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« on: July 12, 2010, 07:06:04 PM »
This is where we all spoil and adore our gorgeous, renowned, favorite and wonderful Queene.  :D You are the bestestestestest Katharina.  :-*
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« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2010, 07:13:15 PM »
My Queene, how hath you been since we parted? Tis been ages since we last communed. How hath your land been?
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« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2010, 07:27:41 PM »
Hark! Yay, verily! Forsooth!
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Re: Deloria's Court
« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2010, 09:01:37 PM »
This is where we all spoil and adore our gorgeous, renowned, favorite and wonderful Queene.  :D You are the bestestestestest Katharina.  :-*
XD XD :D Thank you so much for making this. :D <3 I love you. :D

I'm claiming the Catherine Palace in Petersburg as my official residence. :D



Meaning you're all moving to Russia with me until I find a shiny new place with prettier baroque palaces to captivate me for more than a few minutes. :D

Now, a few rules:

The horribly looking Neo-Corinthian columns must be removed immediately. :P I am appointing royal architects for this endeavour. They are to be replaced with gilded vines. :D And it will have clusters of onion-shaped turrets at every corner. :) The interior courtyard will be occupied with an amber fountain onto which the Russian Imperial eagle is inlaid in different colours of amber.



No one is to mess with the perfect baroque interior on pain of death (this means you, Delling). :P

This is a place for all things linguistic, historical, philosophical and baroque (and gothic, when I'm feeling charitable). :)

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My Queene, how hath you been since we parted? Tis been ages since we last communed. How hath your land been?
Best not to ask. :) It's been a less than wonderful year.
 
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« Reply #4 on: July 13, 2010, 03:46:30 AM »
Epic palace. I approve.
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« Reply #5 on: July 13, 2010, 10:34:51 AM »
No one is to mess with the perfect baroque interior on pain of death (this means you, Delling). :P

I saw that coming as soon as you announced your choice of residence. ::) XD
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« Reply #6 on: July 13, 2010, 01:57:36 PM »
Since my newest obsession is Eastern Europe/Russia, I think we should talk about Eastern European languages LITHUANIAN. :D

Lithuanian has five numbers and 11 cases, which means there are 55 ways to say each noun and 165 ways to say each adjective. :D Discuss. :P
 
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« Reply #7 on: July 13, 2010, 03:38:51 PM »
I thought English was bad! Ohmigosh!

I predict Lithuanian will be a dead language by the time I take over the world the year 2040! :P
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« Reply #8 on: July 13, 2010, 04:57:50 PM »
I had a friend once from Lithuania. he was a real ass!

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« Reply #9 on: July 13, 2010, 05:10:38 PM »
"Friend"? :P
 
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« Reply #10 on: July 13, 2010, 06:13:32 PM »
Hence the 'had' part of that sentence  :P, knocked up a mutual friend and left her all on her own  :-\
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Re: Deloria's Court
« Reply #11 on: July 14, 2010, 12:23:49 PM »
*Knocks on the great oak doors with a ceremonial staff*
I humbly beg -- fair majesty, mistress of all things cerebral, and guardian of the trivium, quadrivium and the all-virtuous -- entrance into your renowned and thrice-honoured court.

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Lithuanian has five numbers and 11 cases, which means there are 55 ways to say each noun and 165 ways to say each adjective. Discuss.

Ouch. I'll stick to Old English, thanks. Which, incidentally, has three numbers: one, two, and many. So "ic" is "I", "wit" is "we two", and "we" is "we", for example. The dual number doesn't really extend past pronouns, though.

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Hence the 'had' part of that sentence, knocked up a mutual friend and left her all on her own

Ouch again, sorry to hear that  :-\ He sounds like a real gentleman...
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« Reply #12 on: July 14, 2010, 12:47:19 PM »
Hence the 'had' part of that sentence  :P, knocked up a mutual friend and left her all on her own  :-\
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« Reply #13 on: July 14, 2010, 08:09:29 PM »

Ouch. I'll stick to Old English, thanks. Which, incidentally, has three numbers: one, two, and many. So "ic" is "I", "wit" is "we two", and "we" is "we", for example. The dual number doesn't really extend past pronouns, though.
The dual is wonderful. :D I've only come across it once so far in my studies of Greek.  Lithuanian has singular, dual, plural, superplural and indefinite. :)

*Knocks on the great oak doors with a ceremonial staff*
I humbly beg -- fair majesty, mistress of all things cerebral, and guardian of the trivium, quadrivium and the all-virtuous -- entrance into your renowned and thrice-honoured court.
I was very much hoping you would join us. :) Your company would delight and honour me.

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Hence the 'had' part of that sentence  :P, knocked up a mutual friend and left her all on her own  :-\
:( :( You challenged him to a duel, I hope? :P
 
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Re: Deloria's Court
« Reply #14 on: July 14, 2010, 11:59:17 PM »
*randomly reminds Deloria she's gorgeous. :P*

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« Reply #15 on: July 15, 2010, 10:42:10 AM »

Ouch. I'll stick to Old English, thanks. Which, incidentally, has three numbers: one, two, and many. So "ic" is "I", "wit" is "we two", and "we" is "we", for example. The dual number doesn't really extend past pronouns, though.
The dual is wonderful. :D I've only come across it once so far in my studies of Greek.  Lithuanian has singular, dual, plural, superplural and indefinite. :)

Unfortunately, they hardly use all 5 numbers with all nouns.

The indefinite is entirely syncretic with the singular and is used with words that even we English speakers regard as having indefinite number: who/which, something/someone, and a reflexive pronoun (though I wonder if this list from wikipedia is exhaustive or not).

IIRC, the superplural is used chiefly with a small set of words for the counting of groups of things (which I do find rather cool/useful).
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« Reply #16 on: July 18, 2010, 09:48:15 PM »

Ouch. I'll stick to Old English, thanks. Which, incidentally, has three numbers: one, two, and many. So "ic" is "I", "wit" is "we two", and "we" is "we", for example. The dual number doesn't really extend past pronouns, though.
The dual is wonderful. :D I've only come across it once so far in my studies of Greek.  Lithuanian has singular, dual, plural, superplural and indefinite. :)

Unfortunately, they hardly use all 5 numbers with all nouns.

The indefinite is entirely syncretic with the singular and is used with words that even we English speakers regard as having indefinite number: who/which, something/someone, and a reflexive pronoun (though I wonder if this list from wikipedia is exhaustive or not).

IIRC, the superplural is used chiefly with a small set of words for the counting of groups of things (which I do find rather cool/useful).
*Theoretically*, it's a wonderful language we should be learning. :P I say "we" because I need company if I'm going to tackle something that archaic. :P

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I need to bump this with piccies. :D This is my latest acquisition. :P It is a lemon citrine and the band is sterling. :) The smaller stones surrounding it are hematite.
 
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« Reply #17 on: July 19, 2010, 05:22:57 AM »
 :o I don't know much about jewels but that specimen is achingly beautiful.
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« Reply #18 on: July 19, 2010, 06:33:43 AM »
looks clumsy if you have to wear it  :-\
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« Reply #19 on: July 19, 2010, 07:20:14 AM »
Not at all. :)


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:o I don't know much about jewels but that specimen is achingly beautiful.
Thank you. :D :D
 
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