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lexical Variation

From:John Chalmers <jhchalmers@...>
Date:Tuesday, May 6, 2008, 16:29
Subject: Re: [YAEUT] Lexical variation survey

May 6, John Chalmers wrote:

> Date of birth:
> Sex:
> Where do you currently live? (city, state/province, country)
Rancho Santa Fe, California, USA
> Please list the places you've lived between age 4 and age 18, with > the most recent first:
Rancho Santa Fe Houston, TX, USA New Jersey, USA Berkeley, CA USA Seattle, WA, USA La Jolla, CA, USA Del Mar, CA, USA Stanford University, USA Concord, MA, USA Omaha, Nebraska, USA Lincoln, Nebraska, USA
> Occupation:
> Highest level of education completed:
> Ethnic heritage: > Scottish, Welsh, English, German, Swedish
> 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? > at least 10 years
> 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 > > > 1. the metal device over a sink or bathtub that controls the flow of > water > faucet >
> 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
> 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 >
candy bar unless just chocolate or chocolate and nuts.
> 10. a carbonated, non-alcoholic beverage, like Coke or Sprite: > coke, cola, cold drink, fizzy drink, pop, soda, soda pop, soft drink, > tonic >
soft drink
> 11. cooking outside over a charcoal grill in the summertime: > barbecuing, grilling, grilling out, having a cookout >
> 12. a cold sandwich on a foot-long roll: > sub(marine), hero, hoagie, grinder
sub, but never eat them myself
> 13. the sweet, creamy layer on top of a cake: > frosting, icing >
> 14. your main evening meal:
> dinner >
> 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 >
> 17. knives, forks, and spoons: > cutlery, flatware, silverware, utensils >
> 18. contact someone by telephone: > call, phone, ring, telephone, buzz >
> 19. the toilet facilities in a public place: > bathroom, facilities, ladies' room / men's room, lavatory, loo, > restroom, toilet, washroom, WC, john >
> 20. athletic shoes worn with jeans as casual footwear: > gym shoes, plimsolls, runners, running shoes, sneakers, tennis shoes, > trainers, brand name (eg Adidas) >
sneakers or tennis shoes.
> 21. a sweatshirt with front pockets and a hood: > hooded sweatshirt, hoodie, kangaroo jacket, bunnyhug >
> 22. a piece of furniture that seats 3 people: > couch, chesterfield, davenport, divan, settee, sofa >
couch or sofa
> 23. a piece of furniture with drawers for socks, underwear, etc.: > bureau, chest (of drawers), drawers, dresser, highboy >
> 24. the last letter of the alphabet: >
> 25. the place where you pay for something in a store: > cash, cash register, cashier, check-out, till >
check-out in large supemarkets, cashier in department or small stores.