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Re: What have you been reading lately?

Post by shimobaatar » Sat 04 Jul 2015, 18:49

Ahzoh wrote:
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Ahzoh wrote:That book I am reading, it's by Guy Deutscher...
Ah, then I do have it. If you don't mind my asking, how far have you gotten, and what have you thought of the book so far?
Page 18. I want to know which part of the book talks about Triconsonantal Root Systems as that is my entire reason for reading it.
There's no index or chapter directory or whatnot?
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Re: What have you been reading lately?

Post by Ahzoh » Sat 04 Jul 2015, 19:09

shimobaatar wrote:
Ahzoh wrote:
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Ahzoh wrote:That book I am reading, it's by Guy Deutscher...
Ah, then I do have it. If you don't mind my asking, how far have you gotten, and what have you thought of the book so far?
Page 18. I want to know which part of the book talks about Triconsonantal Root Systems as that is my entire reason for reading it.
There's no index or chapter directory or whatnot?
The have weird names like "Castle in The Sky"... as for index... I'm not able to skip to that section so I'd literally have to scroll through the 300 or so pages to the bottom...
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Re: What have you been reading lately?

Post by shimobaatar » Sat 04 Jul 2015, 19:10

Ahzoh wrote:
shimobaatar wrote:
Ahzoh wrote:
shimobaatar wrote:
Ahzoh wrote:That book I am reading, it's by Guy Deutscher...
Ah, then I do have it. If you don't mind my asking, how far have you gotten, and what have you thought of the book so far?
Page 18. I want to know which part of the book talks about Triconsonantal Root Systems as that is my entire reason for reading it.
There's no index or chapter directory or whatnot?
The have weird names like "Castle in The Sky"... as for index... I'm not able to skip to that section so I'd literally have to scroll through the 300 or so pages to the bottom...
Oh, you don't have it physically?
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Re: What have you been reading lately?

Post by Ahzoh » Sat 04 Jul 2015, 19:10

No... I have a pdf on my tablet...
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Re: What have you been reading lately?

Post by shimobaatar » Sun 05 Jul 2015, 05:14

Ahzoh wrote:No... I have a pdf on my tablet...
If it would help you find the section you're looking for, I could try looking for it in my copy of the book tomorrow (well, technically today, since it's 12:14 am for me…).
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Re: What have you been reading lately?

Post by Ahzoh » Sun 05 Jul 2015, 06:36

shimobaatar wrote:
Ahzoh wrote:No... I have a pdf on my tablet...
If it would help you find the section you're looking for, I could try looking for it in my copy of the book tomorrow (well, technically today, since it's 12:14 am for me…).
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Re: What have you been reading lately?

Post by shimobaatar » Sun 05 Jul 2015, 19:02

Ahzoh wrote:
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Ahzoh wrote:No... I have a pdf on my tablet...
If it would help you find the section you're looking for, I could try looking for it in my copy of the book tomorrow (well, technically today, since it's 12:14 am for me…).
Aye, twould
Well, the author, according to the back cover, is "a widely acclaimed scholar of ancient Semitic languages", so there are mentions of triconsonantal roots throughout the book, but the main sections in which they're discussed that I was able to find were Chapters 1 and 6, and Appendices B and C.
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What are you reading? or What have you been reading?

Post by eldin raigmore » Sun 16 Jul 2017, 07:29

I just finished Max Barry's novel "Lexicon".
It's really fun for people like us.
I binged it in 13 hours, from around 1:00pm Saturday afternoon to around 2:00am Sunday morning.
It doesn't actually have a conlang in it.
It has several vocabulary words from one or more conlangs; but only the protagoniste realizes they're organizable into a complete language, instead of just being a collection of independent "words".
But it makes good plot-driving use of many of the ideas we've discussed on this board and similar community websites.
Would it be "spammy" for me to say I very much recommend it?
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Re: What are you reading? or What have you been reading?

Post by Egerius » Sun 16 Jul 2017, 11:09

Speaking of binging, I read the first three Harry Potter books in 6 days.
This happened in October 2016 and I've had no time to pick up where I left (first third of the fourth book by November 1) since. Welp...
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Re: What are you reading? or What have you been reading?

Post by Adarain » Sun 16 Jul 2017, 11:33

Lately I've been filling my literary gap that is Pratchett. I've read eight of his books now. Now it's time to go back to some heavier reading with The Languages of Native North America.
At kveldi skal dag lęyfa,
Konu es bręnnd es,
Mæki es ręyndr es,
Męy es gefin es,
Ís es yfir kømr,
Ǫl es drukkit es.
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Re: What are you reading? or What have you been reading?

Post by Lao Kou » Sun 16 Jul 2017, 11:57

On the Chinese side: 时间之书:余世存说二十四节气 (A Book on Time: Yu Shicun Schmoozes About the Twenty-Four (Traditional Chinese) Seasonal Divisions) by Yu Shicun
(hopefully obviously, translation mine)
On the English side: The Alexiad by Anna Komnene, translated by E.R.A. Sewter
道可道,非常道
名可名,非常名
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Re: What are you reading? or What have you been reading?

Post by DesEsseintes » Sun 16 Jul 2017, 13:37

Lao Kou wrote:The Alexiad by Anna Komnene, translated by E.R.A. Sewter
Ooh nice!
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Re: What are you reading? or What have you been reading?

Post by Micamo » Sun 16 Jul 2017, 14:01

Recently read:
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Currently reading:
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Up next:
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EDIT: Crap, didn't realize these images were all gonna come out this big. Lemme know if anyone has problems?
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Re: What are you reading? or What have you been reading?

Post by lsd » Sun 16 Jul 2017, 14:10

A little comment maybe to make us want to read them ...
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Re: What are you reading? or What have you been reading?

Post by shimobaatar » Sun 16 Jul 2017, 17:54

lsd wrote:A little comment maybe to make us want to read them ...
It isn't Micamo's job to advertise these books; they're just answering the questions put forth by the thread's title.

Also, perhaps this thread could be merged with this one?
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Re: What are you reading? or What have you been reading?

Post by eldin raigmore » Sun 16 Jul 2017, 18:04

shimobaatar wrote:Also, perhaps this thread could be merged with this one?
Yes, please! I looked for that thread and couldn't find it.
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Re: What are you reading? or What have you been reading?

Post by lsd » Sun 16 Jul 2017, 18:08

It isn't Micamo's job to advertise these books; they're just answering the questions put forth by the thread's title
The pleasure of reading is also to share discoveries ( I'm not sure advertising has the same purpose...) more than spread a bibliography without object ...
But if the title does not say it ...
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Re: What are you reading? or What have you been reading?

Post by Micamo » Mon 17 Jul 2017, 01:40

If they *really* want some quick summaries:

The Wolf of the North - Viking dude blusters around a lot. Kinda mediocre. 3 stars.
The Hate U Give - A teenage girl witnesses a cop murdering her friend. 5 stars, highly recommended.
Ninefox Gambit - Possessed by the ghost of a centuries dead general, a soldier must retake a space station. Delightfully weird, but ends just as it's getting interesting. 4 stars.

Kiss The Girl - Girl at an ad agency falls in love with her rival. (It's lesbian.)
Court of Broken Knives - I'm honestly not sure what the plot of this one is yet? It's grimdark fantasy that's so far mostly just focused on gory death descriptions.
Corsair - Space piracy by way of computer hacking.

When Dimple Met Rishi - A desi girl is put in an arranged marriage she initially does not want but eventually falls in love with her fiance.
On The Edge Of Gone - After a comet impact destroys civilization, an autistic girl must find a place for her and her family on a generation ship.
Our Dark Duet - Two monster hunters team up to confront their past.
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Re: What are you reading? or What have you been reading?

Post by lsd » Mon 17 Jul 2017, 18:08

eldin raigmore wrote:I just finished Max Barry's novel "Lexicon".
It's really fun for people like us....
Would it be "spammy" for me to say I very much recommend it?
I got it... gotta try it this summer...
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Re: What have you been reading lately?

Post by Lambuzhao » Mon 17 Jul 2017, 20:54

Krondor: The Assassins by Raymond E. Feist. I began it about a month ago when I went to Jury Selection.

Haven't continued yet.
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