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by ave_matthew
Thu Feb 24, 2011 9:54 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Ojibwe name help
Replies: 2
Views: 991

Re: Ojibwe name help

thanks, I'll try there
by ave_matthew
Wed Feb 23, 2011 8:20 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Ojibwe name help
Replies: 2
Views: 991

Ojibwe name help

Hi there everybody, this is a bit of a long shot, but I figure it's worth a try. I'm trying to figure out what the name Jenwabikabik means, I'm almost certain it's Ojibwe because of where it's wearer comes from, and Cree doesn't use [dZ] for anything. So far all I can find online and in the books I ...
by ave_matthew
Wed Dec 01, 2010 10:42 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Parlons Français ! [French practice]
Replies: 616
Views: 224055

Re: Parlons Français ! [French practice]

@Grop C'est vraie que tu t'en comprends pas l'Espagnol? Je le trouve un peu bizarre, mais j'ai souvent trouvé l'espagnole très facile (en secondaire en tous cas). Cependant, je me suis appuyé sur les deux langues (l'Anglais), et ça se peut que le compréhension vient plutôt de l'Anglais, mais je le d...
by ave_matthew
Wed Dec 01, 2010 7:49 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Ni Parolas Esperante (Esperanto practice)
Replies: 140
Views: 66815

Re: Ni Parolas Esperante (Esperanto practice)

mi ne trovis vorto n k e iu volas diri signifas "fluorescence" . Cxu ni povas vortfaradi gxin? mi opin i as relumi , sed mi ne certas. La vorto estas fluoreski. Kaj ne konfuzu kun fosforeski. Fluoreski estas relumi en alia koloro, fosforeski estas relumi post iom da tempo. Dankon! Cxu Sig...
by ave_matthew
Tue Nov 30, 2010 7:00 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Ni Parolas Esperante (Esperanto practice)
Replies: 140
Views: 66815

Re: Ni Parolas Esperante (Esperanto practice)

mi ne trovis vorto ke volas diri "fluorescence". Cxu ni povas vortfaradi gxin? mi opinas relumi, sed mi ne certas.
by ave_matthew
Fri Jul 30, 2010 5:25 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0773: "University Website"
Replies: 177
Views: 39704

Re: "University Website" discussion (#773)

Both my university and it's parent have very good websites http://www.cusb.ca and http://www.umanitoba.ca so I'm a little shocked to see how bad some of these others are.
by ave_matthew
Sun Jul 25, 2010 1:32 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Think Before Naming Your Child
Replies: 1622
Views: 348613

Re: Think Before Naming Your Child

Actually all of the classes except those that must be in English are in French. In my elementary the only class in English was English, and it had a separate teacher from the normal class. In High school though, I went to a dual stream school, where half of the school (more like 3/4) was English and...
by ave_matthew
Sat Jul 24, 2010 1:55 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Think Before Naming Your Child
Replies: 1622
Views: 348613

Re: Think Before Naming Your Child

A problem that I think people should consider is that the name should be pronounceable. I mean, really try to think of what kind of people your child will be around in their life and pick a name that they can pronounce. This obviously gets trumped by traditional family names etc. etc. but my name is...
by ave_matthew
Thu Oct 16, 2008 5:20 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Interesting features in your conlang
Replies: 93
Views: 49464

Re: Interesting features in your conlang

just in case anyone would be interested, there is a collaborative conlang project going on right now via the conlang mailing list.
it can be found at the following website, the goal is to make the language, using only the language.
http://fiziwig.com/tak/
by ave_matthew
Tue Jul 29, 2008 2:39 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: No, no, roll the "R"
Replies: 60
Views: 8447

Re: No, no, roll the "R"

goofy wrote:Nuxálk (Bella Coola):

[xɬpʼχʷɬtʰɬpʰɬːskʷʰʦʼ]
'he had had in his possession a bunchberry plant.'

But I think there must be some phonetic vowels in there.


Same language, but a different word :
via wikipedia [sxs] - > seal blubber.
not hard to pronounce, but try yelling it :)
by ave_matthew
Wed Jul 16, 2008 2:46 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Fuck shit piss goddamn motherfucker (Swearing)
Replies: 82
Views: 16815

Re: Fuck shit piss goddamn motherfucker (Swearing)

I second that vocative case insults are fun, but the language that I would use them in needs a verb, for the most part. fiiyarrarra ovo'carro! (Be damned O car!), or I suppose ovo'afiidarrato : ~O! unholy one. The words are long :( has anyone else noticed that esperanto really isn't all that good fo...
by ave_matthew
Wed Jul 16, 2008 2:19 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Clipboard dump!
Replies: 160
Views: 17750

Re: Clipboard dump!

T'es ajouté, la seule raison que tu n'étais pas c'est que je ne les avais pas. En tous cas, quand tu as fini avec la rédaction, l'envoies moi et je l'ajouterai


A note about a web site I am responisble for, nothing special
by ave_matthew
Wed Jul 09, 2008 2:22 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Incidence of "neither-nor" analogs
Replies: 4
Views: 2267

Incidence of "neither-nor" analogs

Which languages use negative comparatives like these. I know for a fact english and esperanto use them. Neither I nor he will be attending the party. It's niether that nor this. vs it's either that or this. What I'm really getting at is I guess, how do other languages accomplish this, if this is at ...
by ave_matthew
Mon Jul 07, 2008 4:23 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Ni Parolas Esperante (Esperanto practice)
Replies: 140
Views: 66815

Re: Ni Parolas Esperante (Esperanto practice)

Mi konas ke la ideo ne estas tre bona.<-facila Ĝi estas la maleksisteco de pluralo malvivanta ke min vere cxagrenas.<-malfacila mi voldiras ke eksiteco de tri pronomoj kaj unu plurala pronomo strangas. Tiel : mi->ni (ci)->vi ŝi, ĝi, li -> ili li kaj ŝi estas vivantaj li viras, ŝi virinas, ĝi estas ...
by ave_matthew
Sat Jul 05, 2008 5:13 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Ni Parolas Esperante (Esperanto practice)
Replies: 140
Views: 66815

Re: Ni Parolas Esperante (Esperanto practice)

Mi konas ke la ideo ne estas tre bona.
Ĝi estas la maleksisteco de pluralo malvivanta ke min vere cxagrenas.
by ave_matthew
Wed Jul 02, 2008 5:36 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Ni Parolas Esperante (Esperanto practice)
Replies: 140
Views: 66815

Re: Ni Parolas Esperante (Esperanto practice)

Kion vi pensas de la pronomoj esperantaj? Mi pensas ke ŝi kaj ĝi devhavas pluralojn, kial li havas ili. ŝi estus havonta iŝi kaj ĝi - iĝi, aŭ krei novan vorton viran? aukaŭ, kiu pensas ke la unua persona pronomo devus distingi inter unua-dua kaj unua-tria. Mi ne pensas ke reformo similas cxi tio est...
by ave_matthew
Wed Jul 02, 2008 5:13 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Fuck shit piss goddamn motherfucker (Swearing)
Replies: 82
Views: 16815

Re: Fuck shit piss goddamn motherfucker (Swearing)

My brother saw The Matrix Reloaded in a cinema with a French friend, who burst into laughter upon hearing the Merovingians curse: Nom de Dieu de putain de bordel de merde de saloperies de connards d'encules de ta mere. It was apparently confusing to the rest of the audience, who didn't get it :) So...
by ave_matthew
Wed Jul 02, 2008 5:08 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: No, no, roll the "R"
Replies: 60
Views: 8447

Re: No, no, roll the "R"

It's not like I'm Italian or anything. But this sounds familiar to the 'annoyance' (not so much of an annoyance really, just something I see everytime and that I wonder about, but I just don't know a better word) I feel when I hear an American movie with the name Julio or Jose in it. The J is, in m...
by ave_matthew
Fri Jun 27, 2008 5:42 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: No, no, roll the "R"
Replies: 60
Views: 8447

Re: No, no, roll the "R"

I dunno, I always cringed that the french would gallicise my name Matthew ~[maθjəw] --> Matthieu ~[mat͜sʲø] but once I started to identify more with french culture, I now would prefer that they do, I even call myself by Matthieu sometimes, when I'm speaking to someone, if i don't think they speak En...
by ave_matthew
Fri Jun 27, 2008 5:13 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Confusing and annoying things in your (non-English) language
Replies: 85
Views: 11209

Re: Confusing and annoying things in your (non-English) language

Um, sorry everyone, I meant to say that "den" uses [e], not [ɛ], although it does appear sort of, in a few rare cases http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/English_language#Vowels are you sure you didn't mean, [ɛ], 'cause for sure I've never heard a monolingual English speaker use [e]. they sound ...
by ave_matthew
Thu Jun 26, 2008 5:48 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Confusing and annoying things in your (non-English) language
Replies: 85
Views: 11209

Re: Confusing and annoying things in your (non-English) language

Edit: Whoa.. failing at my own language. "den" and "der" have the same wovel sound, just like "den" and "bear" in English. Which is also the way the Danish vowel "æ" is pronounced. Actually, they are different sounds, in length. den has a [ɛ] while ...
by ave_matthew
Wed Jun 25, 2008 5:40 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Children's first words
Replies: 72
Views: 11992

Re: Children's first words

God I love code switchers Code switching is fun, FRENCH FRENCH? agreed, but I try to avoid it, to me, code switching is a shameful mark that I can't communicate fully magyarul :( I don't see that it as a mark of shame. I see it as a mark of inattentiveness, All people who speak two languages do it,...
by ave_matthew
Wed Jun 25, 2008 4:15 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Confusing and annoying things in your (non-English) language
Replies: 85
Views: 11209

Re: Confusing and annoying things in your (non-English) language

No, wrong. allow me to enlarge: Magyar: Ő Ű Portuguese: Õ also Á, Â, Ã, À, Ç, É, Ê, Í, Ó, Ô, Ú, Ü Ours are a double acute, or an umlaut written with strokes. They are for this reason called "ungarn-umlaut" (hungarian umlaut) in German. Portuguese uses a ~ (tilde) Many thanks for the enlar...
by ave_matthew
Wed Jun 25, 2008 4:46 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Favorite home experiments
Replies: 590
Views: 482515

Re: Favorite home experiments

Minerva wrote:NaOH is used, just as in any other organic synthesis, just for general workup, and preparation of the precursors and stuff. For example, converting the psuedoephedrine hydrochloride back to free psuedoephedrine.

Ah,ok.
by ave_matthew
Wed Jun 25, 2008 4:35 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Confusing and annoying things in your (non-English) language
Replies: 85
Views: 11209

Re: Confusing and annoying things in your (non-English) language

ZLVT wrote:Either way, have pride, enjoy it, magyar uses ő and ű and no one else does, we love 'em.


I am now on a quest to disprove this!
one moment....
"http://br.geocities.com/konkero/lesson02.htm"
proves that Portuguese uses ő but you may be right about ű
by ave_matthew
Wed Jun 25, 2008 4:22 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Children's first words
Replies: 72
Views: 11992

Re: Children's first words

God I love code switchers


Code switching is fun, FRENCH FRENCH?
by ave_matthew
Wed Jun 25, 2008 4:17 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Favorite home experiments
Replies: 590
Views: 482515

Re: Favorite home experiments

I remember seeing that it was a catalyst also. I think the NaOH is as well, but that could be a OH- source as well.
by ave_matthew
Mon Jun 23, 2008 6:33 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Name Jokes
Replies: 8
Views: 6938

Re: Name Jokes

what about reading initials for humorous effect
*/very childish/*

Morrison Triumph = MT = empty
Gabrielle Anne Youville = GAY = gay
and so forth
by ave_matthew
Mon Jun 23, 2008 6:29 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Why are people obsessed with gold?
Replies: 51
Views: 5512

Re: Why are people obsessed with gold?

I think they meant that the static resistivity is independent of the cross section.
by ave_matthew
Mon Jun 23, 2008 6:09 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Ni Parolas Esperante (Esperanto practice)
Replies: 140
Views: 66815

Re: Ni Parolas Esperante (Esperanto practice)

Hurduser wrote:Mi pensas ke la lojbanlingvo estas pli malbela ol la esperantalingvo. Mi ne pansas ke ĝi estas kantebla.

Ĉu vi estas en ##esperanto en Freenode?


Mi ne konas pri lojbankantoj, sed pri #esperanto, mi pensas ke ne estas tio nun.
by ave_matthew
Fri Jun 20, 2008 3:07 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Mexican Scientists Use Tequila to Make Diamonds
Replies: 12
Views: 2055

Re: Mexican Scientists Use Tequila to Make Diamonds

I didn't see anywhere mention of why tequila specifically, but I love this line here

This work presents a new and original precursor (Tequila) to growth micro
crystalline diamond thin films by the PLICVD technique.
by ave_matthew
Thu Jun 19, 2008 9:34 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Bernard's Lolly
Replies: 18
Views: 3354

Re: Bernard's Lolly

The problem with slowly freezing wine (or beer, soda, vodka, or any other water+stuff mix) is that you will end up with the water freezing out fairly pure leaving behind a syrup of ethanol, sugars, flavor components, and other things. Basically, the lolly would wind up being water ice and not much ...
by ave_matthew
Thu Jun 19, 2008 9:16 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Confusing and annoying things in your (non-English) language
Replies: 85
Views: 11209

Re: Confusing and annoying things in your (non-English) language

speaking of gender, I always thought that moustique was feminine, but it's masculine, anyone who has ever been bitten by a moustique knows that the males just don't matter, and that when you say moustique, it is always in reference to the females of the species, WTF! And also, some parts of Quebec u...
by ave_matthew
Thu Jun 19, 2008 9:02 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: E.Coli modified to poop out crude oil!
Replies: 42
Views: 4663

Re: E.Coli modified to poop out crude oil!

Cryopyre wrote:Oregon is technically rainforest

Cool
by ave_matthew
Thu Jun 19, 2008 4:26 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: E.Coli modified to poop out crude oil!
Replies: 42
Views: 4663

Re: E.Coli modified to poop out crude oil!

Klotz wrote:
Umm, North America has no rain forests I've ever seen, or at least we haven't for the past few million years.


Vancouver Island!
Central America!


I concede Vancouver, are those rainforests?, but Central America is not North America
by ave_matthew
Wed Jun 18, 2008 2:33 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Confusing and annoying things in your (non-English) language
Replies: 85
Views: 11209

Re: Confusing and annoying things in your (non-English) language

It annoys me that Esperanto has no past conditional verb tense, and thence I can't whine that I "should have". We'll I could, but can't think of the circumlocution right now. Mi devis fari? (I needed to do...) Mi devas farinti? (I need to have done...) What confuses me is that devi covers...
by ave_matthew
Wed Jun 18, 2008 1:30 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Nigga, PLEASE!
Replies: 67
Views: 12400

Re: Nigga, PLEASE!

Look up Pragmatics. Oh, and words are defined by their sounds. That's basically what a word is, a sound. Consequently, "nigga" and "nigger" are different words. / d ae m n / and /d ei shwa m/ are different words. yeah, I second 4=5 that's a generalization, what about assimilatio...
by ave_matthew
Tue Jun 17, 2008 6:50 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: E.Coli modified to poop out crude oil!
Replies: 42
Views: 4663

Re: E.Coli modified to poop out crude oil!

I wouldn't get too worried about something like that ave. You have to remember that if this stuff ever gets out it has to compete with everything else that's also out there. These things have been given the major handicap of wasting their energy producing oil as well as everything else they need to...
by ave_matthew
Tue Jun 17, 2008 4:36 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: "Natural Selection" - Compound noun or adjective+noun?
Replies: 10
Views: 3233

Re: "Natural Selection" - Compound noun or adjective+noun?

yeah, I think that "natural selection" is the noun, but that the verb is "to undergo selection", unless the noun went and verbified while I wasn't looking *shakes fist at sky*
"so undergo negative selection" or "be subject to a negative selection pressure"
by ave_matthew
Tue Jun 17, 2008 4:31 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: E.Coli modified to poop out crude oil!
Replies: 42
Views: 4663

Re: E.Coli modified to poop out crude oil!

ZOMG, they'll be released in North America turning all the rainforests into oil. AHHHHHH! Umm, North America has no rain forests I've ever seen, or at least we haven't for the past few million years. South America on the other hand (shivers, hopes that the lab(s) will be well contained, and that no...

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