speech accent archive: how to How to use this site Welcome to the speech accent archive. Each individual sample page contains a sound control bar, a set of the answers to 7 demographic questions, a phonetic transcription of the sample,1 a set of the speaker's phonological generalizations, a link to a map showing the speaker's place of birth, and a link to the Ethnologue language database. The archive also contains a set of native language phonetic inventories so that you can perform some contrastive analyses. If a particular sample does not have a phonetic transcription nor a generalizations page, please be patient—all samples will eventually be complete. We are adding new samples weekly, and the pages are updated frequently. To hear each sample, just click on the pause/play button of the sound control bar. To learn more about the phonological generalizations, click on this generalization definitions page. To see a pop-up window of a map of the speaker's place of birth, click on map. How to cite this site Methodology
The Galactic Blasters Gun Shop (by @baekdal) #design Written by Thomas Baekdal | Thursday, March 24, 2011 Ever since reading "The Hitchhicker's Guide to the Galaxy" I have always wanted to own my very own Kill-o-Zap. For those who do not know what that is, here is how it is generally described. The designer of the gun had clearly not been instructed to beat about the bush. I haven't actually found one yet, but earlier today I did come across Dr. What about this "Unnatural Selector - ray blunderbuss." What about a 17 inch F.M.O.M. ...or what about the "Righteous Bison Indivisible Particle Smasher?". Follow: 42Concepts The Ultimate Packing List for Full-Time Travel Want to see the packing list I use for my full-time travels? I wrote about this a few years ago, but since then the contents of my bag have evolved (and shrunk!) to a lovely manageable load that covers all the bases. This is the Real Deal This is – quite literally – exactly what I pack for my travels. If you click on any of the items in the packing list, you’ll learn why I travel with that item, tips and tricks for using it effectively, and even where you can buy it. Here’s my packing list in all its glory…..keep reading below to learn how I reduce this to carry-on size only, along with a few clarifying notes. This full packing list is not carry-on friendly. But it Could Be When I am able leave the full monty somewhere and travel from there for a while (as long as three months, as I did while sailing the Caribbean and house-sitting in Switzerland, then I reduce this load to carry-on size. I also usually leave behind the following: Why Not Carry-On All the Time? Which one do I use?
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E.gg Timer - simple online countdown timer Lingua Franca Writing tutors, teaching assistants, usage columnists, and even word-processor grammar-checkers flag passives for “correction” because they have been told they should. (The disastrously confused Page 18 of Strunk & White’s The Elements of Style is often implicated—but don’t get me started on them.) These critics are often clearly inexpert at accurate identification of what they deprecate: collecting published critical comments about the passive by soi-disant rhetoric gurus, I have found that the most frequently occurring score for telling passives from actives is zero (I put this extraordinary statistic aside to discuss another day). Naturally, the critics also have no idea how many they use themselves. Recently a colleague and friend with an American doctoral degree did me the kindness of commenting on a draft of mine. She made many solid suggestions that I accepted. The piece I was writing—a sad task—was an obituary. Again, this is passive voice. I was genuinely amazed. Return to Top
Brass Goggles:The lighter side of Steampunk Posted by proteus on December 23rd,2013 Two things I love in one photo: [via Brian Kesinger’s Tea Girls] Posted by proteus on October 17th,2013 A Steampunk Badminton tournament sounds like a fantastic idea. Posted by proteus on October 11th,2013 Our Forum User “Bolt Face” brings this lovely coverage of a Steampunk Coffee House from The Chive: Image from The Chive Many more images in the original article, and a discussion here on our forums. This clock may not be exactly “steampunk”, but it certainly tickles the dials-and-knobs delight! [Via Boing Boing] Posted by proteus on October 8th,2013 Described as inspired by Steampunk and Warhammer-like games, Diesel Tactics looks like an interesting project that’s still in development. Posted by proteus on February 28th,2013 Hand made from savaged Arbutus, Western Red Cedar, and Black Walnut, these articulated Steamy Icarus wings are a beautiful handmade addition to any dirigible captain’s safety gear: And they’re not just static decoration, either: (more…)
Mathway | Math Problem Solver Shakespeare Insult Kit Shakespeare Insult Kit Since 1996, the origin of this kit was listed as anonymous. It came to me on a piece of paper in the 90's with no attribution, and I thought it would make a cool web page. Though I searched for the origin, I could never find it. In 2014, Lara M informed found the originating author. It appears to be an English teacher at Center Grove High School in Greenwood Indiana named Jerry Maguire. Combine one word from each of the three columns below, prefaced with "Thou": My additions: cullionly whoreson knave fusty malmsey-nosed blind-worm caluminous rampallian popinjay wimpled lily-livered scullian burly-boned scurvy-valiant jolt-head misbegotten brazen-faced malcontent odiferous unwash'd devil-monk poisonous bunch-back'd toad fishified leaden-footed rascal Wart-necked muddy-mettled Basket-Cockle pigeon-liver'd scale-sided Back to the insulter. Chris Seidel
Design*Sponge » Blog Archive » diy project: katie’s glass-jar moroccan lanterns I’m getting a little tired of the winter weather and will take just about any opportunity to daydream about the sunny warm days ahead. These Moroccan-inspired lanterns by Ohdeedoh contributor and DIY expert Katie Steuernagle are the perfect antidote to the winter blues; I love the glow of the rich jewel tones and the intricate gold designs. If you have any old sauce jars lying around, this is the perfect way to make good use of them and get yourself psyched for spring— it will be here before we know it! —Kate CLICK HERE for the full how-to after the jump! Materials old glass jars (spaghetti jars, jam jars or any plain glass jar will work)gold dimensional puff paintglass paint (Delta or Pebeo Vitrea glass paint are great options)paintbrushwire (optional, for hanging lanterns) Instructions 1. 2. 3. 4.