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Topic: The truth about dreams
bengoodger

Replies: 22
Views: 8574

Forum: General Lucidness
Subject: The truth about dreams
Posted: Tue 03 Oct, 2006
"Two sides of the coin" doesn't exist in this scenario. The other side of the coin would have to be entirely invisible, immeasurable, etc, and therefore it may as well not exist.
 
Topic: The truth about dreams
bengoodger

Replies: 22
Views: 8574

Forum: General Lucidness
Subject: The truth about dreams
Posted: Mon 02 Oct, 2006
Well, looking at children, if they're undergoing conscious or subconscious strain they'll wet the bed... Adults and teenagers tend to become moody and/or depressed when they feel bad about something o ...
 
Topic: The truth about dreams
bengoodger

Replies: 22
Views: 8574

Forum: General Lucidness
Subject: The truth about dreams
Posted: Mon 02 Oct, 2006
I think that it's irrelevant whether dreams are messages from the unconscious or not (I doubt they are - the unconscious has more efficient methods of grabbing your attention.) What matters is that we ...
 
Topic: LD4all hosting fundraiser - target reached! thank you! :D
bengoodger

Replies: 96
Views: 59518

Forum: LD4all news and announcements
Subject: LD4all hosting fundraiser - target reached! thank you! :D
Posted: Wed 16 Aug, 2006
£1.30 for a cup of crap coffee? Oh dear.
 
Topic: Language learning!
bengoodger

Replies: 143
Views: 56500

Forum: Lucid Lounge
Subject: Language learning!
Posted: Wed 19 Jul, 2006
Ah. There's an accent to it? Esperanto doesn't have one. I remember my German accent, it was atrocious. My french is slightly better though.
 
Topic: Language learning!
bengoodger

Replies: 143
Views: 56500

Forum: Lucid Lounge
Subject: Language learning!
Posted: Wed 19 Jul, 2006
Esperanto is genderless grammatically, it just assumes masculinity unless femininity is specifically stated, for some words.

Esperanto is also a very logical language, and its grammar simple and re ...
 
Topic: Language learning!
bengoodger

Replies: 143
Views: 56500

Forum: Lucid Lounge
Subject: Language learning!
Posted: Tue 18 Jul, 2006
Finnish isn't sexist. It doesn't even have two grammatical genders. You mention Spanish taken areas—Basque is another language which is definately not sexist: yet another one without genders.

Good ...
 
Topic: Language learning!
bengoodger

Replies: 143
Views: 56500

Forum: Lucid Lounge
Subject: Language learning!
Posted: Tue 18 Jul, 2006
So does Judaism, Christianity, the English language (wo+man == vir+ino) and countless others. Yes, it's sexist, but so is the rest of this planet, except some of the more "primitive" culture ...
 
Topic: Language learning!
bengoodger

Replies: 143
Views: 56500

Forum: Lucid Lounge
Subject: Language learning!
Posted: Tue 18 Jul, 2006
As it happens, that mercilessly glued word was a direct translation of German (it appears in a dictionary.)
Ah, that's why.

Indeed. Nobody in their right mind would use a word like that; most espe ...
 
Topic: Language learning!
bengoodger

Replies: 143
Views: 56500

Forum: Lucid Lounge
Subject: Language learning!
Posted: Tue 18 Jul, 2006
I was only using that mercilessly glued word to demonstrate the flexibility of the language. As it happens, that mercilessly glued word was a direct translation of German (it appears in a dictionary.) ...
 
Topic: Language learning!
bengoodger

Replies: 143
Views: 56500

Forum: Lucid Lounge
Subject: Language learning!
Posted: Sun 16 Jul, 2006
Oh, and don't forget the efficiency offered by affixes: "mal" to negate, "ega" to multiply... "malbonega" is very very easily deconstructed to "mal+bona+eg+a" w ...
 
Topic: Language learning!
bengoodger

Replies: 143
Views: 56500

Forum: Lucid Lounge
Subject: Language learning!
Posted: Sun 16 Jul, 2006
Komputi + ilo = komputilo
Compute + er = computer

Kontroli + isto = kontrolisto
Supervise + or = supervisor

Asist + isto = asististo
Assist + ant = assistant

Where is the difference betwee ...
 
Topic: Language learning!
bengoodger

Replies: 143
Views: 56500

Forum: Lucid Lounge
Subject: Language learning!
Posted: Sun 16 Jul, 2006
I know Allanfa which means "exit" (we have it on some trains in Cornwall.)
 
Topic: Language learning!
bengoodger

Replies: 143
Views: 56500

Forum: Lucid Lounge
Subject: Language learning!
Posted: Sun 16 Jul, 2006
It's just the fact of putting words together that annoys me...unless 2 words together or not mean different things, like "this this" means a thing and "thisthis" means another. If ...
 
Topic: Language learning!
bengoodger

Replies: 143
Views: 56500

Forum: Lucid Lounge
Subject: Language learning!
Posted: Sun 16 Jul, 2006
Nobody in their right mind would use that word.

Esperanto words are generally no longer than about six letters long. Many are shorter. The average sentence length is shorter. The average number of ...
 
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