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Uncwilly 2021-06-12 13:51

[QUOTE=rogue;580785]Although not a language, [URL="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kulning"]kulning[/URL] is very interesting. Here is a snippet from that link:[/QUOTE]I heard a story about it on some podcast. It is used to both call the livestock and to communicate to others attending to their own livestock.

LaurV 2021-06-12 15:15

Ha! Our shepherds invented [URL="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bucium"]a better way[/URL], which [URL="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trembita"]was used[/URL] in the high mountains for few hundred years to communicate. The 5 to 8 meter thin tubes with a special construction would allow sending the sound over much longer distances, and it was used to warn when the invaders were coming, on in times of peace to send news. I grew in the Romanian mountains... Unfortunately the "language" is poorly known or mentioned, it is not documented much, it was kept between few, mostly in families and castes and it died with the old generations, once the telegraph and telephone took over.

xilman 2021-06-12 16:03

[QUOTE=Nick;549113]This thread is intended for good links not related to one specific language.[/QUOTE]One of the best links for investigating multiple languages, IME, is [url]http://rosettacode.org/wiki/Rosetta_Code[/url]

I've contributed a number of examples in Algol 68, including one which is, IMAO, by far the ugliest on the whole site.

ATH 2021-06-12 16:42

[QUOTE=rogue;580785]Although not a language, [URL="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kulning"]kulning[/URL] is very interesting. Here is a snippet from that link:[/QUOTE]

[YOUTUBE]KvtT3UyhibQ[/YOUTUBE]
[YOUTUBE]nc7F_qv3eI8[/YOUTUBE]

kriesel 2021-06-12 16:44

The most irrational number
 
[url]https://slate.com/technology/2021/06/golden-ratio-phi-irrational-number-ellenberg-shape.html[/url] What's a golden links thread without a golden ratio link?

xilman 2021-06-12 16:54

[QUOTE=kriesel;580804][url]https://slate.com/technology/2021/06/golden-ratio-phi-irrational-number-ellenberg-shape.html[/url] What's a golden links thread without a golden ratio link?[/QUOTE]There are those who would state that phi is the least irrational of the irrational numbers. Its continued fraction representation is the most structured possible: [1;1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,...]

There are an uncountably infinite number of reals which do not have a computable representation in any form. One example is: given a representation of a Turing machine, the probability that it halts when measured over all possibleprograms and input data, both of which are countably infinite.

jwaltos 2021-06-19 03:40

[QUOTE=Nick;580777][URL="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silbo_Gomero"]Silbo Gomero[/URL] is a whistled language used in the Canary Islands (specifically on La Gomera) to communicate over long distances across deep valleys or ravines.
It is [URL="https://ich.unesco.org/en/RL/whistled-language-of-the-island-of-la-gomera-canary-islands-the-silbo-gomero-00172"]recognized by UNESCO[/URL] as important cultural heritage.[/QUOTE]

That's neat. I never knew such a language existed.
This reminds me of "The Gods Must Be Crazy" and the clicking language..[url]https://www.funtrivia.com/askft/Question9978.html[/url]

Nick 2021-10-13 15:33

After many years of work, the new Dutch translation of the Bible is out today
[URL]https://bijbel.nbv21.nl/[/URL] (Dutch only)

BudgieJane 2021-10-14 21:35

[QUOTE=Nick;590439]After many years of work, the new Dutch translation of the Bible is out today ...
(Dutch only)[/QUOTE]
Is it any more correct than any of the previous translations?

Nick 2021-10-14 22:09

[QUOTE=BudgieJane;590591]Is it any more correct than any of the previous translations?[/QUOTE]
To get the best possible understanding, you have to study the original languages and the culture of the people who spoke them, of course.
The big problem with a translation into any modern language is: how much do you assume the reader to know about all that
(allowing you to stick closely to the original) and how much do you attempt to make things clearer?

With the Bible, these discussions often involve theological differences too.
In the Lord's Prayer, for example, some theologians object to saying "Lead us not into temptation" on the grounds that
God would never be a leader in something sinful! Others insist this is closest to the original text.

LaurV 2021-10-15 03:05

[QUOTE=Nick;590439]After many years of work, the new Dutch translation of the Bible is out today
[URL]https://bijbel.nbv21.nl/[/URL] (Dutch only)[/QUOTE]
did they make it gender neutral, etc? :razz:


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