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by Eruantale
Mon Jun 15, 2009 3:59 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Best secondary language besides spanish
Replies: 43
Views: 4674

Re: Best secondary language besides spanish

I'd have to say, for my money, that either Latin, Greek, Arabic (Please pick a specific dialect, like Masri) , or French would be most useful, for the following reasons: -Latin and Greek make up the basis of a hell of a lot of languages out there, and you get basic education in most Romance languag...
by Eruantale
Sat Jun 13, 2009 5:28 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28601
Views: 3421322

Re: Rant Thread

I almost got hit twice this week. Once by some drunk loser driving his truck down the sidewalk and tonight almost rear-ended by the car behind me. I stopped suddenly because some idiot thought it'd be funny to stretch a huge roll of plastic across a dark, windy, country road on a foggy night. :evil:
by Eruantale
Sat Jun 13, 2009 5:23 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Best job you've ever had
Replies: 30
Views: 3043

Re: Best job you've ever had

I'm not sure if this counts, but my dad's boss once paid me $100 to create a Power Point for one of their trade shows. I was maybe about 10 at the time and it probably took me two hours max. I'd say $50 an hour is pretty good for a 10-year-old.
by Eruantale
Fri Jun 12, 2009 7:59 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Words you love.
Replies: 680
Views: 137306

Re: Words you love.

crepuscular [kri-puhs-kyuh-ler]
–adjective
1. of, pertaining to, or resembling twilight; dim; indistinct.

It's somehow fitting.
by Eruantale
Fri Jun 12, 2009 2:09 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Riddles from the Hobbit - in Latin
Replies: 6
Views: 2553

Re: Riddles from the Hobbit - in Latin

Alright here goes:

Sol in agro floris
Roughly...

Spoiler:
Image
by Eruantale
Thu Jun 11, 2009 4:54 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Riddles from the Hobbit - in Latin
Replies: 6
Views: 2553

Re: Riddles from the Hobbit - in Latin

-Mons
-Dens
-Ventus/Aura
-Not sure yet... ;)
-Tenebra
-Ovum (weird word if pronounced the Latin way, no?)
-Piscis
-Tempus

This is fabulous! Good job!
by Eruantale
Thu Jun 11, 2009 4:27 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: The best way to learn a brand new language.
Replies: 16
Views: 3380

Re: The best way to learn a brand new language.

Best Case Scenario: Immerse yourself in a country where the language is spoken (possibly with some supplemental materials to understand grammar that you miss in everyday conversation). 2nd Best: Surround yourself with foreign-exchange students or immigrants who are willing to practice on a consisten...
by Eruantale
Thu Jun 11, 2009 4:08 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Best secondary language besides spanish
Replies: 43
Views: 4674

Re: Best secondary language besides spanish

If you're going into business (not small business, since Spanish probably is most useful then), those four become valuable simply because of the economic importance of the countries in which they are spoken. Employers also look very favourably on people who can speak them, Mandarin and Arabic espec...
by Eruantale
Wed Jun 10, 2009 1:45 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: I need a book recommendation (Renamed : Recom'd me a book)
Replies: 340
Views: 203670

Re: Recommend me a book

Caudebac wrote:Twilight's good for rotting your brain. For maximum rottage, I'd suggest skipping ahead and reading the last book in the series.


I used to like vampires. :cry:
by Eruantale
Wed Jun 10, 2009 1:43 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Best secondary language besides spanish
Replies: 43
Views: 4674

Re: Best secondary language besides spanish

The obsession with Romance languages + German in Western education systems, as evinced in this thread, is very troubling. Hindi, Mandarin, Russian and Arabic are all more valuable (albeit much more difficult) than <insert language of random European country>. Mandarin is by far the hardest but prob...
by Eruantale
Wed Jun 10, 2009 1:25 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 90163
Views: 8908946

Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (now with 20% more fungus!)

Things that cannot be improved upon either existed/were invented a long time ago (e.g. root beer float) or suck (Twitter). I'm trying to think of counter-examples.
by Eruantale
Sun Jun 07, 2009 8:30 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: I need a book recommendation (Renamed : Recom'd me a book)
Replies: 340
Views: 203670

Re: Recommend me a book

We by Yevgeny Zamyatin

If you've never dipped a foot into Russian literature start with something like Crime and Punishment, Master and Margarita or Cancer Ward. It's heady stuff.

edit: quoted...
by Eruantale
Sun Jun 07, 2009 8:23 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Vending machine!
Replies: 11301
Views: 980590

Re: Vending machine!

You get a polar rose.

I put in the Uthat.
by Eruantale
Sun Jun 07, 2009 8:10 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Best secondary language besides spanish
Replies: 43
Views: 4674

Re: Best secondary language besides spanish

As was said before, it depends on what you want to do with the language. I am working towards a linguistics major and deciding what other languages to pick up other than Spanish has been tough. I've taken five years of Latin, which doesn't have much practical application, but has been tremendously u...
by Eruantale
Thu Jun 04, 2009 11:05 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Weeds thread
Replies: 5
Views: 1382

Re: Weeds thread

I work at a video rental store and I've noticed a fascinatingly high percentage of Weeds fans appear to be men facing a midlife crisis (yes, I am judging them). I'm trying to figure out what attracts such an audience, but I've never seen an episode. Any guesses?
by Eruantale
Thu Jun 04, 2009 10:57 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Recommend one artist
Replies: 1018
Views: 270814

Re: Recommend one artist

Anathallo is a new one for me.
They're kind of weird/kind of cool.
Give it a shot...
by Eruantale
Thu Jun 04, 2009 10:50 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Annoying words, and Words You Hate
Replies: 1969
Views: 469041

Re: Annoying words, and Words You Hate

As of today: squirm. It kind of makes me squirm to hear it.
by Eruantale
Mon Dec 08, 2008 7:33 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Moderatores Populusque XKCDi [Latin]
Replies: 167
Views: 74095

Re: Moderatores Populusque XKCDi [Latin]

From Ars Amatoriae? Do you remember any of it?
by Eruantale
Sun Dec 07, 2008 9:07 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Making the world a weirder place
Replies: 1920
Views: 172684

Re: Making the world a weirder place

I'd say it would depend on the lecture and possibly whether they made enough pancakes for everyone. But seriously, sometimes people need to be snapped out of their routines. If you want to do some sort of stunt, you can and it should be judged on its merits not "don't be an antisocial douche&q...
by Eruantale
Sun Dec 07, 2008 8:57 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Making the world a weirder place
Replies: 1920
Views: 172684

Re: Making the world a weirder place

Mercat wrote:Haha, how did they pull that off in lecture?


Yes, hotplate... There are outlets on the desks for laptops.
by Eruantale
Sun Dec 07, 2008 3:52 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 90163
Views: 8908946

Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (now with 20% more fungus!)

Awia wrote:
Eruantale wrote:I'm probably asking in the wrong forum, actually...
I resent that.


Why? It's true...

Flying Betty wrote:Probably not on the Internet on Saturday night.


See, we are all on the Internet on Saturday night.
by Eruantale
Sun Dec 07, 2008 2:16 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Making the world a weirder place
Replies: 1920
Views: 172684

Re: Making the world a weirder place

I have a cloak for a winter coat, wore a plaid hat to a formal Christmas party and try to communicate in semaphore signaling. It fails. I know people who are much better at being weird (e.g. the guys in my philosophy class who made pancakes, eggs and bacon during the lecture).
by Eruantale
Sun Dec 07, 2008 2:02 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 90163
Views: 8908946

Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (now with 20% more fungus!)

kinigget wrote:you're asking the wrong guy.


I'm probably asking in the wrong forum, actually...
by Eruantale
Sun Dec 07, 2008 1:56 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Moderatores Populusque XKCDi [Latin]
Replies: 167
Views: 74095

Re: Moderatores Populusque XKCDi [Latin]

setris wrote:It's gonna be tough come the end of the year, since we've done a crapload of grammar and a good amount of vocabulary, but almost no meter and poetic stuff yet.


We did Ovid's love poetry for half of the semester. Poetry is tough stuff. :?
by Eruantale
Sun Dec 07, 2008 1:53 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Moderatores Populusque XKCDi [Latin]
Replies: 167
Views: 74095

Re: Moderatores Populusque XKCDi [Latin]

Wow, this is splendid. Did anyone else have to memorize the first fifty lines of the Aeneid? Arma virumque cano Troiae qui primus ab oris... My roommate in high school once woke up to me creepily chanting it in my sleep. I worked as a Latin Consultant for a church for a while, but now my Latin has ...
by Eruantale
Sun Dec 07, 2008 1:51 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 90163
Views: 8908946

Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (now with 20% more fungus!)

What is a life, and where can I get one?
by Eruantale
Tue Nov 18, 2008 5:38 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Moderatores Populusque XKCDi [Latin]
Replies: 167
Views: 74095

Re: Moderatores Populusque XKCDi [Latin]

Has anyone ever stumbled across a copy of De Bello Gallico, or better yet, all of Caesar's works, actually IN LATIN? I took 4 years in high school, had to do the last as an independent study because it clashed with my Deutsch V and AP Gov classes :) , and now have little to no room in my college sc...
by Eruantale
Fri Oct 24, 2008 2:39 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 90163
Views: 8908946

Re: Fleeting/Random Thoughts (now with 20% more fleeting!)

Beyoncé's self-appellation of Sasha Fierce could not possibly be more ridiculous or laughable.
Yes, I am judging. Get over it.
by Eruantale
Mon Sep 22, 2008 3:57 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: ¡Hablamos español! (Spanish Practice)
Replies: 483
Views: 205098

Re: ¡Hablamos español! (Spanish Practice)

stolid wrote:Hablas español mejor que algunos de mis amigos. También me gusta otros idiomas. Estoy estudiando aleman, pero pienso que voy a estudiar sueco o noruego (Swedish or Norwegian).


Que chivo! Me gustaria aprender noruego porque soy noruega. :P
by Eruantale
Sun Sep 14, 2008 4:08 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 90163
Views: 8908946

Re: Fleeting/Random Thoughts

Fleeting thought of the night: Right now I am inexpressibly glad to be a woman of few words. I was on the very brink of saying many I shouldn't have and failed wonderfully. It makes certain conversations rather dull, but saves a lot of trouble. :roll:
by Eruantale
Mon Sep 08, 2008 11:03 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Corrupt-a-wish
Replies: 26054
Views: 2386734

Re: Corrupt-a-wish

Granted, you are a teacher at a public elementary school.

I wish I was a small, woodland creature.
by Eruantale
Mon Sep 08, 2008 7:27 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Think Before Naming Your Child
Replies: 1622
Views: 342749

Re: Think Before Naming Your Child

Monika wrote:As long as you don't use Monika as an example ;)


Of course not! Monika is unique enough for me. :)

I have a catapult ... how does that go on?


Give me all your money or I will fling a giant rock at your head... essentially.
by Eruantale
Mon Sep 08, 2008 2:08 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Think Before Naming Your Child
Replies: 1622
Views: 342749

Re: Think Before Naming Your Child

Maybe you rethink this when your child leaves home at 15 or chooses your old age home ;) . Nah, if the kid is just as cool as his parent(s), he will appreciate the name. I would rather have a weird name than be "Emily" or "Sarah" and have to constantly refer to myself with my la...
by Eruantale
Mon Sep 08, 2008 3:34 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Money-saving ideas
Replies: 66
Views: 5592

Re: Money-saving ideas

Take advantage of all the free things at Hotels, grocery store samples, etc.
If you're a student, find out where you can use your student ID for discounts.
NEVER EVER walk into Half Price books with a debit/credit card.
by Eruantale
Mon Sep 08, 2008 3:24 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Think Before Naming Your Child
Replies: 1622
Views: 342749

Re: Think Before Naming Your Child

"Colonist-eating-a" came to mind. Colon for short. ;D I think I want to give my kid a name with a special characters. Like Şæn or śометhiиg. Thоŭgh iт'd have тo be somетhing тhaт isn'т jusт a regular name wiтh accenтs, since he or she would jusт remove iт тhen. How about a Portuguese name...
by Eruantale
Mon Sep 08, 2008 3:10 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Sleep-time holodeck experiences
Replies: 3403
Views: 750207

Re: What were your dreams last night?

I have to get this off my chest. I was sent on a mission, with a severely depressed butcher as a companion, to cross a certain Swamp of the Dead. It was yellow, foggy and rotting. I can't really explain what was rotting (The Dead, I suppose). All I can definitely extract from my memory is that IT wa...
by Eruantale
Sun Sep 07, 2008 2:18 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Favourite math/science movies?
Replies: 7
Views: 1596

Re: Favourite math/science movies?

Rouse wrote:I loved the movie Pi as well as A Beautiful Mind - can't think of many other decent ones.

How about you guys?


Beautiful Mind=fabulous
Pi=not-so-fabulous ...it made me want to break something fragile and expensive. I'm not quite sure why. :shock:
by Eruantale
Sun Sep 07, 2008 2:13 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Books you had to read for school that you could not stand
Replies: 778
Views: 208911

Re: Books you had to read for school that you could not stand

Mountains Beyond Mountains by Tracy Kidder. At least it was free (free meaning, in other words, "you already paid for it").
by Eruantale
Sun Sep 07, 2008 2:11 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Favorite Foreign Language Films
Replies: 61
Views: 6506

Re: Favorite Foreign Language Films

Thanks to whomever suggested Amelie.
That will be the next showing at my foreign films club.
by Eruantale
Fri Aug 15, 2008 9:16 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Favorite Foreign Language Films
Replies: 61
Views: 6506

Re: Favorite Foreign Language Films

The Seven Samurai (which was already mentioned) and while they aren't foreign films, it was a very different experience watching resident evil and legally blonde in another language. Ha yes, I saw the second as Legalmente Loira in Brazil. If I had not been convinced that watching movies is one of t...

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