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12:06 AM
@verbose I remember watching black-and-white television as a child. It wasn't because colour television didn't exist (I'm not that old) but because our TV set had broken down and we temporarily used a black-and-white one that came from I don't know where. There were no films in Hindi, though. That would have been rare in Belgium.
 
12:30 AM
The Kurds love superheroes so much they even have a Batman University.
 
 
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Q: Does Nicanor's account of Alexander survive?

Arash HowaidaI came across allusions to a source in one of the volumes of the Ante-Nicene Fathers, relevant summary by Oxford: The learned Roman scholar and antiquarian M. Terentius Varro decided to take matters in hand and sort out the jumble of Sibyls in a systematic manner in the mid-1st century BCE. Varr...

 
 
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5:26 AM
@CDR Well, my friend UVR (whose Hindi, and definitely Urdu, are much better than mine) says there isn't any distinction to be made between lenaa and laanaa. We each think the other is wrong, so ... but there you have it.
 
 
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9:57 AM
> Elinor Wylie's literary output is impressive, given that her writing career lasted just eight years. In that brief period, she crowded four volumes of poems, four novels, and enough magazine articles to "make up an additional volume." Wylie suffered from very high blood pressure all her adult life. As a result, she was prone to unbearable migraines and died of a stroke at Benét's New York apartment at the age of forty-three.
 
 
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12:47 PM
@CowperKettle Edna St. Vincent Millay wrote six poems in honor of Elinor Wylie, most of them in memoriam.
"Thinking of him, I thought of you . . .
Shaken from the bough, and the pure song half-way through."
 
1:06 PM
@PeterShor Great poems, thank you!
 
 
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CDR
2:44 PM
@verbose - huh. Well, the dictionary, at least, thinks you're right. (Also, UVR...a South Indian?)
 
 
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11:44 PM
UVR had pointed me to the similarity between the dictionary entries at DSAL for lenaa (which you linked to) and laanaa (here). Yes, UVR is a South Indian, but he has spent a lot of his time in Delhi, writes poetry in Urdu, and is generally very adept linguistically. He's my go-to for questions about Hindi/Urdu. Here, though, Imma trust my instincts over his expertise.
 
I have an unofficial acceptance from my top choice PhD school too :D
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Congratulations! 🎉
 

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