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Post by Sam Gamgee » Sat Feb 19, 2005 1:12 pm

Just ask! I have a very nice Latin dictionary.

"Hic ex-psittacus est!" :lol:
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Post by esteban » Mon Feb 21, 2005 7:39 pm

Sam Gamgee wrote:
"Hic ex-psittacus est!" :lol:
I shoulda known. There is a dinosaur known as the Psittacusaurus, "parrot-beaked lizard".
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Post by Sam Gamgee » Sun Mar 06, 2005 9:48 pm

I think Geekdom needs a little more conversation nowadays. Anyone (students, teachers, other people) find out anything particularly geeky recently?

Here's a fun one from linguistics... Onamotapoeias. (NO idea if I spelled that right)

In english, cats say "Meow" In Japanese, they say "Nyaa".
English dogs say "Bark/Bow-Wow/Woof"
Japanese dogs say "Wan wan"
Birds: "Cheep" vs" "Pi pi"

But even more interesting is the ona.s from a language called Slavey (i think it's an eastern european language of some kind - not the same as slavic though)

theek (with a voiced "th" like in "then", not "thin") = the sound of a knife hitting a tree. (You need an onamot. for that?)
even better,sah sah sah = the sound of an unseen bear walking somewhere near the campsite. Apparently, this is a real problem. Enough of one that they have a word for it...

So... Any other geeky discoveries recently? Or anyone for a philosophical conversation?
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Post by FredProgGH » Sun Mar 06, 2005 10:31 pm

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Birds: "Cheep" vs" "Pi pi"
Which is even funnir because in Japanese it's pronounced "pee-pee".
OK, it's not that funny. It would be if you were three though.
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Post by Bnielsen » Mon Mar 07, 2005 8:42 am

I had an argument with someone over the weekend that he was POSITIVE that time travel to the past will occur someday.
I said, well if it ever happens, why haven't we seen any of them here yet? ;-)
I know there's plenty of explainations around that but, well.. it obviously never gets too far off the ground now, does it?

Plus you start messing around with strings of time and other icky stuff that causes Van Goh to be a bricklayer, and Glass Hammer to be an 80's hair band.
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Post by Alatar » Mon Mar 07, 2005 9:53 am

How about some geeky jokes:

What do you get if you dot an elephant with a paintbrush?

Elephant paintbrush cos theta.

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Two subatomic particles walk into a bar. One goes to get a drink but the barman points to a sign saying "No service to neutrons". So, the other goes to get a drink, and when the barman points to the sign, the subatomic particle says "But I'm a neutron". "Are you sure?" asks the barman suspiciously. "I'm positive!"

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A waveform collapses into a bar...

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Why do abelian groups live near train lines?

So they can commute.



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Post by Bnielsen » Mon Mar 07, 2005 10:55 am

Alatar wrote: I should stop
Yeah, Sam might vote you off the island
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Post by Sam Gamgee » Mon Mar 07, 2005 11:01 am

I loved the first one!!! That electron one is older than the dinosaurs though.
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Post by rox » Mon Mar 07, 2005 9:52 pm

All right, let's get a little language-geeky(Sam must have a big grin on her face now)!

Speak "Hello" in all languages you can!

English - Hello
Portuguese - Olá
Spanish - Hola
Chinese - Ni Hao (I'm trying to study chinese nowadays)


Maybe I know some other ones but I'm not sure!
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Post by FredProgGH » Mon Mar 07, 2005 11:25 pm

Here's my little language question.

It occured to me at some point that the words for "Yes" and "No" seem to be one syllable excalimations in every language. It makes sense to me in terms of how language would evolve.

Does anyone happn to know of a language with a longer sound for yes or no??

(I know iie (no) in Japanese sort of counts right off the bat depending on how picky you are. Don't know of anything like that for yes though.)
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Post by Sam Gamgee » Tue Mar 08, 2005 12:00 am

Good one, rox! Fun fun! You're taking Chinese? Awesome!!! How's that going?

English - Hello
Quenya - Mae Govannen
Hebrew - Shalom
Czech - Ahoj (or Dobre Den, more formally)
Russian - Dobre Den also (might be spelled differently, but they have a whole different alphabet)
German - Guten Tag.
Romanian - Hallo. (or Salut)
Latin - Salve
French - Bonjour
Spanish - Hola
Italian - Ciao
Japanese - Konnichiwa

That's all I can think of at the moment anyway.

Fred, have you taken Japanese or do you just watch a lot of anime? ;)
In Czech the word for "yes" is "ano".
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Post by FredProgGH » Tue Mar 08, 2005 12:15 pm

Sam Gamgee wrote:

Fred, have you taken Japanese or do you just watch a lot of anime? ;)
In Czech the word for "yes" is "ano".
Cool, you found one. Actually I watch a lot of Kuroswawa. OK, and some anime. :D I bought a Japanese course but I've not had much time to get into it yet. I want to get to where I can watch with the subtitles off :D
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Post by Alatar » Wed Mar 09, 2005 4:18 am

In Greek the word for no is "Ochi". The Greek word for yes is something like "Ne". It can cause confusion if somebody thinks they hear OK and No.
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Post by Bnielsen » Wed Mar 30, 2005 4:16 pm

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