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You can pronounce antifascist any number of ways according to national dialect and idiolect. I use a nasal alveolar flap, hence [ˌæɾ᷈iˈfæʃɪst].

A shortened form now in common use is antifa. How do you pronounce it?

Logically you’d use your native pronunciation of antifascist and knock off the last syllable. But that’s a complete non-starter. It would leave me with [ˌæɾ᷈iˈfæ] – strong stress at the end of the word and the same vowel as in cat. Like a teenager leaving the nest, albeit with purple hair and no ability to bench-press, you have to look at antifa as a creature unto itself.

The problem here is the variability of words that begin with anti‑ (in various senses): antidote, anti-inflammatory, antigen, antithesis. I’ve heard antifa pronounced about half a dozen different ways. There seems to be a convergence on this pronunciation:

antifa
an·TEE·fa – Strong stress on middle syllable; start that syllable with T; end vowel is the same as in hut and is not [a:] or schwa†
IPA: [ˌænˈtiːfʌ]

Evidence from recordings

  • I trimmed each clip down to a few seconds before the utterance and a few seconds after. Some clips contain two utterances; two utterances span two clips in one case. All clips are .MP4.

  • I’m giving colloquial phonetic transcriptions (a joke – you saw how much explanation I needed above [see daggered† section]) and International Phonetic Alphabet.

  • As ever, there are more right-wing sources than left-wing. Both sides’ pronunciations are converging nonetheless.

Speaker Dialect Transcription IPA Comments Clip
Brooke Gladstone en-US an·TEE·fa [ˌænˈtiːfʌ] ✔

Gladstone

Central PA Antifa an·TEE·fə [ˌænˈtiːfə], [ˌænˈtiːfʌ] ✔ First with schwa, second with [ʌ]

Central PA

Mike Cernovich an·tye·fa [ˈænˌta͜ifa] Stress on first syllable, different vowel

Cernovich

Katrina an·TEE·fa [ˌænˈtsiːfʌ] Assibilation on T

Katrina

Lana Lokteff an·TIFF·ə [ˌænˈtɪfʌ] “Tiff”

Red Ice

Louie Bee an·TEE·fa [ˌænˈtiːfʌ] ✔ Possible assibiliation (masked by lousy audio quality)

Bee

Mark Bray an·TEE·fa [ˌænˈtiːfʌ] ✔

Bray

Joe Rogan & Gavin McInnes an·TEE·fa [ˌænˈtiːfʌ] ✔ They even discussed the pronunciation

Rogan; McInnes

Virgil Edwards en-US-KY an·TEE·fa [ˈæːnˌtifʌ] Stress on first syllable (drawled)

Edwards

Christopher Wilson en-CA an·TEE·fa [ˌænˈtiːfə], [ˌænˈtəːfʌ] First with [iː], second with schwa

Rebel

Milo en-UK an·TEE·fa [ˌænˈtsiːfʌ] Assibilation on T

Milo

Party for Freedom en-AU ãn·tee·faa [ˈæ᷈nˌtifɐː], [ˈæ᷈ˌɾ᷈ifɐː] Nasal vowel at front, different at end. Second pronunciation uses nasal alveolar flap Oz 1
Gary Orsum an·tee·faa [ˈæ᷈ntiˌfɐː] Long nasal vowel, secondary stress at end Oz 2

The foregoing posting appeared on Joe Clark’s personal Weblog on 2017.02.24 20:38. This presentation was designed for printing and omits components that make sense only onscreen. (If you are seeing this on a screen, then the page stylesheet was not loaded or not loaded properly.) The permanent link is:
https://blog.fawny.org/2017/02/24/anteefa/

Thank Goddess that Canada had a right-wing-extremist mass murder of Muslims so that progressives’ and academics’ decades-long insistence of the danger of right-wing extremists could finally be vindicated. They were right all along, they can now insist. [continue with “Finally: A hate crime that progressives can get behind” →]

The foregoing posting appeared on Joe Clark’s personal Weblog on 2017.02.16 14:52. This presentation was designed for printing and omits components that make sense only onscreen. (If you are seeing this on a screen, then the page stylesheet was not loaded or not loaded properly.) The permanent link is:
https://blog.fawny.org/2017/02/16/rwaproject/

(WITH ADDITIONS) I unfucked various of Jordan Peterson’s terrible PDFs, and made audio files of YouTube interviews nobody in their right mind would sit fixedly at a computer watching.

(If you’re on a podcast or dictating over the phone, joeclark.org/jbp, /jordanbpeterson, or almost anything you could think of, including misspellings, will work.)

Update: I managed to forget esteemed colleague Jeremy Keith’s Huffduffer service despite having stayed at Jeremy’s house twice. You can now subscribe via RSS at will and audio files will just show up in your podcast player (surely Overcast‽) as God intended.

Peterson has about $150,000 in annual pledges, but neither he nor his son has acknowledged my many offers to help publish technically correct and usable files. The next things Peterson will screw up are transcripts and captioning despite now positively having the money to do both perfectly. The mark of a great Ph.D. is never ever admitting you don’t know something. His son Julian and I have been E‑mailing. I am slowly teaching him not to top-post.

Also: “C‑16” is not written with a hyphen.

The foregoing posting appeared on Joe Clark’s personal Weblog on 2017.01.07 13:01. This presentation was designed for printing and omits components that make sense only onscreen. (If you are seeing this on a screen, then the page stylesheet was not loaded or not loaded properly.) The permanent link is:
https://blog.fawny.org/2017/01/07/jbp/

Emoji aren’t enough in the vocabulary of the paralanguage of Instagram. “Blackletter, the folk music of type classifications,” I elsewhere wrote, “can be and is used for basically everything,” from Vietnamese book covers to Vegan Black Metal Chef.

Hence emoji and blackletter are both over. What the kool kidz are using to dogwhistle to each other is runic characters.

  • They indeed exist in Unicode, and they certainly are not a font of Latin type the way blackletter is. They are unrelated letters that do not map one-to-one to English. You cannot write English text in runic. This is hardly stopping neopagans and soi-disant Vikings on Instagram.

    Just a few examples of usernames (look them up yourself; some are even girls) and the deks they wrote to identify themselves to each other:

    jgiraud
    ᛒᛟᚨᚱ᛫ᛚᛟᚱᛞ
    warbeard_actual
    :ᛟ:ᚨ:ᛏ:ᚦ: ⚒ :ᛖᛗᛒᚱᚨᚲᛖ:ᚦᛖ:ᚺᚨᛏᛖ:
    iamtheforest
    ᚨᛚᛖᚲᛋᚨᚾᛞᚱᚨ CTHYLLA rovdjur
    maritarndt
    ᛗᚨᚱᛁᛏ ᚨᚱᚾᛞᛏ die with memories, not dreams
    planetfrost
    ᚨᛒᛚᚾ scandinavian boy. ❄️ just doing my worst.🐇
    thewickedgriffin
    ᚱᚢᚾ᛫ᚨᚾᛞ᛫ᛈᚨᚷᚨᚾ᛫ᛃᛖᚹᛖᛚᚱᛁ Handcrafted Artisan jewelry
    fenrir_kai
    ᚨᛗᚱᛟᛞ ᚲᚨᛁ ᚱᛁᚾᚷᛖᚱᛁᛚ
    ofcelticblood
    ᚨᚾᚾᛖ᛫ᛗᚨᚱᛁᛖ
    valkyriedann
    ᛞᚨᚾᛠᛚᛚᛖ ᛟᚾᛇᛚ 18 • Scottish • Viking Warrior • Norse Mythology • Skål 🗡🍻
    celticsavage15
    ᛏᛁᛗᛗᛦ᛫ᛗᚠᚾ᛫ᛞᚢᛗᚨᛋ 🇺🇸🌹☘️⚜️⚫️⚪️
  • One of Pup Sage’s runic tattoos:

    Runes around bicep

    On his left arm the runes gloss as “Do what ye will” (excerpted in photo). On the right side the gloss is “An[d] it harm none.” (We went over that a couple of times and he checked my notes with his glasses on. I still think it’s “and.”) Sage is quite unequivocal about being pagan.

  • Signpost for the Wolves (“Fools”) of Vinland’s camp, as seen on Jack Donovan’s Instagram.

    Three “words” in runes nailed to a tree in the forest

    (Runes are personally meaningful to Operation Werewolf’s Paul Waggener.)

For Instagram pagans, apart from identifying themselves to each other as pagans, is runic “type” a signal that they’re also pro-white/pro-White/pro-hWite, or white-nationalist or white-supremacist in some way? Pup Sage isn’t. And a lot of these Instagram kidz are Scandinavians (or thus by lineage) and/or goths. Both of those could plausibly adopt runes, albeit for different reasons (heritage and style, respectively), and many in fact really are kids.

I think the answer is no. Runes are merely a clan or tribe indicator. Neither clans nor tribes (cf. Svinfylkin) can exist if everyone can be a member. Nordic pagans and heathens, autochtonously so or self-styled, may wish to set up a badge that makes it clear who’s in and who’s out. And if they’re really Nordic, they’re going to be white.

(I asked JGiraud about the meaning and use of his runes. He isn’t exactly a leader of this movement, if it even is that [it’s more of a practice], but nonetheless he did not respond.)

The foregoing posting appeared on Joe Clark’s personal Weblog on 2016.12.30 11:54. This presentation was designed for printing and omits components that make sense only onscreen. (If you are seeing this on a screen, then the page stylesheet was not loaded or not loaded properly.) The permanent link is:
https://blog.fawny.org/2016/12/30/pagan-runic/

Queer Progress: From Homophobia to Homonationalism is a title with something to repel everyone save for the cadre of progressives, career liars, and extremists that are author Tim McCaskell’s base and audience. The book is that subversive’s second de facto autobiography, and if you take it at face value it constitutes a history of gay and lesbian activism in Toronto. So that’s how I’m going to take it.

Here’s McCaskell reading at Word on the Street this year. I am reasonably sure I was seated directly behind Richard Fung, whom I’ll return to later.

Essentially everyone who played any real role in the history recounted in Queer Progress is white, as is Tim McCaskell himself. “White gay men and lesbians built gay Toronto” is a statement of historical fact that, when stated as historical fact, gets your mike cut off at a “community” event. But McCaskell proved it. [continue with “All the white people in Tim McCaskell’s book” →]

The foregoing posting appeared on Joe Clark’s personal Weblog on 2016.12.21 14:01. This presentation was designed for printing and omits components that make sense only onscreen. (If you are seeing this on a screen, then the page stylesheet was not loaded or not loaded properly.) The permanent link is:
https://blog.fawny.org/2016/12/21/gaytoronto/

Me looking with askance at a microphone in a packed auditorium

(Ernest Doroszuk)

I deny being “lonely.”

The foregoing posting appeared on Joe Clark’s personal Weblog on 2016.12.16 15:46. This presentation was designed for printing and omits components that make sense only onscreen. (If you are seeing this on a screen, then the page stylesheet was not loaded or not loaded properly.) The permanent link is:
https://blog.fawny.org/2016/12/16/babskay/


  • Front end of deep indigo Golf R
  • Rear side window of silver Citroën SM

The foregoing posting appeared on Joe Clark’s personal Weblog on 2016.12.02 14:54. This presentation was designed for printing and omits components that make sense only onscreen. (If you are seeing this on a screen, then the page stylesheet was not loaded or not loaded properly.) The permanent link is:
https://blog.fawny.org/2016/12/02/not-matra-simca/

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