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by vaguelyhumanoid
Tue Jan 18, 2011 11:05 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: NOISE. ROCK.
Replies: 43
Views: 12766

Re: NOISE. ROCK.

I fucking love noise rock. Probably my favorite noise rock band is the Paper Chase. Sort of a mixture of noise rock, industrial and post-hardcore, though they've been getting poppier lately, which works better then you'd think. They're also conceptual as fuck, with a lot of recurring themes and musi...
by vaguelyhumanoid
Fri Oct 15, 2010 3:33 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: 日本語 (Japanese Practice)
Replies: 552
Views: 199322

Re: 日本語 (Japanese Practice)

私 は vaguelyhumanoid です!
I just recently started Japanese class at my school, but I've been studying on my own for a while. I'm still a little behind, though, since I got a late start to the class.
by vaguelyhumanoid
Wed Oct 13, 2010 1:02 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Interesting features in your conlang
Replies: 93
Views: 50090

Re: Interesting features in your conlang

On my way home from school, I thought about the idea of a language where prepositions are expressed entirely through cases and pronouns are expressed entirely through polypersonal verbs. If you wanted to say "I saw a dog under a tree", you'd say "dog-SUBE tree-OBJ I-heard-it". I ...
by vaguelyhumanoid
Mon Oct 11, 2010 1:27 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Google translate abuse
Replies: 8
Views: 4084

Re: Google translate abuse

I made it say "oh my god, you killed Kenny". Good times.
I also like retranslating to the point of incoherence, kinda like Translation Party except with multiple languages.
by vaguelyhumanoid
Mon Oct 11, 2010 1:26 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Other Languages You've Studied
Replies: 488
Views: 96130

Re: Other Languages You've Studied

Right now, I'm studying Ilaksh (the more practical revision of Ithkuil).
by vaguelyhumanoid
Sun Oct 03, 2010 5:57 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Humans 2.0
Replies: 143
Views: 10768

Re: Humans 2.0

Less vulnerable eyes, more prehensile appendages then just arms, more flexible joints, and maybe some form of night vision. Tails, gills, wings, etc. would be cool, but really impractical. Telepathy would suck, because I have OCD.
by vaguelyhumanoid
Sat Oct 02, 2010 8:14 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Salish languages
Replies: 5
Views: 1822

Re: Salish languages

I'm also more interested in it culturally, though there are some languages I've checked out for entirely linguistic reasons, such as Georgian or Turkish.
by vaguelyhumanoid
Mon Sep 27, 2010 3:07 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Salish languages
Replies: 5
Views: 1822

Re: Salish languages

That's fascinating. Where in the Northwest are you right now? Also, a word is a whole clause as in saying "fish" would be equivalent to "it is a fish". "I killed a deer" is literally "I killed (it), and it was a deer". There are affixes, I mentioned that in th...
by vaguelyhumanoid
Wed Sep 08, 2010 4:04 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Salish languages
Replies: 5
Views: 1822

Salish languages

Has anyone else here studied the Salish languages of the Pacific Northwest? I've been researching Spokane/Kalispel/Flathead (it's a dialect continuum), and I just remembered one of the most interesting things about the grammar, which is that each word is a complete clause & everything else is an...
by vaguelyhumanoid
Tue Sep 07, 2010 6:16 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: OT and Asimov
Replies: 8
Views: 1944

Re: OT and Asimov

I like to read about phonetics, phonology, historical linguistics and typology.
I don't know how formal any of that is, though.
by vaguelyhumanoid
Wed Sep 01, 2010 8:51 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Where has rock gone?
Replies: 144
Views: 33632

Re: Where has rock gone?

So, you point out that you definitely, 100% don't mean "not popular or charting", but "actually underground". Then you cite for this: Tomahawk. I'm just throwing this out there, but you have no idea what underground means. At all. In fact, showing a Tomahawk TV spot proves the o...
by vaguelyhumanoid
Tue Aug 31, 2010 7:32 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Lady Gaga, anyone?
Replies: 132
Views: 36961

Re: Lady Gaga, anyone?

What do you think is the best Gaga video?
As badass as Telephone was, I'm probably going to have to say Paparazzi.
by vaguelyhumanoid
Tue Aug 31, 2010 7:19 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Sḵwxwú7mesh? Dumbstruck and absolutely stupefied!
Replies: 17
Views: 4012

Re: Sḵwxwú7mesh? Dumbstruck and absolutely stupefied!

I'm learning Salish proper (Flathead-Kalispel-Spokane), partially for this reason... and it IS amazing-for instance, the word for a mouse or rat is "k' w ek' w t'ne", with a syllabic ejective "t". What does it mean to say there's a syllabic /tʼ/? Doesn't that just mean there's a...
by vaguelyhumanoid
Mon Aug 30, 2010 8:41 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Sḵwxwú7mesh? Dumbstruck and absolutely stupefied!
Replies: 17
Views: 4012

Re: Sḵwxwú7mesh? Dumbstruck and absolutely stupefied!

folmerveeman wrote:It's really a shame though, such a special language going to waste..


I'm learning Salish proper (Flathead-Kalispel-Spokane), partially for this reason... and it IS amazing-for instance, the word for a mouse or rat is "k'wek'wt'ne", with a syllabic ejective "t".
by vaguelyhumanoid
Mon Aug 30, 2010 8:29 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Mistranslations...
Replies: 26
Views: 4441

Re: Mistranslations...

Probably the most tragic mistranslation ever was "suffer not the witch to live"-it actually says "suffer not the poisoner to live"...
by vaguelyhumanoid
Sun Aug 22, 2010 11:14 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Mnemonics you love
Replies: 187
Views: 89666

Re: Mnemonics you love

There's a lot of good PEMDAS order of operations mnemonics that I like. Instead of the usual "Please excuse my dear Aunt Sally," I try something like "Please exterminate my dreadful Aunt Sally" or "Please erect my dick, African slut." What about "panthers eat magi...
by vaguelyhumanoid
Sun Aug 22, 2010 1:55 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Turn shitty pop into awesome 35-minute epics
Replies: 19
Views: 4951

Re: Turn shitty pop into awesome 35-minute epics

Wow.
It's like Sigur Ros and Bull of Heaven having an orgy backstage at the Dead Can Dance concert.
I want to try this with GOOD pop music, i.e. Lady Gaga.
by vaguelyhumanoid
Tue Aug 17, 2010 2:58 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Radiothread
Replies: 265
Views: 85929

Re: Radiothread

Though not my current most-listened, Radiohead are my favorite band of all time. I saw them at White River Ampitheater, and it was one of the best days of my life. They played Talk Show Host... fuck yeah. Also, am I alone in finding Thom utterly adorable? A lot of people think he's ugly, which I sim...
by vaguelyhumanoid
Tue Aug 17, 2010 2:45 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Where has rock gone?
Replies: 144
Views: 33632

Re: Where has rock gone?

Music isn't dead, it's just gone underground. No, it hasn't. I'm not talking about fake alternative or some nebulous "not on the charts", I mean actually underground. Observe: Noise-rock group The Paper Chase kicking ass and taking names: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kfq1Kl6PQrg Early M...
by vaguelyhumanoid
Tue Aug 17, 2010 2:19 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Lady Gaga, anyone?
Replies: 132
Views: 36961

Re: Lady Gaga, anyone?

I hate almost all current pop music, but I love Lady Gaga. She writes her own songs, and good ones at that. The chorus to Paparazzi was one of the better melodies I've heard all year. Plus there's the Telephone video, simply badass on all counts. The Pussy Wagon, for god's sake! And then "let's...
by vaguelyhumanoid
Mon Aug 16, 2010 7:44 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Where has rock gone?
Replies: 144
Views: 33632

Re: Where has rock gone?

Classic/traditional rock didn't die out, it evolved into a bunch of different styles. There's a lot of noise-rock groups that are much louder/more distorted/guitarier than anything from the 60s/70s , and the entire drone genre is basically Black Sabbath to the 10th. Music isn't dead, it's just gone ...
by vaguelyhumanoid
Sat Aug 14, 2010 2:20 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: A very simple latin translation
Replies: 15
Views: 3433

Re: A very simple latin translation

Non timeo sum. Also, she should have a serious event in her life or deeply-held personal conviction involving not being afraid if she's getting a tattoo of it. That translation is very incorrect. For example: it has two verbs. "I fear not I am" Or "I am I don't fear". Nonsense, ...
by vaguelyhumanoid
Fri Aug 13, 2010 6:39 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: House of omgwhyamIturningmybook Leaves.
Replies: 239
Views: 61448

Re: House of omgwhyamIturningmybook Leaves.

ian wrote:FUCK EVERYTHING.


That reminded me of Dennis Hopper in Blue Velvet.

Also, when the minotaur of typography comes to devour all your children, know that it has been House: Blue Text.
by vaguelyhumanoid
Thu Aug 12, 2010 11:32 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: A very simple latin translation
Replies: 15
Views: 3433

Re: A very simple latin translation

Non timeo sum.

Also, she should have a serious event in her life or deeply-held personal conviction involving not being afraid if she's getting a tattoo of it.
by vaguelyhumanoid
Sun Aug 08, 2010 6:39 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)
Replies: 944
Views: 293163

Re: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)

I'm from Seattle, and my parents are from Spokane and St. Petersburg, Florida. I exhibit the cot-caught merger, with both vowels as /ɑ/. I pronounce the initial sound in "erotic" and "equality" as /ɨ/ in casual speech. I often pronounce "tt" as in "butter" as ...
by vaguelyhumanoid
Fri Jul 23, 2010 9:26 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: .e'o ko tavla fo la lojban (Lojban Practice)
Replies: 17
Views: 7431

Re: .e'o ko tavla fo la lojban (Lojban Practice)

That is now sigged.
by vaguelyhumanoid
Thu Jul 22, 2010 9:27 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: .e'o ko tavla fo la lojban (Lojban Practice)
Replies: 17
Views: 7431

Re: .e'o ko tavla fo la lojban (Lojban Practice)

Same thing I typed earlier, why?
by vaguelyhumanoid
Wed Jul 21, 2010 6:52 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Has anyone ever heard of Earth Minimal?
Replies: 22
Views: 6159

Re: Has anyone ever heard of Earth Minimal?

I actually know about Ithkuil, I meant something slightly different... but yeah, Iţkuîl is awesome.
I like englangs in general.
by vaguelyhumanoid
Wed Jul 21, 2010 6:49 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: .e'o ko tavla fo la lojban (Lojban Practice)
Replies: 17
Views: 7431

Re: .e'o ko tavla fo la lojban (Lojban Practice)

It keeps giving me "syntax error"...
by vaguelyhumanoid
Wed Jul 21, 2010 12:25 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Has anyone ever heard of Earth Minimal?
Replies: 22
Views: 6159

Re: Has anyone ever heard of Earth Minimal?

It would be an awesome idea to make a Semitic language with Latin roots. k-l-r = color kolore = color kalara = red kolare = orange v-s-n = vision vison = vision, sight, view vason = eye visen = to see, to view and so on... I recommend you Maltese-it's basically Arabic, but with a HUGE Romance subst...
by vaguelyhumanoid
Wed Jul 21, 2010 12:18 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Antipassive Voice
Replies: 7
Views: 2733

Re: Antipassive Voice

Ergativity is just fascinating... I wonder if ergative-language speakers find NOM/ACC as strange?
I must make an ergative conlang sometime...
by vaguelyhumanoid
Sun Jul 18, 2010 6:44 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Worst song lyrics
Replies: 332
Views: 60818

Re: Worst song lyrics

Fergalicious. "The beat that I'm bangin' is da la shit"?
The beat you are engaging in intercourse with is of the shit?

Also that "my first kiss went a little like this" song or what have you is incredibly annoying to me at least.
by vaguelyhumanoid
Sun Jul 18, 2010 6:24 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Stories that can be read in more than one order.
Replies: 15
Views: 3496

Re: Stories that can be read in more than one order.

Only Revolutions by Mark Z. Danielewski (creator of House of Leaves) is formatted so that you start at either end of the book, and then turn it around after an 8-page chapter and read it from the other narrator's perspective.
It's actually quite good.
by vaguelyhumanoid
Sun Jul 18, 2010 4:54 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: C-bar == with
Replies: 14
Views: 11433

Re: C-bar == with

I use Tx when labeling a Time axis on a graph, and in some diffeq problems when the situation arises. It's not "Tx" but T with a slash through the 'trunk' or whatever you call the lower portion. As in Ŧ? That is a pretty kickass glyph. I've considered using umlauts instead of silent Es in...
by vaguelyhumanoid
Sun Jul 18, 2010 4:50 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: What is the best constructed language?
Replies: 75
Views: 19773

Re: What is the best constructed language?

Did I say "argument"? I meant "function".
by vaguelyhumanoid
Sat Jul 17, 2010 5:12 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: What is the best constructed language?
Replies: 75
Views: 19773

Re: What is the best constructed language?

Lojban might be my new favorite... but how do you distinguish the argument from the patients, other than syntax?
Do you?
by vaguelyhumanoid
Sat Jul 17, 2010 5:09 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Other Languages You've Studied
Replies: 488
Views: 96130

Re: Other Languages You've Studied

Latin, Koine Greek, Japanese, Lojban, Toki Pona, and Spanish I've all on-off seriously studied to some extent... you can add Arabic, Anglo-Saxon, Spokane Salish, Hebrew, & Esperanto if you wanna be generous, but it really depends how you define "studied".
by vaguelyhumanoid
Sat Jul 17, 2010 4:59 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: لنتكلم العربية (Arabic practice)
Replies: 34
Views: 20975

Re: لنتكلم العربية (Arabic practice)

I just know very simple Arabic, as in:
كتبا ال كتب
type stuff, but the whole "consonant root" thing is just awesome... I love Semitic languages.

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