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The Surprising Power of Stories That Are Shorter Than Short Stories - Joe Fassler - The Atlantic -
The Surprising Power of Stories That Are Shorter Than Short Stories - Joe Fassler - The Atlantic
"Last week, Stuart Dybek, one of America’s living masters of the short story, published two new, and very different collections. The nine pieces in Paper Lantern: Love Stories are fairly conventional—they’re stories with drawn characters, and clear conflicts, that reach a certain length. Ecstatic Cahoots: Fifty Short Stories is more focused on the evocative power of language itself—as the strange, musical pairing of words in its title suggests. In offerings that range in length from two lines to nearly 10 pages, from narrative to wholly impressionistic, Dybek uses fragments, koans, and brief lyric flights to capture whole worlds in miniature." - Maitani from Bookmarklet
AWOL - The Ancient World Online: Ancient Philosophy Source -
AWOL - The Ancient World Online: Ancient Philosophy Source
"Presocratics Source presents the transcription of the famous collection of Presocratic thinkers in ninety chapters originally edited by H. Diels and W. Kranz (Die Fragmente der Vorsokratiker, ed. by H. Diels-W. Kranz, 3 vols., Weidmann, Berlin, 19582), with the parallel Italian translation edited by G. Giannantoni (I Presocratici. Testimonianze e frammenti, a cura di G. Giannantoni, Laterza, Roma-Bari, 19832)." - Maitani from Bookmarklet
J.S. Bach's Comic Opera, "The Coffee Cantata," Sings the Praises of the Great Stimulating Drink (1735) - | Open Culture -
For lovers of coffee and Bach - Maitani from Bookmarklet
"Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) was also apparently a coffee enthusiast. So much so that he wrote a composition about the beverage. Although known mostly for his liturgical music, his Coffee Cantata (AKA Schweigt stille, plaudert nicht, BWV 211) is a rare example of a secular work by the composer. The short comic opera was written (circa 1735) for a musical ensemble called The... more... - Maitani
Writing In The 21st Century | - a Conversation with Steven Pinker -
"All languages contain elegant, powerful, logical rules for combining words in such a way that the meaning of the combination can be deduced from the meanings of the words and the way they're arranged. If I say "the dog bit the man" or "the man bit the dog," you have two different images, because of the way those words are ordered by the rules of English grammar." - Maitani from Bookmarklet
"On the other hand, language has a massive amount of irregularity: idiosyncrasies, idioms, figures of speech, and other historical accidents that you couldn't possibly deduce from rules, because often they are fundamentally illogical. The past tense of "bring" is "brought," but the past tense of "ring" is "rang," and the past tense of "blink" is "blinked." No rule allows you to predict... more... - Maitani
The topic of the conversation: "In particular, can you use linguistics, cognitive science, and psycholinguistics to come up with a better style manual—a 21st century alternative to the classic guides like Strunk and White's The Elements of Style?" - Maitani
I particularly like this: "...a combination of vision and conversation. When you write you should pretend that you, the writer, see something in the world that's interesting, that you are directing the attention of your reader to that thing in the world, and that you are doing so by means of conversation. " - Maitani
an excellent and well-written piece of advice - Maitani
Great stuff -- I became instantly engrossed. - Sean McBride
Anibal M. Astobiza
RT @edyong209: Intelligent crows flunk causality test (but babies pass). Cool study shows value of clever tests + untrained animals.
"We see, then do. They need to do before they can do." fascinating study! - Maitani
Dienekes’ Anthropology Blog: The Mediterranean route into Europe (Paschou et al. 2014) -
Dienekes’ Anthropology Blog: The Mediterranean route into Europe (Paschou et al. 2014)
"An interesting new (open access) paper in PNAS includes some new data from Crete, the Dodecanese, Cappadocia, and several other Greek (and a few non-Greek) populations, and proposes that the Neolithic followed an island-hopping migration into Europe. This is a study on modern populations that nicely complements the recent ancient mtDNA paper from PPNB which found an affinity to Neolithic Near Eastern populations among the modern inhabitants of Cyprus and Crete." - Maitani from Bookmarklet
"There are two aspects to what we call the death of God. The first is the decline of religious belief. The second is the growth of a new kind of faith – faith in the capacity of humans to act without guidance from beyond. What I want to suggest is that the decline of religious belief has been overplayed. But faith in human capacities has been undervalued. We have been so obsessed by idea of the decline of religious belief that we have almost ignored the significance of faith in human capacities – and the decline of that faith in the post-Enlightenment world." - Maitani from Bookmarklet
MetPublications | The Metropolitan Museum of Art -
MetPublications | The Metropolitan Museum of Art
"MetPublications is a portal to the Met's comprehensive publishing program with 1,500 titles, including books, online publications, and Bulletins and Journals from the last five decades. MetPublications includes a description and table of contents for most titles, as well as information about the authors, reviews, awards, and links to related Met titles by author and by theme. Current book titles that are in-print may be previewed and fully searched online, with a link to purchase the book. The full contents of almost all other book titles may be read online, searched, or downloaded as a PDF. Many of these out-of-print books will be available for purchase, when rights permit, through print-on-demand capabilities in association with Yale University Press. For the Met's Bulletin, all but the most recent issue can be downloaded as a PDF. For the Met's Journal, all individual articles and entire volumes can be downloaded as a PDF." - Maitani from Bookmarklet
The Only Known Recordings of C.S. Lewis (1944-1948) - | Open Culture -
"When we come to know the work of novelist and scholar C.S. Lewis, we usually do it through a textual medium — specifically in childhood, through that thrilling written artifact known as The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. Often this leads us into the rest of his seven-volume Chronicles of Narnia series (find a free audio version here), and those most deeply intrigued by the worldview that shaped that high-fantasy world may find themselves eventually reading even Lewis’ Christian apologetics, of which 1952′s well-known Mere Christianity came as only the first. That book drew its content from a series of theological lectures Lewis gave on BBC radio between 1942 and 1944, during the Second World War. Little material from these talks survives — in fact, we have precious few minutes of his voice on tape in any context, and nothings at all of him on film — but you can hear about fifteen minutes of it in the clips above and below." - Maitani from Bookmarklet
AWOL - The Ancient World Online: Transformation: The Emergence of a Common Culture in the Northern Provinces of the Roman Empire from Britain to the Black Sea up to 212 A.D. -
AWOL - The Ancient World Online: Transformation: The Emergence of a Common Culture in the Northern Provinces of the Roman Empire from Britain to the Black Sea up to 212 A.D.
"Under Roman rule in the first two centuries AD there emerged a society similar in appearance from the British Isles to the Black Sea, influenced by the culture and civilisation of the Mediterranean. With this common culture there developed regional characteristics which had their origins in the society and everyday life of pre-Roman times. The aim of the project is to show how these developments took place by looking at a number of thematic areas..." - Maitani from Bookmarklet
Summary of the Transformation project: - Maitani
Getting started on classical latin - OpenLearn - Open University -
Getting started on classical latin - OpenLearn - Open University
"The aim of this unit is to enable you to get started in Latin. It has been developed in response to requests from students who had had no contact with Latin before and who felt they would like to spend a little time preparing for the kind of learning that takes place on a classical language course. The unit will give you a taster of what is involved in the very early stages of learning Latin and will offer you the opportunity to put in some early practice." - Maitani from Bookmarklet
Savage capitalism is back – and it will not tame itself | David Graeber | Comment is free | The Guardian -
Savage capitalism is back – and it will not tame itself | David Graeber | Comment is free | The Guardian
"In other words, what happened in western Europe and North America between roughly 1917 and 1975 – when capitalism did indeed create high growth and lower inequality – was something of a historical anomaly. There is a growing realisation among economic historians that this was indeed the case. There are many theories as to why. Adair Turner, former chairman of the Financial Services Authority, suggests it was the particular nature of mid-century industrial technology that allowed both high growth rates and a mass trade union movement. Piketty himself points to the destruction of capital during the world wars, and the high rates of taxation and regulation that war mobilisation allowed. Others have different explanations." - Maitani from Bookmarklet
No aspetta, guarda che il passo importante dell'articolo è questo: "we are still talking about a man [Piketty] who, having demonstrated capitalism is a gigantic vacuum cleaner sucking wealth into the hands of a tiny elite, insists that we do not simply unplug the machine, but try to build a slightly smaller vacuum cleaner sucking in the opposite direction." - Eschaton
Happy Birthday Tetris! « Mind Hacks -
"As well as hijacking the minds and twitchy fingers of puzzle-gamers for 30 years, Tetris has also been involved in some important psychological research. My favourite is Kirsh and Maglio’s work on “epistemic action“, which showed how Tetris players prefer to rotate the blocks in the game world rather than mentally. This using the world in synchrony with your mental representations is part of what makes it so immersive, I argue." - Maitani from Bookmarklet
Garden Days at The Cloisters | The Metropolitan Museum of Art -
Garden Days at The Cloisters | The Metropolitan Museum of Art
"Join us at The Cloisters museum and gardens this weekend, June 7 and 8, to celebrate Garden Days! Our theme for this year's program is the medieval pleasure garden. Ultimately derived from Persian and Islamic sources, the medieval enclosed garden was practical as well as symbolic, evoking both earthly and spiritual pleasures. The creation of an earthly paradise is a recurrent theme in medieval works of art and literature." - Maitani from Bookmarklet
"Special gallery talks in our gardens will address some of the key features of the historical pleasure garden, related horticultural practices, and the creation and cultivation of the gardens at The Cloisters. The plants grown in a medieval pleasure garden were naturally valued for their beauty and their ability to please the senses of sight and smell. We'll discuss the herbs and flowers grown in our gardens that were particularly prized for their beauty and fragrance." - Maitani
Pioneering hypertext project Xanadu released after 54 years -
Pioneering hypertext project Xanadu released after 54 years
"Nelson's idea was to preserve a hypertext's source documents along with the new composite, making the links between them visible and navigation between them as easy as possible: no file hierarchy, but documents maintained and comparable in parallel, for commentary, annotation, or recombination. It aims to be post-paper, instead (like Vannevar Bush's hypothetical memex machine) directly imitating associative patterns of thought." - Maitani from Bookmarklet
One of the greatest ideas of all time (hypertext and hypermedia in general). - Sean McBride
Whee! - Amit Patel
I really want to try to write papers with this. The associative approach suits me, since I have never been good with file hierarchy. - Maitani
How does transclusion feel after all these years? - Todd Hoff
Today I got my roof garden ready for summer.
Pretty! - Jenny H. from Android
Love your hibiscus - Halil
Halil, I love it too, and I hope it will keep thriving. I have often had problems with my hibiscus plants. - Maitani
"How did writing begin? The favoured explanation, until the Enlightenment in the 18th century, was divine origin. Today, many—probably most—scholars accept that the earliest writing evolved from accountancy, though it is puzzling that such accounts are little in evidence in the surviving writing of ancient Egypt, India, China, and Central America (which does not preclude commercial record-keeping on perishable materials such as bamboo in these early civilizations). In other words, some time in the late 4th millennium bc, in the cities of Sumer in Mesopotamia, the ‘cradle of civilization’, the complexity of trade and administration reached a point where it outstripped the power of memory among the governing elite. To record transactions in an indisputable, permanent form became essential." - Maitani from Bookmarklet
Is Learning a Foreign Language a Waste of Time? - Languages Of The World | Languages Of The World -
Is Learning a Foreign Language a Waste of Time? - Languages Of The World | Languages Of The World
Is Learning a Foreign Language a Waste of Time? - Languages Of The World | Languages Of The World
"In an op-ed piece entitled “What You (Really) Need to Know,” published in the New York Times in January 2012, Lawrence Summers, former president of Harvard University and former secretary of the Treasury, calls on universities to reduce the substantial investments made to teach students foreign languages. Though he understands that “it is essential that the educational experience breed cosmopolitanism”, he thinks that the efforts made to master a foreign tongue are no longer “universally worthwhile”. In his utopian worldview, English is perfectly sufficient for such utilitarian purposes as “doing business in Asia, treating patients in Africa, or helping resolve conflicts in the Middle East”. In his excellent rejoinder, Paul Cohen, an associate professor of history at the University of Toronto, highlights the “heavy political and social valence” carried by “this particular dream of a linguistically unified world”. In his view, the spread of English “is at once a consequence and an... more... - Maitani from Bookmarklet
The Smart Set: Into the Black - May 21, 2014 -
The Smart Set: Into the Black - May 21, 2014
"Until an illness drove him mad, Goya was simply a Spanish court painter. But in his portraits of the Altamira family, had the darkness already begun to stir?" - By Morgan Meis - Maitani from Bookmarklet
"Francisco Goya was felled by a mysterious illness in 1792. He didn’t die, he just fell. The illness made him dizzy and disoriented. Goya stumbled; he teetered. He was nauseous. Voices sounded in his head. He was frequently in terror. His hearing began to fail. Soon, he was completely deaf. By all accounts, he was temporarily insane at points. Then he recovered, though he would never regain his hearing." - Maitani
"Before the illness, Goya had been a successful painter for the Spanish court. He was good, but unremarkable. After the illness, Goya became the extraordinary artist whose paintings — like The Third Of May 1808 — are among the most celebrated works in the history of art. In the late 1790s, Goya began working on a series of prints known as Los Caprichos. The Caprichos are commonly... more... - Maitani
You’re probably using the wrong dictionary « the blog -
"Webster’s dictionary took him 26 years to finish. It ended up having 70,000 words. He wrote it all himself, including the etymologies, which required that he learn 28 languages, including Old English, Gothic, German, Greek, Latin, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Welsh, Russian, Aramaic, Persian, Arabic, and Sanskrit. He was plagued by debt to fund the project; he had to mortgage his home." - Maitani from Bookmarklet
"In his own lifetime the dictionary sold poorly and got little recognition. Today, of course, his name is so synonymous with even the idea of a dictionary that Webster is actually a genericized trademark in the U.S., so that other dictionaries whose contents bear no relation to Webster’s original can use the name just to have the “Webster” brand rub off on them. [1]" - Maitani
lovely article - Maitani
James Somers provides this link to Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913 + 1828) - Maitani
The site has plugins to add it to Firefox's search box: - John (bird whisperer)
Sentence first | An Irishman's blog about the English language. -
"In his excellent natural history of language, The Power of Babel, linguist John McWhorter describes dialects – and it’s all dialects – as “developed far beyond the call of duty”. He’s referring to the way languages tend to become structurally and idiosyncratically baroque:" - Maitani from Bookmarklet
"Left to its own devices, a human language will tend to elaborate into overt expression of subdivisions of semantic space that would not even occur to many humans as requiring attention in speech and become riddled with exceptions and rules of thumb and things only learnable by rote. This process tends to achieve its most extreme expression among groups long isolated, but any language... more... - Maitani
Review on LINGUIST List - Maitani
Stephen Mack
How to get the FF bookmarklet working in Chrome again (thanks to user "sizofroid")
2. Copy the entire text from that page by hitting Ctrl+A and then Ctrl+C - Stephen Mack
3. Show your Chrome bookmarks by hitting Ctrl+Shift+B (if they're hidden) - Stephen Mack
4. Right-click on an empty area of Chrome's bookmark bar, then select "Add page..." from the shortcut menu. - Stephen Mack
5. Under "Name", put in whatever you want the button to appear as (such as "FF+" or "Share on FF"). - Stephen Mack
6. Under "URL", press Ctrl+V to paste in the text you just copied. - Stephen Mack
7. Click Save - Stephen Mack
8. Bookmark stuff. Happy FriendFeeding! - Stephen Mack
Credit to user "sizofroid" ( due to his comment on a post from Amit Patel here: - Stephen Mack
I don't know if sizofroid fixed this code or not (since both the github repository here and the code it calls on Google Drive are anonymously contributed), but whoever wrote this and fixed it, THANK YOU! - Stephen Mack
Per sizofroid in that comment, this replacement bookmarklet works on Safari as well (but I haven't tested that). My instructions are from the perspective of a Windows Chrome user; if I need to modify any of these instructions for MacOS, please let me know. - Stephen Mack
I don't see anything dangerous in the code ( but bear in mind that in theory whoever created this could change the code to be malicious in the future, and in theory possibly add a keyboard logger or blah blah blah so caveat emptor. - Stephen Mack
The code was written by Bret or Paul, no diff from, It's literally just a rehost. My guess is the only thing that needed changed was http://friendfeed to https://friendfeed in the bookmarklet, as has been required for Firefox for 2 years. - NOT THE CRICKET
Just checked and there is a diff, at line 300 iframe.location has been changed to iframe.src (in the working version). - NOT THE CRICKET
Ah, I see -- thanks for checking, Jimminy. - Stephen Mack
Thanks VERY much all -- it works! Reposted to Quora friendfeeders: TLDR for Firefox: go to your Bookmarks library, and manually edit the entry for the Friendfeed bookmarklet --change the part of the one-line javascript code from "http://friendfeed" to "https://friendfeed". - Adriano
Adriano, interestingly, just changing the http to https alone doesn't solve it for Chrome, it looks like the other change listed by Jimminy is needed to solve it on Firefox. - Stephen Mack
I backed up both the bookmark code and the bookmarklet code here: - Stephen Mack
Thank you, Stephen. \\ Also, the code for rendering embedded YouTube videos is not part of the bookmarklet. It's on the Friendfeed server side, so hopefully a kind FF engineer will fix the problem to work with the current YouTube API. - Adriano
Hmm, for YouTube, I just manually change the URL to http instead of https, and it usually works. - Stephen Mack
THANK YOU - lris
Mike Tyson does not work :( so wondering what works consistently for YouTube. - Adriano
Youtube, has to be posted manually or while not logged in to google. Friendfeed's linkify on the backend only handles http:// links. Google forces https:// on all pages while logged in. - NOT THE CRICKET
Or you can just delete the pesky "s" before posting. - lris
Iris, when posting from the bookmarklet, it doesn't let you modify the URL. And Google will automatically redirect to the secure protocol, so you can't open the bookmarklet on a non-secure page. - NOT THE CRICKET
Ah, my bookmarklet has been kaput for so long I'd forgotten that. :) - lris
So being logged into Google has a hidden side effect, wow, thx. - Adriano
Asking from ignorance: does this work on Macs? - Betsy
Adriano, well not all pages, just Google owned sites, like Youtube and stuff. It's pretty common to force logged-in users into using a secure protocol while logged-in as best practices. - NOT THE CRICKET
true, and for Quora pages one must manually append "?share=1" to URL for the benefit of non-Quora viewers. - Adriano
Betsy, it's not a machine problem, merely some bookmark code in the browser one uses. - Adriano
From what I can tell, the iframe.src is a recent Webkit change (effecting Chrome & Safari), and the protocol issue has been prevalent for all mainstream browsers for a few months, due to blocking Mixed Active Content (trying to access HTTP content on an HTTPS page [images get a pass, due to common caching systems]). - NOT THE CRICKET
This is great, thanks Stephen. I've posted an alternate hosting solution for those who want to use dropbox (or extrapolate the idea to other platform to self-host and control one's version of the code) - Micah
Thanks, Adriano. - Betsy
Thanks for this useful info :) - Ozgur Uckan
Thank you!! - Amit Patel
Thank you, Stephen! - Maitani
You guys, use Micah's version! - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Thank you! :) - Pea Bukowski
Thank You very much. - गृहहीन82
Just updated! I can't use Micah's version because dropbox is blocked at work. :( - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
I self hosted the target javascript, works like a charm. - Andy Bakun
For the interested, I added a feature to make it work with flickr (SEE ) - Micah
Very good - Thank You - YoNews
\o/ - nomnomski
A Calendar Page for June 2014 - Medieval manuscripts blog -
A Calendar Page for June 2014 - Medieval manuscripts blog
A Calendar Page for June 2014 - Medieval manuscripts blog
"In these calendar pages for the month of June, the agricultural labours for the summer are beginning in earnest.  In the first roundel of our calendar pages, we see a peasant at work scything in grass in a field surrounded by a wattled fence (beautifully highlighted with gold paint).  Behind him a man and a woman are similarly employed, while in the background there is a gorgeous landscape characteristic of Bruges illumination of the period, with a peasant’s hut, spired buildings, a manor house, and even a windmill.   On the facing folio, below a lobster-like crab for the zodiac sign Cancer, there is a charming summer scene.  Four young boys have cast their clothes aside and are swimming and playing in a local river." - Maitani from Bookmarklet
[Very cool test] Which of the world's Englishes do you speak? Take this quiz, and our computer algorithm will try to guess.
Our top three guesses for your English dialect: 1) Singaporean 2) American Standard 3) US Black Vernacular / Ebonics (LOL) - Silent
Our top three guesses for your native (first) language: 1) Spanish 2) German 3) Finnish - Silent
Finnish??!!!!!??!??!???! - Silent
Ero sorpresa dal Singapoeran, ma poi spiega che è molto difficile distinguerlo da American Standard, quindi ha abbastanza senso. - Silent
Our top three guesses for your English dialect: 1. Singaporean 2. English (UK) 3. Australian; Our top three guesses for your native (first) language: 1. Spanish 2. German 3. Dutch - Valentina Quepasa
"Scientists have discovered that many of the 'rules' taught in school are wrong anyway." - naltro from Android
Our top three guesses for your English dialect: 1. Singaporean 2. American (Standard) 3. Australian - naltro from Android
Our top three guesses for your native (first) language: 1. German 2. English 3. Finnish - naltro from Android
Mi sa che sto test non funziona moltissimo: come fa a supporre che io sia inglese e poi dirmi che parlo un inglese singaporeno o americano? - naltro from Android
English dialect 1. English (UK) 2. Singaporean 3. Scottish (UK) native language: 1. German 2. Spanish 3. Finnish - Chiaracaffè from YouFeed
questa cosa di parlare scozzese e di sembrare tedesca secondo me non depone a favore del mio inglese ^^ - Chiaracaffè from YouFeed
Mi è uscito 1) Singaporean 2) American Standard 3) Australian. E ci sta. Terzo posto Italiano, ma che ci vuole dopo che te l'ho detto? - Haukr certificato
Ma la domanda sulla nazionalità viene dopo - naltro from Android
Our top three guesses for your English dialect: 1. Australian 2. Singaporean 3. Welsh (UK) Our top three guesses for your native (first) language: 1. English 2. German 3. Spanish - zisho
uh hai ragione naltro *va a prendere dell'altro tè per svegliarsi* - Haukr certificato
Our top three guesses for your English dialect: 1. English (UK) 2. Singaporean 3. Scottish (UK) Our top three guesses for your native (first) language: 1. Finnish 2. Italian 3. English - Julian Khazzouh (A_G)
Mi stupisce molto la cosa dell'australiano, ho sempre pensato parlassero un inglese assurdo. Fichissimo il gallese, I left my heart in Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwyll-llantysiliogogogoch - zisho from FFHound(roid)!
1. Welsh (UK) 2. Australian 3. Canadian e 1. Portuguese 2. Spanish 3. Finnish come lingua materna. - Ivo Silvestro (L'estinto)
Singapore, Australia e UK. Però ha indovinato italiano. - FrancescoT from FFHound!
siamo tutti di singapore? 1. Singaporean 2. South African 3. Australian lingua materna 1. Portuguese 2. Finnish 3. Italian - mumucs brittany
Australian, Singaporean, English (UK) - Italian, English, Finnish. - manuela
Singapore, Australian, Welsh - Spanish, English, Portug. - CaramellaMenta from BuddyFeed
1. Welsh (UK) 2. English (UK) 3. Singaporean - 1. Spanish 2. English 3. Finnish - non so se sia bello o brutto che non abbia pensato che io sia italiofono - .mau.
1. Australian 2. Singaporean 3. English (UK) - Maitani
1. Spanish 2. German 3. English - Maitani
Singaporean/englishUK/AmericanStandard - Spanish/Portuguese/Italian. - simoneb
ci vedo un certo bias verso il singaporeano. - simoneb
Ci prende abbastanza: 1. English (UK) 2. Scottish (UK) 3. Australian [ha beccato la nazionalità dei miei tre insegnanti al british council). Quanto alla provenienza, mi dice portoghese, italiana o finlandese. - PaperDoll
sarà interessante riprovare tra un mesetto e vedere se é migliorato - simoneb
1. English (UK) 2. Singaporean 3. South African - 1. German 2. Finnish 3. Portuguese - Hiraedd
naltro, abbiamo un dialetto molto simile <3 - Silent
Sì, chiaramente è imperfetto perché sta ancora "apprendendo". - Silent
Rido perché al mio ragazzo, che ha imparato l'inglese relativamente tardi (dopo i 25 anni), è uscito "native English speaker" al primo posto. - Silent
mi ha quasi beccato: 1. Singaporean 2. Australian 3. South African - 1. Portuguese 2. Italian 3. Finnish - degra
Il Finnish esce fuori a troppi italiani. Chissà a cosa è dovuto il bias. - Silent
magari i finlandesi parlano male l'inglese come noi :D - degra
Magari in realtà l'italiano e il finlandese sono similissimi e non ce ne siamo mai accorti. (Vera Gheno confermerà senz'altro) - Silent
italia finlandia una faccia una razza - naltro
mi scambiano sempre per finlandese, non ve l'avevo mai detto? - Silent
a proposito, vedo adesso che la finlandese dei linguaggi finti ha fatto un nuovo video (attenzione, pericolo di Orghl eccessivo) - naltro
l'ho rifatto cambiando leggermente, ora secondo il test il mio linguaggio nativo e' il russo :) - Hiraedd
(naltro, lei è <3) - Silent
comunque quello che mi perplime di 'sto test è che mi sarei aspettato più domande su modi di dire, o su determinate parole, mentre dal punto di vista grammaticale, o addirittura logico, in moltissimi casi mi sembrava che ci fosse una sola risposta possibile. - naltro
(madonna, sì) - naltro
Più che altro 1/3 delle domande era sulla distinzione soggetto/oggetto. Mi sembravano tutte uguali. - Silent
Ma non sono una linguista del MIT. Magari è giusto così. - Silent
io ho sempre visto una sola risposta possibile, ma vedendo la spega dei risultati si legge che in certi paesi è accettata anche una di quelle che non sembrano giusta. - degra
1. English (UK) 2. Singaporean 3. Irish (Southern) A parte il singaporean (che non so da dove sia saltato fuori), sul munster irish c'ha preso benissimo - ((°}
dice che il singaporean è simile all'inglese US. - degra
Sì degra. Io non ho risposto in base a quello che penso direbbe un manuale, ma quello che potrei dire io / quello che non mi suonerebbe male se usassero gli altri - Silent
Il Singaporean secondo me esce fuori perché siamo tutti molto esposti all'American English per via di film e serie tv, ma al tempo stesso si capisce che non siamo madrelingua. Apparentemente, la cosa più simile all'American English senza essere American English è il Singaporean. - Silent
Our top three guesses for your English dialect: 1. Singaporean 2. Irish (Southern) 3. English (UK) Our top three guesses for your native (first) language: 1. Italian 2. Portuguese 3. Finnish - See more at: - Valentina*
veramente un bel test. fatelo tutti. - Valentina*
A me dice che sono britannico, finnico o italiano. Come dialetto mi dice Welsh... Ho sentito parlare qualche gallese, credo di aver bisogno di un bel corso di inglese :-) - misterpinna from FFHound(roid)!
(io sono rimasta ovviamente molto male che non mi sia uscito "oxbridge". :) ma com'è il singaporeano?) - Valentina*
L'insegnamento che si può trarre: parlate tutti un po' come cazzo vi pare, ci sarà un posto nel mondo in cui è corretto - Silent
mah, io frequento tanto il brit eng (comunque top three guesses for native language: 1. Finnish 2. Italian 3. English) - ((°}
Sì, ma è chiaro che è ancora abbastanza sballato. Più persone lo fanno e più dovrebbe migliorare e diventare accurato. - Silent
(Mia cugina che vive in UK da 30 anni è uscita fuori anche lei Singaporean. Bene) - Silent
bah. che poi onestamente, dopo sei mesi di follia con inglese lingua franca ho capito che me ne facevo 'na pippa di conoscere bene (decentemente, via) l'inglese uk superstandard tra indiani, orientali assortiti e americani molto confusi (per non dire degli ispanofoni) - ((°}
non so se vi è mai capitato di trovarvi a chiacchiera, in inglese, con peruviani, messicani, cinesi, indiani. e avere i brividi. tutto il tempo. - Valentina*
1. Singaporean 2. American (Standard) 3. Australian - 1. Italian 2. Finnish 3. Portuguese - Borgognoni
(Naltro: "Oh my god. Sorry, I was not intending to make fun of anyone. I love every language in the world. Except Dutch. Dutch is cancer" ahahah). - Borgognoni
[Dutch is not a language. It's a throat disease (semicit. da Sooshee)] - Silent
mi sorprende il "native english speaker" del tuo ragazzo. ci deve essere un qualche errore che facciamo grossomodo tutti, e che è del singaporeano. a questo punto sarei anche curiosa di sapere quale. - Valentina*
A me sorprende relativamente, nel senso che avendolo studiato in tarda età, probabilmente si attiene di più alle regole da manuale, e quindi a un inglese standard. Io l'inglese non l'ho mai "studiato" perché sono stata catapultata in una scuola internazionale da piccola e l'ho imparato parlandolo, slang e forme colloquiali incluse. - Silent
Infatti parlo lo US black, YO! - Silent
(Questo in realtà non me lo spiego. Saranno i pezzoni rap che mi ha fatto sentire punkwithgun in questi giorni) - Silent
Interessante che il test ti chieda i posti dove hai abitato per almeno 10 anni, ne deduco che e' il periodo necessario per assorbire un linguaggio. - Hiraedd
figurati io, che l'ho "imparato" leggendo su internet (prima) e dalle serie tv (dopo). - degra
1. American (Standard) 2. Singaporean 3. Canadian / 1. Portuguese 2. Spanish 3. Italian - eslr
no, ma è chiaro. dicevo "mi sorprende" perché è evidente, se è uscito a lui, che il test è settato sullo standard, ed è curioso che non sia uscito a nessun'altro. siamo un ammasso di capre. - Valentina*
(vado ad abbracciare i miei C2 e Celta e a farmi consolare pei risultati assurdi dei test onlain) - ((°}
Per i preoccupati del Singaporean: tutti i singaporesi che ho conosciuto parlavano un inglese impeccabile. Una era addirittura insegnante di inglese. (L'intonazione è un po' come quella indiana, vabbè) - Silent
Our top three guesses for your English dialect: 1. South African 2. Singaporean 3. English (UK) Our top three guesses for your native (first) language: 1. English 2. Russian 3. Finnish - frugola
Singaporean - Italian anche qui. - miki
Che poi pare che vivere a Singapore non sia affatto male. ffeeders, pensateci. - Silent
Niente singapore, mi sento esclusa. - PaperDoll
Our top three guesses for your English dialect:1. Scottish (UK) 2. English (UK) 3. Australian Our top three guesses for your native (first) language: 1. Finnish 2. English 3. Portuguese - l'ombroso e 'l vulcano
praticamente mi danno dell'alcolista - l'ombroso e 'l vulcano
siamo tutti singaporeani: Our top three guesses for your English dialect: 1. Singaporean 2. English (UK) 3. Scottish (UK) // Our top three guesses for your native (first) language: 1. Finnish 2. Italian 3. English (però mi sembra stiano migliorando... ) - Guiseppe
(sì, saranno tutti i test da qui :D) - Haukr certificato
Singapore , Canada, Nuova Zelanda ; Inglese , Russo , Spagnolo - van der Baarft from FFHound(roid)!
1. Singaporean 2. Australian 3. English (UK) 1. Spanish 2. Italian 3. English - astridula
english dialect english welsh irish - native spanish italian finnish - djangol judas from iPhone
Our top three guesses for your English dialect: 1. Singaporean 2. American (Standard) 3. Australian - Our top three guesses for your native (first) language: 1. Italian 2. Finnish 3. Portuguese - Sara T.
bello comunque. l'ho messo tra i bookmark così ci ritorno tra un po' di tempo :)) grazie silent - Sara T.
Our top three guesses for your English dialect: 1. Australian 2. Singaporean 3. American (Standard) - Our top three guesses for your native (first) language: 1. Italian 2. Spanish 3. Finnish - Selkis
io ho Singapore, Australia e GALLES. Sono poi evidentemente portoghese, finlandese e ultimo, italiana. - Deianira
Deianira, non ci resta che migrare a Lisbona. Però, come dice una collega spagnola, i portoghesi sono tristi (e gli spagnoli drammatici, aggiunge). - PaperDoll
L'ho rifatto e mi ha detto di nuovo che sono nativo inglese, ma è sparita Singapore e favore di American english. #fluent - zisho from FFHound(roid)!
Dialect: 1. American (Standard) 2. Singaporean 3. Canadian / Native: 1. Portuguese 2. Spanish 3. English. Vabbè, c'erano frasi tipo ''take down the dog that I piss it'' - Alez☭
1 American (standard) 2 English 3 Australian native languages 1 Portoguese 2 Finnish 3 Spanish - Ubikindred
1 Australian 2 Singaporean 3 English UK - 1 Spanish 2 Italian 3 German - Tony Maestri from iPhone
Ubi non è singaporean, uccidiamolo - Alez☭
1. Singaporean 2. English (UK) 3. Australian Non lontano, visto che l'inglese l'ho praticamente imparato in Australia. Lingua madre stimata: 1. Spanish 2. German 3. English - Rizzolão de Andrade
pure a me Singapore come dialetto, italiano lingua madre - thomas morton ☢
1. Singaporean 2. South African 3. English UK. Lingua madre 1. Portuguese 2. Italian 3. Finnish - laragazzablu reloaded from Android
1. North Irish (UK) 2. Scottish (UK) 3. Irish (Southern) | 1. English 2. Finnish 3. German . Ok, è fatto corcù - kc from FFHound(roid)!
con me ha azzeccato in pieno. sono rimasta davvero a bocca aperta :) - sooshee
Our top three guesses for your English dialect: 1. Singaporean 2. English (UK) 3. Australian Our top three guesses for your native (first) language: 1. Portuguese 2. English 3. Spanish - Sei Dee già Pulp
Our top three guesses for your English dialect: 1. Singaporean 2. Australian 3. English (UK)---Our top three guesses for your native (first) language: 1. Italian 2. Spanish 3. Finnish - YeridianA
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"The early books of famed Urdu satirist Mustaq Ahmed Yousufi (b. 1922), Chiragh Talay (1961) and Khakam-e Badhan (1969), functioned in the college space for us in Lahore as cigarettes function in a prison camp – a currency, a momentary respite, a surge, and a day dream. We used to crack jokes from his oeuvre claiming them as they were uttered. He was not very well liked by my elders, however. They found him a poor replacement for the other satirists at play, Pitras Bukhari or Mustanssar Hussain Tarad or often Ibn-e Insha. Yet he was beloved by us near-adults as a rock star." - Maitani
"In 1929, anthropologist and linguist Edward Sapir wrote: “Few people realize that within the confines of the United States there is spoken today a far greater variety of languages … than in the whole of Europe. We may go further. We may say, quite literally and safely, that in the state of California alone there are greater and more numerous linguistic extremes than can be illustrated in all the length and breadth of Europe”. Today, it is safe to narrow down Sapir’s observation even further to Northern California or even just San Francisco Bay area, one of the most linguistically diverse areas in the United States. And while Sapir was only thinking of indigenous Native American languages, we will examine linguistic diversity in terms of “heritage languages”, an umbrella term for both immigrant languages and those of Native Americans." - Maitani
"For many of the four hundred years since the death of Domenikos Theotokopoulos, the artist known to his Spanish neighbors as El Greco, his work was regarded with the same disdain as that of his younger contemporary Caravaggio. If Caravaggio’s detractors vowed that, as Poussin put it, he had “come into the world to ruin painting,” the Greek who made his career in the land of Don Quixote was “contemptible and ridiculous, as much for the disjointed drawing as for the insipid colors.” In the nineteenth century, El Greco’s monumental Burial of the Count of Orgaz lay rolled up and despised in a basement of the Toledan church of Santo Tomé, the venue for which he had painted it in 1586–1588 (and where it hangs again today in glory)." - Maitani
Figure out German animal names with this handy flow chart
"Thanks to German’s propensity for compounding words, the name of most any animal is easily deducible…" - Maitani
From now on I shall use the term "shield toad" to describe tortoises. - Mark H
Should I be afraid that some of this made sense? - Betsy
Absolutely. It's our way to name things. :-) - Maitani
Our names for body parts are even weirder: uterus: Gebärmutter (giving-birth-mother), pancreas: Bauchspeicheldrüse (belly-spittle-gland), duodenum: Zwölffingerdarm (12-finger-gut), colon: Dickdarm (thick- gut)appendix: Blinddarm (blind-gut)... - Maitani
That mostly goes for Norwegian, as well. We feel the dugong look more like a sea /cow/, though, and we don't see a pig in the porpoise. On the other branch, Turkey has a completely different name in Norwegian and we named the squid (and octopus. We separate them by saying how many armed they are) "ink squirter" :) (The Swedes also thinks it's an ink /fish/, btw.) - Eivind
For the body parts we are in agreement, except we feel "life mother" is a better term for the first one :) - Eivind
I think it's due to the fact that English and German use different lexical layers for naming these items. As to the words for animals and plants we have been familiar with from our ancient farming and pastoral living environment, we all use the old Germanic names, mostly simplicia. The same holds for the body parts that were familiar to us before "modern" medicine discovered more. The... more... - Maitani
In German (and in Norwegian as well, obviously), we tended to coin new names by combining native German words to form compounds, which is partly due to the ease with which we are able to do that. At least in German, it is also due to a tradition. I don't know when it began, I think with the monastic scribes translating religious scripts into Old High German and thereby creating German words for abstract notions. One more recent creator of German compounds for Latin words was Philip von Zesen..... - Maitani
The "tradition" isn't mainly about compounds, but about creating neologisms from native word stems, e.g. "Bücherei", which was coined after Graeco-Latin "bibliotheca" by Philip von Zesen. - Maitani
Compounds like those mentioned above sound perfectly normal to native speakers of German because we rather perceive them as a whole, less as a combination of the meanings of their elements. Children who hear them for the first time often find them funny and weird. - Maitani
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