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Old 2012-07-02, 13:14   #23
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One of my Opa's favorites is a Dutch one about 7 flounder from Scheveningen. (Brian?)
I can only find
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Zeven Scheveningse scheepschuiten
but that looks rather short for a real tongue twister
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Old 2012-07-02, 14:47   #24
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I can only find but that looks rather short for a real tongue twister
Nine syllables, afaict, so comparable with "She sells sea shells on the sea shore". It's longer by that measure.

One of my favourites in English, "The sixth sheik's sheep's sick" is only five.

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Old 2012-07-02, 19:25   #25
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I got him to type it out.

Zeven scheveningse scholletjes
op een schoon geschuurde schaal.


(Poor translation:
Seven flounder from Scheveningen
on a clean sanded wood-plate.)

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Old 2012-07-02, 20:21   #26
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One of my favourites in English, "The sixth sheik's sheep's sick" is only five.
How about this one: heard it in a TV comedy-show:

Three Swiss witch-bitches, which wished to be switched Swiss witch-bitches, wish to watch Swiss Swatch watch switches.
Which Swiss witch-bitch which wishes to be a switched Swiss witch-bitch, wishes to watch which Swiss Swatch watch switch?
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Old 2012-07-03, 00:22   #27
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I just stumbled upon a pretty visualization of global Google search volume by language: http://data-arts.appspot.com/globe-search
Some thoughts:
  • Europe is pretty
  • There is more Portugese volume than I expected
  • New York City rocks, but what the heck is going on Miami?
Use drag to rotate the globe and use the scroll wheel to zoom.

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Old 2012-07-03, 06:25   #28
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french tongue twister :
Les chaussettes de l’archiduchesse sont elles sèches, très sèche ou archi-sèches?
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Old 2012-07-06, 18:36   #29
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I just stumbled upon a pretty visualization of global Google search volume by language: http://data-arts.appspot.com/globe-search
Some thoughts:
  • Europe is pretty
  • There is more Portugese volume than I expected
  • New York City rocks, but what the heck is going on Miami?
Use drag to rotate the globe and use the scroll wheel to zoom.
The latter 2 may be explainable by the same effect: Both are popular retirement destinations for their respective more-northern co-continentals. For Miami, picture thousands of retirement communities with plentiful internet access. Haven't been to Portugal since early childhood, but no reason for them to not be similarly wired.

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I do so love German compound nouns, said the head of the Donaudampfschifffahrtgesellschaft.

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Old 2012-07-06, 21:04   #30
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Haven't been to Portugal since early childhood, but no reason for them to not be similarly wired.
Actually the heavy Portuguese search activity I was looking at is in Brazil.
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I do so love German compound nouns, said the head of the Donaudampfschifffahrtgesellschaft.
It is an honor to achieve noodly nomenclature notice.
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Old 2012-07-10, 21:33   #31
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Looking at Luis von Ahn's work fills me with envy.
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Old 2012-07-11, 01:08   #32
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Looking at Luis von Ahn's work fills me with envy.
Yes, elegant, effective, and useful all in one brilliant package.

For those of you not sure what this is in reference to, as described in Wikipedia: Luis von Ahn
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Dr. Luis von Ahn (born in 1979 in Guatemala City, Guatemala) is an entrepreneur and an associate professor in the Computer Science Department at Carnegie Mellon University. He is known as one of the pioneers of the idea of crowdsourcing. He is the founder of the company reCAPTCHA, which was sold to Google in 2009. As a professor, his research includes CAPTCHAs and human computation, and has earned him international recognition and numerous honors. He was awarded a MacArthur Fellowship (a.k.a., the "genius grant") in 2006, the David and Lucile Packard Foundation Fellowship in 2009, a Sloan Fellowship in 2009, and a Microsoft New Faculty Fellowship in 2007. He has also been named one of the 50 Best Brains in Science by Discover Magazine, and has made it to many recognition lists that include Popular Science Magazine's Brilliant 10, Silicon.com's 50 Most Influential People in Technology, Technology Review's TR35: Young Innovators Under 35, and FastCompany's 100 Most Innovative People in Business.

Siglo Veintiuno, a leading newspaper in Guatemala, chose him as the person of the year in 2009. In 2011, Foreign Policy Magazine in Spanish named him the most influential intellectual of Latin America and Spain.
He was mentioned in this thread in reference to his work on Duolingo. It is worth looking at his Wikipedia page IMHO. Once in a while there are those who can both do things and teach.

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Old 2013-05-08, 13:38   #33
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More than 70 of the world’s languages in the blink of an eye
Google has added another five languages to Google Translate.
Except for Bosnian, they are alpha quality.
  • Bosnian
  • Cebuano
  • Hmong
  • Javanese
  • Marathi
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