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by Hallumir
Sun Apr 03, 2022 2:14 pm
Forum: Random Thoughts
Topic: What are some words that you have adopted from your target language?
Replies: 16
Views: 597
Canada

Re: What are some words that you have adopted from your target language?

I played Skyrim in Polish and found out that scaly pholiota is simply called łuskwiak in the Polish localization. Łuskwiak describes any mushroom of the Pholiota genus. That Latin name is a bit difficult for me, so I often think about it as łuskwiak now.

by Hallumir
Fri Mar 11, 2022 4:11 pm
Forum: Random Thoughts
Topic: Should everyone learn how to sign?
Replies: 44
Views: 1470
Canada

Re: Should everyone learn how to sign?

Is there a right-handed bias in sign languages?

by Hallumir
Sat Mar 05, 2022 4:21 pm
Forum: How-to Guides
Topic: Flags for Languages
Replies: 43
Views: 3244
Canada

Re: Flags for Languages

It's completely impossible to decide in a "neutral" way. Flags are not neutral; they are by nature partisan, standing for a country (or sometimes some other political entity), rather than a language. Even if there's an "obvious" choice for a flag, such as 🇷🇺 for Russian, I wonde...
by Hallumir
Sat Mar 05, 2022 4:10 pm
Forum: Random Thoughts
Topic: You are valued here
Replies: 6
Views: 339
Canada

Re: You are valued here

While I don't necessarily want to bring downvotes back - they and upvotes are features I find rather useless - I think the aversion shown towards them here is strange. The only explained cons of downvotes I've seen yet involve the abuse of downvotes or that they just aren't useful - neither are upvo...
by Hallumir
Wed Mar 02, 2022 4:48 pm
Forum: Random Thoughts
Topic: Bye bye Negativity
Replies: 25
Views: 1014
Canada

Re: Bye bye Negativity

I don't mind downvotes. Sometimes they are useful for burying spam and offensive content. What do you think of this proposed compromise?: You may downvote, but the displayed score will not go below 0.

by Hallumir
Wed Mar 02, 2022 4:33 pm
Forum: Random Thoughts
Topic: Difference between web-based and mobile app
Replies: 17
Views: 869
Canada

Re: Difference between web-based and mobile app

I don't think that XP boosts necessarily encourage people to farm easy lessons. When I get them, I continue with whatever lesson I was going to do next regardless. XP boosts sometimes even motivate me to continue that day when I was not going to. There is little difference between the website and ap...

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