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Re: TSL Asylum floor 5.5 - The Asylum strikes back
« Reply #160 on: March 17, 2011, 06:17:35 AM »

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« Reply #161 on: March 18, 2011, 12:35:52 AM »
Flying monkeys?  :o
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« Reply #162 on: March 21, 2011, 12:26:10 PM »
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« Reply #163 on: March 22, 2011, 02:56:23 AM »
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Re: TSL Asylum floor 5.5 - The Asylum strikes back
« Reply #164 on: March 23, 2011, 12:17:44 AM »
Yes, all my dreams become reality.
The asylum is being taken over by evil entities.
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Re: TSL Asylum floor 5.5 - The Asylum strikes back
« Reply #165 on: March 25, 2011, 05:12:00 AM »
The asylum is being taken over by evil entities.

You mean like laughing puppets?

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« Reply #166 on: March 25, 2011, 08:42:58 AM »
Noooo!!! They're back!

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« Reply #167 on: March 25, 2011, 02:22:49 PM »
 :S It's like Chucky combined with the bad guy in Saw.  GAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHH!

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« Reply #168 on: March 25, 2011, 04:09:21 PM »
*Joins icarus under his bed*

:flirt: Under his bed, you say?

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« Reply #169 on: March 25, 2011, 07:22:46 PM »
Get yer mind outta the guttah! ;]
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« Reply #170 on: March 25, 2011, 10:18:00 PM »
As you wish. ;)

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« Reply #171 on: March 26, 2011, 12:13:09 AM »
Aww. :lovegoggles:

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Re: TSL Asylum floor 5.5 - The Asylum strikes back
« Reply #172 on: March 26, 2011, 12:39:58 AM »
One of my favorite movies ever. I just bought the 20th Anniversary Edition the other day...There is a really cool ambigram on the front cover - the title text reads the same rightside-up and upside-down.

I also love the two images of Westley and Buttercup. So symmetrical and good. :)


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« Reply #173 on: March 26, 2011, 12:56:09 AM »
I've seen that one before!  So cool! :D Unfortunately for me, I bought it on DVD when I was fourteen, so I own just the regular one, not the 20th anniversary one.  :'(

20 years...hot damn, it's been almost 24 years now.  This movie came out the same year I did.  They shoud rerelease it into theatres for its 25th!
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Re: TSL Asylum floor 5.5 - The Asylum strikes back
« Reply #174 on: March 26, 2011, 05:34:20 AM »
I was recently reading an issue of Scientific American Mind with an article about what your cultural tastes say about you. One photo in the article showed a German bedroom with a DVD of "Die Nanny" on the floor.



What an amazing co-incidence! "Die Nanny" are the exact two words that always go through my head whenever that show is on TV.
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Re: TSL Asylum floor 5.5 - The Asylum strikes back
« Reply #175 on: March 27, 2011, 03:34:23 AM »
"Die" is the definite feminine article (nominative&accusative). It's actually not a huge coincidence because in AS it was e (then a demonstrative pronoun, which, as I understand it, gradually replaced the definite article but has remnants, consider "that").

"Die" in English, on the other hand, is really, really interesting because it's not AS or Latin-based and they often borrowed and used euphemisms for death out of superstition. :yes:
 
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« Reply #176 on: March 27, 2011, 06:39:36 AM »
"Die" in English, on the other hand, is really, really interesting because it's not AS or Latin-based and they often borrowed and used euphemisms for death out of superstition. :yes:

Well, I knew it wasn't of Latin origins, but I had naturally assumed that like many short English words it WAS of AS or at least Germanic origins. If it's a borrowing however, it could be Pictish or even Celtic... this bears further investigation! :D What does darthkiwi say of its origins?
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« Reply #177 on: March 27, 2011, 07:33:35 AM »
I kept him up until 3:30 last night, so I assume he's still asleep or just recently gotten up and I haven't had a chance to inflict myself upon him yet. :P
 
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Re: TSL Asylum floor 5.5 - The Asylum strikes back
« Reply #178 on: March 27, 2011, 08:43:53 AM »
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"Die" is the definite feminine article (nominative&accusative). It's actually not a huge coincidence because in AS it was e (then a demonstrative pronoun, which, as I understand it, gradually replaced the definite article but has remnants, consider "that").
I think you're pretty much right. The table for the definite article is:

          Ma.     Neut.     Fem.     Plur.
Nom:  se       t       seo       a
Acc:    one   t       a         a
Gen:   s    s       re     ara
Dat:    m   m      re    m

As you can see, "Die" (which is the German Fem Nom and Fem Acc, as well as the Plural Nom and Fem, I think) tends to crop up in Anglo Saxon as "a", which makes sense since they resemble each other. The exception is the Anglo Saxon Fem Nom, which is "seo"; this is the feminine equivalent to the masculine form "se", which means "the".

Now, about death:

The Anglo Saxons had a word for death: "dea". It's the same word. They also had a word for dead: "dead". Again, the same word. Their words for dying are less similar, however. The most straightforward word they have for "die" is "deadan", ie. "to dead"; they also use "steorfan" and "sweltan" which essentially translate as "to die", perhaps with an emphasis on "was killed" - although that might simply be because most deaths in AS literature are violent ones.

The other words they typically use for death are "gefaran" and "forferan", which translate as "to travel" and "to go forth". They liked to allude to death poetically rather than simply say "he died". A lovely example of this is The Battle of Maldon where Wulfmr's death is described: "Wund wear Wulfmr, wlrste geceas", "Wulfmr became wounded, he chose/found a slaughter-bed." (l. 113)

So where does "die" come from? Well, if we turn to our wonderful friend the OED, we get:

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Etymology:  Early Middle English dēȝen, dēghen, corresponding to Old Norse deyja (originally dyja, Old Swedish and Old Danish dia, Danish de, Swedish d), Old Frisian deia, deja, Old Saxon dian, Old High German touwan, Middle High German tuwen; these represent an Old Germanic strong verb of the 6th class *daw-j-an, past tense dw, past participle dawan-, the strong inflections being retained in Old Norse (d- < *dw, dinn < *dawans). In the other languages and in English a regular weak verb. No instance of the word is known in Old English literature (its sense being expressed by steorfan, sweltan, or the periphrastic wesan dad, past tense ws dad: see dead adj. 1d) hence it is generally held to have been early lost in Old English (as in Gothic, and as subsequently in all the continental West Germanic languages), and re-adopted in late Old English or early Middle English from Norse; but some think that the facts point rather to the preservation of an Old English degan, dgan, in some dialect; the word appears to have been in general use from the 12th cent., even in the s.w. dialects (see Napier in Hist. Holy Rood, E.E.T.S., 1894). The Middle English dēȝen, dēghen came regularly down to 1500 as deye, which was retained in the North as dey, dē, dee (still current from Lancashire to Scotland); but in standard English dēghe was in 14th cent. (in conformity with the common phonetic history of Old English eh, eah, eoh, as in dye, eye, fly, high, lie, nigh, thigh, etc.) narrowed to diȝe, dighe, whence the later dye, die.

So the full answer is that nobody knows for sure, but it seems likely that it was a word of Germanic origin which somehow didn't make it into AS but was later adopted.
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« Reply #179 on: March 27, 2011, 09:08:14 AM »
Although I'm off to video games, I thought I'd ask before I go: in "sweltan", would one say that "sweltan" or "sveltan" (also same question: Wulfmr, vulf- or wulf-) ? I know that the Nordic wunjo was a w-sound, but then German seems to have lost that in favor of the v-sound. Not knowing as much about Germanic languages as others, I have often wondered at the correct pronunciation of such things.
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