The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

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The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Post by elemtilas » 20 Jul 2017 00:41

Since shimobaatar reminds us that the previous Thread had reached the venerable page count of 420, I wonder if perhaps a new Thread might not be in order. I don't know what, if any, precedents there are for making a new Thread, but I'll give it a go . .. .

Saw this recently, which I think is rather exciting given our interest in all things letrical:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/05 ... niversity/

One of the very first pieces of paper ever to be printed upon in England. The first thing I noticed, especially as compared to many other printed books from later ages, was how clean and neat Caxton's letters are, how straight the lines and how striking the text on paper looks. Truly a work of art as well as craftsmanship!
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Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Post by Lambuzhao » 20 Jul 2017 03:09

Good heavens! Time to regenerate already?
But... I don't want to.
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Well, as long as it's quintessential, we must go onward and upward.

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Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Post by kiwikami » 20 Jul 2017 04:35

elemtilas wrote:Saw this recently, which I think is rather exciting given our interest in all things letrical:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/05 ... niversity/
Goodness, that is marvelous!

Anyone here speak medieval Latin and want to translate? (Apparently the pages are about organizing religious feast-days.) [:D]
Edit: Substituted a string instrument for a French interjection.

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Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Post by Lambuzhao » 20 Jul 2017 05:53

I can pick out a bunch of names : Deus, Jo(han)ne, s(an)cte trinitatis, Bernabe, Petronilla.
The challenge is, remembering what all the abbreviations mean.
The macra over various letter could mean than only one letter was abbreviated
E.g.
feſtū -> festum
(Leaf I, line v)

or a few letters

hiſtō Deus oīm -> historia Deus omnium
(Leaf I, line vi)

I did the next best thing to translating. I found a transcription of the pages, with the abbreviations
unabbreviated. Whew. Thank you, Internet!

https://uorcaxtondisplay.wordpress.com/ ... scription/

Interesting to see so much /t/→/c/ and it not be :esp: : comemoracionibus, comemoracio, etc.

I could certainly share this with some other latinists on CBB for a kind of translation relay, where we each take 2-3 lines.

There may be an :eng: translation already out there, though. [:S]

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Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Post by DesEsseintes » 20 Jul 2017 06:27

I think this thread will only take off if a mod is notified and asked to lock the other thread.

Ossicone used to dutifully change the conversation threads whenever one reached around 300 pages.
Edit: Oh, and it should be spelt "Quintesseintial" [;)]

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Post by Frislander » 20 Jul 2017 16:08

DesEsseintes wrote:I think this thread will only take off if a mod is notified and asked to lock the other thread.

Ossicone used to dutifully change the conversation threads whenever one reached around 300 pages.
Edit: Oh, and it should be spelt "Quintesseintial" [;)]
Which reminds me, has anyone been keeping tabs on Ossicone recently? Her website, while still up, appears to be completely lacking in conlang information (and I tried it on both Firefox and Chrome so it isn't a browser issue), and I know she admitted on Conlangery a while back that she'd lost interest and hasn't been much active in the conlang community since.

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Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Post by elemtilas » 20 Jul 2017 16:18

DesEsseintes wrote:
Edit: Oh, and it should be spelt "Quintesseintial" [;)]
Wow! That took way to long to get! :mrred:
Frislander wrote:Which reminds me, has anyone been keeping tabs on Ossicone recently? Her website, while still up, appears to be completely lacking in conlang information (and I tried it on both Firefox and Chrome so it isn't a browser issue), and I know she admitted on Conlangery a while back that she'd lost interest and hasn't been much active in the conlang community since.
Hope all is well with her!

Perhaps someone should take on her other duties? I've noticed no changes or additions to ranks or anything since Micamo was made MVP; and there had been no changes for a very long while before that time...
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Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Post by Creyeditor » 20 Jul 2017 18:57

Frislander wrote:
DesEsseintes wrote:I think this thread will only take off if a mod is notified and asked to lock the other thread.

Ossicone used to dutifully change the conversation threads whenever one reached around 300 pages.
Edit: Oh, and it should be spelt "Quintesseintial" [;)]
Which reminds me, has anyone been keeping tabs on Ossicone recently? Her website, while still up, appears to be completely lacking in conlang information (and I tried it on both Firefox and Chrome so it isn't a browser issue), and I know she admitted on Conlangery a while back that she'd lost interest and hasn't been much active in the conlang community since.
It looks like her whole website has been reverted. There used to be comics.
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Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Post by Lambuzhao » 20 Jul 2017 19:02

¡Osiconcitos!
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Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Post by shimobaatar » 20 Jul 2017 21:25

Oh, wow, looks like the other thread was locked without any debate at all, at least not for us proles to participate in. [:P] I'm so used to the other one (I think I joined while the 3rd was still going, but I wasn't aware of the existence of this kind of thread until much later after the 4th had been going for a while) that I'm a little sad to see it go, but there are much more important things to worry about in life.

elemtilas wrote:
Frislander wrote:Which reminds me, has anyone been keeping tabs on Ossicone recently? Her website, while still up, appears to be completely lacking in conlang information (and I tried it on both Firefox and Chrome so it isn't a browser issue), and I know she admitted on Conlangery a while back that she'd lost interest and hasn't been much active in the conlang community since.
Hope all is well with her!

Perhaps someone should take on her other duties? I've noticed no changes or additions to ranks or anything since Micamo was made MVP; and there had been no changes for a very long while before that time...
I also hope Ossicone is alright, even if she's moved on from conlanging.

According to the Forum News Thread, gach and clawgrip have been made MVPs, and sangi39 and Dormouse559 have been made Mods since Micamo was made an MVP. The two new Mods have been doing great, in my opinion.

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Post by Egerius » 22 Jul 2017 10:27

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The nib is indeed finer than the one of the pen I used before, and the whole pen is much lighter.
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Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Post by elemtilas » 22 Jul 2017 15:18

Perhaps of interest to some folks here:

This model could be why humans speak so many languages

https://uk.yahoo.com/news/model-could-w ... 05511.html
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Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Post by Creyeditor » 22 Jul 2017 18:55

Just noticed that Papuan Indonesian has grammaticalized the word for 'head' into a habitual. I guess it's restricted to animate subjects though.

Lakilaki ini kepala berantem.
man DEM head argue
This man likes to argue/often argues. (lit. this man is a head of arguing.)
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Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

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Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

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qwed117 wrote:[deleted]
Who are Aero- and boe? What does n9 mean?
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Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Post by qwed117 » 24 Jul 2017 03:11

shimobaatar wrote:
qwed117 wrote:[deleted]
Who are Aero- and boe? What does n9 mean?
They go by Click and boehijt here; typo "no"

Nope this discussion is too uncomfortable. Rather we'd delete it.
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Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Post by DesEsseintes » 24 Jul 2017 09:28

shimobaatar wrote:
qwed117 wrote:snip
Who are Aero- and boe? What does n9 mean?
No, you didn't just...!? [:O] [xD]

*rolls around laughing*
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Post by Egerius » 24 Jul 2017 10:53

DesEsseintes wrote:No, you didn't just...!? [:O] [xD]

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Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Post by shimobaatar » 24 Jul 2017 10:57

qwed117 wrote:
shimobaatar wrote:
qwed117 wrote:[deleted]
Who are Aero- and boe? What does n9 mean?
They go by Click and boehijt here; typo "no"

Nope this discussion is too uncomfortable. Rather we'd delete it.
Got it. I've deleted my quotation of the original post as well.
DesEsseintes wrote:
shimobaatar wrote:
qwed117 wrote:[deleted]
Who are Aero- and boe? What does n9 mean?
No, you didn't just...!? [:O] [xD]

*rolls around laughing*
Are you talking to me?

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Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Post by DesEsseintes » 24 Jul 2017 12:40

Sorry, no. I was actually talking to qwed but I quoted your message as well by accident, shimobaatar.

Sorry about the confusion. [xP]

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