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Re: A small mind in a large world that transcends understanding. netweaver - 24/01/2003 03:09:41 PM

an important lesson: never disagree with a short woman


old icelandic stuff is ... dry. Plenty killing and action, but without any feeling. Does remind me of Silmarillion at times though; you might like it.
If it is without feeling, I doubt if I would like it. I had hope because there was some great poetic writing in Beowulf at times, despite the plot.

trust me: a fantastic tool. You see: writing has changed a lot the last... 800 years, but not so much pronounciation.

The worst part is this: if you get used to learning languages, it makes it easier to learn other languages later on, but the longer you go withou learning one, the worse off you are.
True....I think Norwegian and Swedish would be far more difficult for me if I did not speak German.

yes, it is. Though I agree taht a common language might have its uses, learning somebody's language helps understanding the culture and way of thought. I seem to remember Nietzsche saying something about that... or was it that the food influenced the language. Sorry, I am rambling.
A common language would be so dull....at least a common first language. There are so many great languages around it would be sad if they all died just for that. True though, it would be useful in some respects. If there ever was one, I would hate for it to be english...

There is one here:

http://www.midhnottsol.org/lore/volsunga_on/index.html

might be a little difficult, though.

Difficult is quite possibly a good thing though...i tried beginning with difficult things with anglo-saxon and it worked well..

There are some very good mythological texts (like the story about the way Baldir was killed my Loke), but I am not sure how to find them in the internet. Edda, I think.
Edda??

So do I, wish, that is. I am planning on learning arabic in the near future, at least crudely.
nice

I guess the hebrew text would be available in a place which sells original jewish texts. Not sure about the internet, though. I do not really know my way about it.

well, I have plenty self-confidence, and I use a small initial letter, so... nah.
That was why I abandoned my hypothesis.....

the reason I do not use a capital letter is, I think, partially that it is not my real name. A way of signalling that (as if it were not obvious), perhaps. Also, it looks funy, I think. Not when other people do it, but when I do it. Nope, I am not sure ...
lol....i can't quite imagine someone really being called Mierin....
I have no idea why I do it.....that was where the confidence idea originally came from, but it is clearly wrong.


~netweaver~




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