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by tesseraktik
Tue Sep 10, 2013 11:54 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Words of buffalo type
Replies: 19
Views: 6269

Re: Words of buffalo type

Fay fay fay fay fay fay fay.
"Pixies joined together by other pixies who in turn are joined by white pixies lie close together."

Envelope Generator wrote:What's more, felt Felt felt felt felt Felt felt.

Gains gains gains Gains gains.
"Gains increases his/her earnings."
by tesseraktik
Thu May 30, 2013 4:19 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Tala íslensku! (Icelandic practice)
Replies: 21
Views: 15010

Re: Tala íslensku! (Icelandic practice)

That sounds awesome! I'd have loved to watch a movie like that in school. What class was this? I can't speak for wwjd_kilden, but in Sweden it is (or was) standard watching in high school Swedish class. And, like wwjd_kilden, my classmates and I also very much enjoyed speaking fake Icelandic for th...
by tesseraktik
Thu Feb 07, 2013 8:08 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Places which are things
Replies: 11
Views: 3461

Re: Places which are things

I was surprised to learn the word chad; an office supply term of arguable usefulness.


Oh, and I know you said none that are in the main language of the country it's in, but I've just got to mention:
Seal Chart in the County of Kent.
It belongs right up there with the penguin diagram.
by tesseraktik
Thu Feb 07, 2013 2:20 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: You keep using that word...
Replies: 39
Views: 10329

Re: You keep using that word...

First you'll have to convince me that "theory" has a solid definition in the realm of science. The "theory" of evolution is well established, but string "theory" is just an unverified supposition supported by mathematics (no offense to the string theorists out there). ...
by tesseraktik
Wed Feb 06, 2013 8:20 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: You keep using that word...
Replies: 39
Views: 10329

Re: You keep using that word...

"theory" and "hypothesis" spring to mind. I don't mind when people casually refer to vague ideas as theories and hypotheses; that's pretty much what these words mean in day-to-day conversation. The problem arises when one begins to conflate the everyday meanings of the words with...
by tesseraktik
Thu Jan 24, 2013 7:26 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Neil Armstrong's ACTUAL age.
Replies: 10
Views: 2412

Re: Neil Armstrong's ACTUAL age.

Sergei Avdeyev is said to hold the record for time travel by time dilation: In his 747½ days in space, he's managed to avoid 0,02 seconds of aging! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sergei_Avdeyev (Not sure if gravitational time dilation is included. It may be that because all of his missions have been i...
by tesseraktik
Sun Oct 07, 2012 11:21 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Black Holes - not (yet) possible?
Replies: 279
Views: 38531

Re: Black Holes - not (yet) possible?

I remember once asking my relativity professor if you couldn't extract information about objects beyond their event horizon by measuring their gravitational pull; I figured that if you throw a massive object into a black hole at one end, you experience that the gravitational pull was ever-so-slightl...
by tesseraktik
Sun Oct 07, 2012 11:03 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Sirens and psychoses
Replies: 16
Views: 2341

Re: Sirens and psychoses

I'd just write it off as "brains be crazy". The reality you experience is a constructed hallucination, anyway, based off of incomplete sensory data and a *lot* of extrapolation. Having small amounts of nonsensical sensory experiences isn't too abnormal. For example, deja vu works like tha...
by tesseraktik
Sat Oct 06, 2012 6:35 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Sirens and psychoses
Replies: 16
Views: 2341

Re: Sirens and psychoses

Thanks for the input! I'm pretty sure we're talking about different things, though (though perhaps they are related): These intrusive aggressive thoughts are indeed very common, and I experience them all the time, and sometimes they even involve jumping into the sea. However, they feel very differen...
by tesseraktik
Sat Oct 06, 2012 4:46 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Name 3 famous living scientists (no cheating!) ;)
Replies: 39
Views: 10205

Re: Name 3 famous living scientists (no cheating!) ;)

Albert Fert Peter(?) Grüneberg Stephen Hawking I'm guessing Albert Fert and Peter Grüneberg came up first in my head because they were the first two famous physicists that I met in person (they did a lecture at my high school while they were in Stockholm getting their Nobel prizes for giant magnetor...
by tesseraktik
Sat Oct 06, 2012 3:33 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Sirens and psychoses
Replies: 16
Views: 2341

Sirens and psychoses

...or, Of Mermaids and Maniacs . Hoping this is the right sub-forum for this; I'm looking to find out more about a particular type of psychosis. Alright, so first, a confession: Sometimes, when I'm alone on the deck of a ship, and particularly at night, I feel as though the sea is beckoning me to ju...
by tesseraktik
Tue Sep 18, 2012 7:03 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Translations needed: Talk to Me in X
Replies: 30
Views: 11181

Re: Translations needed: Talk to Me in X

Not 100% sure about this, but here's Modern Gutnish:

Prate gutamål me mi!
by tesseraktik
Tue Sep 18, 2012 6:45 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Forum description needs fixing
Replies: 3
Views: 1728

Re: Forum description needs fixing

i agree.
by tesseraktik
Fri Aug 10, 2012 12:26 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Tala íslensku! (Icelandic practice)
Replies: 21
Views: 15010

Re: Tala íslensku! (Icelandic practice)

So, einn af vinum mínum recently shared with me what I think is probably það besta sem nokkru sinni : Tattúínárdǿla saga - The Star wars saga, rewritten as an Icelandic saga (in both English and fornnorræna ) Fornnorræna is Old Norse, not Icelandic, but it's still a treat for anyone interested in ís...
by tesseraktik
Sun Aug 05, 2012 1:08 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Translations needed: Talk to Me in X
Replies: 30
Views: 11181

Re: Translations needed: Talk to Me in X

Dothraki translation: Astos anhaan ki lekhi Dothraki! [My thanks to David J. Peterson for helping me get this right.] This is still going, although I'm replacing the flags with a color scheme. Attaching two recommendations for Klingon, just 'cuz. I prefer the red, white and black one, myself, but i...
by tesseraktik
Sun Jul 29, 2012 2:33 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Newspeak practice
Replies: 21
Views: 8350

Re: Newspeak practice

Big brother is doubleplus ungood. That is unlogicfull. Big Brother is good and reasonwise can not be ungood. Oldspeak is goodthink. That is untruthfull. Limitwise some Oldspeak is goodthink. Newspeak is Oldspeak that is lacking crimethink. Newspeak is doubleplus ungoodthink. That is unpossible. The...
by tesseraktik
Sun Jul 29, 2012 12:28 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Newspeak practice
Replies: 21
Views: 8350

Re: Newspeak practice

Daimon wrote:Newspeak is doubleplus ungood (or doubleplus bad)
The word "bad" is a sign of doubleplusungood oldthink and it is reasonwise crimetalk. Come back when you is a goodthinker.
by tesseraktik
Sun Jul 29, 2012 12:36 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Newspeak practice
Replies: 21
Views: 8350

Re: Newspeak practice

I questionthinking: Are the words "is" and "am" and "are" and "were" and "be" and "been" in Newspeak? Or do a Newspeaker say other things? I think newspeak collectword nine (printed 1978) keeped oldspeak wordforms of "be", "...
by tesseraktik
Sat Jul 28, 2012 11:02 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Newspeak practice
Replies: 21
Views: 8350

Re: Newspeak practice

Plussimple conjugation: "good", "gooder", "goodest". "sing", "singed", "had signed" I think this is unright. Goodspeak is plussimple. I make plusclear: oldspeak "good", "better", "best" is newspeak "good&...
by tesseraktik
Wed Jul 25, 2012 2:57 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Need help with a phrase.
Replies: 1
Views: 1925

Re: Need help with a phrase.

I'm afraid I can't help you with that. A recommendation, though: Change thread title to something like "Need help with a phrase. (tiếng Việt)"; you may have better luck attracting people who know the language, then.
by tesseraktik
Sat Jul 14, 2012 11:32 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Translations needed: Talk to Me in X
Replies: 30
Views: 11181

Re: Translations needed: Talk to Me in X

Swedish: Prata med mig på svenska. = "Talk with me in Swedish." Snacka svenska med mig. = "Talk Swedish with me." (slang:ish) ...and just in case you're wondering: Klingon: tlhIngan Hol HIjatlh. = "Speak to me in Swedish." Lojban: ko tavla mi bau la lojban. = "Tal...
by tesseraktik
Wed Jul 11, 2012 9:52 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Saying "rabbit" in other languages
Replies: 74
Views: 24089

Re: Saying "rabbit" in other languages

In Dothraki, mawizzi means either "rabbit" or "rabbits". mawizzish is the diminutive form of the word; "bunny", perhaps.
by tesseraktik
Wed Jun 06, 2012 5:53 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1065: "Shoes"
Replies: 107
Views: 38520

Re: 1065: "Shoes"

glasnt wrote:Toe socks were awesome, back in 2005.

I guess this is just the same fad thing?
That's what people said about the internet.

Well, psychic people, anyway.

Terribly selective psychic people, if you ask me.
by tesseraktik
Sat Jun 02, 2012 10:56 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1050: "Forgot Algebra"
Replies: 355
Views: 57669

Re: 1050: "Forgot Algebra"

I was all ready to say that Klingon is a more widely spoken conlang than something that has only 1000 speakers. As an active member of the Klingon-speaking community, let me assure you: tera'Daq tlhIngan Hol lujatlhlaHbogh wa'SanID ghotpu' lutu'lu'be'bej. - "There certainly aren't 1000 Klingon...
by tesseraktik
Fri May 18, 2012 5:24 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1057: "Klout"
Replies: 83
Views: 32527

Re: 1057: "Klout"

Thought it's be funny to add "Klout" to the subjects that @xkcd (Randall's Twitter account) is influential about on Klout. I got this message: http://p.twimg.com/AtMY7lHCEAAXlzX.jpg:large For the record, I think Klout is alright, so long as you don't take it too seriously. Good for finding...
by tesseraktik
Tue May 15, 2012 12:13 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Tala íslensku! (Icelandic practice)
Replies: 21
Views: 15010

Re: Tala íslensku! (Icelandic practice)

Þakka þér, antonvalur! Ég þarf sannarlega að æfa mig :) # á forníslensku = in Icelandic something is written "on", not "in" a language, e.g. "Textinn hér fyrir framan er á ensku" - however, if you are referring to a class, "í" is correct, e.g. "áðan var é...
by tesseraktik
Tue Apr 24, 2012 9:42 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Nord Tyskeren Praksis [N.Germanic Practice Thread]
Replies: 15
Views: 4512

Re: Nord Tyskeren Praksis [N.Germanic Practice Thread]

Så...
Om jag bestämmer mig för att lära mig gutamål är det alltså här jag ska öva?
by tesseraktik
Tue Apr 24, 2012 12:42 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: tlhIngan Hol yIjatlh! (Klingon Practise)
Replies: 45
Views: 19858

Re: tlhIngan Hol yIjatlh! (Klingon Practise)

pne wrote:
tesseraktik wrote:De'vID SoH qar'a'.

qarbe'.

philip newton jIH.
HIvqa' veqlargh! Philip 'oH ponglIj'e', wa'Hu' ram 'e' vIlaD 'ach DaHjaj po QInwIj vIghItlhDI' ponglIj vIlIjlaw'pu' :P

ghu' Del bomvam 'e' vIQub :P
by tesseraktik
Tue Apr 24, 2012 8:37 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: tlhIngan Hol yIjatlh! (Klingon Practise)
Replies: 45
Views: 19858

Re: tlhIngan Hol yIjatlh! (Klingon Practise)

naDev jumuvmo' jIQuch pne :)

De'vID SoH qar'a'.
by tesseraktik
Sat Apr 21, 2012 6:02 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Language practice threads
Replies: 144
Views: 109196

Re: Language practice threads [new: Korean]

Not sure whether or not there's interest, but I started up an Icelandic practice thread. Tala íslensku við mig!
by tesseraktik
Sat Apr 21, 2012 3:17 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Tala íslensku! (Icelandic practice)
Replies: 21
Views: 15010

Tala íslensku! (Icelandic practice)

Hæ! Ég er sænskur og núna er ég að lesa Brennunjáls sögu * í forníslensku. Ég skil mikið en ekki allt. Ég vil gjarna æfa á að tala íslensku, svo ég er ræsi þessa umræðu. [Ég veit auðvitað að nútíma íslensku og forníslensku eru öðruvísi, en ég stúdera gjarna bæði.] Leiðrétta gjarna mistök mín! :) *Be...
by tesseraktik
Thu Mar 15, 2012 3:46 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1029: "Drawing Stars"
Replies: 135
Views: 32283

Re: 1029: "Drawing Stars"

36-degree angles? Shouldn't that be 72-degree, or am I missing something? If you draw a line from the center two one of the points and another line from the center to an adjacent point, the angle between them will be 72°. However, the internal angle of a single point is a mere 36°. Here's a totally...
by tesseraktik
Wed Mar 14, 2012 10:38 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: One sentence in the languages you know
Replies: 37
Views: 10859

Re: One sentence in the languages you know

Dothraki update:

@gussvenin on Twitter (who knows a lot more about Dothraki than I do) has suggested the following wording to me:

Affin yer ajadi Rhaeshvojinaan? - When will you come to the People's land?
by tesseraktik
Wed Mar 14, 2012 12:15 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1029: "Drawing Stars"
Replies: 135
Views: 32283

Re: 1029: "Drawing Stars"

Friday, on xkcd: How to Draw Stick Figures, and How Hard It Is to Connect Heads to Necks. There are times when I consider drawing a short line segment that connects the head to the torso; as though there were an elongation of the spine which reached above the shoulders. However, I quickly dismiss s...
by tesseraktik
Wed Mar 07, 2012 8:40 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1026: "Compare and Concave"
Replies: 74
Views: 26983

Re: 1026: "Compare and Contrast"

While I don't mean to bash Shakespeare, I find that his sonnets contained rather poor quantitative analysis. For example, in comparing thee to a Summer's day, he found thee to be "more lovely" and "more temperate", but he indicated neither how he had measured these qualities, nor...
by tesseraktik
Wed Feb 08, 2012 8:17 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: One sentence in the languages you know
Replies: 37
Views: 10859

Re: One sentence in the languages you know

Also, I love how I can report to text someone one and the same question every single day for over a month and still be considered male. (Not saying that I am, or am not!) Or maybe it's only that I prefer this interpretation to that of a "generic masculine". The Language Council of Sweden ...
by tesseraktik
Tue Jan 31, 2012 2:12 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: One sentence in the languages you know
Replies: 37
Views: 10859

Re: One sentence in the languages you know

Thanks to a huge amount of help from Twitter user @Quenya101 , I can now provide a Quenya version: Mana i lú lelyuvatyë Liënórenna? What the time go-future-you People-land-to? For anyone interested, I'm attaching a Tengwar transcription (generated using this online Tengwar Transcriber ). [@Quenya101...
by tesseraktik
Tue Jan 24, 2012 7:29 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: One sentence in the languages you know
Replies: 37
Views: 10859

Re: One sentence in the languages you know

eSOANEM wrote:Not one of the languages you requested, but here's the Na'vi:

Actually, he requested all languages except those listed, so lena'vi fits the bill perfectly. Qapla'! :)
by tesseraktik
Tue Jan 24, 2012 12:17 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: One sentence in the languages you know
Replies: 37
Views: 10859

Re: One sentence in the languages you know

Klingon: ghorgh DoyIchlan Dapaw. "when? Germany (you-it)-arrive" Remember not to change any lower-case letters to capitals or vice-versa, as Romanized Klingon is "case-sensitive" (for example, yesterday I misread jup vIvoqbogh ("a friend I trust") as jup vIvoQbogh , wh...
by tesseraktik
Sat Jan 07, 2012 11:59 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Word Frequency - Wolfram alpha
Replies: 9
Views: 3205

Re: Word Frequency - Wolfram alpha

I thought it'd be interesting to look at the word frequencies for words pertaining to various doomsday scenarios. I find it interesting that while the word frequency for the word "rapture" has decreased greatly over the past two centuries, that of the word "apocalypse" has explod...

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