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Writer's Block: It Sounds Better When You Say It

Jun. 7th, 2009 | 10:45 am

No matter what language you speak, you've probably come across words or phrases in another language that sound better than their equivalents in your native tongue. What's your favorite word or phrase in a foreign language?
Now this is a good question. Besides English (which is my native language) I also hope to become fluent in Esperanto. So far my favourite word that I've learned is the word "Espero" (hope) simply because it sounds interesting. I also like many of the words found in Quenya and Sindarin, which along with LAadan, has inspired me to create my own conlang. From my own language I have the following words:
 
Alisanire = a close friend [Alis (heart) + anire (friend) 
Anirishe = a former friend who is now an enemy [Anire (friend) + ish (disliked)]
Asimanire = an old friend [Asim (past) + anire (friend)]
Lesanire = a on/off friend [Less (sometimes) + anire (friend)]      
Shenanire = a person who follows another individual or group of individuals under the false belief that they are a friend [Shen (no) + anire (friend]

I think that they sound a lot nicer than the English translation "friend." Note: all words are masculine and in the nominative case.

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Writer's Block: Regrets Only

Jun. 5th, 2009 | 11:52 pm

Do you think that animals feel regret?
No.

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Writer's Block: Grimm Question

Jun. 4th, 2009 | 06:18 pm

What was your favorite fairy tale as a child?
The Snow Queen.

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Writer's Block: Call Me

Jun. 3rd, 2009 | 12:05 am

Do you still use a landline at home, or do you rely completely on your cell phone?
Yes I still use a landline at home although I do know some people who rely completely on their cell phone.

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Writer's Block: Rabbit Rabbit!

Jun. 1st, 2009 | 08:47 pm

It's the first day of the month. If you could have one wish come true this month, what would it be?
To somehow miracuously pass all of my Library Studies assignments/ assessments which are both boring and plentiful.  

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Writer's Block: Multilingual

May. 30th, 2009 | 05:47 pm

How many languages do you speak?
Just English although I'm also teaching myself Esperanto.

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Writer's Block: Venting

May. 30th, 2009 | 05:37 pm
mood: anxiousanxious

What's the most annoying thing that happened to you this week?
Being given too many assignments at once, assignments with confusing questions, and assignments with repetitive questions just rephrased differently. So lets's just say assignments in general.

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Writer's Block: Look at Me/Don't Look at Me

May. 17th, 2009 | 07:18 pm

Do you seek attention or hide from it?
I try to avoid negative attention, but that is it.

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Writer's Block: BFF

May. 16th, 2009 | 01:34 pm

BFF
Who was your first friend on LiveJournal? Are they still on your Friends list?
[info]bookish was my first "friend" on lj and yes the community is still on my friends list.

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Writer's Block: Historian's Choice

May. 7th, 2009 | 09:57 pm

If you could live in any era of history, which one would you choose?
This era because I like having rights.

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