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Last week I defended my thesis and good God I thought I was going to die but thank God I passed so I have been approved for a MA Spanish. You must go before the tribunal to be tested. Are you worthy? My uni only takes PhD students so I am now good for another few years before the same crisis occurs all over again.

My committee asked me if my dissertation will be about phonetics, I think NOT thank you, but who knows, maybe I will grow into it!

¡Pokjü k’ü i ējē!
 

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Hi Circle,
I'd like to maintain my semi-anonymity, but my university is a top-100 public school (worldwide) that is located in the USA.
 

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Gratz!

At my MS defense the outside professor admitted he hadn't even read the thesis, but pointed out a typo on the title page. I don't know how I did that, but it was serendipitous. If I had it to do over again I'd make sure to print a special title page for the outside professor's copy that had a typo only he could find just so he could contribute something.

In between my MS and Phd thesis defense, I also had to do a stand-up presentation to my committee to get my Phd proposal approved. That turned out to be harder than either of the actual defenses. The appointed out-of-department professor was trying to give me a hard time. He didn't think I was PhD material, apparently, but he didn't know enough on the subject to really mount an effective attack. My advisor really had to argue hard after I left the room to get me past that hurdle.

The actual PhD defense was anticlimactic by comparison. I don't even remember whether the outside professor was present. In theory, besides asking questions about the thesis, they could ask me anything at all from the department's subject matter, so I had brushed up on several things ahead of time, but they only asked one token question that wasn't related to the thesis. Mostly they didn't understand the thesis, so it was pretty easy, more explaining than defending.
 

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¡Felicitaciones! Ahora a celebrar. 🎉🎉🎉

But your last line has even Google translator stuck. What does "Pokjü k’ü i ējē" mean and what language is it in?
 

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¡Felicitaciones! Ahora a celebrar. 🎉🎉🎉

But your last line has even Google translator stuck. What does "Pokjü k’ü i ējē" mean and what language is it in?
My first thought, given Xolo's area of study, was that it was written as a phonetic transcription, but looking again, it doesn't rely on IPA symbols, so . . . Beats me! :confused:

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It just loks to me like an indigenous language written out. In the Maya languages the apostrophe is used to denote glottals , the umlaut is used in Zoque , I think I have seen it in Zapotec as well..it is kind of phonetic as indigenous languages are written phonetically but not using the phonetic symbols.
 

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The Mazahua live in Mexico state mostly with some in Michoacan. Actually we have some working in Ajijic.. They are well known for some of the finest cross stich embroidery I have seen..
 

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Seems like half this thread is breaking forum rules, come on ISLA, reprimand them ...........Rule 1.8 =

1.8 This Website is in the English language and any Contribution posted by you on the Website should be in the English language.

LOL
 

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Seems like half this thread is breaking forum rules, come on ISLA, reprimand them ...........Rule 1.8 =

1.8 This Website is in the English language and any Contribution posted by you on the Website should be in the English language.

LOL
I'm not in the mood to reprimand anyone today. ;) By the way, using LOL is also against the rules!

6. All posts on this site must be in English. Non English language posts including abbreviations like text speak are not permitted on the forum.

Where did you find Rule 1.8 ?
 

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I'm not in the mood to reprimand anyone today. ;) By the way, using LOL is also against the rules!

6. All posts on this site must be in English. Non English language posts including abbreviations like text speak are not permitted on the forum.

Where did you find Rule 1.8 ?

Between 1.7 and 1.9, Laugh out Loud, what does 6. have to do with this post? 6. what?
 

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Well for your information I was using these forum rules "VerticalScope Inc.
1. TERMS OF WEBSITE USE"

not one that is a closed subject...If you scroll down near the bottom of this page you will see this box:

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I click on Forum Rules and scroll down to 1.8......
 

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Seems like half this thread is breaking forum rules, come on ISLA, reprimand them ...........Rule 1.8 =

1.8 This Website is in the English language and any Contribution posted by you on the Website should be in the English language.

LOL
Discussing moderation is also prohibited by the rules. If you have a problem with moderation put it in a Private Message to any one of the moderators.
 

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TG If you read my original post #13 you would have seen the LOL at the end of the post, I was making a joke to Isla. I am not discussing moderation, Isla asked me where I found that rule..........
 
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