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by Quertle
Sat May 10, 2008 1:28 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Other Languages You've Studied
Replies: 488
Views: 95923

Re: Other Languages You've Studied

I've studied 3 languages: French, German and am currently studying Anglo Saxon. While the last is thoroughly worthless in any practical sense (unless I plan on relocating to rural areas of Frisia, in which case I'm covered!), it's really enjoyable and by far the best language I've tried. And yes, I ...
by Quertle
Sat May 10, 2008 1:10 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Wordless songs
Replies: 65
Views: 6515

Re: Wordless songs

Adiemus by Karl Jenkins is superb as a vocal album, but using voice solely as an instrument.

As for pure instrumental pieces, I love Apocalyptica - a cross between classical and metal music. They are just brilliant, IMO.
by Quertle
Sat May 10, 2008 12:42 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: What are literary themes?
Replies: 19
Views: 7798

Re: What are literary themes?

As a person who travels a decent amount of the time and winds up buying paperback novels in airports, convienence stores, etc. I have noticed that book themes can usually be determined, or atleast grouped, by the general design, layout, and cover art of the paperback in question. As an example look...
by Quertle
Fri May 09, 2008 11:46 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Pulp Fiction in Shakespearean English
Replies: 21
Views: 8066

Re: Pulp Fiction in Shakespearean English

The "standard" form of Shakespeare's iambic pentameter is simply 5 iambs in a row, but certainly variations occur, where dictated. For example, here's Hamlet's soliloquy - it's mostly iambic pentameter, but there are several extra syllables, a trochee here and there, etc. Shakespeare was ...
by Quertle
Fri May 09, 2008 10:53 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Who the dickens are you?
Replies: 10922
Views: 2411856

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Hi, I'm Tom (username Quertle). I'm 19 and am an English Literature undergraduate in the UK. I've read xkcd for a year or so now, and really like. I also have an interest in science/maths, which is fairly difficult to maintain in a degree such as mine!

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