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AHnix (Anna Haro)
Happy 2015, ffolks! Hope the universe gives you enough of what you need, shows you things you've never seen, and brings you closer to where you want to be. <3
You, too, Haro! :) - Jenny H. from Android
Happy New Year, Anna! - Anne Bouey
Happy new year, Anna :-) - Maitani
Happy New Year, Anna! - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
Happy New Year, A! - Bren from iPhone
Hope 2015 is a stellar year for you, Anna! - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
Happy 2015! - Jennifer Dittrich
Happy 2015, Anna! - Half Pint
Maitani
A Calendar Page for January 2015 - Medieval manuscripts blog - http://britishlibrary.typepad.co.uk/digitis...
A Calendar Page for January 2015 - Medieval manuscripts blog
A Calendar Page for January 2015 - Medieval manuscripts blog
A Calendar Page for January 2015 - Medieval manuscripts blog
"Regular readers will know that one of our blog traditions is to highlight a calendar from a particular medieval manuscript throughout the course of the year.  Past manuscripts have included the Isabella Breviary, the Hours of Joanna the Mad, the Golf Book, and the Huth Hours.  In 2015 we are pleased to present a manuscript that has featured on our blog before, the London Rothschild Hours.  Confusingly, this manuscript is often also called the Hours of Joanna the Mad (or the Hours of Joanna I of Castile), as it has been suggested that the manuscript belonged to that famous lady." - Maitani from Bookmarklet
"Evidence that the book was Joanna’s is tantalising, but inconclusive. The repeated presence of Joanna’s name saint, John the Evangelist, is a potential clue, and the presence of a number of Spanish saints in the calendar suggests that it was probably produced for a member of the Spanish aristocracy." - Maitani
Franc, a rememberer
happy new year, Friendfeed! :D
Happy new year :) - Eivind
Happy New Year. - RetiredTeacherD
Happy new year! - Maitani
саньера и икурринья
Unten ist mein Übersetzung eines sehr interessanten Artikel. Die Übersetzung ist nicht abgeschlossen, ich tue es jetzt. (Bitte nicht kommentieren Sie, bevor ich zum Schluss komme, aber Korrekturen meiner Fehler in Deutsch sind willkommen.)
Wie Fußball Half Dem Großbritannien, Den Ersten Weltkrieg Zu Gewinnen - саньера и икурринья
Viele Millionen Menschen in Großbritannien heute können sagen, Fußball ist in ihrem Blut. Ob man spielt vor Tausenden in riesigen Stadions, oder in dem Park, dieses einfache Spiel ist der Teil der britischen Lebensart. - саньера и икурринья
Vor hundert Jahren, im Jahr 1914, war es genau das gleiche. Tausende spielen wöchentlich, und Hunderttausende sahen. - саньера и икурринья
Als der Krieg ausbrach, Fußball ging nicht einfach weg. Der erste Weltkrieg war anders als alles, was vorher gekommen war. Der größte Teil des Landes wurde in den Kämpfen hineingezogen, ob im Hinterland oder an der Kriegsfront. Dieses Text ist die Geschichte darüber, wie Fußball seine Rolle spielte. - саньера и икурринья
Im Jahr 1914 wurde kleine britische Berufsarmee war in der Unterzahl und erlitt schwere Verluste. Das Kriegsministerium brauchte Männer. Starke, junge Burschen wurden benötigt, um sich freiwillig zu melden. Fußballer waren genau was die Armee brauchte. - саньера и икурринья
In London, es wurde dem Kriegsministerium klar, was für еine mächtige Waffe es hatte. Fußball besaß die Nation. Er war eine wahrhaft national Sportart. Fast jede Industriestadt in Britannien hatte einen Klub, und Tausende kamen wöchentlich, um einen Spiel zu sehen. Im Jahr 1914, zog der Pokalendspiel der Football Association eine Menge von 100.000. Und nicht einmal der Ausbruch des... more... - саньера и икурринья
Zusammen mit der Football Association, hatte das Kriegsministerium eine Idee. Es würde professionelle Spieler aufreden, um sich freiwillig zu melden, und bieten den Fans die Möglichkeit, mit ihnen zu kämpfen. Rekrutierung-Plakate wurde entworfen und um Fußballstadions verputzt. Sie sagten: “Der Footballers-Bataillon will Spieler und Club-Enthusiasten. Bist DU fit und frei?” - саньера и икурринья
Der Plan funktionierte. Viele Spieler aus vielen Clubs aus allen Teilen des Landes sich freiwillig meldeten. Hunderten den professionelle Fußballer gingen zu die Armee neben zehntausenden Fans. So im Dezember 1914 wurde ein neuer 17. Bataillon des Londoner Middlesex Regiment gebildet, speziell für den professionelle und Amateur-Spieler, und Fans. Sie würden wie der Footballers-Bataillon bekannt sein. - саньера и икурринья
Mehr als 2.000 Fußballer hörten den Profi-Sport auf, um zu gehen und zu kämpfen. Aber sie wurden keine Kanonenfutter wie einfache Rekruten. Fußballer wurden von allem als ausgezeichnete Soldaten markiert, tatsächlich wurden viele von ihnen Offiziere bald. Also, warum waren sie so gut? - саньера и икурринья
Fußballspieler sind körperlich fit und stark, und ihre Aufgabe ist, im Team zu arbeiten. Sie müssen verstehen, wie man angreifen und verteidigen als eine Einheit. Und wenn der Manager entscheidet, die Taktik in der Mitte des Spiels zu ändern, sie müssen genau wissen, was zu tun ist. Und die Art von Anführer, man auf dem Fußballplatz folgen würde, sind genau die Art von Anführer, man auf dem Kampfplatz folgen würde. - саньера и икурринья
Und es war nicht nur ein Bataillon. Tatsächlich, jedes Bataillon auf dem Westfront hatte seine eigene Sportmannschaft, es gibt 12 Bataillons in eine Division, so, es gab 12 Sportmannschaften in eine Division. Die Offiziere wählten wer spielt mit wem, dann ein passender Platz gefunden wurde, und dann ein Fußballspiel gespielt wurde. Und dann gab es ein Endspiel am Ende der Jahreszeit. - саньера и икурринья
Fußball war wertvoll für die Armee in Bezug auf Fitness, Teamarbeit, Disziplin und Moral. - саньера и икурринья
Fitness: Der Lieblingssport der Nation wurde als ansprechender und zugänglicher Weg, um körperliche Fitness in neue Rekruten zu bilden. - саньера и икурринья
Teamarbeit: Fußball förderte die Einheit Solidarität und verstärkte Beziehungen zwischen Genossen, entwickelte Loyalität und Engagement für die Ziele eines Battalions. - саньера и икурринья
Disziplin: Lange Zeiträume der Inaktivität waren Teil des alltäglichen soldatischen Lebens. Offiziere verwendete Fußball, um positive Gewöhnheit ihren Männer beizubringen, damit sie seine Freizeit gut zu nützen: Fußball ist besser als Tavernen. - саньера и икурринья
Moral: geistige Fitness war ebenso wichtig wie körperliche Kraft. Nach der Einführung der Wehrpflicht und katastrophale Verluste in der Schlacht an der Somme, Spielen wie Fußball helfen konnten, die Bataillon Geister zu heben. - саньера и икурринья
Es gab auch Schwierigkeiten, weil wahrscheinlich ein Torwart verwundet oder getötet am letzten Mal an der Front hatte: man musste bereit sein, ständig Männer zu ersetzen. - саньера и икурринья
Wenn die Waffen endlich still wurden, und der Spiel wieder gespielt werden konnte, Fußball seine Spuren hinterlassen gehabt hatte, aber es teuer zu stehen kam. Der Footballers-Bataillon hatte mehr als tausend Menschen verloren. Britannien hatte nicht nur viele begabten jungen Spieler verloren, aber auch Hunderttausende von Männer, die ihnen jede Woche zugejubelt hatte. - саньера и икурринья
==== DAS WAR ES! ===== - саньера и икурринья
Ich würde die Bezeichnung "Führer" verändern. Es gibt sehr bekannte Konnotation. Man kann das z.B. "Kapitän" oder "Chef" nennen. - Тимур
ich brauche eine Übersetzung für "лидер". Gibt es etwas anderes als Führer? - саньера и икурринья
Ich könnte "лидер" als "Anführer" übersetzen. Meine Meinung nach passt ''Chef" auch. - Тимур
"Mehr als 2.000 Fußballer hörten den Profi-Sport auf, um zu gehen und zu kämpfen." Ich bin nicht sicher, ob das eine richtige Übersetzung ist. Möglicherweise fehlt eine Richtung hier. Wohin gehen sie, wo kämpfen sie? "um an die Front zu gehen und dort zu kämpfen"? - Тимур
"Mehr als 2.000 Fußballspieler gaben den Profisport auf, um in den Kampf zu ziehen." is a possible rendering. - Maitani
Anne Bouey
Happy New Year from the west coast! Hope 2015 is joyous, prosperous, and peaceful!
Happy New Year, Anne! :) - Jenny H. from Android
Happy new year, Anne! - Maitani
Happy new year, Anne! - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Happy new year :) - Eivind from Android
Stephen Mack
Happy New Year, FF!
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Happy New Year! - Jenny H. from Android
Here's hoping to a wonderful 2015 for us all! - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Happy New Year! - Rodfather from Android
Happy New Year! - Maitani
Happy New Year! - Anne Bouey
Happy new year, Stephen :) - Eivind from Android
Starmama
Happy New Year! G'nite.
Happy new year, Starmama! - Maitani
Happy New Year, Starmama! - Anne Bouey
Happy new year, Mandy! Sleep well. :) - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Happy New Year, Starmama! :) - Jenny H. from Android
Mark H
There's every chance it's 2015 now.
Happy New Year Mark H. - Mike Nencetti
Hppy new year - Halil
Happy New Year's, to you and the missus! :) - Jenny H. from Android
*checks who's commented/liked so far* Thank you Americans, Brits, Europeans, and Iranians of FriendFeed. This place still gets me right *here*, - Mark H
Not here yet!! .... Happy new year Mark ... :-) - Sepi ⌘ سپی from iPhone
Happy new year, Mark! - Stephan from iPhone
Happy New Year Mr H!!! 😃 - Son of Groucho
Happy new year, Mark! :-) - Maitani
Happy New Year, Mark! - Anne Bouey
Maitani
This Year in Philology 2014 | Memiyawanzi - http://memiyawanzi.wordpress.com/2014...
"It occurs to me that music bloggers typically make year-end ‘best of’ lists for the best new music they’ve heard this year.  Why shouldn’t I make a post to highlight the most interesting things I’ve read this year that were published this year?  Thanks to my obsessive cataloging of my reading with EndNote, compiling a list is actually not so hard, so without further adieu, and in no particular order (aside from alphabetically, as every good bibliography should be) is my selective list of my philological favourites of 2014:" - Maitani from Bookmarklet
Maitani
TYWKIWDBI ("Tai-Wiki-Widbee"): The giant ash trees of Tasmania - http://tywkiwdbi.blogspot.de/2014...
TYWKIWDBI ("Tai-Wiki-Widbee"): The giant ash trees of Tasmania
"The trees in question are mountain ash, the tallest flowering trees in the world. They are not quite the tallest trees of any kind: that record belongs to the coast redwoods of the western US. But that might be because things have been skewed against the mountain ash..." - Maitani from Bookmarklet
"...the tallest trees can suffer from "xylem cavitation", in which gas bubbles form in the cells carrying water up the trunk. These tiny gas embolisms [sic] can prevent water from moving up the tiny conduit cells, much like a pulmonary embolism can stop blood flow to the lungs in humans. To avoid this, the tree regulates how much water is lost through its leaves by closing down the tiny... more... - Maitani
Maitani
Fwd: White Wine In The Sun by Tim Minchin - YouTube - http://www.youtube.com/watch... via Eivind http://friendfeed.com/eivindn
Fwd: White Wine In The Sun by Tim Minchin - YouTube - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fCNvZqpa-7Q via Eivind http://ff.im/OoVPD
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"It's December. Let the season begin. :)" - Maitani
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up! - Maitani
:) (We're drinking prosecco in the warm apartment.) - Jenny H. from Android
While it's -16C outside :) - Eivind from Android
It's on Spotify now! :) - Eivind
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It's a music streaming service. :) - Jenny H. from Android
up!!! :-) - Maitani
"Unfortunately, this video is not available in your country..." Is Spotify available to me? - Maitani
I think Spotify is available all over. Maybe not the free version, but at least the subscription one. - Eivind from Android
Maitani
Christmas Tree 2014
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Merry Christmas, Maitani! :) - Jenny H. from Android
Merry Christmas to you too, Jenny! :-) - Maitani
Merry Christmas! - Greg GuitarBuster
Merry Christmas, Greg! - Maitani
Merry Christmas! - Son of Groucho
Merry Christmas Maitani :-) - Sepi ⌘ سپی
Merry Christmas, Maitani! - Anne Bouey
Merry Christmas, Gordon, Sepi, and Anne! :-) - Maitani
Merry Christmas :) - Eivind from Android
Eivind! Merry Christmas, I hope the two of you are having a wonderful holiday season. :-) - Maitani
Maitani Good happy new year and merry christmas - ramazan cekic
Merry Christmas, dear Maitani! - mina_sydney from iPhone
A Christmas tree with real candles! Beautiful! :-) - Amira
Merry Christmas, Mina and Ramazan! - Maitani
Thank you, Amira. In our family we always have had real candles. :-) - Maitani
Maitani çok merci merry christmas - ramazan cekic
Maitani
19 Amazing Sites To Get Free Stock Photos » SideJobr: Labor for your neighbor - http://sidejobr.com/help...
19 Amazing Sites To Get Free Stock Photos » SideJobr: Labor for your neighbor
"In this post, we’ve created a list for you of awesome websites that have free stock photos. This is not the end all – be all of sites and if you find others, please feel free to list them in the comment section. Note: Most of these images fall under a creative commons license (just make sure you attribute properly) or are old enough that the photos have returned to the public domain. (This happens once the copyright on an image expires.)" - Maitani from Bookmarklet
Found via Another Word For It http://tm.durusau.net/?p=59044 - Maitani
Stephen Mack
Merry Xmas, FF!
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Merry Christmas! - Rodfather - Amir
Merry Christmas, Stephen, Sammy and Sophie! - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
Merry Christmas! - Pea Bukowski from Flucso
Merry Christmas you lovely people :) - Pete
Merry Christmas! - Anne Bouey
Merry Christmas, Macks :) - Eivind from Android
Merry Christmas! :) - Jenny H. from Android
Merry Christmas! - Stephan from iPhone
Merry Christmas! - Melly
Merry Christmas, you wonderful old building and loan! - MoTO Boychick Devil from Android
Merry Christmas to you and the kidlets, Stephen! - Half Pint
Merry Christmas, Stephen! - Corinne L
I hope all you fabulous people have a completely wonderful day. <3 - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Merry Christmas, Stephen! - Stephan from iPhone
Merry Christmas! - Jennifer Dittrich from iPhone
Merry Christmas! - Maitani
Merry Christmas! - Rodfather
Merry Christmas! - Me
Merry Christmas! - Son of Groucho
Maitani
December Darkness Across the Universe - Out There - http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/outther...
December Darkness Across the Universe - Out There
"During the darkest days of December, it makes me feel better to think about all the other, more profound darknesses out there in the universe. A little dose of the old perspective, you know. And boy, there are a lot of them–not just a lot of dark places, but a lot of different forms of darkness out there. In fact, there’s a lot more darkness than most of us realize, for an obvious if easily overlooked reason: Space images are calibrated to highlight faint or even invisible detail, making the universe seem like a much brighter place than it really is." - Maitani from Bookmarklet
"Consider, for instance, Comet Churyumov–Gerasimenko, the now-famous comet being explored by the Rosetta spacecraft (and home to the intrepid, hibernating Philae lander). In all the images you see online, it looks brightly lit. Even the allegedly “true color” image, which is supposed to show what the Comet C-G would look like to the human eye up close, is a bright green-tinged gray. Here’s the truth: The comet is blacker than coal." - Maitani
Maitani
Kazuo Ishiguro: how I wrote The Remains of the Day in four weeks | Books | The Guardian - http://www.theguardian.com/books...
Kazuo Ishiguro: how I wrote The Remains of the Day in four weeks | Books | The Guardian
"Many people have to work long hours. When it comes to the writing of novels, however, the consensus seems to be that after four hours or so of continuous writing, diminishing returns set in. I’d always more or less gone along with this view, but as the summer of 1987 approached I became convinced a drastic approach was needed. Lorna, my wife, agreed." - Maitani from Bookmarklet
"Until that point, since giving up the day job five years earlier, I’d managed reasonably well to maintain a steady rhythm of work and productivity. But my first flurry of public success following my second novel had brought with it many distractions. Potentially career-enhancing proposals, dinner and party invitations, alluring foreign trips and mountains of mail had all but put an end... more... - Maitani
Maitani
Families in Literature: the Flytes in Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh | Books | The Guardian - http://www.theguardian.com/books...
Families in Literature: the Flytes in Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh | Books | The Guardian
"If you read Brideshead Revisited for the first time in your teens (as so many of us do) you can come away with the idea of a Cinderella story: middle-class Charles is scooped up by the happy aristocracy – the deserving poor boy looking longingly through the window is allowed in, gawps at the magnificence, is grateful for the attention, and of course falls in love with Sebastian." - Maitani from Bookmarklet
"But when you read it again, you see that Brideshead is not a book about Oxford, or homoerotic love, or social climbing: it’s a book about religion – and about families. It is Sebastian who is in love with Charles, jealously wanting to keep him to himself:" - Maitani
Micah
18 years today, me and my bride.
Happy anniversary! - Anika
Cheers to you two! - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra from Android
Happy anniversary! - Stephan from iPhone
Congrats! - Brent Schaus
congrats - obe
Congratulations <3 - joey
Congratulations! - Jennifer Dittrich
Congrats! - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Happy anniversary! :) - Jenny H. from Android
Happy anniversary! :-) - Maitani
Congrats Happy Anniversary - WarLord
Happy Anniversary! - Anne Bouey
Thanks, friends. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Maitani
Facts about the winter solstice | OUPblog - http://blog.oup.com/2014...
Facts about the winter solstice | OUPblog
"The winter solstice settles on 21 December this year, which means it’s the day with the least amount of sunlight. It’s the official first day of winter, although people have been braving the cold for weeks, huddled in coats and scarves and probably wool socks. It’s easy to pass over the winter solstice because of the holidays; however, many traditions center around the solstices and equinoxes, and even Christmas has borrowed some ideas from the midwinter celebration. Below are a few facts about the winter solstice and the influence it has had on religion." - Maitani from Bookmarklet
Thanks for sharing this, Maitani. :) - Jenny H. from Android
You're welcome, Jenny. It is beautiful, isn't it. :-) - Maitani
Amir
Brad Pitt ′Keeper of the German Language′ | Culture | DW.DE | 19.12.2014 - http://www.dw.de/brad-pi...
Brad Pitt ′Keeper of the German Language′ | Culture | DW.DE | 19.12.2014
It's astonishing that anyone living outside of Europe is interested in the German language. :-) - Maitani
Maitani
The Oxford Linguistic History of English series lives on - Christopher Culver - http://www.christopherculver.com/languag...
"Back in 2006, Oxford University Press published Don Ringe’s From Proto-Indo-European to Proto-Germanic, which was billed as the first volume in a new OUP series called A Linguistic History of English. That particular book wasn’t so much a history of the English language that we know as a reconstruction of Proto-Indo-European. Don Ringe is a major figure in Indo-European studies (as well as historical linguistics in general), and it was great to get a state-of-the-art reconstruction from his perspective." - Maitani from Bookmarklet
"After enjoying that first volume, I would impatiently check the new arrivals shelf at the university library so I could read the second volume straightaway. Years passed, however, and nothing ever appeared. I had wondered if the series had been canceled, but now Oxford University Press finally unveiled the second volume: The Development of Old English, this time by Don Ringe and Ann Taylor." - Maitani
Maitani
Ancient, hydrogen-rich waters deep underground around the world: Waters could support isolated life -- ScienceDaily - http://www.sciencedaily.com/release...
Ancient, hydrogen-rich waters deep underground around the world: Waters could support isolated life -- ScienceDaily
"A team of scientists, led by the University of Toronto's Barbara Sherwood Lollar, has mapped the location of hydrogen-rich waters found trapped kilometres beneath Earth's surface in rock fractures in Canada, South Africa and Scandinavia." - Maitani from Bookmarklet
"Common in Precambrian Shield rocks -- the oldest rocks on Earth -- the ancient waters have a chemistry similar to that found near deep sea vents, suggesting these waters can support microbes living in isolation from the surface." - Maitani
Volume of world's oldest water estimated http://www.bbc.com/news... - Maitani
Maitani
10 quotes to inspire a love of winter | OUPblog - http://blog.oup.com/2014...
10 quotes to inspire a love of winter | OUPblog
"Winter encourages a certain kind of idiosyncratic imagery not found during any other season: white, powdery snow, puffs of warm breath, be-scarfed holiday crowds. The following slideshow presents a lovely compilation of quotes from the eighth edition of our Oxford Dictionary of Quotations that will inspire a newfound love for winter, whether you’ve ever experienced snow or not!" - Maitani from Bookmarklet
"The first fall of snow is not only an event, but it is a magical event. You go to bed in one kind of world and wake up in another quite different, and if this is not enchantment, then where is it to be found?" It snowed here last night :) - Eivind
Todd Hoff
Made some sauerkraut. Which means I cut up some cabbage, stuffed it in a jar with some seasonings, and waited a week while the little critters did the real work. I didn't die and it didn't suck.
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Better than my results, by far :D - Jennifer Dittrich
I've never had sauerkraut made of red cabbage. Looks good! - Maitani
I bought red at the store so I thought what the heck? It's good in salads, it adds a different color and some crunch. There's about 8 heads of the green growing in the garden so I'll give that a try later. What happened Jennifer? - Todd Hoff
It always seems to go bad. I have yet to have a batch ferment properly, no matter how well I follow the directions. - Jennifer Dittrich
Hm, I don't really know how to tell. It seems sourish and a little carbonated. - Todd Hoff
Oh, the batches I've done get mold and then smells very, very bad. Very easy to tell. - Jennifer Dittrich
Oh my. Is that too much oxygen? The recipe I followed instructed me to pack the cabbage and seal it off with a plug of the thick outer leaves. I think that prevented the oxygen from entering but still allowed the co2 to escape. The jar lids were puffed up a little so I know gas was escaping. - Todd Hoff
Maybe? I think it is mostly that I haven't had good luck weighing down the cabbage. This year was the closest, but I think next year I'm just going to get a traditional crock and stone weight. - Jennifer Dittrich
This is the recipe I used: http://balancedbites.com/2012... - Todd Hoff
Oh, I love the idea of the larger leaves holding everything down! I will definitely have to try that. - Jennifer Dittrich
Maitani
"The idea of a "Mother Tongue" has long preoccupied me, and I once wrote a lengthy paper about the relationship between Taiwanese and Mandarin entitled "How to Forget Your Mother Tongue and Remember Your National Language"." - Maitani from Bookmarklet
"The topic has now come back to me from a different angle, one that I might title "How to Remember your Mother Tongue and (Temporarily) Forget Your Global Language"." - Maitani
"The occasion for these reflections was a letter that I received from a Mexican scholar named Soledad Jimenez Tovar who spent the last five years in Germany at a Max Planck Institute and in Kazakhstan doing fieldwork. In Germany she spoke German and lots of English, and in Kazakhstan she spoke mostly Russian and some Mandarin which she used when trying to converse with the Dungans there." - Maitani
Maitani
Tips from professional proofreaders | Sentence first - http://stancarey.wordpress.com/2014...
"Proofreading is a recurring theme on Sentence first, with regular posts looking at particular items of usage and examples of where proofing fell short. But although it’s part of my day job, I haven’t written often about the act itself." - Maitani from Bookmarklet
"I was recently approached by Maggie Biroscak at Jimdo for some thoughts on the subject. Maggie’s article has now been published, and offers great tips on proofreading your own text, while acknowledging the limitations of this approach. It features quotes from Dawn McIlvain Stahl, online editor of Copyediting.com, and me." - Maitani
Maitani
The strangest and least strange French words according to n-grams - Antoine Amarilli's blog - http://a3nm.net/blog/ubac.html
"The (multi)set of (character-level) n-grams of a word consists of its sequences of n consecutive characters. For instance, the 2-grams of "gram" are "gr", "ra", and "am". Duplicates are counted, e.g., for "toto" the 2-grams are "to", "ot", "to". Given the dictionary of all words in a language, we can compute the multiset of all n-grams." - Maitani from Bookmarklet
"It turns out that this multiset is quite characteristic of the language. For instance, to identify the language of a piece of text, it is often enough to compute its n-grams, normalize it as a frequency distribution, and compare it to the distribution of known languages: usually the closest distribution is that of the language in which the text is written." - Maitani
Maitani
Why the ‘Coffee’ Words Are Not Cognates - Languages Of The World | Languages Of The World - http://languagesoftheworld.info/bad-lin...
Why the ‘Coffee’ Words Are Not Cognates - Languages Of The World | Languages Of The World
"A former student of mine drew my attention to a recent article in Slate written by Alyssa Pelish and titled “The Stimulating History of Coffee: Why You Hear This Word Around the World” (the image on the left is reproduced from the article). Pelish starts with a little thought-experiment about how one would order a coffee while travelling around the world: Kaffee in Berlin, caffè in Rome, kofi in Lagos, Nigeria, kŏfī in Delhi, India, and кофе (pronounced /’kofè/) in St. Petersburg, Russia. She correctly points out that these words sound alike in many languages, describing these words very poetically as “the two reliable syllables, the seesaw of vowel sounds punctuated by velar stops and fricatives”. I am not sure about the reliability of syllables or how one would go about measuring it, or whether the alternating consonant-vowel-consonant-vowel (CVCV) pattern can be called a “seesaw”. But the explanation Pelish provides for why these ‘coffee’ words are so similar the world over is entirely wrong and ignorant." - Maitani from Bookmarklet
Interesting idea. Jynnan tonix all round while we discuss. - Technodad from iPhone
Maitani
Distraction, if consistent, does not hinder learning -- ScienceDaily - http://www.sciencedaily.com/release...
Distraction, if consistent, does not hinder learning -- ScienceDaily
"A new study challenges the idea that distraction is necessarily a problem for learning. Researchers found that if attention was as divided during recall of a motor task as it was during learning the task, people performed as if there were no distractions at either stage." - Maitani from Bookmarklet
Maitani
AWOL - The Ancient World Online: New and Forthcoming from De Gruyter Open - http://ancientworldonline.blogspot.de/2014...
AWOL - The Ancient World Online: New and Forthcoming from De Gruyter Open
AWOL - The Ancient World Online: New and Forthcoming from De Gruyter Open
AWOL - The Ancient World Online: New and Forthcoming from De Gruyter Open
"New and Forthcoming from De Gruyter Open New in 2014 from De Gruyter Open" - Maitani from Bookmarklet
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