Sai (saizai) wrote in conlangs_decal,
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[Poll] Pre-class experience / understanding

Poll #640733 Pre-class experience / understanding

How many human languages do you know? (Conlang or natural, major dialects included; well enough to converse on most basic topics.)

Mean: 2.08 Median: 2 Std. Dev 0.83
1
4(30.8%)
2
4(30.8%)
3
5(38.5%)
4
0(0.0%)
5
0(0.0%)
6
0(0.0%)
7
0(0.0%)
8
0(0.0%)
9
0(0.0%)
10
0(0.0%)

How well do you think you know basic linguistics theory? (Phonetics through syntax.)

Mean: 4.00 Median: 4 Std. Dev 2.04
1
3(23.1%)
2
1(7.7%)
3
0(0.0%)
4
3(23.1%)
5
2(15.4%)
6
3(23.1%)
7
1(7.7%)
8
0(0.0%)
9
0(0.0%)
10
0(0.0%)

... formal syntax for witing phonetics, derivational structures, etc.? (IPA, CXS, tree structure, S := NP VP, etc)

Mean: 2.62 Median: 2 Std. Dev 1.90
1
5(38.5%)
2
3(23.1%)
3
2(15.4%)
4
1(7.7%)
5
0(0.0%)
6
1(7.7%)
7
1(7.7%)
8
0(0.0%)
9
0(0.0%)
10
0(0.0%)

... conlanging in general? (History, culture, types, motivations)

Mean: 2.69 Median: 2 Std. Dev 2.33
1
6(46.2%)
2
2(15.4%)
3
2(15.4%)
4
1(7.7%)
5
0(0.0%)
6
1(7.7%)
7
0(0.0%)
8
0(0.0%)
9
1(7.7%)
10
0(0.0%)

... specific conlangs? (I.e., fluency in any conlang(s) of your choice)

Mean: 1.17 Median: 1 Std. Dev 0.37
1
10(83.3%)
2
2(16.7%)
3
0(0.0%)
4
0(0.0%)
5
0(0.0%)
6
0(0.0%)
7
0(0.0%)
8
0(0.0%)
9
0(0.0%)
10
0(0.0%)

... theoretical issues of conlang design?

Mean: 2.38 Median: 1 Std. Dev 1.86
1
7(53.8%)
2
1(7.7%)
3
2(15.4%)
4
1(7.7%)
5
1(7.7%)
6
0(0.0%)
7
1(7.7%)
8
0(0.0%)
9
0(0.0%)
10
0(0.0%)

Elaborate / anything else?

Mean: 2.36 Median: 1 Std. Dev 2.10
1
7(63.6%)
2
1(9.1%)
3
0(0.0%)
4
0(0.0%)
5
2(18.2%)
6
0(0.0%)
7
1(9.1%)
8
0(0.0%)
9
0(0.0%)
10
0(0.0%)

Will you want a printed copy of the class reader? (Assume that you will get a .doc copy of it which you could print yourself if you wanted, and that the price of a printed reader will be in the normal range for something that's 326 pages, i.e. ~$15-25.)

Yes
2(15.4%)
Maybe
4(30.8%)
No
7(53.8%)
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