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Topic Started: Jun 20 2013, 02:20 AM (11,146 Views)
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Since this is the Random ____ fact topic...

Random Greenlandic Language Fact: In Greenlandic orthography, the lengths of certain consonants may be expressed as follows, where X is the consonant.

Default length: X
Twice default length: XX
Four times default length: rX

So for example, the consonant "p" expressed by itself is of default length. If it appears as "pp," the length is twice as long as if it were just "p." If it's "rp," the length is four times as long as "p" or twice as long as "pp."
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Fact: I have two luggages in my room waiting to be filled yet I've been roaming around the internet for the whole day today.
Fact 2: I haven't even find a place to stay.


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Random Hmong Language Fact: Hmong is a tonal language, like Thai, Chinese languages, Vietnamese, Twi, Yoruba, and other languages. This means that words in Hmong may sound the same and differ only in what pitch is used to say the word. Because of this, tonal languages are often said to be musical in quality. Because of this tonal identity, and because Hmong has many tones, a sentence like this can pop up:

"Pov pom pov pog pov pob pos los-poj?"

In this sentence, all the words except for "los" are pronounced "po." The letters at the end signify what pitch should be used when pronouncing the word. It means "Pao saw Pao's grandmother throw a thorny ball, right?" and to the untrained ear would sound like "Po po po po po po po lo po?"
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Fact: Something GOOD finally happened to me.
Fact: Every year has been terrible since 2010.
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Fact: There has been way too much chaos this past week.
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Fact: A male dolphin will sometimes "copulate" with another's dolphin (regardless of male or female) breathing orifice. This makes the dolphin the only known animal to engage nasal sex.
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Random Korean and Japanese Language Fact: China, and as a result the Chinese language, has played a major part in Korean and Japanese history, so much so that many Korean and Japanese words are derived from Chinese, and Chinese characters are usable if one desires in Korean and almost obligatory in certain contexts in Japanese.

A distinct difference, however, between how Korean and Japanese uses Chinese characters, which are called "hanja" in Korean and "kanji" in Japanese, is what is allowed to be written in hanja/kanji should one desire to use it. Because of the Chinese influence, the bulk of Korean vocabulary can be divided into "native Korean" and "Sino-Korean" vocabulary, and likewise, the bulk of Japanese vocabulary can be divided into "native Japanese" and "Sino-Japanese" vocabulary. "Sino-" is a prefix which refers to China or Chinese stuff.

Whether a word is native Korean or Sino-Korean is the dividing line for whether it can be written in hanja or not. This distinction doesn't seem to exist in Japanese. In Korean, all hanja have a reading which is in some way derived from the Chinese, while in Japanese, kanji have a reading based on the native word to which the kanji has been attached as well as a reading that's derived from the Chinese.

To demonstrate this more concretely, we'll take the word for "sea" in both languages. In Japanese, the native Japanese word is "umi," and in Korean, the native Korean word is "bada." In Chinese, the word is "hai," which was inherited by Japanese as "kai" and Korean as "hae."

The word for navy in Sino-Japanese is "kaigun," which is written 海軍 and literally means "sea army." As discussed earlier, "kai" is derived from Chinese "hai;" "gun" is derived from Chinese "jun." So in Japanese, "haijun" becomes "kaigun." In Sino-Korean, the word is "haegun," which can be written 海軍 in hanja or 해군 in hangeul. Overall, we can see that the words are related because of their Chinese origin: haijun, kaigun, haegun.

If we take "sea" by itself, which is "hai" in Chinese, in Japanese it's "umi," which can be written as うみ but should be written as 海. On the other hand, if we take the Korean word "bada," if an overly ambitious learner of hanja writes "bada" as 海, he is mistaken, as hanja are never used to write native Korean words. Instead, he must use the hangeul form 바다. The reason native Korean words are given in hanja dictionaries is not to present an alternative reading to the hanja, but rather simply to define them using a native Korean word.

In other words, 海 may be read "umi" or "kai" in Japanese depending on its context. However, because hanja are only used to write Sino-Korean words in Korean, 海 must always be read "hae" and not "bada," as whenever it may be found, it will always be part of a Sino-Korean compound.
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Fact: I finished packing. Only a few of my things are left in this apartment. Sad.
Fact 2: My room is now possessed by my sister.
Fact 3: Can't wait for the new life that awaits me.
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Random Aekari Fact: Aekari really wants to play Mahou Tsukai no Yoru. He's really excited for a Type Moon visual novel that's NOT an eroge.
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Fact: At first moving the forum worried me, but now it seems like things'll be alright.

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Random Aekari Fact: Aekari really wants to play Mahou Tsukai no Yoru. He's really excited for a Type Moon visual novel that's NOT an eroge.

Wait, what? Those exist?! :blink:

Fact 2: I'm intrigued by this.
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Fact: Having a fresh start is, well, refreshing!
Fact 2: I lost my phone charger somewhere. Fun.

Fact 3: Never mind, I found it. It was in my car hiding in plain sight all along.
Fact 4: A friend of mine who's moving left me a small stack of drawing instructional books on the porch. For that I'm really excited to look in them and I'm eternally grateful.
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Fact: Ar Tonelico is the only game series I own where I own the entire collection(all 3 games).
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Jun 27 2013, 12:10 PM
Fact: At first moving the forum worried me, but now it seems like things'll be alright.

"Aekari Tennou"
 
Random Aekari Fact: Aekari really wants to play Mahou Tsukai no Yoru. He's really excited for a Type Moon visual novel that's NOT an eroge.

Wait, what? Those exist?! :blink:

Fact 2: I'm intrigued by this.
Not-So-Random TYPE-MOON Fact: All TYPE-MOON visual novels, at least in their original release form, have been eroge to some extent. TM broke this chain when they released Mahou Tsukai no Yoru, their first non-eroge visual novel.

Not-So-Random Canadian French Fact: As Lazy mentioned above, "n'est pas" is correctly pronounced /nɛpa/, which he described as somewhat similar to the pronunciation of "Nepal," but without the "l". In Quebec, the pronunciation of "n'est pas" is even closer to "Nepal" without the "l" and would be transcribed as /nɛpɑ/.

Random Aekari Fact: Aekari uses Quebec French pronunciation when he reads or speaks French, despite not being from Quebec....or Canada for that matter.
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Fact: People think there is a "t" in my real name as spell it as such T_T.
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Jun 28 2013, 11:41 AM
Fact: People think there is a "t" in my real name as spell it as such T_T.
Fact: People do a similar thing with my name.
Fact 2: People put E's in my first name when they spell it out.
Fact 3: There are no E's in my first name.
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Random Aekari fact: The first language book he ever personally owned that he can remember is a "First 100 words in Italian" picture dictionary, which he acquired around the first grade.
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Jun 28 2013, 11:41 AM
Fact: People think there is a "t" in my real name as spell it as such T_T.
Fact: That's like people wanting to put an N in my parent's last name ^o)
Fact 2: It's Hutchison but people always want to say or spell it Hutchinson for whatever reason.
Fact 3: This week has really blown so far :(
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