1190: "Time"

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby NetWeasel » Wed Jul 17, 2013 9:23 pm UTC

I really wish this (fuzzy language thing) had been done during the "water, Helen" phase back at first camp...
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Charm Quark » Wed Jul 17, 2013 9:26 pm UTC

SinusPi wrote:As for the BIG WORDS, it might even go as far as convey her attempt to overlay onto English some language features not present in it - specific tone of voice for an apology or request, honorific forms, etc.


I think this is a good interpretation...it's definitely significant that the punctuation marks are in Beanish. Either the pattern of enunciation associated with questions and statements is different in Beanish, or the circle and the line are suffixes that denote questions and statements in Beanish. I lean toward the former, as Hairdo has done a pretty good job sticking to correct Unglish grammar in the rest of her speech, while there is some reason to believe that she's pronouncing or enunciating words in a confusing way.

ETA: Sorry about my clutter-o-genic comments. My idea to expand the thread into a mini-forum was an attempt to give people places to post where they wouldn't have to worry about being seaish at the expense of blitzers, and I would certainly never support a situation where the OTT would be reduced to on topic only discussion. I can see though that in many ways the current system is optimal.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ucim » Wed Jul 17, 2013 9:27 pm UTC

HAL9000 wrote:Maybe "please" is larger because it's a word she knows well, and is supposed to be easier for M&C (and thus for us readers) to understand?
I think it's because Rosetta Farrah knows that this is an important meeting, and very much wants to communicate and keep things on a good level.

NetWeasel wrote:I really wish this (fuzzy language thing) had been done during the "water, Helen" phase back at first camp...
"water, Helen" phase?
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby jovialbard » Wed Jul 17, 2013 9:28 pm UTC

NetWeasel wrote:I really wish this (fuzzy language thing) had been done during the "water, Helen" phase back at first camp...


But the beanie had just spoken the word, he didn't have to put it together out of context, or remember it from years earlier. Nor was he trying to put together sentences, he just repeated the one phonemic group that he heard. Though yeah, it is another example of how precocious Cuegan are.

Anyone else think the line at the top of the E in PLEASE looks like a beanie diacritic?

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby edfel » Wed Jul 17, 2013 9:29 pm UTC

mojacardave wrote:
Montov wrote:The big "I" is because that is an easy word she knows, so she emphasizes it. Like singing along a song where you get less vocal at parts you don't know very well, but loudly sing the parts you do know.

And I want to highlight the extraordinary effort of GLR. Some nice landscapes, and the stars required some research, but inventing a completely new language and introducing visualization of Beanglish is completely off the charts.


But Randall is very definitely the sort of person who may have invented a language at some point in his youth... It's not necessarily a fabrication for the OTC. In fact, it's even possible that he had the language and nothing to do with it, and that triggered the idea for a comic with progression...


My thought too. Yet, I think it's possible He picked a random language somewhere, and just changed the alphabet. I've tried to match Lojban but it doesn't fit ("sea" is not spelled as "big-water"). Any other idea?

Pfhorrest wrote:I think this raises an interesting question for your religion here.

Did the Creator have every step of the OTC planned out from the start, or is he allowing his characters free will and their world some randomness (i.e. making shit up as he goes along)?


One of my favorite comics [the one featuring my avatar's character, btw], is an epic adventure in 10 volumes with very ambitious quests, lots of events fitting perfectly into place and everything. It all looked like the authors had prepared a giant epic story, and were revealing it volume after volume. Until I read somewhere that most of the time they only foresaw 30 or so pages in advance, and let the character have their own surprises or ambitions :). This is really a role-playing approach, and I guess GLR's using a similar one. Except here He's settled the story in a very unusual environment, so I guess He's prepared the "background" in advance, and let randomness take over for Cuegan's actions.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby NetWeasel » Wed Jul 17, 2013 9:29 pm UTC

ucim wrote:"water, Helen" phase?

Jose

...back when Cueball was first trying to speak Beanong...
"i learned a word. Water. Probably."

Similar to the Helen Keller first word story...
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Rule110 » Wed Jul 17, 2013 9:31 pm UTC

SBN wrote:The experts are probably on this, but can anything be done with the file itself? Can it be peeled back in layers or something? (I don't know, this is yet another area that makes me feel like I've wandered into the advanced class by mistake, but class started awhile ago and now I'm too shy to leave.)

Unfortunately, the darkest blotches are full black (#000000) so they completely obscure whatever is "behind" them. By adjusting the levels it's possible to selectively make some letters clearer at the cost of others (for example, fading away the paler crossing words to clarify the darker words, or making the crossing words darker but also making the lighter splotches darker at the same time) but there's no way to uncover what's completely obscured.

The original file was probably created in separate layers, but the image we have access to has had those layers combined into a single bitmap.

ETA: "Please be patient." Is she telling Cuegan to
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby CasCat » Wed Jul 17, 2013 9:32 pm UTC

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[quote="NetWeasel wrote:
I really wish this (fuzzy language thing) had been done during the "water, Helen" phase back at first camp...
"water, Helen" phase?

Jose[/quote]

It's a reference to teaching Helen Keller, a blind-deaf-and-mute girl, how to speak. Her teacher held Helen's hand under a stream of water, and signed "water" into her hand. Helen, who had been perhaps two years old when she went blind and deaf, suddenly got the concept and said "wah-wah". And went on to learn sign language and be an advocate in her adulthood for the deaf and blind. This incident was made famous in the movie and play "The Miracle Worker".
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby mscha » Wed Jul 17, 2013 9:32 pm UTC

taixzo wrote:...Perhaps she's actually speaking Dutch? Has mscha appeared in the OTC?

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby superluminal » Wed Jul 17, 2013 9:34 pm UTC

I finally had to delurk to say this:

What if Cuegan are just tourists and they don't know the local language? After all, many tourists like beaches and sandcastles... They might have been on the same beach before, but never wandered this far from their hotel.

(I liked this hypothesis more before Hairdo started talking...)

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby HAL9000 » Wed Jul 17, 2013 9:36 pm UTC

Pfhorrest wrote:I think this raises an interesting question for your religion here.

Did the Creator have every step of the OTC planned out from the start, or is he allowing his characters free will and their world some randomness (i.e. making shit up as he goes along)?

An interesting question. Either one is possible; considering how little the frame changes every hour (there is the occasional more major change, but those are uncommon), he could easily be making a new batch every week or so, or whenever he's bored. Of course, for the same reason, he could have made a huge number beforehand and just set it into motion.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Angelastic » Wed Jul 17, 2013 9:37 pm UTC

I wonder whether the Beanies assume salt water (or sand) is dangerous (so nobody can live near it) in a similar way that Cuegan seem to think fresh water is dangerous/perhaps impossible to swim in. Perhaps they're even flooding the sea with fresh water in order to make it safe.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby mscha » Wed Jul 17, 2013 9:39 pm UTC

mojacardave wrote:There used to be a clever website with forum post data though, including live graphs: I assume that's still online somewhere.

That would be Kieryn's XKCD Time Dedication. He's traveling, though, so it isn't being updated at this time.

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tavella wrote:I was wondering if the middle word could also just be "these", perhaps, meaning the Beanies. But I'm not sure if there's enough space for an E.

Hypatia speaks a third language, per the drawing back at the original meeting site, so she may have come from elsewhere speaking her diamond language, learned the triangle language of the Beanies, and also knows a circle language very similar to Cuegan's people. Or she could be a very industrious Beanie scholar. Also, that suggests the Beanies have met the Circles, since Cuegan's language sounded familiar, even if they didn't understand it. So they aren't just an extinct people from books.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby HES » Wed Jul 17, 2013 9:44 pm UTC

SBN wrote:Can it be peeled back in layers or something? (I don't know, this is yet another area that makes me feel like I've wandered into the advanced class by mistake, but class started awhile ago and now I'm too shy to leave.)

GLR will have control over layers, but I think once it's compressed/compiled/converted/whatever into the final image that information is lost - what you see is what you get

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mscha wrote:SorrONG...
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spoken by the ...ffiou...
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Ooh! Something I just remembered: A few years back, I was learning Spanish. (I've since forgotten almost all of it.) Then, later, I met someone who spoke Portuguese. And I couldn't understand all of what they were saying, but a lot of the words were similar to Spanish ones I knew, so I could get a sense of their meaning. And I get a similar feeling whenever I try to read Dutch (which I don't know, but I do know English and some German). If I had to illustrate what that looked like, it would be somewhat like GLR's drawing.

...Perhaps she's actually speaking Dutch? Has mscha appeared in the OTC?


I only speak English, and I couldn't make anything at all out of Dutch when I was in Amsterdam. The J's where just too odd.

I have limited German, and can get the gist of written German, Dutch and Flemish (which from a quick wiki check may be closer to Dutch than I realise)

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby edo » Wed Jul 17, 2013 9:45 pm UTC

edfel wrote:
My thought too. Yet, I think it's possible He picked a random language somewhere, and just changed the alphabet. I've tried to match Lojban but it doesn't fit ("sea" is not spelled as "big-water"). Any other idea?


of the languages listed
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I've checked Afrikaans through Hebrew so far, Hebrew is the only one so far with the same root,"ים" (pronounced "ym"?), however, that is "Sea", water is "מים" (pronounced "mym"?)
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby mscha » Wed Jul 17, 2013 10:00 pm UTC

Speaking BeanONG again...
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby HAL9000 » Wed Jul 17, 2013 10:01 pm UTC

SpeakONG more Beanish...
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EDIT because I was too preoccupied with the ONG to remember to include the "ing." :oops:
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby CFS » Wed Jul 17, 2013 10:04 pm UTC

HAL9000 wrote:SpeakONG more Beanish...
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Ninja'd. That's what I get for trying to ONG while download large quantities of music (never enough!), thus operating with slowed internet connection.


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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ggh » Wed Jul 17, 2013 10:06 pm UTC

Hi mscha, just wanted to add my voice to the chorus of gee-your-baobab-pic-was neat-dunno-why-i-never-saw-it before. I'm glad that you reposted them all!
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby BigDaddy » Wed Jul 17, 2013 10:06 pm UTC

mscha wrote:Speaking BeanONG again...
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Ok what is going on with the beaded curtain on the left? That one strand has been at an odd angle since they entered the lair of Bearda.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby patzer » Wed Jul 17, 2013 10:06 pm UTC

Sorry to interrupt your language discussions, but Kenmelken and I have been debating when the new eon should start. I made a poll to try to get the opinions of more people.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby HAL9000 » Wed Jul 17, 2013 10:08 pm UTC

patzer wrote:Sorry to interrupt your language discussions, but Kenmelken and I have been debating when the new eon should start. I made a poll to try to get the opinions of more people.
http://poll.pollcode.com/w8gca

I think it should start after the sunset, with the bucket serving as a prelude to Act III. But that's probably just me.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby edo » Wed Jul 17, 2013 10:18 pm UTC

Finished my google translate check:

Nothing fits great. Languages with the same root are:
Hebrew
Korean ("Sea" and "Fresh water" share part if a symbol, with a "Mouth" added to "fresh water", but its a pretty weak connection, spoken it's "bada"and "damsu" respectively)
Thai

I can't read Arabic at all, and there is no transliteration on google, but it doesn't sound similar to me.
I have no hope of guessing for Urdu or Persian as google doesn't even voice these...

Nothing has "sea" as a modification of "water" so if Randall is using an existing language, it's more obscure. Anybody speak a Canadian Aboriginal Language? (best bet due to the script) Klingon? Elvish?

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby RudeDude » Wed Jul 17, 2013 10:22 pm UTC

My attempt at transliterating the newpix [SinusPi can (dis)approve]:

(Bighair) U' AbM W2 2b7U
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby taixzo » Wed Jul 17, 2013 10:25 pm UTC

CFS wrote:
taixzo wrote:
mscha wrote:SorrONG...
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I am sorry.
Your language is like those
spoken by the ...ffiou...
... but I learned it.


Ooh! Something I just remembered: A few years back, I was learning Spanish. (I've since forgotten almost all of it.) Then, later, I met someone who spoke Portuguese. And I couldn't understand all of what they were saying, but a lot of the words were similar to Spanish ones I knew, so I could get a sense of their meaning. And I get a similar feeling whenever I try to read Dutch (which I don't know, but I do know English and some German). If I had to illustrate what that looked like, it would be somewhat like GLR's drawing.

...Perhaps she's actually speaking Dutch? Has mscha appeared in the OTC?


I only speak English, and I couldn't make anything at all out of Dutch when I was in Amsterdam. The J's where just too odd.


Oh, I can't make any sense out of spoken Dutch. But written Dutch is understandable, more or less.

edo wrote:Finished my google translate check:

Nothing fits great. Languages with the same root are:
Hebrew
Korean ("Sea" and "Fresh water" share part if a symbol, with a "Mouth" added to "fresh water", but its a pretty weak connection, spoken it's "bada"and "damsu" respectively)
Thai

I can't read Arabic at all, and there is no transliteration on google, but it doesn't sound similar to me.
I have no hope of guessing for Urdu or Persian as google doesn't even voice these...

Nothing has "sea" as a modification of "water" so if Randall is using an existing language, it's more obscure. Anybody speak a Canadian Aboriginal Language? (best bet due to the script) Klingon? Elvish?

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Oh, so that's where bada comes from!
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Davidy » Wed Jul 17, 2013 10:27 pm UTC

Angelastic wrote:
sciakybros wrote:So truncated repeating numbers is only an approximation. But isn't that what you do in your proof?
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Then 10x = 4.99999..., and
100x = 49.999......
Subtract the first from the second and you get 90x = 45, or x = .5

If you can only get that result using truncated 'approximations' of the repeating number isn't the result an approximation?

The proof does not use truncated approximations; the … means that the nines go on forever (not just as long as you can imagine writing or saying them) in all cases. Truncating would be writing 49.99999999999 without the … at the end.

But I'm not going to be sucked into this (and I would be sorry for mentioning the fact that 0.9…=1, knowing that somebody would probably misunderstand it, except that I found the response from Rule110 very interesting) since it's a fact that has been mathematically proven, and there is no higher standard of proof than that. So I will just show you this lovely song about the number 0.9... (a.k.a. wau)

I think that Hairdo is saying (not necessarily well) all the words we're seeing, but we don't see it as 'transpires… lives? uh… perspires?' (with blotches for pronunciation) because that would take up too much space. I think this is a brilliant way of representing things.

Way back (and I mean WAY back) when, I learned that a repeating decimal could be represented by placing a dot over the repeating digit (or first and last of the repeating digits), thus, 1/3 would be 0.3 (with a dot over the three) or 1/7 would be 0.142857 (with dots over the 1 and 7). I don't see this convention used anymore, it having apparently been replaced with a horizontal line being placed over the repeating part(s) of the decimal, or as you do, using an elipsis. This latter usage can be misleading simply because the elipsis in common usage simply means that something is missing from the text shown. Thus, 0.3333333... could mean 1/3, or it could mean 0.33333335241768.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby CFS » Wed Jul 17, 2013 10:28 pm UTC

HAL9000 wrote:
patzer wrote:Sorry to interrupt your language discussions, but Kenmelken and I have been debating when the new eon should start. I made a poll to try to get the opinions of more people.
http://poll.pollcode.com/w8gca

I think it should start after the sunset, with the bucket serving as a prelude to Act III. But that's probably just me.
Oh, durr, that's one of the options. Silly me. I think all this music that I'm downloading (and listening to) is distracting me; that's the second error in two posts. :oops:


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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby edo » Wed Jul 17, 2013 10:33 pm UTC

CreeDictionary.com has
ᑭᒋᑲᒥᐤ (kicikamiw) for "sea" and
ᓃᐲᕀ (nîpîy) for "water"; if there is a shared root, I don't see it.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby trolleypup » Wed Jul 17, 2013 10:35 pm UTC

b2bomberkrh wrote:I think there IS an island, or at least more land, which is the squiggle in the very lowest right. I don't see any sign of coastline, or island shape around the spot that has been pinpointed by the survey lines, though. It seems to be something small, that's fixed in the water.

Blindposting from 20 newpix back where I have been for weeks...

To my eyes, it looks like they are triangulating to an island in the middle of a (smallCOASTS) sea. Perhaps it is the surface manifestation of a massive underwater eruption (dome building? flood eruption) that is displacing seawater? Of course, that large an eruption would probably cause frequent tsunamis and environmental contamination (unless they have very very dependable tradewinds), never mind being noticable from the coast day and night by eyes and ears.

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COASTS Since we can see what might be a shoreline at the lower rightish edge.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby EraObserver » Wed Jul 17, 2013 10:44 pm UTC

CasCat wrote:
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charlie_grumbles wrote:
CasCat wrote:As to how English pronounces periods, we have a slight descending-tone at the end of sentences, with a slight pause. That's the best I can do. (As opposed to a slightly shorter pause with no descending-tone for commas, and a slight rising-tone with pause for question marks.)


Hmmm. Actually THIS
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lF4qii8S3gw
is how you pronounce punctuation. If you ain't heard it before, you gotta.


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Also, the seat belt in the piano bench.

<edit because I can't spell Borge>


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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ggh » Wed Jul 17, 2013 10:50 pm UTC

patzer wrote:Sorry to interrupt your language discussions, but Kenmelken and I have been debating when the new eon should start. I made a poll to try to get the opinions of more people.
http://poll.pollcode.com/w8gca

Kenmelken brought up his proposal for this on the forum a while ago, and I thought his analysis was both reasonable and artful.

You both are doing such an awesome job on the wiki, but it's such a huge undertaking - there are so many subjects that haven't been started at all (art, poetry, etc) - maybe you could divide the things you work on so there's less conflict and more ground covered?
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby edo » Wed Jul 17, 2013 10:51 pm UTC

RudeDude wrote:My attempt at transliterating the newpix [SinusPi can (dis)approve]:

(Bighair) U' AbM W2 2b7U
(BeanieX) dG


To me it looks like
(Bighair) U' AbWN W2 2A7U
(BeanieX) dG

With a diatric on the "W" in W2
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby SinusPi » Wed Jul 17, 2013 10:53 pm UTC

RudeDude wrote:My attempt at transliterating the newpix [SinusPi can (dis)approve]:

(Bighair) U' AbM W2 2b7U
(BeanieX) dG

Sorry ;P Your "M" is two characters, "W" and "N". And, you wrote a "b" instead of an "A". The rest is good, plus diacritics/vowels. ;)

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(edit) Not that I'm any transliteration authority, but Edo got it "right" by me.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby DrSamCarter » Wed Jul 17, 2013 10:59 pm UTC

Zorin_75 wrote:There's another thing I'm wondering about - the look of those windows appears really strange. Any real world architectural style I'm overlooking?


Art Deco. (Blind post; sorry if it's been posted)

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby mscha » Wed Jul 17, 2013 11:00 pm UTC

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby NetWeasel » Wed Jul 17, 2013 11:01 pm UTC

Wait... we don't get to see what's behind the other curtain???
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ucim » Wed Jul 17, 2013 11:02 pm UTC

patzer wrote:Sorry to interrupt your language discussions, but Kenmelken and I have been debating when the new eon should start. I made a poll to try to get the opinions of more people.
http://poll.pollcode.com/w8gca
I voted for 2646, the frame in which Cueball notices other people. It is at that point where the entire flavor of the story changes. Frames before that actually refer to the prior history (the bucket refers to the rising seas on the beach, for example) and not to the upcoming adventure. But once they see other people, it's a new game. (Note - we don't have to see them for this to be true... only the Cuegan do)

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby NoMouse » Wed Jul 17, 2013 11:04 pm UTC

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SinusPi wrote:I am quite intrigued by the "NOBODY" - at first I thought my transliterated c/' blue diacritics might be vowels, but then some words do not have vowels whatsoever. It could happen, but it would make Beanish a language damn hard to pronounce...

Well, in my language (Czech) we have syllabic R and syllabic L, so words without vowels do exist and are easy (for us, not for foreigners :D ) to pronounce. So you can have sentencesS like "Strč prst skrz krk." which means "Stick your finger through your throat." or "Smrž pln skvrn zvlhl z mlh." = "Morel full of spots got wet by fogs." or two-syllabic words with no vowels like "zmrzls" - "you have frozen". So to me it's not odd that some words would not have vowels. :) Notice that there also exists one-consonant prepositions (s, z, k, v) that are read as if they were part of the next word (if it's not possible, than "e" is added). So even those one character long words could be single consonants. Although non of this is very likely GLR has used.

charlie_grumbles wrote:Stage 17
<snip>
However, Contador moves up to second place and his teammate Roman Kreuziger up to third. The best place US rider is Andy Talansky in 13th at 15'13". Mollema, who was in second place in the GC this morning, drops back to fourth, with a 6'23" deficit. Not his day.
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Yay, Roman Kreuziger is a Czech rider, thanks for the information that he's now third, I didn't notice in the news.

Qalyar wrote:The cross-words (as opposed to crosswords) are interesting. We assume that Cueball are speaking English, because their language is presented to us as English. But we really have no reason to assume they actually are and that the comic, for the readers' convenience, isn't calling the smeerps rabbits ... er, molpies.

Hey, a TVTropes link without warning? I'm trying to ketchup here! Fortunately, I was able to close the tab immediately before it could reproduce. :mrgreen:

Montov wrote:The big "I" is because that is an easy word she knows, so she emphasizes it. Like singing along a song where you get less vocal at parts you don't know very well, but loudly sing the parts you do know.
Yeah... mmm, mm mm mmmmmm HALELUJAH! HALELUJAH! mmm mm mm mmmmmmm....

I really like jovialbard's explanations:
Spoiler:
jovialbard wrote:Perhaps she's an incredibly talented throat singer and can vocalize multiple words simultaneously by injecting different consonants in line with the various pitch changes of her discrete overtones. Actually, has anyone ever heard (of) a female throat singer? I feel like every throat singer I've seen is male. I would assume that's simply because it comes from cultures that are traditionally sexist, but I suppose it's also conceivable that it could be more difficult or less common for women to be capable of vocalizing in that way, what with the statistical difference in voices between men and women. Actually, I've tried throat singing in falsetto, and while it's possible to create multiple notes it doesn't sound nearly the same as a bass throat singing. Perhaps a very low alto could manage it...

jovialbard wrote:Maybe she's extremely skilled at projectile vomiting and she's literally spewing the words against the wall. The beanies clean it up between frames.

(that's gross)

Or maybe she just has a giant paintbrush. Or maybe people don't actually speak in this randallverse but literally have speech bubbles appear above their heads (like those guys in the planescape campaign setting)

They both made me ROFLYSSTBB :lol:

S Not that they make much sense, but they are grammatically perfectly correct.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby CasCat » Wed Jul 17, 2013 11:05 pm UTC

BigDaddy wrote:
mscha wrote:Speaking BeanONG again...
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Ok what is going on with the beaded curtain on the left? That one strand has been at an odd angle since they entered the lair of Bearda.


Have you ever gone through a beaded curtain? Sometimes the beads hang up on each other, and that can lead to odd little kinks like the one you see here.

Oooh, hundredth post. Gotta say something kinky, right?
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Bead curtain.
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