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by Oswin
Wed May 07, 2008 10:53 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Save us from the Zionist Pokemons!
Replies: 7
Views: 1556

John Arkham wrote:Image
See! There's the proof!
by Oswin
Wed May 07, 2008 10:50 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: The Father of LSD dies at 102
Replies: 24
Views: 4277

A late reply...

He did have a long run. He should be remembered for what he accomplished in life and hopefully his legacy will live on, and on!

It is true that it was banned because the powers that be thought it could be used by the USSR as a mind-control serum (it cannot).
by Oswin
Mon Apr 07, 2008 12:40 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: WW now constantly has 10 lurkers
Replies: 38
Views: 7064

Hmm, i think I agree with you on that, well, if you allow me to exchange Frisian for Dutch a bit, but that is exactly why i tried to make the same point for English. OK. Though Frisian languages (though now much like Dutch, especially in it's written forms) are actually closer relatives to English ...
by Oswin
Sat Apr 05, 2008 7:22 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Be thou Hailed! A song-crafter, my name is Oswin!
Replies: 20
Views: 3927

Josan wrote:Indeed it is. But, is the first syllable pronounced "Oz" or "ahse"?
In Modern English it is pronounced like the first syllable in Oswald, but in Englisc it would be somewhat like "Oos-Ween" with the 's' being the same as the 's' in 'goose' and the 'oo' likewhise.
by Oswin
Sun Mar 30, 2008 5:01 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: WW now constantly has 10 lurkers
Replies: 38
Views: 7064

errr...the Federal Desk of Investigation? Doesn't have that same imperious ring to it does it. :lol: Yes but it is an ugly-sounding title in my opinion. The reason it doesn't have an 'imperious' ring to it, as you put it, is because the power's at be tell you that 'desk' is a common title whereas '...
by Oswin
Sun Mar 30, 2008 4:57 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: WW now constantly has 10 lurkers
Replies: 38
Views: 7064

Gorth wrote:Why would anybody call a desk for a 'bureau'? :?
Because they wish to sound upper-class and smart...to put it bluntly.
by Oswin
Sun Mar 30, 2008 4:56 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: WW now constantly has 10 lurkers
Replies: 38
Views: 7064

Hmmm, although i'm not very much in the metier, (my sister specializes in Ogham however, and i have followed a number of courses on automated grammars, translators, natural language queries and syntax/semantics systems trying to find a blueprint for the motherlanguage), I'm not really sure I agree ...
by Oswin
Sat Mar 29, 2008 11:50 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: WW now constantly has 10 lurkers
Replies: 38
Views: 7064

Yes. Languages are nicer when they stick somewhat to their origins. A good number of loanwards enriches them but when they go overboard they just become ugly. When they have no loanwords...etc...they can be stale like Latin became when they turned it from Medieval Latin (a very dynamic language with...
by Oswin
Sat Mar 29, 2008 11:46 am
Forum: Fun and Games
Topic: NWN2
Replies: 18
Views: 5662

When I first got NWN, the day it came out, I hated the OC, and the fact that it barely ran on my computer didn't help it either, nor did the numerous game blocking bugs and CTDs. SoU and HotU were better... NWN2 was reasonably good. MotB kind of bored me, so it took me about two months to grind thr...
by Oswin
Fri Mar 28, 2008 9:51 pm
Forum: Creative Arts 101
Topic: Deor
Replies: 4
Views: 2592

That's just was I was thinking. :) Is there a name for this particular style/meter? I call it the 'trying-to-stay-as-close-as-possible-to-the-original' meter. :D :wink: The Old English version is alliterative, and though my version is somewhat, it is almost impossible to capture the style of allite...
by Oswin
Fri Mar 28, 2008 9:35 pm
Forum: Creative Arts 101
Topic: Deor
Replies: 4
Views: 2592

Wow, we may have a genuine, waterproof bard here :D Not bad... What is "Heorrenda"? It's a name. Heorrenda is a well-known Scop from the period, he features fully in the tales of the Hjaðnings (who are of course the Heodenings of Deor), in this tale he is called Hjarrandi, meaning 'screamer' which ...
by Oswin
Fri Mar 28, 2008 9:21 am
Forum: Creative Arts 101
Topic: Deor
Replies: 4
Views: 2592

Deor

Weyland himself, by worms / knew wretchedness, the one-minded earl / through hardship he went, have he for his wards / sorrow and longing, winter-cold wrack / woes he often found since-then King Nidhad / did lay, lithe sinew-bonds / on the selfless man. That was overcome, / so may this be. Beadohild...
by Oswin
Thu Mar 27, 2008 10:55 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: WW now constantly has 10 lurkers
Replies: 38
Views: 7064

Gorth wrote:Maybe the regulars don't speak Old English :razz:
They should. It's the only civilised way to speak English! :shock:
by Oswin
Thu Mar 27, 2008 10:52 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Be thou Hailed! A song-crafter, my name is Oswin!
Replies: 20
Views: 3927

Well, the easy ones sounds very danish :cool: Well, it's a related language. Anglo-Frisian languages (English, Frisian, Inglis/Scots, Northumbrian English...etc...) are actually the closest to the North Germanic languages (Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, Icelandic...etc...) out of the West Germanic lan...
by Oswin
Thu Mar 27, 2008 4:11 pm
Forum: Fun and Games
Topic: NWN2
Replies: 18
Views: 5662

I have NWN1 plus both expansions, and NWN2. Now with NWN2 we have a better story, better graphics, better costumes...etc...I mean I didn't even finish the NWN1 games. However NWN1 has a way better toolset that, with many hack-packs, you can make a good world/game/campaign with, using little knowledg...