Language

{"content":{"id":309,"title":"18-10-14 Weekly Links","body":"\u003cimg src=\"/uploads/f8.jpg\" class=\"card-image\"\u003e\r\n\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\r\n\u003cul\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\n\u003ca href=\"http://theorangeduck.com/page/local-minima-saddle-points-plateaus\" target=\"_blank\"\u003eExploiting vs. Exploring\u003c/a\u003e\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\n\u003ca href=\"http://the-toast.net/2017/07/26/goblin-market-as-i-understand-it/\" target=\"_blank\"\u003e\"'The Goblin Market', as I Understand It\"\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\n\u003ca href=\"https://youtu.be/7tY9mQovGu0\" target=\"_blank\"\u003eEnglish Society, 1560-1640\u003c/a\u003e (Yale Lecture)\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\nMongolians in China still use a purely top-to-bottom script, and arrange their websites accordingly. \u003ca href=\"http://mongol.cctv.com/contantroot/c/2018/09/05/ff1bcb94-03c3-42c3-a8d1-d6e63575674c.html\" target=\"_blank\"\u003eTake a look\u003c/a\u003e.\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003c/ul\u003e ","publication_date":"2018-10-14T00:00:00.000Z","created_at":"2018-10-09T11:18:10.000Z","updated_at":"2018-10-12T20:58:08.000Z","user_id":1,"rating":null},"tags":"\u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=weekly_links\"\u003eweekly_links\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=mathematics\"\u003emathematics\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=poetry\"\u003epoetry\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=victorian\"\u003evictorian\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=england\"\u003eengland\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=pre-raphaelite\"\u003epre-raphaelite\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=elizabethan\"\u003eelizabethan\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=early_stewart\"\u003eearly_stewart\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=language\"\u003elanguage\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=china\"\u003echina\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=mongolia\"\u003emongolia\u003c/a\u003e"}

18-10-14 Weekly Links



{"content":{"id":277,"title":"The Chinese Languages","body":"\u003cimg src=\"/uploads/d7.jpg\" class=\"card-image\"\u003e\r\n\u003cdiv class=\"card-image-caption\" style=\"color: black\"\u003eLight Green Marks Mandarin, Dark Green Marks Cantonese. Small red numbers are used to mark Mandarin Dialects and Fujian languages\u003c/div\u003e","publication_date":"2018-09-20T12:00:00.000Z","created_at":"2018-09-19T19:51:09.000Z","updated_at":"2018-09-19T19:51:09.000Z","user_id":1,"rating":null},"tags":"\u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=maps\"\u003emaps\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=language\"\u003elanguage\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=china\"\u003echina\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=pictures\"\u003epictures\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=chinese\"\u003echinese\u003c/a\u003e"}

The Chinese Languages

Light Green Marks Mandarin, Dark Green Marks Cantonese. Small red numbers are used to mark Mandarin Dialects and Fujian languages
{"content":{"id":238,"title":"18-08-26 Weekly Links","body":"\u003cul\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\nI hate to keep linking these, but I really love Keith E. Wrightson's lectures. \u003ca href=\"https://youtu.be/GPyNc0kd2z4\" target=\"_blank\"\u003eHere's one on Elizabeth I's religious policies\u003c/a\u003e.\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\n\u003ca href=\"https://archive.gameswithwords.org/WhichEnglish/\" target=\"_blank\"\u003eAn MIT web app to guess what kind of English you speak\u003c/a\u003e. It guessed mine better than most human native speakers would.\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\n\u003ca href=\"https://i.imgur.com/dL9TSwK.gifv\" target=\"_blank\"\u003eA beautiful abstraction\u003c/a\u003e.\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003c/ul\u003e","publication_date":"2018-08-26T00:00:00.000Z","created_at":"2018-08-22T23:24:14.000Z","updated_at":"2018-08-29T02:07:04.000Z","user_id":1,"rating":null},"tags":"\u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=weekly_links\"\u003eweekly_links\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=early_modern\"\u003eearly_modern\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=language\"\u003elanguage\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=english\"\u003eenglish\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=england\"\u003eengland\u003c/a\u003e"}

18-08-26 Weekly Links

{"content":{"id":237,"title":"World Map With Nation Size Squewed By Number Of Indonesian Speakers","body":"\u003cimg src=\"/uploads/ac.png\" class=\"card-image\" style=\"max-height: unset; max-width: 96%\"\u003e","publication_date":"2018-08-24T12:00:00.000Z","created_at":"2018-08-22T20:46:23.000Z","updated_at":"2018-08-22T20:47:06.000Z","user_id":1,"rating":null},"tags":"\u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=pictures\"\u003epictures\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=maps\"\u003emaps\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=language\"\u003elanguage\u003c/a\u003e"}

World Map With Nation Size Squewed By Number Of Indonesian Speakers

{"content":{"id":194,"title":"Inuktitut Language Dialect Map","body":"\u003cimg src=\"/uploads/81.png\" class=\"card-image\"\u003e","publication_date":"2018-07-31T00:00:00.000Z","created_at":"2018-07-24T16:42:47.000Z","updated_at":"2018-07-24T16:42:47.000Z","user_id":1,"rating":null},"tags":"\u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=pictures\"\u003epictures\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=maps\"\u003emaps\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=language\"\u003elanguage\u003c/a\u003e"}

Inuktitut Language Dialect Map

{"content":{"id":110,"title":"Yi Jing Translation Ratio","body":"\u003cp\u003eThe Chinese tradition has interpreted the Yi Jing/I Ching in a number of different ways: as a fortune telling book, as a book on metaphysics, as a general guide for living your life. The first way is the most common in the west by a long shot.\r\n\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cbr\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003e\r\nLike a lot of Chinese books before the fourth century BCE, the Yi Jing writers placed a lot of value on eloquence, preferring to lightly imply things rather than state things outright, which is a translator's nightmare. The Yi Jing in particular has the worst source-to-target word ratio I have ever seen.\r\n\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cbr\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003e\r\n謙:\t\r\n六二:鳴謙,貞吉。\r\n\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003e\r\nQian:\t\r\nThe second SIX, divided, shows us humility that has made itself recognised. With firm correctness there will be good fortune. - \u003ci\u003e1/3\u003c/i\u003e\r\n\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cbr\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003e\r\n天在山中,大畜\r\n\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003e\r\nThe trigram (representing) a mountain, and in the midst of it that (representing) heaven, form Da Xu. - \u003ci\u003e6/17\u003c/i\u003e\r\n\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cbr\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003e\r\n咸,亨,利貞,取女吉。\r\n\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003e\r\nXian indicates that, (on the fulfilment of the conditions implied in it), there will be free course and success. Its advantageousness will depend on the being firm and correct, (as) in marrying a young lady. There will be good fortune. - \u003ci\u003e7/40 or 0.175 Chinese words for every English word.\u003c/i\u003e\r\n\u003c/p\u003e","publication_date":"2018-07-09T00:00:00.000Z","created_at":"2018-06-17T19:58:47.000Z","updated_at":"2018-07-06T21:48:21.000Z","user_id":1,"rating":null},"tags":"\u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=china\"\u003echina\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=ancient\"\u003eancient\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=language\"\u003elanguage\u003c/a\u003e"}

Yi Jing Translation Ratio

The Chinese tradition has interpreted the Yi Jing/I Ching in a number of different ways: as a fortune telling book, as a book on metaphysics, as a general guide for living your life. The first way is the most common in the west by a long shot.


Like a lot of Chinese books before the fourth century BCE, the Yi Jing writers placed a lot of value on eloquence, preferring to lightly imply things rather than state things outright, which is a translator's nightmare. The Yi Jing in particular has the worst source-to-target word ratio I have ever seen.


謙: 六二:鳴謙,貞吉。

Qian: The second SIX, divided, shows us humility that has made itself recognised. With firm correctness there will be good fortune. - 1/3


天在山中,大畜

The trigram (representing) a mountain, and in the midst of it that (representing) heaven, form Da Xu. - 6/17


咸,亨,利貞,取女吉。

Xian indicates that, (on the fulfilment of the conditions implied in it), there will be free course and success. Its advantageousness will depend on the being firm and correct, (as) in marrying a young lady. There will be good fortune. - 7/40 or 0.175 Chinese words for every English word.

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English

{"content":{"id":33,"title":"New Japanese Vocabulary List","body":"\u003cp\u003eI just added a Japanese swadesh list to \u003ca href=\"https://flashcardia.com\" target=\"_blank\"\u003eFlashcardia\u003c/a\u003e, joining Mandarin Chinese, French, German, Italian, Latin, and Spanish.\u003c/p\u003e","publication_date":"2018-05-26T22:26:00.000Z","created_at":"2018-05-26T22:26:18.000Z","updated_at":"2018-06-18T16:56:38.000Z","user_id":1,"rating":null},"tags":"\u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=flashcardia\"\u003eflashcardia\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=language\"\u003elanguage\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=japan\"\u003ejapan\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=memory\"\u003ememory\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=japonese\"\u003ejaponese\u003c/a\u003e"}

New Japanese Vocabulary List

I just added a Japanese swadesh list to Flashcardia, joining Mandarin Chinese, French, German, Italian, Latin, and Spanish.

{"content":{"id":19,"title":"Countries With More Than One Official Language","body":"\u003cimg src=\"/uploads/d.png\" class=\"card-image\" style=\"border: 2px solid black\"\u003e","publication_date":"2018-05-24T00:00:00.000Z","created_at":"2018-05-18T00:30:42.000Z","updated_at":"2018-06-18T17:24:05.000Z","user_id":1,"rating":null},"tags":"\u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=pictures\"\u003epictures\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=maps\"\u003emaps\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=language\"\u003elanguage\u003c/a\u003e"}

Countries With More Than One Official Language