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Henkkles
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 Message 3305 of 3735
02 May 2014 at 12:59am | IP Logged 
Mooby wrote:
After which you spontaneously swear that you absolutely have to learn Finnish some day.

This delights me.
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Teango
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 Message 3306 of 3735
02 May 2014 at 4:04am | IP Logged 
When you realise that one of the biggest buttons on your microwave says "Clear / Off", and wonder how this bold-faced insult was left unnoticed until now.

Edited by Teango on 02 May 2014 at 4:05am

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ElComadreja
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 Message 3307 of 3735
02 May 2014 at 4:51am | IP Logged 
Well, I meant to update it before, but here's the whole thing:

When the best part of the Once and Future King was the magic words of Merlin.
Quote:
"Oh please do, You could take me to some [knight] like you did to the fish."

"I suppose it's educational in a way."

"It's very educational", said the Wart. "I can't think of anything more educational
than to be with some real knights fighting. Oh, Won't you please do it?"

"Do you prefer any particular knight?"

"King Pellinore," he said immediately. He had a weakness for this gentleman ever since
their strange encounter in the forest.

Merlin said, "That will do very well. Put your hands to your sides and relax your
muscles. Cabricias arci thuram, catalamus, singulariter, nominativa, haec musa.
Shut your eyes and keep them shut Bonus,Bona,Bonum. Here we go. Deus
Sanctus, est-ne oratio Latinas? Etiam, oui, quare? Pourquoi? Quai substantivo et
adjectivum concordat in generi, numerum et casus.
Here we are."

While this incantation was going on, the patient felt some queer sensations.

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Iversen
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 Message 3308 of 3735
02 May 2014 at 11:17am | IP Logged 
.. when you look up "Cabricias arci thuram, catalamus" because that didn't look like something invented by an American playwright, and you discover that the real source is Molière. And contrary to the person or persons who wrote the script for the Merlin thing Molière didn't have Google to find something he could steal.
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Jeffers
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 Message 3309 of 3735
02 May 2014 at 12:01pm | IP Logged 
Iversen wrote:
.. when you look up "Cabricias arci thuram, catalamus" because that
didn't look like something invented by an American playwright, and you discover that the
real source is Cabricias_arci_thuram">Molière. And contrary to the person or persons who wrote the
script for the Merlin thing Molière didn't have Google to find something he could steal.


If you are referring to the previous post, The Once and Future King was published in
1958. Well before the internet was available to the general public.
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Iversen
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 Message 3310 of 3735
02 May 2014 at 12:59pm | IP Logged 
Apparently "The Once and Future King" was written by Mr. Terence Hanbury White, a British author, and this man commands my full respect for knowing that there was something useful to be snatched from the play of a French author (monsieur Molière). Part of the confusion is due to my distaste for a particularly inept TV series labeled "Merlin" which pollutes certain TV channels here in Denmark, and which looked exactly like the stuff shown at MTV apart from the Medieval setting - hence my guess that it was made in America. But in this case even this guess turned out to be wrong: the culprits behind "Merlin" are in fact British: Julian Jones, Jake Michie, Johnny Capps og Julian Murphy. In the Broken-Danish Wikipedia article about this series mr. White is not even mentioned - and that is for once a positive sign.

Edited by Iversen on 02 May 2014 at 1:19pm

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jeff_lindqvist
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 Message 3311 of 3735
02 May 2014 at 5:27pm | IP Logged 
...when you decide to read the Bible (for the first time!), and the language is Esperanto.
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Henkkles
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 Message 3312 of 3735
03 May 2014 at 12:45am | IP Logged 
...when you actually consider picking up a bible for the sheer reason of it being the single largest easily comparable corpus in most Uralic languages...

...consider...

Edited by Henkkles on 03 May 2014 at 1:04am



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