I'm Russ. Glad to meet you all.
Occupation: Linguist specializing in endangered languages. When that's not paying, various dead end jobs.
Interests: Books, Writing, Research, Anthropology, Archaeology, Linguistics, Sociology, Philosophy, Judo, Gardening, Meditation, Art
Learning to: Paint, Sculpt, Play Guitar, Edit, and Parent
Pets: Oh'no (Golden Retriever/Husky) Shadow (German Shepherd/Husky) Tater (German Shepherd/Pyranees) Alger Hiss (Mexican Black Kingsnake)
Music: Rusted Root, Mississippi John Hurt, Otmar Leibert, Cesaria Evora, John Lee Hooker, Arvo Part, Carl Orff
Authors: Orson Scott Card, Erving Goffman, George Lakoff, Albert Camus, Christopher Moore, Henri Bergman, Keith Basso, Jim Butcher
Humor: Sarcastic and dry with scattered puns
Tue 9 Nov, 2010 04:42 pm - it depends on what you mean by staccato and legato.
If it is syllable length you might use heavy and light. If it is the voice in the plosive consonants, you might use fortis and lenis. If it is... (view)
Fri 8 Oct, 2010 07:51 am - One cannot make a credible assessment of 2010 thinking until at least 2011, maybe 2015. The thinking has to be compiled catalogued and reinterpreted through the lense of "history" first (view)
Wed 6 Oct, 2010 02:30 pm - Indeed, I noted that it may be used so now, but likely did not originate as such. People have been capitalizing off human tendency and belief since the dawn of time I'm sure. (view)
Wed 6 Oct, 2010 02:16 pm - So some neanderthal ur-con-man was sitting around thinking, "hey if I create the afterlife I can avoid that life threatening mammoth hunting thing, stay home and people will bring me... (view)
Mon 4 Oct, 2010 11:44 am - [url]http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-11465127 [/url]
A Brazilian clown has had the last laugh by winning a seat in Congress with more votes than any other candidate in Sunday's... (view)