If you cannot accept that perhaps certain things could be improved in your country...and I wasn't even talking about your country: I don't know where they use those measurements, probably in lots of countries.
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@DavidWallace Well, I don't have a better half, or children, and I could take every Friday off work, so the only real obstacle was finding the words. I recommend it, if you've got time, just to see what it's like
I started working on a technical book a little over a year ago now. I kind of stopped six months or so ago, when something distracted me. I have written about 170 pages, but I need to find the motivation to start again. I may be able to take inspiration from the fact that you have managed to write so much, so quickly; even though it's a completely different sort of writing.
First of all, I don't know if this is the right place to ask this but I took the chance anyway. I'm currently applying for a graduate course and I've been asked to submit a personal statement. Where can my I upload my personal statement for constructive criticisms and grammatical corrections? Tha...
As it was thought desirable also to preserve the character of the writing as nearly as letter-type would admit, the abbreviations have been preserved throughout, but they are few in number, and present no particular difficulty¹.
So that weird superscript-9–looking thing is included in the list of abbreviations. Funny he lists it next to the u, since the u seems to be skipped.
And I think the one that adorns the thorn combines to stand in for “this”.
Ascanius is a legendary king of Alba Longa and is the son of the Trojan hero Aeneas. He is a character of Roman mythology, and has a divine lineage, being the son of Aeneas, who is son of Venus and the hero Anchises, a relative of Priam; thus Ascanius has divine ascendents by both parents, being descendant of Jupiter, Juno and Dardanus. He is also legendarily an ancestor of Romulus, Remus and the Gens Julia. Together with his father, he is a major character in the Aeneid, and he is depicted as one of founders of the Roman race.
In Greek and Roman mythology, Ascanius was the...
So Google can now scan long-s. However, they cannot scan anything else. This is their scan of the page whose picture I provided above:
Vnder-jetene weren be binges.
pat beo wimon was mid childe.
pa sende Asscani9 i
be wes lauerd & dux.
after heom jend pat lond i
be cuben dweomerlakes song.
wite he wolde i
purh pa wiber-craftes.
wat being hit were i
go ^ beo wiino hesde on wombe.
But near as I can tell, it should be more like this:
Vnder-ȝetene weren þe þinges.
þat þeo wimon waſ mid childe.
Þa ſende Aſſcaniˢ :
þe wes lauerd & dux.
after heom ȝend þat lond :
þe cuben dweomerlakes ſong.
witē he wolde :
þurh þa wiþer-craftes.
wat þing hit were :
ꝥ þeo wimō heſde on wombe.
So the only thing they now handle is long-s. Everything else is mutilated.
Not really very useful. Certainly useless for searching texts.
For the record, here was the provided translation from ME:
The things were discovered,
that the 'woman [maid] was with child.
Then sent 'Ascanius [he]
' who was lewd and duke ',
over [all] the land,
after 'them who knew songs of magic art [witty and wise persons] ;
'he [for Ascanius] would learn,
through 'the evil (their wise] crafts,
what thing it were
that the woman had in her womb [bare].
This was a problem with Google's optical character recognition (OCR) mistaking the long s (ſ) as an f.
However, Google has since improved their OCR:
When we generated the original Ngram Viewer corpora in 2009, our OCR wasn't as good as it is today. This was especially obvious in pre-19th cen...
Hugo has learned that they have corrected the bad long-s scans. And I have learned that they have corrected nothing else.
There were the two OED citations from Laȝamon’s Brut for dweomerlake (given under the demerlayk entry):
I have a doubt regarding expression like these:
1: The new Al Pacino movie is supposed to be a good movie.
2: Asians are not supposed to be good ball players.
3: Whale is supposed to be the smartest planet on earth.
So are they both similar or whether supposed to and considered two have diffe...
I saw the sentence like " They climbed on the log asked it what to do."
I think that "and" is omitted in this sentence like " They climed on the log and asked it what to do."
I want to know in which case we can omit "and" in the sentence.
Please, give me the answer.
we climbed up the steps and walked past a room with a luxurious king-sized bed.
I know the meaning of past here is one side of the other
But the question is why here the phrase "past a room" is suitable instead of "one side of the other room"? How "Past a room" significantly adds a value to...