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Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Posted: Mon 05 Feb 2018, 06:53
by Lambuzhao
Dormouse559 wrote:
Fri 02 Feb 2018, 17:34
All hail the Great Rodent Oracle of Umbral News Delineating Hiems' Oncoming Goodbye!
Let's hear it for Marmotine Sciamancy!
[:P]

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Posted: Mon 05 Feb 2018, 14:53
by elemtilas
Lambuzhao wrote:
Mon 05 Feb 2018, 06:53
Dormouse559 wrote:
Fri 02 Feb 2018, 17:34
All hail the Great Rodent Oracle of Umbral News Delineating Hiems' Oncoming Goodbye!
Let's hear it for Marmotine Sciamancy!
[:P]
Or at least Marmitine Sciamancy. . .
Spoiler:
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Tastier, anyway!

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Posted: Mon 05 Feb 2018, 15:47
by Ahzoh
I hath fallen in love with throat/overtone singing.

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Posted: Mon 05 Feb 2018, 19:00
by elemtilas
Ahzoh wrote:
Mon 05 Feb 2018, 15:47
I hath fallen in love with throat/overtone singing.
Wow!

Are you trying to do it, or are you in the amazed observer camp?

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Posted: Mon 05 Feb 2018, 19:04
by Frislander
Good, because throat singing is fantastic, I sometimes do it myself to calm myself.

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Posted: Mon 05 Feb 2018, 21:27
by Ahzoh
elemtilas wrote:
Mon 05 Feb 2018, 19:00
Ahzoh wrote:
Mon 05 Feb 2018, 15:47
I hath fallen in love with throat/overtone singing.
Wow!

Are you trying to do it, or are you in the amazed observer camp?
Pff, no, I can never do it, so amazed observer camp I am.

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Posted: Mon 05 Feb 2018, 23:09
by Dormouse559
Lambuzhao wrote:
Mon 05 Feb 2018, 06:53
Dormouse559 wrote:
Fri 02 Feb 2018, 17:34
All hail the Great Rodent Oracle of Umbral News Delineating Hiems' Oncoming Goodbye!
Let's hear it for Marmotine Sciamancy!
[:P]
Thank goodness. I was worried no one would appreciate Punxsutawney Phil's full title.

After all, us rodents gotta stick together.

elemtilas wrote:
Mon 05 Feb 2018, 14:53
Or at least Marmitine Sciamancy. . .
Spoiler:
Image
/
Tastier, anyway!
Is it? I haven't tried this brand of divine invocation.

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Posted: Tue 06 Feb 2018, 01:05
by elemtilas
Dormouse559 wrote:
Mon 05 Feb 2018, 23:09
elemtilas wrote:
Mon 05 Feb 2018, 14:53
Or at least Marmitine Sciamancy. . .
Spoiler:
Image
/
Tastier, anyway!
Is it? I haven't tried this brand of divine invocation.
Well, I'll take Marmite spread over spread marmote any day of the week. Except Thursdays. That's Deep Fried Marmote Day, and no one, I say, I say, no one misses Deep Fried Marmote Day!

Seriously, Marmite is one of those quaint foods, so quintessentially British, so horrific is it's taste it's actually kind of quite good. I actually survived two slices of toasted bread spread with the stuff, for which I was knighted for going (well) above and beyond the call of duty on behalf of British culture.

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Lest I lead thee further down the garden path, Marmite is actually the deepest soul of umami. Umami personified. Umami deified.

I've got some recipes I want to try it in. In small quantities and mixed with other foods, it's actually quite safe to handle and even consume.

Hmmm...marmite basted roasted marmote anyone? Hmm???

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Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Posted: Tue 06 Feb 2018, 01:40
by Lambuzhao
Oh… no…
[:'(]

Well… I did have roasted cuy on a spit in :per: . Little bits of meat; lots of bone, not unlike hot wings.

I hear The Sacred Sciamancer has flesh akin in flavor to rabbit or lamb… tasty but [:(]

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Posted: Tue 06 Feb 2018, 01:41
by Lambuzhao
I think if you mix rust powder, aluminum shavings, and Woodchucks crottles, you get some good bomb-grade Marmite.

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Posted: Tue 06 Feb 2018, 02:13
by Lambuzhao
I don't know where to put this. It's spoilery about Marvel Infinity War. I'm psyched b/c Thor may be getting a replacement weapon with deep deep PIE roots
Spoiler:
Spoiler:
Seems Thor may be getting Jarnbjorn, an enchanted axe of Dwarven artifice. The PIE connexion comes from the doppelgänger of Thor in Slavic & Baltic mythos, Perun / Perkunas. He sometimes is depicted with a hammer, but more often he uses an axe. W00T!

BTW wigging out with retrofitting alt cognates for Jarnbjorn, from PIE *h₁esh₂enó+*ǵʰwér- : Old :lat: *assaraferus ; :grc: *ἔᾰροθήρ ; Tocharian A *ysār- śaru ; Tocharian B *yasar-śerwe.

Or maybe *ferassyr, *θήρἔᾰρ ‽‽‽‽ Oh my oh my!!!! [:D]


Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Posted: Tue 06 Feb 2018, 02:23
by Lambuzhao
Reading about Tocharian, and learning about, and learning to love Dvandva.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dvandva

:wat: [;)]

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Posted: Tue 06 Feb 2018, 03:27
by elemtilas
Lambuzhao wrote:
Tue 06 Feb 2018, 02:13
I don't know where to put this. It's spoilery about Marvel Infinity War. I'm psyched b/c Thor may be getting a replacement weapon with deep deep PIE roots
Spoiler:
Spoiler:
Seems Thor may be getting Jarnbjorn, an enchanted axe of Dwarven artifice. The PIE connexion comes from the doppelgänger of Thor in Slavic & Baltic mythos, Perun / Perkunas. He sometimes is depicted with a hammer, but more often he uses an axe. W00T!

BTW wigging out with retrofitting alt cognates for Jarnbjorn, from PIE *h₁esh₂enó+*ǵʰwér- : Old :lat: *assaraferus ; :grc: *ἔᾰροθήρ ; Tocharian A *ysār- śaru ; Tocharian B *yasar-śerwe.

Or maybe *ferassyr, *θήρἔᾰρ ‽‽‽‽ Oh my oh my!!!! [:D]

Perhaps even hyásawârctas?

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Posted: Tue 06 Feb 2018, 21:41
by Lambuzhao
Why the heck not?

Love that iron/blood interplay dancing on the blade of the ProtoGer root… :wat: wait…a…moment :wat:
hyásawârctas
[O.O]

Is that Tenxwwar Haryuça?? Talarian???

Bless your [<3] !

:mrgreen:

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Posted: Sat 10 Feb 2018, 08:20
by Dezinaa
I'm thinking about switching my major to Linguistics. I'm currently in my 2nd year of graphic design, and it's not what I hoped it would be. Changing my major to Linguistics would mean changing my school, too. Is anyone here a linguist? What do you do exactly?

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Posted: Sat 10 Feb 2018, 11:50
by Frislander
Do you mean in terms of work or are you asking how to change subject?

If you're asking about the kinds of subject you'll do, it really varies depending on the uni. For example Cambridge is quite strongly theory-heavy (and Generativist theory at that), while other universities are more concerned with the empirical/practical sides like psycholinguistics and phonetics. However you should definitely get a broad education in linguistics regardless of where you are, but if you want you could tell me where you're at and I'll have a look on their website and try and work it out for you.

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Posted: Sat 10 Feb 2018, 20:38
by Dezinaa
Frislander wrote:
Sat 10 Feb 2018, 11:50
Do you mean in terms of work or are you asking how to change subject?

If you're asking about the kinds of subject you'll do, it really varies depending on the uni. For example Cambridge is quite strongly theory-heavy (and Generativist theory at that), while other universities are more concerned with the empirical/practical sides like psycholinguistics and phonetics. However you should definitely get a broad education in linguistics regardless of where you are, but if you want you could tell me where you're at and I'll have a look on their website and try and work it out for you.
Thanks, but I don't want to make you do my work for me. I'm really just looking for people's personal experiences being a linguistics major or a linguist. I know there are lots of different areas of study, though. I'm particularly interested in computational linguistics, research (like historical linguistics), and field work (documenting endangered languages).

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Posted: Tue 13 Feb 2018, 20:14
by Ahzoh
I find it frustrating how I can't come up with good language names that could plausibly mean something. The names are either too compressed to be anything but a single morpheme or too clunky/large and its constituent elements too readily apparent.

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Posted: Tue 13 Feb 2018, 21:42
by alynnidalar
It's Fat Tuesday! I bought a couple boxes of paczki for the office and we greatly enjoyed them. The surprise favorite filling was apple (I didn't think anybody would like those, but everyone did!); I did not get any prune. I don't care if it's traditional, nobody likes it.

Actually, the place where I got them has quite a lot of flavors: apple, apricot, blueberry, cherry, chocolate, chocolate whip, vanilla, lemon, Bavarian cream, raspberry, strawberry, prune, and ricotta, of all things. (I didn't get any ricotta because they cost more, but I'm told they're actually really good. I'm skeptical, though.) I'd love to try rose, which I understand is also traditional, but nobody around here seems to sell it.

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Posted: Wed 14 Feb 2018, 11:19
by Frislander
And today is Ash Wednesday, and what's more the first time I have had an imposition of ashes on my forehead. Now to see if it'll stay there all day (probably).