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Topic: Etymology of 'dragon'
Posted: Tuesday, April 10, 2018 6:02:07 PM
Unbelievable, such a miss, to overlook the superb -thrope variants.
While listening to a vintage Italo Disco hit by Radiorama called 'Lycan' I realized how Greek and Latin suffixes ought to be EXHAUSTIVELY covered!
Each and every one should be examined, this is real logogramming, to me.

Lost Legacy - Lycan (Fullmoon mix)

Those powerful synths, Radiorama makes me think how relentless exploitation of some technique could only bring ... legacy.

In one of the comments for the video What's the difference between a Lycan and Werewolf:

I met the creator of Underworld the same person who played Raze and I asked him "Why did you shorten the word Lycanthrope to Lycan?" He said "Because it sounded cooler"


Very good Vampires vs Lycans saga, indeed:



So, relentlessly diving into this suffix usage:

Greek
Etymology
From λύκος (lýkos, “wolf”) +‎ άνθρωπος (ánthropos, “man, human”).

lykanthropía, “lycanthropy”

https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/%CE%BB%CF%85%CE%BA%CE%AC%CE%BD%CE%B8%CF%81%CF%89%CF%80%CE%BF%CF%82#Ancient_Greek

Looking up also 'snowman':

χιονάνθρωπος
Greek
Etymology

chionánthropos
χιόνι (chióni, “snow”) +‎ άνθρωπος (ánthropos, “man”)

https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/%CF%87%CE%B9%CE%BF%CE%BD%CE%AC%CE%BD%CE%B8%CF%81%CF%89%CF%80%CE%BF%CF%82#Greek

Looking further in Wiktionary...

lycanthropous, English, Adjective
lycanthropic
lycanthropically
lycanthropia
lycanthropy
lycanthropies
lycanthrope
lycanthropes
lycanthropist
lycanthropists


So, if the song was not about wolfman but dragonman, the shortened word would be 'dragan' - ringy as 'lycan'.

Wonder, if the omitting of last syllable in the English 'dragon' is to be applied as in the 'drakos/drakon'?!

That is, dragon-anthropy or drag-anthropy?!

δράκος
Greek
Etymology
From Byzantine Greek δράκος (drákos), from Ancient Greek δράκων (drákōn).

https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/%CE%B4%CF%81%CE%AC%CE%BA%CE%BF%CF%82#Greek

He learns not to learn and reverts to what all men pass by.
Topic: Etymology of 'dragon'
Posted: Tuesday, April 10, 2018 7:24:00 AM
No idea, Jyrkkä, my first guess was that 'sauna' couldn't be suffixed with '-phoric', how wrong!

Didn't know it came from Finnish!

Etymology
From Finnish sauna.
Synonyms
firebath


First related words that come to mind are:

aquaphoric
vaporophoric
vaporarium


Missed the plurals and one excellent noun:

Noun
euphoria (countable and uncountable, plural euphorias)

An excited state of joy; a feeling of intense happiness.

Noun
euphoric (plural euphorics)

A drug that causes euphoria; a euphoriant

Etymology
From New Latin, from Ancient Greek εὐφορία (euphoría), from εὔφορος (eúphoros, “bearing well”), from εὖ (eû, “well”) + φέρειν (phérein, “to bear”).

Noun
euphoria (countable and uncountable, plural euphorias)

An excited state of joy; a feeling of intense happiness.
Antonyms
dysphoria


https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/euphoria
https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/euphoric

It is worth noting the antipod to 'eu-phoria' - 'dys-phoria'.

#198 dragonophorics leprechaunophoric
#199 dragonophorias leprechaunophorias
#200 dragonophoriant leprechaunophoriant
#201 dragonophoriants leprechaunophoriants

Previously, I gave a thought to '-ferous' as in 'goldiferous' (despite not being the Latin word, speaking of 'auriferous'):

Goldiferous
19 Jul 2014

Full disclosure? “Goldiferous” is not a word … but it really should be, if for no other reason than to accurately describe the Roberto Cavalli Oud Gold Edition perfume. Honestly one of our favourite scents since its launch in 2013, Cavalli’s Oud is a gorgeous homage to the spicy fragrance so uniquely endemic to the Gulf region. With top notes of saffron followed luxuriantly by rich, smokey hints of wood and a bestially-delicious musk, it is quite the singular and stand-out aroma. However, not simply for this reason does the odiferous transmogrify into the goldiferous. That is thanks to a very special run of variant packaging inspired by Cavalli’s quiet obsession with gold. Limited to just three pieces, the Roberto Cavalli Oud Gold Edition comes in a bottle ensconced entirely in white gold leaf, with a neck similarly festooned in 138 extra-white diamonds and 121 black diamonds: a ring which can be removed and worn to perfume the air in a more visual sense. Alongside this already-precious flask is an equally-flamboyant and arresting gold-plated minaudière case, originally conceived by Cavalli himself. As if this package needed further finery, both goldiferous decanters come enshrined within a striking wooden jewel case, resplendent in the leopard-printed satin so intrinsic to the brand.

http://www.Robertocavalli.com
http://www.surlaterre.me/goldiferous/

So, the suffixes designating bearing/yielding something are to be yet explored... 213 suffixes to be exact.
Hold on for a long ride, in the near future I fully expect to break the 300 mark...

Just the first of incoming reinforcements:

The paragonic Constantinopolis, (-polis) gives rise to the even more diamantine name - Dragonopolis - the city of the Dragon.

Latin
Etymology

From Ancient Greek Κωνσταντινούπολις (Kōnstantinoúpolis).

#202 dragonopolis leprechaunopolis

How about the old jewel 'Semonia', (-onia):

Latin
Etymology

sēm(en) (“seed”) + -ōnia

Sēmōnia f (genitive Sēmōniae); first declension

(Roman mythology) a goddess of the Romans that presided over the crops


https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Semonia#Latin

#203 dragonia leprechaunia

Or, Morbonia:

Latin
Etymology
A facetious formation: morbus (“disease”, “sickness”, “malady”) + -ōnia.


Little do I know... There is a guy already using actively both 'dragonia' and 'dragonopolis':
http://www.dragonia.net/dragonomicon.html



And skimming over, found 'DRAGONOMICON', this word is awesome, yet, its suffix is not among those 213 ones?!



#204 dragonomicon leprechaunomicon

Oh, I see, this beauty is derived from Lovecraft's Necronomicon:

"Lovecraft wrote[7] that the title, as translated from the Greek language, meant "an image of the law of the dead", compounded respectively from νεκρός nekros "dead", νόμος nomos "law", and εἰκών eikon "image".[8] Robert M. Price notes that the title has been variously translated by others as "Book of the names of the dead", "Book of the laws of the dead", "Book of dead names" and "Knower of the laws of the dead".[citation needed] S. T. Joshi states that Lovecraft's own etymology is "almost entirely unsound. The last portion of it is particularly erroneous, since -ikon is nothing more than a neuter adjectival suffix and has nothing to do with eikõn (image)." Joshi translates the title as "Book considering (or classifying) the dead."[9]"
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Necronomicon

He learns not to learn and reverts to what all men pass by.
Topic: Etymology of 'dragon'
Posted: Monday, April 9, 2018 5:01:46 PM
While listening to a vintage Italo Disco compilation, found two new to me awesome words, Cyclothymique' and 'Gymnophoria', they are from:
Gymnophoria is the first studio album by french electronic musician and composer Analog 80.
The song is Analog 80 - Cyclothymique.

'Cyclothymique' being a French word, is superb, but there is an English equivalent https://www.thefreedictionary.com/cyclothymic

The suffix is new to me, it turns out there are two of them, -thymia, -thymic:

-thymia
Also found in: Medical.

-thymia
suff.
State or condition of mind: schizothymia.
[New Latin -thȳmia, from Greek -thūmiā, from thūmos, mind, soul.]
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

-thymia
n combining form
(Psychiatry) indicating a certain emotional condition, mood, or state of mind: cyclothymia.
[New Latin, from Greek thumos temper]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014

-thymia
a combining form used in the names of mental disorders, as specified by the initial element: cyclothymia.
[< Greek, =thȳm(ós) soul, spirit, mind + -ia -ia]
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.

https://www.thefreedictionary.com/-thymia

Cannot miss the beautiful combination in etymology of Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, never heard of it. So:

With mind of a dragon. With dragonic condition of mind.
With soul of a dragon. With dragonic condition of soul.
Or more poetically, with dragonic spirit/soul/mind.

It turns out, there is a mini universe, saga, that defines 'dragonborn':

"Skyrim legend tells of a hero known as the Dragonborn, a warrior with the body of a mortal and soul of a dragon, whose destiny it is to destroy the evil dragon Alduin."
―Loading Screens (Skyrim)

Etymology

"In their tongue he is Dovahkiin, Dragonborn."
―Esbern in the Skyrim trailer

In Dragon language, "Dovahkiin" is a combination of the words "Dovah," meaning "dragon," and "kiin," meaning "born," or "child" which is typically translated to "Dragonborn," but it can also be translated to "Dragonchild." Dovahkiin also has a second meaning: the "Dov" in "Dovah" refers to Dragonkind as a whole, while the "ah" means "hunter." Interpreted thus, the name reads "Dragonkind Hunter Born," or "Born Hunter of Dragonkind," an appropriate description of what the Dragonborn is destined to do.


#190 dragonothymia leprechaunothymia
#191 dragonothymic leprechaunothymic
#192 dragonothymicly leprechaunothymicly

#193 dragonkind leprechaunkind
#194 dragonborn leprechaunborn
#195 dragonborns leprechaunborns

Looking first 'gymnophobia', defined as "an abnormal fear of nudity."

-phoria
-phoria
1 suffix meaning "(condition of the) visual axes of the eye": anophoria, esophoria, exophoria.
2 suffix meaning an "emotional state": adiaphoria, euphoria, ideaphoria.
Mosby's Medical Dictionary, 9th edition. © 2009, Elsevier.

Source: https://medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/-phoria

The quick google search yielded only Urban Dictionary's definition:

gymnophoria
The sensation that someone is mentally undressing you.
After I walked away from the guy I was talking to, I had a mad case of gymnophoria.
#naked#mental#undress#freak#sensation
by Meggo My Eggo June 21, 2008

https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=gymnophoria

Love Urban Dictionary, it saves the day once again, so emulating it (especially the paragon 'euphoria'):
euphoria n
euphoric adj
euphorically adv


#196 dragonophoria leprechaunophoria
#197 dragonophoric leprechaunophoric
#198 dragonophorically leprechaunophorically

The state of being dragon! How the hell we don't have a word for such Bruceleeesque state.

He learns not to learn and reverts to what all men pass by.
Topic: MASAKARI: The people's choice 'General Purpose Grade' English wordlist
Posted: Saturday, March 31, 2018 4:21:04 PM
Just found a superb etude dedicated to Plagiarism.

Published on Mar 23, 2018
Two students (Vocab Malone and Jon McCray) are caught by their philosophy professor (David Wood) copying a Wikipedia article for their papers. Can atheism help them avoid charges of plagiarism and imminent disciplinary action? Let's find out!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yto4jXOOen8

...

Dr. Wood:
Hmm, I guess you have a point. If the Universe is a product of chance, I just have no basis of accusing you of plagiarism.

The hatman #1:
Thank you.

Dr. Wood:
Gentlemen, I'm afraid I own you an apology, not only I withdraw my accusation, I hereby declare that no matter how similar your future papers are to Wikipedia articles I can never accuse you of cheating because the odds of you writing the exact same words that Wikipedia author came up with, no matter how many times it happens are far better than the odds of Universe being able to sport life by chance, if I can believe that the Universe formed without the designer, I can believe absolutely anything.

The hatman #1:
Apology accepted.


Love it! Would transcribe the whole masterpiece, but my eyes are tired.
On Plagiarism note, the Kamboocha tool has been multi-threaded, to be made even faster soon.

He learns not to learn and reverts to what all men pass by.
Topic: MASAKARI: The people's choice 'General Purpose Grade' English wordlist
Posted: Wednesday, March 28, 2018 10:54:13 AM
While contemplating the beautiful techniques of comparing two sets of texts, the need for a simplistic, but powerful, utility came to mind. So, here comes Kamboocha - The Plagiarism Detector Liar

Why such name, for one, it has similar vibe as the colloquialism ‘Gotcha’ for ‘got you’.

In case you want to find the longest common chunk/phrase in two etetxs, the tool is downloadable from my Google drive, Benchmark_Mickey_VS_Mike_(Kamboocha_Intel_64).zip file, or:
Intel Developer Zone Forum

After looking for similarities in two biographical ebooks (Mike_Tyson_-_Undisputed_Truth_-_My_Autobiography and Mickey_Rourke_-_Wrestling_With_Demons), in the end the reported common string/phrase is:
wanted to be the center of attention.

The process of creating the matrix housing all common suffixes is maximally asymmetrical - supersimple yet superstrong - having it precomputed one can find any matches of orders from 1 to the LCSS i.e. the reported maximal value. FULL CONTROL, in two words. Love it. But the price is salty, the RAM footprint is beyond crazy, see the screenshot where I intend to kamboochaify two major resources/texts of Judaism:



This etude holds huge potential for analyses of English texts/phrases Boo hoo!

He learns not to learn and reverts to what all men pass by.
Topic: What do sparrows do?
Posted: Sunday, March 25, 2018 4:12:43 AM
Helenej wrote:
I’ve googled ‘twitter’ and ‘chirp’ for sparrows in the Google and this is what it shows (no hits for ‘tweet’, though). Looks like sparrows most often chirp and twitter and sometimes they chatter.

chirp/twitter/chatter

Thank you to everyone who replied and shared their knowledge and opinions.


Nice graphs!

Funny, if you ask 'Google Books' you end up right:

[x] sparrows chirp
[x] sparrows twitter
[ ] sparrows tweet
[ ] sparrows whistle

https://books.google.com/ngrams/graph?content=sparrows+chirp%2Csparrows+twitter%2Csparrows+tweet%2C+sparrows+whistle&year_start=1800&year_end=2000&corpus=15&smoothing=3&share=&direct_url=t1%3B%2Csparrows%20chirp%3B%2Cc0%3B.t1%3B%2Csparrows%20twitter%3B%2Cc0

if you ask 'oxforddictionaries & merriam-webster' you end up corrected:

verb
[no object]
1 Make a chirping noise.
‘the birds were tweeting in the branches’

https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/tweet

intransitive verb
1 : to make a chirping sound
"birds tweeting in the trees"

https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tweet

0]
The Morning Triolet [a Triolet Poem] - Poem by Prashant Shaurya

Each day when sun rises at dawn
and on their perch the sparrows tweet
heavenly pearls roll down my lawn...
Each day when sun rises at dawn
and rainbows on the sky are drawn
the cuckoo sings some melody sweet...
Each day when sun rises at dawn
and on their perch the sparrows tweet...


1]

These events everyday
Birds chirp
Sparrows tweet
We don’t notice
We don’t greet

But Today when
Birds chirp and
Sparrows tweet
It breaks stillness
Sweet Reverberations
Breathing energy
Melodiously
On purpose
So we think

These events everyday
New Music
New Color
New Energy
Just reflect
The light inside us

/Vipin Samar/

2]

Introduction to Paremiology: A Comprehensive Guide to Proverb Studies
Hrisztalina Hrisztova-Gotthardt, Melita Aleksa Varga
Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG, Dec 14, 2015 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 382 pages

"This handbook introduces key elements of the philological research area called paremiology (the study of proverbs). It presents the main subject area as well as the current status of paremiological research. The basic notions, among others, include defining proverbs, main proverb features, origin, collecting and categorization of proverbs. Each chapter is written by a leading scholar-specialist in their area of proverbial research. Since the book represents a measured balance between the popular and scientific approach, it is recommended to a wide readership including experienced and budding scholars, students of linguistics, as well as other professionals interested in the study of proverbs."

"Sparrows tweet about it on the roof. = A little bird told me. = It's an open secret."

https://books.google.bg/books?id=Rxs_CwAAQBAJ&pg=PT301&lpg=PT301&dq=%22sparrows+tweet%22&source=bl&ots=n2FgR-JG4l&sig=O-Ooo7YwtGdmdXnNx9BXnoAMCSI&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjmzP6z-4baAhWKDCwKHaAiAmEQ6AEIXDAO#v=onepage&q=%22sparrows%20tweet%22&f=false

3]
Atmospheres: Aesthetics of Emotional Spaces
Tonino Griffero
Routledge, Apr 8, 2016 - Architecture - 180 pages

"Originally published in Italian in 2010, this book is the first to address the theory of atmospheres in a thorough and systematic way. It examines the role of atmospheres in daily life, and defines their main characteristics. Outlining the typical phenomenological situations in which we experience atmospheres, it assesses their impact on contemporary aesthetics. It puts forward a philosophical approach which systematises a constellation of affects and climates, finds patterns in the emotional tones of different spaces (affordances) and assesses their impact on the felt body. It also critically discusses the spatial turn invoked by several of the social sciences, and argues that there is a need for a non-psychologistic rethinking of the philosophy of emotions. It provides a history of the term 'atmosphere' and of the concepts anticipating its meaning (genius loci, aura, Stimmung, numinous, emotional design and ambiance), and examines the main ontological characteristics of atmospheres and their principal phenomenological characteristics. It concludes by showing how atmospheres affect our emotions, our bodies' reactions, our state of mind and, as a result, our behaviour and judgments. Griffero assesses how atmospheres are more effective than we have been rationally willing to admit, and to what extent traditional aesthetics, unilaterally oriented towards art, has underestimated this truth."

"... if some starlings and sparrows tweet on the few trees on the main road. (Klages 1998: 33–34)"

https://books.google.bg/books?id=8CbtCwAAQBAJ&pg=PT62&lpg=PT62&dq=%22sparrows+tweet%22&source=bl&ots=Ma5hq5Ry7a&sig=KQwMpQz7uPmqvyoklIP7vHogdc8&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiqmovJ_YbaAhVGiKYKHWufDPI4ChDoAQgvMAI#v=onepage&q=%22sparrows%20tweet%22&f=false

Google "twitter definition":

twitter
verb
verb: twitter; 3rd person present: twitters; past tense: twittered; past participle: twittered; gerund or present participle: twittering

1.
(of a bird) give a call consisting of repeated light tremulous sounds.
"sparrows twittered under the eaves"
synonyms: chirp, chirrup, cheep, tweet, peep, chitter, chatter, trill, warble, sing
"sparrows twittered under the eaves"
talk in a light, high-pitched voice.
"old ladies in the congregation twittered"
talk rapidly and at length in a trivial way.
"he twittered on about buying a new workshop"
synonyms: prattle, babble, chatter, prate, gabble, jabber, go on, run on, rattle on/away, yap, jibber-jabber, patter, blather, blether, blither, maunder, ramble, drivel; informalyak, yackety-yak, yabber, yatter;
informal witter, rabbit, chunter, natter, waffle;
informal slabber;
informal mag;
archaic twaddle, clack, twattle
"oh, for heaven's sake stop twittering about Fabio"
2.
post a message, image, etc. on the social media service Twitter.
"many active bloggers are twittering more and more these days"

noun
noun: twitter; plural noun: twitters

1.
a series of short, high-pitched calls or sounds.
"his words were cut off by a faint electronic twitter"
synonyms: chirp, chirping, chirrup, chirruping, cheep, cheeping, tweet, tweeting, peep, peeping, chitter, chittering, trill, trilling, warble, warbling; song, cry, call
"a bird's faint twitter"
idle or ignorant talk.
"drawing-room twitter"
synonyms: prattle, chatter, babble, talk, prating, gabble, jabber, blather, blether, rambling; More
informal yackety-yak, yabbering, yatter;
informal wittering, nattering, chuntering;
archaic clack, twattle
"her non-stop twitter"

Origin
late Middle English (as a verb): imitative.


Google "tweet definition":

tweet

noun
noun: tweet; plural noun: tweets

1.
the chirp of a small or young bird.
"the gentle tweet of a bird can be heard"
2.
a message, image, etc. posted on Twitter.
"he started posting tweets via his mobile phone to let his parents know he was safe"

verb
verb: tweet; 3rd person present: tweets; past tense: tweeted; past participle: tweeted; gerund or present participle: tweeting

1.
make a chirping noise.
"the birds were tweeting in the branches"
2.
post a message, image, etc. on Twitter.
"she talks about her own life, but she's just as likely to tweet about budget cuts and Keynesian economics"
communicate with (someone) on Twitter.
"email us, tweet us, go to our blog, and find us on Facebook"


Obviously, the confusion comes from twitter/tweet being verbs and nouns, there is no clear distinction, my reaction to this overlapping/overlappage resembles The Grumpy/Mad Bluebird's:



He learns not to learn and reverts to what all men pass by.
Topic: Etymology of 'dragon'
Posted: Saturday, March 24, 2018 10:16:53 AM
Accidentally, my focus was on the right side of word formations, it is good to see someone dwelling on the other (left) side of word-formations.
Okay, today found (as most of Star Trek intros say ... supplemental) a Machine-Learning approach (Natural Language processing and the Markov chain algorithm) affixing Greek & Latin prefixes (169 prefixes ATM) to every noun in the English language.

Source: http://www.indexindexindex.com/noun/input/dragon

So, here come 169 automatically generated prefixed 'dragon' entities:

acudragon
aerodragon
afrodragon
agrodragon
ambidragon
amplidragon
anadragon
anarchodragon
androdragon
anglodragon
antedragon
anthrodragon
antidragon
apodragon
archeodragon
astrodragon
autodragon
bellidragon
benedragon
bidragon
biodragon
cardiodragon
catadragon
centridragon
choreodragon
chrysodragon
cinedragon
circulodragon
circumdragon
contradragon
craniodragon
cryodragon
cryptodragon
cultidragon
cunedragon
cyanodragon
cyclodragon
demodragon
demidragon
ecodragon
ectodragon
egodragon
electrodragon
ethnodragon
eurodragon
firmadragon
floradragon
francodragon
genedragon
geodragon
heliodragon
hemidragon
hemodragon
heterodragon
heuridragon
hierodragon
homodragon
hydrodragon
hyperdragon
hyphodragon
judeodragon
ideodragon
idiodragon
immunodragon
indodragon
infradragon
interdragon
intradragon
iridedragon
isodragon
iteradragon
janudragon
juxtadragon
kinedragon
kleptodragon
laxadragon
lithodragon
locadragon
lunadragon
macrodragon
magnadragon
magnidragon
medidragon
megadragon
metadragon
microdragon
mididragon
minidragon
monodragon
multidragon
musodragon
mythodragon
myxodragon
necrodragon
neodragon
neurodragon
nondragon
numerodragon
nymphodragon
octodragon
ombradragon
omnidragon
oradragon
orthodragon
overdragon
oxydragon
paleodragon
paradragon
pathodragon
pentadragon
petrodragon
philodragon
phonodragon
photodragon
poliodragon
polydragon
pornodragon
postdragon
predragon
preterdragon
prodragon
protodragon
pseudodragon
psorodragon
psychodragon
pterodragon
pyrodragon
pyrrhodragon
quadrodragon
quasidragon
redragon
retrodragon
rhizodragon
rhododragon
schemadragon
sclerodragon
semadragon
semidragon
semiodragon
sentidragon
siderodragon
sociodragon
somnodragon
spherodragon
stasidragon
superdragon
supradragon
sycodragon
technodragon
teledragon
teleodragon
thanatodragon
thermodragon
transdragon
tridragon
uberdragon
ultradragon
umbradragon
undragon
underdragon
unidragon
urdragon
uranodragon
urbidragon
vividragon
vocadragon
wikidragon
xenodragon
zygodragon


Wonder, how many will be ruled out by experts in dragonology i.e. dragonmasters!?

He learns not to learn and reverts to what all men pass by.
Topic: What do sparrows do?
Posted: Saturday, March 24, 2018 8:27:40 AM
Don't know what the sparrows do, think they tweet as Google says:

tweet

noun
noun: tweet; plural noun: tweets

1.
the chirp of a small or young bird.
"the gentle tweet of a bird can be heard"
2.
a message, image, etc. posted on Twitter.
"he started posting tweets via his mobile phone to let his parents know he was safe"

verb
verb: tweet; 3rd person present: tweets; past tense: tweeted; past participle: tweeted; gerund or present participle: tweeting

1.
make a chirping noise.
"the birds were tweeting in the branches"

2.
post a message, image, etc. on Twitter.
"she talks about her own life, but she's just as likely to tweet about budget cuts and Keynesian economics"


In Bulgarian, we use two words: чирик-ат/чурулик-ат transliterated as chririk-ing/churulik-ing, quite similar to chirp-ing, so if you want an imported wordage - they chririk/churulik. Have you read this article:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2025006/Sparrows-birdsong--theyre-actually-trading-insults.html

Allow me a follow-up, what does Champagne do [having poured into a glass]? Those bubbles what sound do they produce when vibrating/bursting?



"Researchers using underwater microphones say the sounds bubbles make as they ping off the sides of the glass can provide tell-tale clues as to their size – a factor long thought to be linked to the quality of the wine. While recent research has suggested tiny bubbles might not lead to optimal aroma release, the theory is that the largest bubbles are found in cheaper booze.

The sounds are not down to popping, but the bubbles’ formation, says Kyle Spratt from the Applied Research Laboratories at the University of Texas at Austin. “Bubbles form on the glass and when they break off and rise they are vibrating at a certain frequency that is determined by their size,” he said. “They ring at a certain frequency; they ring like bells, basically,” he added. “The smaller the bubble, the higher the pitch that it resonates at.”

Andrea Sella, professor of inorganic chemistry at University College London, said the experiment was incredibly clever, and compared the different bubble sounds with a kettle boiling. “You start with this very high frequency hiss [from small bubbles] and the tone of the sound gradually drops until eventually you get to that big bubble [rumbling] sound,” he said."

Source: https://www.theguardian.com/science/2017/dec/05/sparkling-conversation-could-listening-to-champagne-reveal-its-quality

In the article they use 'hiss' and 'rumble', maybe the sound should be called 'microrumbling' to differentiate from cat's hissing:



A baby serval hisses in its enclosure in a zoo in Leipzig

He learns not to learn and reverts to what all men pass by.
Topic: weightage
Posted: Saturday, March 24, 2018 7:26:21 AM
Jyrkkä Jätkä thanks again for your sidekicking (or should I say all sidekickages till now).

To return the good feeling, please look up Henri-Frédéric Amiel:

“Life is short and we never have enough time for the hearts of those who travel the way with us. O, be swift to love! Make haste to be kind.”
― Henri-Frédéric Amiel, Amiel's Journal

Several years ago I watched the impactful 'GalloWWalkers', a darktale with beautifully developed stories/characters, the cast is just blameless. From this movie I "have stolen" so much, the name, heightening the storytelling appreciation, a citation similar to the above one which became the motto of my FREE wordwalker GUI tool:



Kansa character/artist is satanesquely bright!

As a result of your sidekicking I incorporated 'fareforward' into my vocabulary - the golden sections - as a means to replace the weaker 'farewell', heh-heh.

I executed a search for this beautiful compound and ... shame, just English Wikipedia XML dump and reddit.com JSON dump corpora have it. Unacceptable, so I twitted a suggestion to some Dictionary houses to fill the gap:
https://twitter.com/Sanmayce/status/977505143129300992

He learns not to learn and reverts to what all men pass by.
Topic: weightage
Posted: Saturday, March 24, 2018 5:07:46 AM
Jyrkkä Jätkä wrote:
T.S.Eliot in Four Quartets: The Dry Salvages
Dancing


Didn't get your drift!
Guess, the adopted 'salvages' instead of 'salvings', no?

"From Old French salver (see also save, from a variant form), from Late Latin salvare (“to make safe, secure, save”), from Latin salvus (“safe”) with the English suffix -age."

T.S.Eliot reads his Four Quartets

Thanks for the instance, found in the link below the very thing that I believe since a long time - the logos being the master repository which we perceive as our own invention:

τοῦ λόγου δὲ ἐόντος ξυνοῦ ζώουσιν οἱ πολλοί
I. p. 77. Fr. 2.
Although logos [reason] is common, the many live as if they had a wisdom of their own

Source: http://www.davidgorman.com/4Quartets/index.htm

Where does that citation come from?
Oh, found it:
Ἡράκλειτος ὁ Ἐφέσιος / Herakleitos of Ephesos
Fragment 2 :
[2 Byw.] Sextus Empiricus, Contre les mathématiciens, VII 133
διὸ δεῖ ἕπεσθαι τῷ (ξυνῷ, τουτέστι τῷ) κοινῷ· ξυνὸς γὰρ ὁ κοινός. τοῦ λόγου δὲ ἐόντος ξυνοῦ ζώουσιν οἱ πολλοὶ ὡς ἰδίαν ἔχοντες φρόνησιν.


Oh, love this excerpt from the The Encyclopædia Britannica Eleventh Edition (1910–1911):

HERACLITUS (Ἡράκλειτος; c. 540-475 B.C.), Greek philosopher, was born at Ephesus of distinguished parentage. Of his early life and education we know nothing; from the contempt with which he spoke of all his fellow-philosophers and of his fellow-citizens as a whole we may gather that he regarded himself as self-taught and a pioneer of wisdom. So intensely aristocratic (hence his nickname ὀχλολοίδορος, "he who rails at the people") was his temperament that he declined to exercise the regal-hieratic office of βασιλεύς which was hereditary in his family, and presented it to his brother. It is probable, however, that he did occasionally intervene in the affairs of the city at the period when the rule of Persia had given place to autonomy; it is said that he compelled the usurper Melancomas to abdicate. From the lonely life he led, and still more from the extreme profundity of his philosophy and his contempt for mankind in general, he was called the "Dark Philosopher" (ὁ σκοτεινός), or the "Weeping Philosopher," in contrast to Democritus, the "Laughing Philosopher." κακοὶ μάρτυρες Heraclitus is in a real sense the founder of metaphysics.
...
Naturally he selects fire, according to him the most complete embodiment of the process of Becoming, as the principle of empirical existence, out of which all things, including even the soul, grow by way of a quasi condensation, and into which all things must in course of time be again resolved. But this primordial fire is in itself that divine rational process, the harmony of which constitutes the law of the universe (see LOGOS). Real knowledge consists in comprehending this all-pervading harmony as embodied in the manifold of perception, and the senses are "bad-witnesses," because they apprehend phenomena, not as its manifestation, but as "stiff and dead." In like manner real virtue consists in the subordination of the individual to the laws of this harmony as the universal reason wherein alone true freedom is to be found. "The law of things is a law of Reason Universal (λόγος), but most men live as though they had a wisdom of their own."

http://philoctetes.free.fr/heraclitus.htm

A bit later...

Think I am getting the drift...

Listened to the 3rd quartet, these verses ring a bell in me:

The tolling bell
Measures time not our time, rung by the unhurried
Ground swell, a time
Older than the time of chronometers, older
Than time counted by anxious worried women
Lying awake, calculating the future,
Trying to unweave, unwind, unravel
And piece together the past and the future,
Between midnight and dawn, when the past is all deception,
The future futureless, before the morning watch
When time stops and time is never ending;
And the ground swell, that is and was from the beginning,
Clangs
The bell.


Like how time and words have their own rhythm, uncontrolled and independent from ours.

Where is there an end of it, the soundless wailing,
The silent withering of autumn flowers
Dropping their petals and remaining motionless;
Where is there an end to the drifting wreckage,
The prayer of the bone on the beach, the unprayable
Prayer at the calamitous annunciation?

There is no end, but addition: the trailing
Consequence of further days and hours,
While emotion takes to itself the emotionless
Years of living among the breakage
Of what was believed in as the most reliable—
And therefore the fittest for renunciation.

There is the final addition, the failing
Pride or resentment at failing powers,
The unattached devotion which might pass for devotionless,
In a drifting boat with a slow leakage,
The silent listening to the undeniable
Clamour of the bell of the last annunciation.

Where is the end of them, the fishermen sailing
Into the wind's tail, where the fog cowers?
We cannot think of a time that is oceanless
Or of an ocean not littered with wastage
Or of a future that is not liable
Like the past, to have no destination.

We have to think of them as forever bailing,
Setting and hauling, while the North East lowers
Over shallow banks unchanging and erosionless
Or drawing their money, drying sails at dockage;
Not as making a trip that will be unpayable
For a haul that will not bear examination.

There is no end of it, the voiceless wailing,
No end to the withering of withered flowers,
To the movement of pain that is painless and motionless,
To the drift of the sea and the drifting wreckage,
The bone's prayer to Death its God. Only the hardly, barely prayable
Prayer of the one Annunciation.

https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/wrecking#English
https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/wreckage

Oh, starting to like this unknown to me poet, (who coined fruitindifferent FAREFORWARD, encompassing the fruitseeking FAREWELL):

Which shall fructify in the lives of others:
And do not think of the fruit of action.
Fare forward.
O voyagers, O seamen,
You who came to port, and you whose bodies
Will suffer the trial and judgement of the sea,
Or whatever event, this is your real destination.'
So Krishna, as when he admonished Arjuna
On the field of battle.
Not fare well,
But fare forward, voyagers.


Not knowing Milton, Blake, Elliot, Heraclitus, is bad, fixing this ignorance of mine is pending, so many fixages in my to-do list.

He learns not to learn and reverts to what all men pass by.

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