Schleicher’s fable in Prometheus
Posted: 13 January 2013 12:29 AM   [ Ignore ]
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Just watched the movie Prometheus.
A robot was being taught PIE and was reciting Schleicher’s fable.

That is all.

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Posted: 13 January 2013 05:52 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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OP Tipping - 13 January 2013 12:29 AM

Just watched the movie Prometheus.
A robot was being taught PIE and was reciting Schleicher’s fable.

That is all.

Huh. I had had the impression that there was a lot more in the movie than that.  Aliens and spaceships and stuff.

Goes to show how misleading those trailers can be, I guess.

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Posted: 13 January 2013 06:32 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Yes, they did have a bit of padding to stretch it to 2 hours.

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Posted: 13 January 2013 07:15 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Pie will often put on a bit of padding and stretch things.

Just sayin’.

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Posted: 14 January 2013 05:26 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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sobiest - 13 January 2013 07:15 PM

Pie will often put on a bit of padding and stretch things.

Just sayin’.

Shepherd’s pie, presumably, if Schleicher’s fable was involved.

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Posted: 16 January 2013 07:21 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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(golf clap)

Remember when bartleby.com used to host a kick-arse PIE-root volume?
Pepperidge Farm remembers.

BTW is it actually impossible to get an English language version of Indogermanisches etymologisches W├Ârterbuch, or just really really really difficult?

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Posted: 16 January 2013 07:24 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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My understanding is that the online American Heritage Dictionary will, in the near future, be posting it’s appendix on IE roots to the web. IIRC, that was the one hosted on Bartleby.

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Posted: 16 January 2013 08:38 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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OP Tipping - 16 January 2013 07:21 AM




BTW is it actually impossible to get an English language version of Indogermanisches etymologisches W├Ârterbuch, or just really really really difficult?

This site links to an English version.

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Posted: 16 January 2013 09:41 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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Aldi’s URL is missing the colon after “http”. (Considered making surgical joke, decided it was too close to lunch.)

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Posted: 17 January 2013 12:34 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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the colon is usually several hours away from lunch…

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Posted: 17 January 2013 12:41 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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Is “from colon to lunch” the new “from arsehole to breakfast”?

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