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by Grop
Mon Apr 06, 2009 9:55 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Parlons Français ! [French practice]
Replies: 616
Views: 189446

Re: Parlons Français ! [French practice]

il faut que je pense pour quelque temps par afficher. :) Dans ce cas j'imagine que tu voulais dire quelque chose comme "I need to think for a while before posting". Je ne crois pas que le français ait de mot qui corresponde *exactement* à to post . J'aurais sans doute dit quelque chose co...
by Grop
Mon Apr 06, 2009 12:56 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Parlons Français ! [French practice]
Replies: 616
Views: 189446

Re: Parlons Français ! [French practice]

Je suis plutôt d'accord avec toi Terebrant. En tout cas ça ne m'a pas vraiment choqué.
by Grop
Mon Apr 06, 2009 12:47 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: What kind of voice do you hear in your head when you read?
Replies: 119
Views: 17742

Re: What kind of voice do you hear in your head when you read?

Then it would probably be black*, but I suppose it could be whatever color you purposedly name. I thought we were talking about what we naturally do.

* This, or maybe the colour of magic.
by Grop
Mon Apr 06, 2009 8:11 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: What kind of voice do you hear in your head when you read?
Replies: 119
Views: 17742

Re: What kind of voice do you hear in your head when you read?

I don't "see" words when listening to others. If I wonder how a specific word is spelled, it is quite abstract.
by Grop
Sun Apr 05, 2009 8:57 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: What kind of voice do you hear in your head when you read?
Replies: 119
Views: 17742

Re: What kind of voice do you hear in your head when you read?

Pretty much my own voice, except it can pronounce English better than the real me can. Same for me, particularly when reading English. Sometimes I read out loud - mostly to practice all these weird foreign sounds :mrgreen: - therefore I am used to pretending I am telling the story. Bobber, I don't ...
by Grop
Sun Apr 05, 2009 6:13 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Parlons Français ! [French practice]
Replies: 616
Views: 189446

Re: Parlons Français ! [French practice]

Re-salut ! SF, dans ta première phrase il y a surtout une chose qui est dérangeante: to remember something -> se souvenir de quelque chose : ... j'ai besoin de me souvenir du français que j'ai appris à l'école ... To help someone do something -> aider quelqu'un à faire quelque chose : Ça m'aide à ré...
by Grop
Sat Apr 04, 2009 9:49 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Parlons Français ! [French practice]
Replies: 616
Views: 189446

Re: Parlons Français ! [French practice]

Bonjour Segmentation Fault, Je dois partir et je n'ai pas trop le temps, là maintenant, de tout corriger ou de faire la conversation, mais c'est pas mal :). (Si tu peux essaie de penser aux accents, aux cédilles et aux majuscules ;)). Par contre je n'ai pas compris ce que tu voulais dire par "p...
by Grop
Wed Apr 01, 2009 9:51 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Getting ready for a big change
Replies: 15
Views: 1840

Re: Getting ready for a big change

It may be a naive question, but is it also true if you try to do pushups on your closed fists?

(This is what I do because my wrists aren't flexible enough for standard pushups).
by Grop
Tue Mar 31, 2009 10:02 pm UTC
Forum: Comics/Graphic Novels
Topic: Asterix and Obelix
Replies: 25
Views: 5973

Re: Asterix and Obelix

Wow, Astérix le Gaulois (the cartoon) is from 1967! It is amazing people today can watch it and find it cool :).
by Grop
Mon Mar 30, 2009 2:32 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In the World's Eye...Obama wins? (Reader's Digest)
Replies: 99
Views: 9014

Re: In the World's Eye...Obama wins? (Reader's Digest)

Once again, the world was saved by America. Hollywood wins.
by Grop
Mon Mar 30, 2009 9:55 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Example, e.g
Replies: 38
Views: 3295

Re: Example, e.g

I generally take "Cf X" to mean "Dear reader, X is relevant to the discussion. Consider it and/or google it".
by Grop
Mon Mar 30, 2009 7:58 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD
Replies: 10914
Views: 2111633

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Chuff wrote:Is that an early Faye?


Probably from ep ~150 or ~200, I think. The early Faye in QC #4 that we quoted is yet different.

(Also this character changed much; she seemed much more self-confident, and looked thinner)

(This, and welcome new guys).
by Grop
Sun Mar 29, 2009 2:48 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Subtitling vs. dubbing
Replies: 147
Views: 18887

Re: Subtitling vs. dubbing

I've just seen Citizen Kane and it felt incredibly familiar... Made me remember an epic case of dubbing: La Classe Américaine is an awesome comedy in French language. I don't think it was seriously translated, so I would only recommend it to the minority here who understands French. It is a crazy mo...
by Grop
Sun Mar 29, 2009 2:26 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD
Replies: 10914
Views: 2111633

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Welcome GraphiteGirl. Are we allowed to lust after you in secret? Louve your avataur (extra "u"s intended).

:arrow:
by Grop
Sat Mar 28, 2009 10:45 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Anime Thread of Doom
Replies: 4412
Views: 726922

Re: Go Away Dub Watchers: The Proper Anime Thread

SlyReaper wrote:(it's OVA by the way, not OAV).


At the risk of being epically ninja'd by Jack, they are OAV in this part of the world. /trivia
by Grop
Fri Mar 27, 2009 1:15 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Robot Movie Marathon
Replies: 18
Views: 1563

Re: Robot Movie Marathon

Don't take it personally, but it sort of saddens me that violence as in Terminator is okay for kids, but maybe not nudity. /rant

Anyway I wouldn't recommend Ghost in the Shell to a 11-year old even if the level of violence was okay (this was the part about "Without considering age at all").
by Grop
Fri Mar 27, 2009 10:35 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Robot Movie Marathon
Replies: 18
Views: 1563

Re: Robot Movie Marathon

(Without considering age at all) I second screamers (<3), Bladerunner and Short circuit. And I suggest Ghost in the Shell.

(Regarding War of the Worlds, I didn't notice any robot. I think I mostly saw aliens in big vehicules).
by Grop
Fri Mar 27, 2009 9:30 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89986
Views: 7648052

Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (now with 20% more fungus!)

The Brits collect stamps; they secretly hope you will use several *different* stamps.
by Grop
Fri Mar 27, 2009 9:01 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Think Before Naming Your Child
Replies: 1622
Views: 314250

Re: Think Before Naming Your Child

L'astérisque? Clearly it would sound like a French parodic Gaul name.

Also, I know someone who knows someone [etc.] who is named Ma~a. Some boring folks claim it's actually spelled Mathilda.
by Grop
Wed Mar 25, 2009 3:25 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Help me win a drinking contest - Updated for conclusion.
Replies: 80
Views: 7611

Re: Help me win a drinking contest

However your stomach is probably involved in puking; for this reason I would avoid milk or fat things.
by Grop
Wed Mar 25, 2009 11:18 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Help me win a drinking contest - Updated for conclusion.
Replies: 80
Views: 7611

Re: Help me win a drinking contest

Eat something easy to digest (I would eat rice and no meat). And be well rested.

Anyway, the idea of drinks being served by her boyfriend is silly.
by Grop
Tue Mar 24, 2009 3:10 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: A name for this phenomenon? (ambiguous meanings of "no")
Replies: 69
Views: 11168

Re: Is there a name for this phenomenon?

Monika, your French sentences are correct. And indeed it would be odd (I think) to answer Oui, je n'aime pas les spaghettis to a negative question. Merely answering Oui would be ambiguous.
by Grop
Tue Mar 24, 2009 11:28 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Lady News!
Replies: 300
Views: 31738

Re: Lady News!

I am the type to be in a life long relationship without marriage (unless it turns out to save me money or something, common law marriage from living together forever works for me in most cases). I am not quite sure what is common law marriage, but in this country an increasing number of straight co...
by Grop
Tue Mar 24, 2009 9:35 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Parlons Français ! [French practice]
Replies: 616
Views: 189446

Re: Parlons Français ! [French practice]

From my knowledge of the language, "they have searched" is "ils avaient cherchés" with the helping verb in the French imperfect tense. It's hard to tell without context, but I think "ils avaient cherché" would rather be "they had searched". "Nous vous so...
by Grop
Mon Mar 23, 2009 5:03 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Political Fiction
Replies: 20
Views: 3559

Re: Political Fiction

Le Dernier Jour d'un Condamné ( The Last Day of a Condemned Man ) by Victor Hugo comes to mind. It doesn't describe a whole society as 1984 or Brave New World do, but it's meant as a pamphlet against death penalty. So this isn't about politics, but it serves a political goal; does it qualify? I exp...
by Grop
Mon Mar 23, 2009 2:02 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: A name for this phenomenon? (ambiguous meanings of "no")
Replies: 69
Views: 11168

Re: Is there a name for this phenomenon?

I did the same (although I remember almost no German). I think most middle schools in France allow (or allowed) kids to take German first. English is then mandatory as a second foreign language.
by Grop
Fri Mar 20, 2009 1:33 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89986
Views: 7648052

Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (now with 20% more fungus!)

Possible purpose: snow on Fridays means snowboarding on Saturdays :).
by Grop
Thu Mar 19, 2009 4:44 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: What's the square root of -i?
Replies: 31
Views: 3490

Re: What's the square root of -i?

Indeed, I was thinking of exp(-pi/2*i). Hum...
by Grop
Thu Mar 19, 2009 3:49 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: What's the square root of -i?
Replies: 31
Views: 3490

Re: What's the square root of -i?

When you've stopped studying and worked for a few years, the mathematical tools you haven't used lately are not so familiar. I had to mentally draw a circle before figuring out -i is exp(pi/2*i), and I didn't feel sure of it until I saw some answers.
by Grop
Thu Mar 19, 2009 3:36 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Here's a fun problem...
Replies: 27
Views: 2928

Re: Here's a fun problem...

If we live in a mathematical world without ethics or psychology and where the fairness of random coins can be anywhere between ]0,1] then: We may *expect* a random coin to have a fairness of 0.5. I would pay $0.50 (minus any epsilon) to play. The fact it landed on heads once is just an anecd...
by Grop
Thu Mar 19, 2009 2:52 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Yet another progress thread
Replies: 20
Views: 2063

Re: Yet another progress thread

I wouldn't say 20 pushups are pathetic for a start. (Says the guy who weighs 105 kg and started at 6 pushups :)).

I am no expert, but your program looks good!
by Grop
Wed Mar 18, 2009 10:41 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89986
Views: 7648052

Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (now with 20% more fungus!)

Grazie mille, as they say!
by Grop
Wed Mar 18, 2009 10:25 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89986
Views: 7648052

Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (now with 20% more fungus!)

I hate to ask such STFW questions, but what exactly is meth? Methadon? Methamphetamine? (So)mething else? My google search is failing me.

(FT: I feel young and innocent).
by Grop
Tue Mar 17, 2009 7:21 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD
Replies: 10914
Views: 2111633

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Killer is great for a bunny :twisted:.
by Grop
Tue Mar 17, 2009 7:16 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Good Shows/Movies You'd Never Heard Of
Replies: 30
Views: 3371

Re: Good Shows/Movies You'd Never Heard Of

Well actually, it's a fiction story about an imaginary documentary :mrgreen:.
by Grop
Mon Mar 16, 2009 4:28 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Multiple ways to parse with spaces
Replies: 1
Views: 519

Re: Multiple ways to parse with spaces

Unintended: Powergen Italia (see here).
by Grop
Mon Mar 16, 2009 2:33 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Online Grammar
Replies: 62
Views: 5305

Re: Online Grammar

This, or change the subject to Saladin's Mom.
by Grop
Mon Mar 16, 2009 11:17 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: I'd like to know the name of this book/short story/comic
Replies: 653
Views: 234153

Re: Things you remember reading -Merged: Searching for a...

In the second one, there is this boy who isn't really human, he has these golden tentacles on his forehead, and his race get supersmart after their 14th birthday and also telepathic. They had weird internal organ structure too I think. However, his race is pretty much killed on sight by humans and ...
by Grop
Mon Mar 16, 2009 11:06 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Recommend a book
Replies: 472
Views: 223811

Re: Recommend a book

The whole Hornblower series, by Forester. It is realistic maritime adventures (the story of a British navy officer during the French revolution).
by Grop
Sat Mar 14, 2009 5:57 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Parlons Français ! [French practice]
Replies: 616
Views: 189446

Re: Parlons Français ! [French practice]

No (and this mistake is often made by French speakers who learn English, btw). French passé composé is pretty much constructed like English present perfect, but they are not used in the same situations. I would say passé composé translates most of the time as simple past. (I agree with csam: ils ont...

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