The Interesting Facts Thread™

Fed up talking videogames? Why?
User avatar
Tafdolphin
Member
Member
Joined in 2008

PostRe: The Interesting Facts Thread™
by Tafdolphin » Sat Sep 07, 2019 3:19 pm

Karl_ wrote:Mm! Romance languages are a nightmare for conjugation. Especially when it all changes according to grammatical gender too. I'm learning a little bit of Italian and I don't think I'll ever remember all the verb forms, I'm a lost cause really. I'll stick to pointing at things and mumbling "per favore... grazie..." I think. :slol:

It was noted in the comments that (at least according to what these people were saying!) Mandarin doesn't have tenses at all, it's all context cues: something like *I play now, *I play yesterday, *I play tomorrow.


I'm working together with a guy editing a book on emerging tech in China and had some fascinating conversations with him about Mandarin (he's fluent). It just sounds so utterly different, even to other Asiatic languages like Japanese.

Night Call: a game what I worked on. Out now!
t: @Tafdolphin | Twitch: Tafdolphin
User avatar
IAmTheSaladMan
Member
Joined in 2011
Location: Sunderland

PostRe: The Interesting Facts Thread™
by IAmTheSaladMan » Fri Oct 04, 2019 9:57 pm

Morse is French for walrus, so you have Inspector Walrus and Walrus Code.

Image

Image
User avatar
Preezy
Skeletor
Joined in 2009

PostRe: The Interesting Facts Thread™
by Preezy » Thu Oct 17, 2019 4:16 pm

I recently learned that Homo Erectus lived for over 2 MILLION years. So far Homo Sapiens have only managed 200,000 years.

Homo Erectus really must have been idiots to not become the dominant lifeform on the planet, LOSERS!

User avatar
Oblomov Boblomov
Member
Joined in 2008
AKA: Mind Crime, SSBM_God

PostRe: The Interesting Facts Thread™
by Oblomov Boblomov » Thu Oct 17, 2019 8:33 pm

Preezy wrote:I recently learned that Homo Erectus lived for over 2 MILLION years. So far Homo Sapiens have only managed 200,000 years.

Homo Erectus really must have been idiots to not become the dominant lifeform on the planet, LOSERS!

You're so smart Preezy, you're giving me a homo erectus :wub:.

Image

Return to “Stuff”