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Post by halfwise on Thu Apr 11, 2013 3:38 pm

Don't get me started on the infantile physics in angels and demons....

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Post by Amarië on Thu Apr 11, 2013 4:06 pm

Read a bit of Paulo Coelho and Angels&Demons will sound like the most brilliant shit ever.

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Post by Ally on Thu Apr 11, 2013 4:19 pm

Yasunari Kawabata's The Sound of the Mountain, that shit is, like phenomenal. Like.

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Post by Eldorion on Thu Apr 11, 2013 6:30 pm

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Post by Mrs Figg on Thu Apr 11, 2013 7:03 pm

I liked the film Angels and Demons though. It was based in Rome and you got to see some Amazing churches and art and shit.

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Post by Lancebloke on Thu Apr 11, 2013 8:05 pm

Why would you want to see shit? There are plenty of films where you can see that anyway... although most seem to be set in Germany somewhere.
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Post by Amarië on Thu Apr 11, 2013 9:53 pm

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Now that had me sitting her saying "neeeeeeerd" vs. "nerrrrrd" out loud as I was thinking "How does that work in a language that can't pronounce R?"

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Post by Eldorion on Thu Apr 11, 2013 10:02 pm

I'm not enirely clear after a quick Wikipedia search, but is there no "R" in certain Norwegian dialects?

Anyway, I've always pronounced nerd so that it rhymes with herd, curd, turd, etc. Nod
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Post by Amarië on Thu Apr 11, 2013 10:36 pm

Eldorion wrote:I'm not enirely clear after a quick Wikipedia search, but is there no "R" in certain Norwegian dialects?

Hmmm, depends how you see it. There's variations, I have a very clear rolling R and other dialekts have... um skarre-R. A more gurgly sound.

Came across this, three girls named Maria (from the band Razika) presenting themselves in slightly different dialects, the third Maria uses skarre R.


I love you Razika I love you (Skarre R)



In English the R is sort of... hardly pronounced at all, so I felt a long R-sound needed a bit of thought.


Eldorion wrote:Anyway, I've always pronounced nerd so that it rhymes with herd, curd, turd, etc. Nod

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Post by David H on Thu Apr 11, 2013 11:00 pm

Yes, those are the Norwegian R's I was talking about. Shocked

The midwestern American R, as opposed to the English R, is made by pushing your tongue as far back in your mouth as possible so that only the sides of the tongue touch the roof of the mouth and saying whatever vowel precedes it. You can hold that sound till you run out of breath.

The tip of the tongue isn't involved at all, which is why many native speakers hate rolled R's. (Right Halfy?)
Not pretty I admit, but for a word like "nerd" it's perfect!
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Post by chris63 on Fri Apr 12, 2013 2:19 am

Think i mentioned in another thread i have trouble getting my tongue around my r's. Not being wude.

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Post by Norc on Fri Apr 12, 2013 8:10 am

Mrs Figg wrote:I liked the film Angels and Demons though. It was based in Rome and you got to see some Amazing churches and art and shit.

i liked the movie too, it had Ewan McGregor in it Very Happy
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Post by Norc on Fri Apr 12, 2013 8:21 am

omg, i'm sitting here reading you guys describing different R's and it sounds so vulgar Razz (I read arse).. heh.. he.. anyways
there are two types of skarre-r, it's like the german but also, i think more common in swedin, a more french r. well.. anyways. I dunno how prominant my rs are in my dialect, i tend to erm... mumble. also, there are people with speak-faults. sort of.
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Post by Norc on Fri Apr 12, 2013 1:03 pm

and then the weird dialect of the south-country.
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Re: Books!

Post by Rigby on Mon Jul 01, 2013 10:49 pm

Googled an obscure Victorian phrase from the Bronte novel I'm reading and wound up on Rap Genius. So that's cool.

I'm having a fun time reading this obscure book "Meanderings of Memory" I picked up in 2003. Just can't find anybody whose read it though.
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Post by Orwell on Mon Jul 01, 2013 11:10 pm

Rigby wrote:I'm having a fun time reading this obscure book "Meanderings of Memory" I picked up in 2003. Just can't find anybody whose read it though.

Mmm.... which Bronte was that? Suspect 

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Post by CC12 35 on Mon Jul 01, 2013 11:16 pm

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Post by Eldorion on Mon Jul 01, 2013 11:48 pm

Rigby wrote:Googled an obscure Victorian phrase from the Bronte novel I'm reading and wound up on Rap Genius. So that's cool.

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Post by CC12 35 on Wed Jul 03, 2013 7:38 pm

If you were to ask me who my favourite Bronte sister is, I'd have no answer to that. I just can't decide! I love them all! #playa

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Re: Books!

Post by Mrs Figg on Wed Jul 03, 2013 9:38 pm

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Post by Eldorion on Wed Jul 03, 2013 9:43 pm

CC12 35 wrote:If you were to ask me who my favourite Bronte sister is, I'd have no answer to that. I just can't decide! I love them all! #playa

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Post by Mrs Figg on Wed Jul 03, 2013 9:59 pm

I want to read The Giant Under the Snow by John Gordon. by all accounts its a childrens classic that I had not heard of before, its nice to stumble on something new. This was written in 1968 and is a bit like Alan Garner from what I have read, and since Garner is my fave I must buy a copy.

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Post by Semiramis on Wed Aug 21, 2013 7:26 pm

Don't know if this has been discussed before - If so, than point me to the right thread.

Has anyone of you read Robert Jordan's "Wheel of Time"?
Friend of mine said that I've gotta read it, because it is soooooo good....

I haven't finished the first book (The Eye of the World) yet - read the first half, so maybe I'll change my mind about it - BUT so far it just seems like an imitation of Lord of the Rings... [no offence!]
Does Jordan ever stop copying Tolkien?

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Post by Eldorion on Wed Aug 21, 2013 9:02 pm

I've heard a lot of good things about Wheel of Time but everyone I've talked to seems to agree that it goes down the shitter sometime around volume 8-10 (some say even earlier). The series seems to have become increasingly overwritten and slow as it went on, which is why Jordan actually died before he could finish it. (The series was completed by Brandon Sanderson with assistance from Jordan's widow.)
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Post by Semiramis on Thu Aug 22, 2013 6:15 pm

Yeah, I knew the bit about Sanderson. The series really is completed now?? I thought it's going on and on...
So, I wouldn't say, that it's that bad (yet); but for a Lord of the Rings geek it's a bit strenuous trying not to see Lord of the Rings charakters and scenes popping up every few pages.

I'm certainly going to finish the first volume, but I'll think twice about buying the second one.

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