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by Anonymously Famous
Fri Aug 05, 2011 5:31 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: 請你說一點兒中文!(Chinese Practice)
Replies: 149
Views: 461725

Re: 請你說一點兒中文!(Chinese Practice)

In that case, whether to use Simplified or Traditional Chinese characters depends largely on who your target audience is.

You just always write in Traditional Chinese, as there are several Traditional-to-Simplified converters.
by Anonymously Famous
Fri Aug 05, 2011 5:28 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Sentence construction challenge
Replies: 33
Views: 5809

Re: Sentence construction challenge

I love how you used "the above poster" as though I'm some outside observer who doesn't matter.

Xxxxxxx xxx xxxxx xxx.

Random 'x's FTW.
by Anonymously Famous
Thu Aug 04, 2011 9:32 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Sentence construction challenge
Replies: 33
Views: 5809

Re: Sentance construction challenge

I doubt there is some combination of x's that will have a unique solution. "x'x xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx." Otherwise: "xx." I can admittedly think of three for this one. (Elliptical and otherwise incomplete sentences don't count!) "Go.", "Do.&...
by Anonymously Famous
Thu Aug 04, 2011 6:51 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Count up in Hex
Replies: 1471
Views: 197605

Re: Count up in Hex

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by Anonymously Famous
Thu Aug 04, 2011 6:51 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Count up in a somewhat complex way
Replies: 2547
Views: 259561

Re: Count up in a somewhat complex way

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by Anonymously Famous
Thu Aug 04, 2011 6:43 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Interviewing the fora
Replies: 5464
Views: 487197

Re: Interviewing the fora

Crazy.

What are you doing?
by Anonymously Famous
Thu Aug 04, 2011 6:40 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: 請你說一點兒中文!(Chinese Practice)
Replies: 149
Views: 461725

Re: 請你說一點兒中文!(Chinese Practice)

I've heard that as a general rule, mainland China uses simplified Chinese, and Taiwan uses Traditional.

(I hope no one starts shouting about how I'm wrong, as generalizations always have exceptions).
by Anonymously Famous
Wed Aug 03, 2011 5:04 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Count up in Hex
Replies: 1471
Views: 197605

Re: Count up in Hex

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by Anonymously Famous
Wed Aug 03, 2011 5:01 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: It's official, Hollywood is fucking with us
Replies: 120
Views: 19446

Re: It's official, Hollywood is fucking with us

Minesweeper, the Movie.

The above link is a spoof, but it's well done.
by Anonymously Famous
Tue Aug 02, 2011 8:37 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Favorite and least favorite Linguist
Replies: 4
Views: 2206

Re: Favorite and least favorite Linguist

So everyone who cooks every day is a chemist? :roll: In a loose sense of the word, yes. By the way, by "use language" I don't mean just that I speak and write every day. I work in the field of translation and have studied it for years. I haven't done as much in the way of academic work (a...
by Anonymously Famous
Mon Aug 01, 2011 11:48 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Favorite and least favorite Linguist
Replies: 4
Views: 2206

Re: Favorite and least favorite Linguist

My favorite is myself. I use language every day, so I may as well consider myself to be a linguist.

I also like to look at those who focus on translation theory and practice, such as Anthony Pym.
by Anonymously Famous
Mon Aug 01, 2011 11:44 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Terminology Web Search
Replies: 15
Views: 13407

Re: Terminology Web Search

I'm not sure if this helps, but there are several multilingual terminology websites in existence, so if you know the term in one language, you'll likely be able to look it up in another. For example: IATE , a multilingual terminology database that, as I understand, was once updated by INTERPOL. I do...
by Anonymously Famous
Mon Aug 01, 2011 11:21 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Working on enunciation and speech
Replies: 3
Views: 2224

Re: Working on enunciation and speech

I don't know any offhand, but I'll take note that there's a need and come back with any links that I may find later.
by Anonymously Famous
Mon Aug 01, 2011 11:19 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: How a new language affects the old ones you know?
Replies: 9
Views: 2591

Re: How a new language affects the old ones you know?

Learning Spanish helped me to understand some concepts of English grammar that were hard to grasp when they were taught to me in school. However, when I moved to a Spanish-speaking country for a couple of years, I found it harder to speak my native language. That wore off eventually after I moved ba...
by Anonymously Famous
Mon Jul 25, 2011 8:43 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: An experiment, if you don't mind.
Replies: 28
Views: 5872

Re: An experiment, if you don't mind.

My input has also been added. I, like others here, am interested in your findings.
by Anonymously Famous
Mon Jul 25, 2011 8:23 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: ¡Hablamos español! (Spanish Practice)
Replies: 483
Views: 213544

Re: ¡Hablamos español! (Spanish Practice)

Yo para escribir los acentos en español añadí el teclado Spanish (International Sort). Funciona bastante bien (como se puede ver con este post).

Asbebers: ¿Qué decí del chileno? ¡Es un dialecto muy bacán, po loco!
by Anonymously Famous
Mon Jul 25, 2011 6:53 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0929: "Speculation"
Replies: 86
Views: 22319

Re: 929: "Speculation"

Fixblor wrote:Question: Does facebook offer email?

Yes, by the way. It does. It's recent, though, and ties in with the "messages." It's not as feature-rich as gmail, though.
by Anonymously Famous
Sat Jul 23, 2011 1:55 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0928: "Mimic Octopus"
Replies: 166
Views: 48147

Re: 0928: Mimic Octopus

Why not try to find a dictionary instead of a dialectal lexicon? Is there a difference? On a side note, has anyone read the book Frindle ? It's quite entertaining. I thought the submarine, anchor and scuba diver mimic octopuses/podes/pi were kind of funny. Not as funny as some other things maybe, b...
by Anonymously Famous
Fri Jul 22, 2011 3:04 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0928: "Mimic Octopus"
Replies: 166
Views: 48147

Re: 0928: Mimic Octopus

You know, I love language, and not just the English one. I love how it evolves, and how at any given point in time something may be correct, but later (or earlier) it would be unthinkable to say it. "Octopi" was at one time considered by proscriptive grammarians as correct, so at that time...
by Anonymously Famous
Wed Dec 01, 2010 6:23 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0827: "My Business Idea"
Replies: 98
Views: 28126

Re: 0827: "Business Idea"

When I have a really really good idea and I know I will never come around to working on it, I write up a short story about it or mention it on a fora or tell smart people the idea. Not because I want credit for the idea but because I want the idea to become real because it would be really really co...
by Anonymously Famous
Thu Nov 18, 2010 4:15 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0353: "Python"
Replies: 241
Views: 55935

Re: 0353: "Python"

I recently started reading XKCD. Clicking on "Random" has become a habit of mine. This led me to comic #353: Python. Which led me to learning a little bit about python and downloading Python 2.7 for Windows. One of the first things I did was type "import antigravity". And it does...

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