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by anders
Fri Jan 02, 2009 8:48 am
Forum: Languages of the World
Topic: Does anyone know the Russian word for kadigan (or cadigan)?
Replies: 12
Views: 13346

Collins Russian Gem Dictionary suggests вязаная жакетка, which I slightly doubt. Going via Swedish kofta, which clearly is a cardigan, I think кофта will work.
by anders
Thu Oct 23, 2008 6:28 pm
Forum: Res Diversae
Topic: Economic crisis
Replies: 4
Views: 4941

Stargzer wrote:Alfred E. Smith IV, great-grandson of Alfred E. Smith

That quote could have come from Alred E. Neuman.
by anders
Wed Aug 01, 2007 11:47 am
Forum: Languages of the World
Topic: Are Biblical Hebrew and Modern Hebrew the Same Language?
Replies: 6
Views: 10553

Perry wrote:
My university Bible Hebrew (BH) teacher (who also taught the modern Hebrew language of Palestine) was rather pessimistic on today's speakers' of modern Hebrew regarding their understanding the old language.


Is that a political statement, or just a slip?

Probably.
by anders
Wed Aug 01, 2007 9:43 am
Forum: Spelling
Topic: Misspelled Signs
Replies: 7
Views: 13906

Re: Misspelled Signs

scw1217 wrote:after almost 10 years as a paid proofreader, I find spelling errors everywhere I go.

Occupational disease. Also affects translators.
by anders
Wed Aug 01, 2007 9:23 am
Forum: Languages of the World
Topic: Are Biblical Hebrew and Modern Hebrew the Same Language?
Replies: 6
Views: 10553

I would say that the comprehensibility is very good for the Modern Hebrew speaker reading or hearing the Classical Hebrew of the Bible. My university Bible Hebrew (BH) teacher (who also taught the modern Hebrew language of Palestine) was rather pessimistic on today's speakers' of modern Hebrew rega...
by anders
Wed Aug 01, 2007 8:46 am
Forum: Languages of the World
Topic: The Piraha (last vowel nasalized)
Replies: 5
Views: 8262

For debunking of lots of stupid Pirahã claims, I recommend searching http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/.
by anders
Wed Aug 01, 2007 8:40 am
Forum: Etymology
Topic: Lucifer and Lucid are cognates
Replies: 12
Views: 20232

sluggo, you can strike quite a conflagration if you reference the NAB or NIV "How you have fallen from heaven, O morning star, son of the dawn!" instead of the KJV "How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning!" in just the right circles. One man's semantics ar...
by anders
Wed Apr 18, 2007 5:52 pm
Forum: Grammar
Topic: Odd construction
Replies: 13
Views: 19058

Re: I thought her pretty.

In the sentence "I asked her to do it," her is the direct object of asked and the subject of do it at the same time. In languages with real case systems, this is impossible. May I offer a different interpretation: An infinitive (to do) doesn't have a subject. In the sentence, "to do ...
by anders
Sun Mar 11, 2007 6:58 pm
Forum: Languages of the World
Topic: Latin Mottos
Replies: 4
Views: 9580

Beer is cerevisia. Easy for a biochemist - the yeast used is Saccharomyces cerevisiae.

Although I'm familiar with lots of mono-, bi- and polycyclic compounds, I had to use the Internet to find your bicycle: birota.
by anders
Sun Jan 14, 2007 9:29 pm
Forum: Etymology
Topic: Poetry
Replies: 17
Views: 21728

skinem wrote:One index, two indices?

Yes.
by anders
Sat Sep 02, 2006 3:46 pm
Forum: Languages of the World
Topic: Cursive vs Print
Replies: 59
Views: 105284

I was using "running hand" in a generic sense, instead of "handwriting" -- because we write block letters by hand as well. Anyhow, I thought of the kaithi script, and for a perhaps better known and certainly more widely used today, the Gujarati script (link near the bottom of tha...
by anders
Fri Sep 01, 2006 3:31 pm
Forum: Spelling
Topic: Spell Checker???
Replies: 25
Views: 45449

Re: My sister swares by this place for tarot and spells

CaringSpirits wrote:Let me know if anyone else knows of other places that "REALLY" work for spells and tarot readings?

We were discussing spell checking, not spell promoting.
by anders
Fri Sep 01, 2006 3:27 pm
Forum: Languages of the World
Topic: Cursive vs Print
Replies: 59
Views: 105284

Re: On the subject...

When I have been to the museum, I have noticed that Sanskrit and Arabic alphabets have many styles. Several of them seem to have a block form and then a cursive form. Am I correct is assuming some forms of these are cursive? Also, I have seem writing from Tibet that has several styles some very cur...
by anders
Tue Aug 29, 2006 9:39 am
Forum: Res Diversae
Topic: Lost and Found
Replies: 4
Views: 4840

I think IT people call it migration, in at least one of the cases mentioned. It has happened before in history.
by anders
Tue Aug 15, 2006 11:18 am
Forum: Languages of the World
Topic: Cursive vs Print
Replies: 59
Views: 105284

Re: On the subject...

anders, It looks more devanagari than ranjana to me. Yes, but I wrote "influenced". I think I can recognize some of the letters, especially when I turn it over. I printed and turned, it and yes. What puzzled me besides that right-leaning flourish was a letter that I think is a ya य;...

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