout >
barbecuing New Zealand girl, displaying a plate of sausages: They're for our barbie English comedian: Must be a big lass
> 12. a cold sandwich on a foot-long roll: > sub(marine), hero, hoagie, grinder >
A filled roll, or a bun. The introduction of the SubWay franchise may change this.
> 13. the sweet, creamy layer on top of a cake: > frosting, icing >
> 14. your main evening meal: > dinner, supper >
> 15. food picked up and taken home to eat: > carry-out, take-away, take-out >
> 16. an appliance on which you heat food in saucepans: > cooker, range, stove >
range or stove
> 17. knives, forks, and spoons: > cutlery, flatware, silverware, utensils >
> 18. contact someone by telephone: > call, phone, ring, telephone, buzz >
call, phone, ring
> 19. the toilet facilities in a public place: > bathroom, facilities, ladies' room / men's room, lavatory, loo, > restroom, toilet, washroom, WC, john >
toilet, lavatory, loo
> 20. athletic shoes worn with jeans as casual footwear: > gym shoes, plimsolls, runners, running shoes, sneakers, tennis shoes, > trainers, brand name (eg Adidas) >
gym shoes, sneakers are less common, runners or running shoes are specialised, trainers would be recognised
> 21. a sweatshirt with front pockets and a hood: > hooded sweatshirt, hoodie, kangaroo jacket, bunnyhug >
I would wear a hooded sweatshirt, although I would recognise a hoodie, generally worn by somebody younger than me.
> 22. a piece of furniture that seats 3 people: > couch, chesterfield, davenport, divan, settee, sofa >
couch, settee, sofa
> 23. a piece of furniture with drawers for socks, underwear, etc.: > bureau, chest (of drawers), drawers, dresser, highboy >
drawers, maybe a dresser, although I would expect this to have a big round mirror attached to it.
> 24. the last letter of the alphabet: > zed, zee >
> 25. the place where you pay for something in a store: > cash, cash register, cashier, check-out, till >
counter in a small store; supermarkets have check-outs
> Thanks so much for participating!
You're welcome - andrew. -- Andrew Smith -- -- "If you are gonna rebell you have to wear our uniform."


Tristan McLeay <conlang@...>