Comments by zeichensprache

  • also, if there were a messageboard around here somewhere, I could post this:
    http://discovermagazine.com/2007/brain/i-chat-therefore-i-am/article_print
    and this:
    http://discovermagazine.com/2007/brain/i-chat-therefore-i-am/spiral.jpg

    May 17, 2007

  • It would be nice to have a smarter search function for those of us who can't remember exactly how something is spelled or for those of us, for instance, who would like to find all words beginning with the prefix "un-".

    I tried to use parameter expansion, e.g. searching "un*" or "un?", but needless to say it didn't work. This may be a tall order, however, but I think something along these lines would be ideal.

    May 17, 2007

  • Without masticate, we'd never have been able to infuriate high school teachers and peers who were easily led to believe we were saying t'other.

    May 17, 2007

  • neidisch und pikiert sind auch n├╝tzlich.

    May 17, 2007

  • I never thought about it but I actually like the sound of genitive. It sounds maybe nicer in German pronunciation with the soft 'g'. Also, it's better, in my mind, than the unnecessarily harsh sounds that appear in the words 'Accusative' and 'Dative.' 'Nominative' too appears to be more friendly than it is. What are we left with for comfort? Only poor genitive, meek and modest.

    May 17, 2007

  • wwld? (substutite german or Russian or any other case-based language for Latin, I suppose.)

    May 17, 2007

  • A defunct liquor store with a name that far surpasses "cellar door" as the most beautiful phrase in English.

    May 17, 2007