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Old 10-07-2009, 06:00 AM
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Hmmm, weird. I guess that's mostly an issue for people who come from backgrounds where the language isn't written in the Latin alphabet, since they still have cursive in European languages, right? Cursive styles vary, but not so much you can't read them at all, right...?

Well, we're doing more linguistically oriented stuff, and there's some theory in there. But the class is intended to be accessible to English majors as well as linguists, so we're also discussing literature and things. But we're not going to get into literary theory, or read any literature for the course.

There are projects also, and for that students can concentrate on linguistic, sociological or literary issues, and we'll be spending the last month mostly on that and discussing our projects amongst ourselves. I'm doing my project on the history and use of English in Hawai'i, and its relation with Hawai'ian Creole English (usually called Pidgin). So I'll be looking at more linguistic stuff like how Pidgin arose and its structure and then sociolinguistic issues like attitudes towards it and how it's used in Hawai'i, etc. But other people are doing theirs on literary issues.
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Old 10-07-2009, 06:04 AM
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Chinese and Israeli were the two students who couldn't read the cursive. (Lard, I'm speaking like Yoda here).

May I recommend Rap Reiplinger - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia for the Hawai'ian Creole English?
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Great. Another forum in which I'll be unable to make any meaningful contribution. Oh, well.
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Old 10-07-2009, 06:53 AM
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You should see my philosophy!

Don't worry about it, Dingfod. There's always the school of hard knocks.
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You don't have to be in school to have something to say about it. I haven't been in school for almost 15 years, but that doesn't stop me from shooting my mouth off, now does it?
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I said meaningful contribution, that doesn't mean I don't have anything to post.
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Thank god we don't have any "meaningful contribution" standard here generally, or I'd be thrown out on my ass.
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Old 10-07-2009, 07:12 AM
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Old 10-07-2009, 12:06 PM
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Hmmm, weird. I guess that's mostly an issue for people who come from backgrounds where the language isn't written in the Latin alphabet, since they still have cursive in European languages, right? Cursive styles vary, but not so much you can't read them at all, right...?
Yep, we do. German and French do too, all languages that use the Latin alphabet do AFAIK.

Arabic and Hebrew don't have capital letters either (which is why Arabic constructed Allah, which literally means 'the god').
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The next ten weeks will be macro and microeconomics....fun stuff.....
An intro to economics class?

When I did it, I was required to take eleven weeks of macro, eleven weeks of micro, and eleven weeks of public finance.

But it was my major.

Just keep asking about that assumption that economic actors make rational decisions. Yeah, riiiiiiiight.....
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Great. Another forum in which I'll be unable to make any meaningful contribution. Oh, well.
Get off your ass and go to SCHOOL!!!!!!!:glare:
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I had a dream the other day that I hadn't studied for a final and was totally unprepared. Then I went to work and remembered the document review I was supposed to have done the day before.
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I have school tonight in a class we call "Advanced Java". At this point--four weeks in--it is neither advanced nor Java. I'm glad my employer will be reimbursing me for this shit.
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You don't have to be in school to have something to say about it. I haven't been in school for almost 15 years, but that doesn't stop me from shooting my mouth off, now does it?
Well, you don't get to over XL by being quiet, that's for sure.
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Chinese and Israeli were the two students who couldn't read the cursive. (Lard, I'm speaking like Yoda here).

May I recommend Rap Reiplinger - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia for the Hawai'ian Creole English?
OMG, I haven't thought about him in awhile, but his stuff used to make me howl with laughter when I lived in Hawaii.

Tur-ists! :giggle: Thanks for the memories. (Room Service and Mahalo Airlines are my favorites on Poi Dog with Crabs).

Eh def ear, they call it pidgin.

You can get a sampling.

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Old 10-15-2009, 02:05 AM
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Just had last lecture for the year. Exams start in a week, better hit the books. Now where did I put my motivation?
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Good luck fragment. I have my last exam tomorrow afternoon. Which is why I am procrastinating on the interwebs. I can't find my motivation either.
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Luckily I don't need it right now. I'm off to band practice instead.
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Good luck fragment. I have my last exam tomorrow afternoon. Which is why I am procrastinating on the interwebs. I can't find my motivation either.
I totally get the procrastination and lack of motivation. One more year.
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I took two out of my three practice exams today. Practice because they don't count for anything at all, but we get feedback on them, so that's nice. I think I did purty good on Torts and rocked the balls off of Civil Procedure even though I hate it so much. I gotta do Property sometime this weekend.
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I got to exempt one of my classes this week and move on to a higher level one. I could have exempted out of this one too but I ran out of time and now add/drop is over.
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I've missed a deadline for the second time in my fiction writing class. I've really gotta put a sticky note on my monitor or something...
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I quickly uploaded 4 new pics at invisikitty on deviantART. Just a quick go through. My favorite one seems a tad dark but I'm not sure if it's my monitor or not. The histogram was good on it. The other three I love because the temple looks like a toy because of the blurred trees framing it. They're bracketed so I put all 3 up to see what they looked like.
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Oh, and just for fun here is my week one project piece. The only constraint was the shooting time as we were just getting to know our cameras. LOL boiled peanuts.
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