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17 June 2004 @ 12:28 pm
Language posts and filter  
Since languages are a hobby of mine and this is my lj, I decided to keep track of the random words and other language tidbits I pick up here as well. But realizing that this interests either no one or one I can recall at the moment, I'll create an extra filter for that. If anyone wants to be on it, just comment and let me know. I won't be offended if this doesn't interest you at all.

A question: Does anyone know how to get non-Latin scripts posted to lj when using Semagic? Or do you have to use the website for to do that?
More general question: not sure if any of you ever work with (Ancient) Greek, how do you go about typing it? I simply use Word's Greek font, but there are probably more professional ways to go about it.

stumbled upon this morning:
la jarre - jar
le cachet - seal
le canope - the jury is still out on that, some kind of urn thing probably
la risée - laughing stock
l'huard (m) - some kind of bird or fish, more likely bird since it it said ORNITH.

cahoots - Questionable collaboration; secret partnership: an accountant in cahoots with organized crime. from www.dictionary.com
providential - Of or resulting from divine providence. or - Happening as if through divine intervention; opportune (tere the context in which I read it doesn't fit that meaning at all. Oh well.)

Reading up on the Red Crescent ( http://www.ifrc.org/) , the word crescent came up
crescent - The figure of the moon as it appears in its first or last quarter, with concave and convex edges terminating in points. (www.dictionary.com)
crescent (moon) - der Halbmond - le croissant de lune - la media luna (? - guessing) - crescente (if going for the adjective ) or la mezzaluna
kompetent - even though I saw it spelled with a d yesterday, Duden spells it with t (Ihr komptender Partner -- heh, don't tell me that's right after all )
nichbrinichbri on June 16th, 2004 11:35 pm (UTC)
This is completely OT, because I'm tired and am not understanding what anyone is posting at the moment - but have you been able to get back onto YTDAW?
Illmanillman on June 17th, 2004 12:03 am (UTC)
Nope, not from my own computer. I can get on the boards from my bother's computer, so I have been able to sneak in a post or two *G*. Still haven't been able to figure out why. Best guess is that it's because my brother is using a proxy to surf the 'net. Seems to be the only difference. Tried pretty much everything else.
nichbrinichbri on June 17th, 2004 12:38 am (UTC)
Okay, it's good that you have some form of access - I'd go insane if I were in your position.
Illmanillman on June 17th, 2004 03:12 am (UTC)
Heh. The only one going insane is my brother, I'm constanly poking him about using his computer ;)
Ash: Misc - Eng flag [[by 3Dflags.com]]ashism on June 16th, 2004 11:48 pm (UTC)
I would like to be on this filter, I love learning snippets of different languages, it's like a mini-hobby for me.
Evidence: gotitevidenceshows on June 17th, 2004 12:37 am (UTC)
This sounds very cool Illman! I love learning something new.
Illmanillman on June 17th, 2004 03:13 am (UTC)
I'll take this as an okay to add you to the filter :)
Evidenceevidenceshows on June 17th, 2004 03:20 pm (UTC)
Yes! Please add me.
planbee on June 17th, 2004 01:01 am (UTC)
Learning about new languages? That sounds fun. Would you add me?
Illmanillman on June 17th, 2004 03:13 am (UTC)
Sure I'll add you to the filter.
starbuck42 on June 17th, 2004 01:10 am (UTC)
le cachet can also mean, "pay". like, a month worth of money for your job. or well, we use it more often for stars. like they got "un cachet de 1 million $" for such or such movie.
Illmanillman on June 17th, 2004 03:11 am (UTC)
Thanks for the insight. I haven't seen that context yet, I was simply going with the translation that fit the sentence I heard it in best.
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Illmanillman on June 17th, 2004 03:10 am (UTC)
No, it does interest me. Linguistics fascinate me and I have considered studying it, but I think I just have talent for language acquisition and nothing else *G* Now I'm ranting.

I'll add you to the filter.
sarapallas on June 17th, 2004 01:50 am (UTC)
Me! I want on! :-)
Illmanillman on June 17th, 2004 03:41 am (UTC)
I'll add you to it.
Natputinthespark on June 17th, 2004 01:58 am (UTC)
im interested!
Illmanillman on June 17th, 2004 03:41 am (UTC)
yep, I'll add you to it.
Natputinthespark on June 18th, 2004 02:50 am (UTC)
Marita: angelsmeeta on June 17th, 2004 02:52 am (UTC)
I really wanna be on this filter! I've taken up to grade eleven French and am currently in the process of attempting to teach myself Spanish. LOL. I love languages!
Illmanillman on June 17th, 2004 03:07 am (UTC)
Glad I'm not the only one loving languages. I'm pretty much bilingual, learned three more languages in school, two while living abroad, taught myself one (still working on that) and am starting to teach myself another one while trying to keep up with the ones I already know. Today, I have off from work, and am watching Stargate SG1 in French picking up some words I don't know yet. Yep, I'm nuts *G*

Keep up with teaching yourself Spanish :) How do you go about it? Reading, radio, TV?
Maritameeta on June 17th, 2004 06:27 am (UTC)
My mom bought me this book, plus I got three other books out of the library. During the summer, when I have money, I want to get one of those series on CD where you learn pronounciation and stuff. I think Spanish sounds so beautiful, and it's really similar to French which makes it easier for me to learn. French was brutal though. 14 verb tenses. Like.... WHY? LOL.
Wow, you know a lot of languages! That's really cool! See, I did the same thing with my Mirror Has Two Faces movie. The thing is, I can speak French pretty well but understanding it is what I have a hard time with since they speak so quickly! I watched French Kiss and could understand most of the French, though.
Woodstocktrigeekgirl on June 17th, 2004 03:15 am (UTC)
I'm interested. :) I only know 1.5 languages (American English and I'm sorta fluent in German), but I love learning. :)
Illmanillman on June 17th, 2004 03:40 am (UTC)
No problem, I'll add you to the filter. My language skill come with varying degrees of fluency as well. I'm only totally fluent in four languages and partially fluent in three. Ancient Greek, well, that's reading and translating only.
Woodstocktrigeekgirl on June 17th, 2004 12:40 pm (UTC)
I would like to learn more. :)
in medias resdreamsinreality on June 17th, 2004 03:29 am (UTC)
oooh! i'd love to be on it!
Illmanillman on June 17th, 2004 03:41 am (UTC)
Sure, I'll add you to it.
syperpentroy!: CSI - blank lookentropy84 on June 20th, 2004 05:04 am (UTC)
Ok, I'm slow. Sorry. :/

Anyhoo, cahoots is a great word to say, and I just realized I've been spelling it wrong for the longest time.

Anyway, looking forward to learning some new stuff :D Even if I won't be able to pronouce it.
Illmanillman on June 21st, 2004 01:55 am (UTC)
No problem :) I'm sorry, I didn't mean to rant about you not being on the filter when we AIMed.

Don't worry, there will be plenty of English stuff on the filter as well.
syperpentroy!entropy84 on June 21st, 2004 02:36 am (UTC)
That's okay. I didn't take it as ranting... just me being stupid. :P

Yeah, I noticed the last one you posted... you're not supposed to be teaching me English words,... that's just not normal :D Kidding. I need to expand my vocabulary, it seems.