These days I’m working on a project about Korean Phonology, specifically concerned with its phonetic transcriptions, such as IPA (International Phonetic Alphabet) transcription. To transcribe any text from a language, phonological processes should be simulated accordingly to correctly generate the actual phonetic realization of the text.
This semester, I am taking a course called Child Language Acquisition which is about how children learn(acquire) their langauge(s). Even though my actual interest was about how we acquire second languages, I took this since SLA was not offered this semester. Anyhow, I think I really like this course, mainly because the actual way children acquire languages is pretty different from the myths that people usually believe (e.g. They mainly rely on their parents/teachers or corrections). Today, I would like to focus on children’s lexical acquisition which is how they learn new words.
I recently realized that my gmail was subscribed to too many promotional emails. Because of this I occassionally missed important emails that came to my gmail. This was why I had preferred using my school email (get less spams, less likely to miss important e-mails), but I realized at some point that I cannot use it anymore if I graduate. So this is how I ended up wanting my solely-personal email which also reflects my identity by using my domain name.
Today I had an exam at 9:30 A.M. I was about to leave the dorm at 9:10 A.M. when I suddenly got a SIGALRM sent from my rectum. I kept getting bunch of SIGALRMs, so I had no choice but to go to the bathroom to handle the signal and free my rectum.
I have just created my blog using Jekyll, one of the static pages generators that are popular among hackers these days. Compared to conventional blog builders like WordPress, this seems to be much simpler because I don’t have to configure database and other tedious stuff–it’s only what I write that matters here. I chose Jekyll also because it was developed with Ruby which I got interested in recently.