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  • Pattern Flux
    Probably because of the chaotic nature of my speech, I tend to not only shift accents from time to time, but also shift expressions in my speech as well. These can vary fr
  • Mathematical Impossibility
    I have today put up not one, but two parts for Red Ice: First Craft , and Polonium Black . These collectively complete Chapter 1 of the story.  Having more German vocabula
  • Desereted
    One of the things specific to LDS culture, and one of the things I forgot about by the time I started doing linguistic studies, was an attempt during the 1800's at creatin
  • Aitches
    Continuing on with the previous topic of accents, another thing I've noticed change in my speech lately is the use of the letter "H". Or, more specifically, the lack of it
  • Accent Drift
    Most people around here pronounce days of the week normally. Mon-Day, Fry-Day, etc. Far less often, though, a certain accent variant equates it to a differenr pronunciatio
  • List Mess
    Every so often if I need to try and find something I've written, but not sure what document I've written it in, I'll just go through every document until I find it. Doing
  • Eh?
    It's a common joke that Canadians often use "Eh?" at the end of their sentences, and if you're talking with them you should as well to fit in. In reality, however, that's
  • Direct Import from Poland
    I was driving down the street yesterday, heading to the west end of the valley, and on the side of the street there was a scrolling marquee. I wasn't really watching what
  • Pronounced
    English is a rather strange language. It is filled with many different language influences, and it is full of conflicting grammatical rules. It is hard to find any good co
  • Double Vision
    One of the things that is supposed to be avoided in writing, and spellcheckers freak out over all the time, is words written twice. The obvious reason for this is of cours
  • w00t!
    Last week, Merriam-Webster voted 'w00t' as word of the year, and assigned it an official definition for their online dictionary. w00t (interjection) expressing joy (it cou
  • Déjà Vowel
    I thought I had talked about this once before, but apparently I haven't. Also, it seems Google isn't indexing anything for the search box, I'll look into that in a little
  • Interpersonal
    One of the lesser seen problems of English's pronouns - a problem not as glaring as our lack of a singular gender-neutral pronoun - is the fact that they aren't indicative
  • Bilingual Illiterate
    Writing Skewed occasionally presents an unusual problem. Skewed takes place in Japan, and its characters are (with a couple exceptions) Japanese. However, I'm obviously no
  • Unfamiliar Words
    I didn't have much in the way of spelling mistakes to work with the last couple of days, and I didn't want to go back and look for them. The real interesting thing about t

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