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Topic: Missing words
Posted: Saturday, July 4, 2020 5:53:31 PM
Hey Romany! I will use part of this video for teaching purposes.

A bunch of thanks for the replies! Applause

Pal
Topic: Missing words
Posted: Saturday, July 4, 2020 4:38:40 PM
Dear Friends,

I need to write the transcript of this video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vRnQ8lYcvFU&fbclid=IwAR3pSHYZPCsh5B0mKMwYTGgjR5YauZjBHuDJ2U2ryGwSHjICRaK8rVSWE7U

Could anyone please help me fill in the gaps in this text:

I’m here to talk to you about the Scots language. Now, that is the language I grew up talking. So I’m going to start talking to you of my first day at school. So, the first day at school, the very first lesson we learnt was I cannot talk right. Cannot talk right. So we learnt that the h..... weren’t h...., the mountains weren’t mountains, the w... wasn’t w...., or the names of the animals weren’t right. Dogs wasn’t dogs, owls wasn’t owls, storks wasn’t storks, crows, pleeps (?), cows, does, forests, or...., wasn’t right. It wasn’t just that, my house wasn’t my house or a home, my body, my arms weren’t my arms, my hands weren’t my hands, my fingers wasn’t my fingers, my feet wasn’t my feet, my hair wasn’t my hair, my head wasn’t my head. When it came to what you’ve done in life: you couldn’t wipe a barn, you couldn’t drip off a wall (?), and ......., you couldn’t ............. through a hole in a dyke, you couldn’t junk (?) ........ way, you couldn’t even have a glass of water. So all lads (?) at the school we would get an old tobacco tin, for us to write down all these new exotic words we were learning like foot, hand, head and we stored them in the tobacco tin.

Thank you very much!

Pal
Topic: Ironic dysfunction
Posted: Thursday, January 9, 2020 1:19:33 PM
A bunch a thanks to you! Applause

Pal
Topic: Ironic dysfunction
Posted: Monday, January 6, 2020 7:05:38 AM
Thank you!

So, in the title 'ironic' is not understood as a premodifier of 'dysfunction' as in 'an ironic statement/remark', for example. The title could be interpreted to refer to a paper 'about the difficulties people with schizophrenia encounter when interpreting irony'. Is that right?
Topic: Ironic dysfunction
Posted: Monday, January 6, 2020 2:56:27 AM
Dear Friends,

I am writing a paper and need some help with the title. The study is about the difficulties people with schizophrenia encounter when interpreting irony. The title would be something like:

The Role of Blending in Explaining Ironic Dysfunction in Schizophrenia

However, in this title it feels as if 'dysfunction' would be ironic in its literal sense. Do you feel the same?

Thank you very much.

Have an A-1 day!

Pal

Topic: What is he saying?
Posted: Tuesday, November 5, 2019 11:28:58 AM
Thank you very much, NancyUK! Applause

Pal
Topic: What is he saying?
Posted: Tuesday, November 5, 2019 10:27:05 AM
Dear Friends,

Could anyone please help me to understand what the guy is saying from 0.41 in this video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vz1oviZBOIk&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR0WNMyL3KGmUd9W0bnpVh4D-H8fr6Uv675OmZa-lZzPSWo-4TpD_onM5GM

"... he got to go home, hopefully cures cancer ..."

Thank you very much.

Pal

Topic: And so is
Posted: Saturday, February 23, 2019 5:14:36 AM
Thank you very much, Thar! Applause

Pal
Topic: And so is
Posted: Tuesday, February 19, 2019 10:50:16 AM
Dear Friends,

Could anyone please help me understand the part beginning with 'and so is':

Specific uses of metahor are worthy of study and so is the idea of metaphor as a cultural notion.

Does this mean that 'the idea of metaphor as a cultural notion' is also worthy of study?

Thank you!

Pal
Topic: raise the price by?
Posted: Wednesday, November 21, 2018 2:08:37 PM
Thank you very much! Applause

Pal