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by RabbitWho
Thu Jul 01, 2010 3:33 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: R's all over the place?
Replies: 27
Views: 4062

Re: R's all over the place?

Well I can't find any examples of it. I remember when we were taught it in class none of us could find any examples of it until we started faking English Accents. What sound do you use in, for example, the first syllable of "attain", or the first and last syllables of "America"?...
by RabbitWho
Wed Jun 30, 2010 6:20 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Books you had to read for school that you could not stand
Replies: 778
Views: 210581

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

Jorpho wrote:Oh dear, book 1. Yes, that's pretty sad.


:) Thank you for understanding. :)
by RabbitWho
Wed Jun 30, 2010 11:38 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0760: "Moria"
Replies: 113
Views: 25966

Re: "Moria" Discussion

I am the "mellon" mentioned in the last post. I thought that the "Moria" comic would be perfect to make a pun on BP. What do you think about the following slight modification: http://cgogolin.de/downloads/moria.png It also gives these dark blotches in picture 1 and 4 an alternat...
by RabbitWho
Wed Jun 30, 2010 10:38 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: R's all over the place?
Replies: 27
Views: 4062

Re: R's all over the place?

No one is talking about the schwa, and I also strongly doubt that any dialect of English lacks it. Well I can't find any examples of it. I remember when we were taught it in class none of us could find any examples of it until we started faking English Accents. We're talking about one or more of th...
by RabbitWho
Wed Jun 30, 2010 8:08 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0760: "Moria"
Replies: 113
Views: 25966

Re: "Moria" Discussion

CogitoSum wrote:Moria,
say it loud and there's music playing,
say it soft, and it's almost like praying.
Moria.
Moria.
Moriiiaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa...


The most beautiful sound I ever heard.
Moria,
Moria,
Moria,
all the beautiful sounds of the world in a single word.
by RabbitWho
Wed Jun 30, 2010 8:01 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: favorite lines/quotes from books
Replies: 286
Views: 112955

Re: favorite lines/quotes from books

If 63% of people have good sense then why do I always end up with the second hand books of the other 37%? Underlining is like CAPS LOCKS to me. If I try to read a page with something underlined I shout those words in my head. Or I'm thinking.. why did he underline that.. what was he thinking.. what ...
by RabbitWho
Wed Jun 30, 2010 7:57 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Looks like we got ourselves a reader...
Replies: 193
Views: 39914

Re: Looks like we got ourselves a reader...

I don't remember.. I know I never had any problems with reading.. I learned it fast and was reading books for 10 year olds when my friends were reading ladybird books. When I started I don't know... I imagine I learned in school so started at 5, and just learned faster than everyone else. But my par...
by RabbitWho
Wed Jun 30, 2010 7:47 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Rattle my worldview - Has a book ever changed your life?
Replies: 85
Views: 18327

Re: Rattle my worldview - Has a book ever changed your life?

The Plague by Albert Camus completely changed my way of looking at life.
The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera completely changed my way of looking at books.
by RabbitWho
Wed Jun 30, 2010 7:44 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Books you had to read for school that you could not stand
Replies: 778
Views: 210581

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

We had to read Harry Potter in 4th year.. Giving a book written for 7 year olds to a class of 16 year olds.. I mean if you like it that's okay with me, I like Peter Rabbit.. but if they'd given it to me in class I'd have been equally distraught. What on earth were we supposed to learn from that? We...
by RabbitWho
Wed Jun 30, 2010 7:28 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0760: "Moria"
Replies: 113
Views: 25966

Re: "Moria" Discussion

OH.. it's lord of the rings... i've never uhm.. actually... read it or seen the movie.
*runs away*
by RabbitWho
Tue Jun 29, 2010 3:37 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Audiobooks
Replies: 28
Views: 5200

Re: Audiobooks

I would prefer to just read a book than listen to one and multitask. Me too, absolutely. Reading a book is 100 times better than listening to one. But I can't concentrate, I used to half read books, I've half read about 20 books, not because I didn't love them.. some of them were so amazing I kisse...
by RabbitWho
Mon Jun 28, 2010 9:20 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Hunter S. Thompson (Merg'd wi' Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas)
Replies: 18
Views: 4128

Re: Hunter S. Thompson (Merg'd wi' Fear & Loathing in Las Ve

I found Fear and Loathing really dull.
"So then we went to the post office and the woman behind the counter was a porcupine."
I traded it for a Kafka hoodie when I was 17. \m/
by RabbitWho
Mon Jun 28, 2010 8:54 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Sexy Accents?
Replies: 121
Views: 21476

Re: Sexy Accents?

It always annoys me when Americans say they don't have an accent Every single native speaker of every language has thought this about themselves at some point. Don't blame Americans! Nobody else seems to be insular and culturally arrogant enough to think such a stupid thing, or at least to admit to...
by RabbitWho
Mon Jun 28, 2010 8:20 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: R's all over the place?
Replies: 27
Views: 4062

Re: R's all over the place?

Crush kid.. I'm not being a smart ass and I hope I don't seem like an idiot but I really don't know what you mean by R. Could someone give me the IPA or make an audioboo? If you mean this: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/5d/Schwa_IPA_symbol.svg Then yes it is the most common sound in...
by RabbitWho
Mon Jun 28, 2010 7:20 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0759: "3x9"
Replies: 135
Views: 41928

Re: "3x9" Discussion (#759)

I'm delighted because this is the first time something mathy has been posted and I've understood it.
by RabbitWho
Sun Jun 27, 2010 12:08 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Flawed Narrators
Replies: 48
Views: 10462

Re: Flawed Narrators

I just finished reading "The other side of paradise" I wanted to slap Avery hard across the face several times. It got good towards the very end, about from the time he met Eleanor on.
by RabbitWho
Sat Jun 26, 2010 5:14 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Books you had to read for school that you could not stand
Replies: 778
Views: 210581

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

We had to read Harry Potter in 4th year.. Giving a book written for 7 year olds to a class of 16 year olds.. I mean if you like it that's okay with me, I like Peter Rabbit.. but if they'd given it to me in class I'd have been equally distraught. What on earth were we supposed to learn from that? We ...
by RabbitWho
Sat Jun 26, 2010 4:58 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Sexy Accents?
Replies: 121
Views: 21476

Re: Sexy Accents?

The only accents i don't find sexy are ones that I associate with people who I don't like. If I met someone who wasn't a complete gobshite and had that accent I'd start to like it. (slowly). If you think you don't have an accent then live abroad and then go home. I thought for ages me and my friends...
by RabbitWho
Sat Jun 26, 2010 4:50 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: A poll of 'handedness' & writing english right to left
Replies: 51
Views: 9568

Re: A poll of 'handedness' & writing english right to left

It's too late to reverse it, our eye paths are set in stone and if we reverse then all pictures will need to be flipped and when people go to art galleries they will need to bring mirrors with them. duuuuuude... what??? Fine art in the west is built around the assumption that your eyes naturally st...
by RabbitWho
Sat Jun 26, 2010 8:57 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: A poll of 'handedness' & writing english right to left
Replies: 51
Views: 9568

Re: A poll of 'handedness' & writing english right to left

It's too late to reverse it, our eye paths are set in stone and if we reverse then all pictures will need to be flipped and when people go to art galleries they will need to bring mirrors with them. duuuuuude... what??? Fine art in the west is built around the assumption that your eyes naturally st...
by RabbitWho
Sat Jun 26, 2010 8:13 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: A poll of 'handedness' & writing english right to left
Replies: 51
Views: 9568

Re: A poll of 'handedness' & writing english right to left

It's too late to reverse it, our eye paths are set in stone and if we reverse then all pictures will need to be flipped and when people go to art galleries they will need to bring mirrors with them.
by RabbitWho
Sat Jun 26, 2010 8:11 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0758: "Raptor Fences"
Replies: 72
Views: 16197

Re: "Raptor Fences" discussion (#758)

I dreamed about Lady Gaga last night.. no raptors in in sight :( Not even a bird.
by RabbitWho
Fri Jun 25, 2010 9:52 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: People that claim ethnicity but don't speak the language...
Replies: 47
Views: 8805

Re: People that claim ethnicity but don't speak the language

Maybe you're right but there are people working so hard to preserve nonsense like pagan rituals (nobody hit me) and misunderstandings and hate and reasons why you're better than other people.. I think all the pride and satisfaction they get from doing bad things and spreading hate could be gotten f...
by RabbitWho
Fri Jun 25, 2010 9:48 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Foreign languages in dreams?
Replies: 48
Views: 24090

Re: Foreign languages in dreams?

I dream in Czech or Irish quite often if I watch TV in Czech or Irish, which I haven't been doing recently. Recently it's been a very common theme that I talk to people in dreams and they don't understand me, because that's been my life for the past 2 years. I don't need to be familiar at all with t...
by RabbitWho
Fri Jun 25, 2010 9:28 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0758: "Raptor Fences"
Replies: 72
Views: 16197

Re: "Raptor Fences" discussion (#758)

CorruptUser wrote:Well, if you read the Bible (the original one), there is a part in Samuel that involves
Spoiler:
a plague of rats that crawled into people's rectums and ate their intestines from within.

by RabbitWho
Fri Jun 25, 2010 5:47 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0758: "Raptor Fences"
Replies: 72
Views: 16197

Re: "Raptor Fences" discussion (#758)

I hope this is one of a series because i think it's quite clear to anyone that knows anything about the Raptors of Jurassic Park that they are far too fearsome to be stopped by a little thing like size.
That t-rex? HE GOT LUCKY
by RabbitWho
Fri Jun 25, 2010 7:20 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0758: "Raptor Fences"
Replies: 72
Views: 16197

Re: "Raptor Fences" discussion (#758)

Thoughts I had:

"So many people are going to lie and say they had this dream...
So if I have one I'll record the session.
...crap."


There used to be little blood sucking green dinosaurs in Jurassic Park for the mega-drive (genesis).
by RabbitWho
Tue Jun 22, 2010 9:22 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: What is a word?
Replies: 77
Views: 9651

Re: What is a word?

It's a recognizable sound (or combination of letters) which helps to signify some meaning in the head of the person you're talking to. As long as the other person understands then it's a word. No, I'd say that words additionally have to have their meaning by some kind of convention in order to coun...
by RabbitWho
Tue Jun 22, 2010 9:16 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Romeo and Juliet analysis, thesis help
Replies: 7
Views: 2847

Re: Romeo and Juliet analysis, thesis help

Is Romeo and Juliet made less accessible in todays society through the presence of... blah blah blah Roman influence or whatever you said... ?
by RabbitWho
Tue Jun 22, 2010 9:13 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: The 50 book challenge
Replies: 76
Views: 14279

Re: The 50 book challenge

I like to read one book every 3 or 4 months and then obsess about it for the full period of time.
by RabbitWho
Tue Jun 22, 2010 9:07 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Hemingway presentation - interesting viewpoints?
Replies: 2
Views: 1233

Re: Hemingway presentation - interesting viewpoints?

Here's a thread about Hemingway! Help! I don't get this story at all.. It's not homework, I'm a grown up. The Short and Happy Life of Francis MaComber What the hell!? [spoilers] It's about a man who goes to Africa with his society wife and they hire a hunter to help them run around shooting harmless...
by RabbitWho
Tue Jun 22, 2010 7:04 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: What is a word?
Replies: 77
Views: 9651

Re: What is a word?

It's a recognizable sound (or combination of letters) which helps to signify some meaning in the head of the person you're talking to. As long as the other person understands then it's a word. Seeing as how people actually sit down and decide what goes into a dictionary or not and those people don't...
by RabbitWho
Tue Jun 22, 2010 6:53 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0756: "Public Opinion"
Replies: 93
Views: 26310

Re: "Public Opinion" discussion (#756)

Tis mad isn't it, the only advantage TV has over youtube is that it's made by people who are better than us, and now they're taking that away from us. It's not a place for the brightest and best anymore it's a place for us. .but with less of us and with no opportunity for interaction. They really do...
by RabbitWho
Mon Jun 21, 2010 7:57 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: "Scone" Pronunciation (Enhanced)
Replies: 50
Views: 10697

Re: "Scone" Pronunciation (Enhanced)

Irish, Cone, you're welcome.
by RabbitWho
Sat Jun 19, 2010 5:27 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Audiobooks
Replies: 28
Views: 5200

Re: Audiobooks

I listen to every chapter 4 or 5 times and that way hopefully the bits that I'm not paying attention two each time are different.

I like that I can multitask with an audiobook, I really can't concentrate on sitting still anymore.
by RabbitWho
Sat Jun 19, 2010 5:25 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Worst/Overrated books.
Replies: 753
Views: 281885

Re: Worst/Overrated books.

i think the catcher in the rye is overrated, i liked it but i definetly dont think that its as good as everyone says it is, i think the plot kinda sucks also, hench where is your signature thingy from? I thought that I liked it.. but then I was talking to someone who loved it and realized we might ...
by RabbitWho
Sat Jun 19, 2010 12:05 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: People that claim ethnicity but don't speak the language...
Replies: 47
Views: 8805

Re: People that claim ethnicity but don't speak the language

70,000? more like 300,000. With numbers that small, that makes a big difference. And with 300,000+ people that speak it fluently, there are about 300,000 more speakers than 0 to talk to; you just have to go to the right places (like the Gaeltacht.) It's funny how people bash Irish and the like beca...
by RabbitWho
Sat Jun 19, 2010 2:21 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Accents and style in written English: naive vs. naïve
Replies: 42
Views: 13266

Re: Accents and style in written English: naive vs. naïve

In any event, it is custom more than logic that dictates language conventions. When I say English speakers do not respect Czech literature, I mean they voted with their feet when they never bothered to render robotnik dutifully. Not the way anime fans attempt to keep the pronunciation of Japanese l...

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