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Forum: Non WoT Discussion 02-25-2015, 03:02 AM
Replies: 53
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Posted By yks 6nnetu hing
As for where these languages came from, there are...

As for where these languages came from, there are several theories. The oldest and to this day the most parroted (personally, I think it's bollocks) is that the languages spread out from the Ural...
Forum: Non WoT Discussion 02-25-2015, 02:34 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 440
Posted By yks 6nnetu hing
Not *complete* outliers like Basque is; but they...

Not *complete* outliers like Basque is; but they dont'have very much in common with the Indo-European languages such as English, Russian or Hindi....
Forum: Non WoT Discussion 02-24-2015, 10:57 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 440
Posted By yks 6nnetu hing
close :) kuy-das peh-reh-l lay-heh-b

close :) kuy-das peh-reh-l lay-heh-b
Forum: Non WoT Discussion 02-24-2015, 10:40 AM
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Views: 440
Posted By yks 6nnetu hing
aww :) literally, it would be "Kuidas teie...

aww :)

literally, it would be "Kuidas teie lapsel läheb?"; although most people would use the more generic "Kuidas perel läheb?" (How's the family?)
Forum: Non WoT Discussion 02-24-2015, 10:26 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 440
Posted By yks 6nnetu hing
"hukkuma" in Estonian is most often to drown, but...

"hukkuma" in Estonian is most often to drown, but it's also used if someone dies in a fire, earthquake, car crash or other accidental way. I've even seen it in reference to war casualties.

I think...
Forum: General Wheel of Time Discussion 02-24-2015, 09:53 AM
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Views: 1,497
Posted By yks 6nnetu hing
Just a word of caution, T: if you do share your...

Just a word of caution, T: if you do share your work, perhaps do so in a (password) protected environment.
Forum: Non WoT Discussion 02-24-2015, 09:35 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 440
Posted By yks 6nnetu hing
cool! hukka = laugh like a donkey. as for...

cool! hukka = laugh like a donkey.

as for complicated nationalities, I've a coworker who's a whole UN all by himself. he's half-French, half-Serbian, lives (officially) in Spain, works in the...
Forum: Non WoT Discussion 02-24-2015, 09:20 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 440
Posted By yks 6nnetu hing
lol, so you're half French? Out of...

lol, so you're half French?

Out of curiosity (and because this has turned into a language discussion): hukka - what does that mean? the only connotation I have is with the Finnish hukka, which is...
Forum: Non WoT Discussion 02-24-2015, 02:17 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 1,157
Posted By yks 6nnetu hing
well. given the chance I would too. Perhaps not...

well. given the chance I would too. Perhaps not "whack" but somehow make sure that that thuggish and wasteful organization would somehow become truly environmentally conscious. in a responsible way.
Forum: Non WoT Discussion 02-23-2015, 11:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 107
Posted By yks 6nnetu hing
Happy birthday Crispy!

Happy happy mr. puppy :D

May there be bones and trees and lots of running on open fields!
Forum: Non WoT Discussion 02-23-2015, 07:52 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 1,157
Posted By yks 6nnetu hing
I'm aware of that ;) someone wrung a bell. ...

I'm aware of that ;) someone wrung a bell.

more plausibly, someone was hiding in bushes or something and peaked out to check if the coast was clear.

I felt like asking for my money back......
Forum: General "Other" Books Discussion 02-23-2015, 07:12 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 203
Posted By yks 6nnetu hing
right. I think the same applies in Estonia:...

right. I think the same applies in Estonia: school always starts on September 1; if you're 7 on or before September 1 then you go to school. However, if a kid gets the say-so from the kindergarten,...
Forum: General "Other" Books Discussion 02-23-2015, 06:24 AM
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Views: 203
Posted By yks 6nnetu hing
hehe, yes, memories are funny like that. I've a...

hehe, yes, memories are funny like that. I've a few that are probably a combination of a real memory and people telling me it happened - like, mom reading my favourite story for me and me correcting...
Forum: General Wheel of Time Discussion 02-23-2015, 05:59 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,070
Posted By yks 6nnetu hing
hey now, you make that sound like I'm a fan of...

hey now, you make that sound like I'm a fan of Gawyn. I'm neutral with a bit of boredom on Gawyn. which, considering the vast majority of opinion on him does amount to being among those most positive...
Forum: General "Other" Books Discussion 02-23-2015, 05:45 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 203
Posted By yks 6nnetu hing
hehe, I'm the eldest of three so it's probably...

hehe, I'm the eldest of three so it's probably not that I followed one of them ;) More likely, it was my dad's typing machine that I used to admire and want to play with... a LOT. Actually maybe...
Forum: General "Other" Books Discussion 02-23-2015, 04:20 AM
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Views: 203
Posted By yks 6nnetu hing
Tricky to say - as far back as I remember, I've...

Tricky to say - as far back as I remember, I've always loved reading. In fact, my mom says that nobody knows how I learned to read - apparently one moment I just read.

The first book I remember...
Forum: Non WoT Discussion 02-23-2015, 03:41 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 1,157
Posted By yks 6nnetu hing
I've been seeing a few bizarre ones lately: wrung...

I've been seeing a few bizarre ones lately: wrung instead of rung (past tense for ring), peaked instead of peeked... just weird stuff.



agreed.
Forum: Non WoT Discussion 02-19-2015, 10:45 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 1,157
Posted By yks 6nnetu hing
actually that's the perfect example of how...

actually that's the perfect example of how history is written and re-written and analyzed and then written again. In most cases, you're lucky if you get an account that has... oh, let's say 10% of...
Forum: Non WoT Discussion 02-19-2015, 07:13 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 1,157
Posted By yks 6nnetu hing
one of my BA mandatory classes was "history of...

one of my BA mandatory classes was "history of agriculture" - during which I learned, among other things, that an average reindeer grows up to 300 kg heavy and will eat anything. I mean, aside from...
Forum: Non WoT Discussion 02-19-2015, 02:46 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 1,157
Posted By yks 6nnetu hing
There are two main issues with teaching History -...

There are two main issues with teaching History - the most pressing one is that *most* people don't really care about the nitty gritty history. They think it's boring - especially the younger...
Forum: General Wheel of Time Discussion 02-18-2015, 10:30 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,070
Posted By yks 6nnetu hing
The quotes from the books, you mean? Theoryland...

The quotes from the books, you mean? Theoryland has a search engine that's got the entire series and all (by now it's all, right?) of the interviews with... pretty much everyone from Robert Jordan to...
Forum: Non WoT Discussion 02-13-2015, 10:11 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 440
Posted By yks 6nnetu hing
they all blew up in Chernobyl, no? ...

they all blew up in Chernobyl, no?




seriously, poor Ukraine. The last 100 years have been horrible for them. Holodomor in the 30s, the War and Holocaust in the 40s, followed by russification...
Forum: Non WoT Discussion 02-13-2015, 05:59 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 440
Posted By yks 6nnetu hing
FWIW, I think he's right. The West keeps making...

FWIW, I think he's right. The West keeps making the mistake of expecting Putin to actually keep his word.

Then again, you've got to at least try to solve things peacefully, right?
Forum: Non WoT Discussion 02-13-2015, 05:31 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 440
Posted By yks 6nnetu hing
A Gray sister spotted

linky (http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-02-12/unsung-heroine-how-swiss-diplomat-rescued-ukraine-talks)
Forum: General "Other" Books Discussion 02-13-2015, 02:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 234
Posted By yks 6nnetu hing
when I'm in the book store, then the cover can...

when I'm in the book store, then the cover can influence me; also the genre and the back blurb. I started reading WoT because of the cover (the UK edition, the black one with just the Wheel and...
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