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Hey, what's up?

Postby Ave » Tue Dec 07, 2010 9:58 pm

The name is picked up from Latin, meaning "Hail". A nickname I've had for a few years now. Not 100% sure how I got it, however first things first.

I'm a student from the east of England. Hoping to achieve a medical career sometime in the future.
In my spare time I skateboard and write music.
I consider myself to be a very open-minded person. I strongly look down on racism and any other form of discrimination. I'm your all-round peace keeper.

I love to play guitar and read.
This time last year, my life was a wreck. I was into drugs and betrayed everyone I knew.
Although thanks to my amazing friends, my life is back on track and I'm hoping for a good future.

I'm an animal rights enthusiast and I am against any form of war or violence.

There's much more I could say about myself, only a brief introduction is always a good introduction.

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Postby Zyn » Tue Dec 07, 2010 10:01 pm

Continue. You are better than anyone we've had recently, and I, personally, have no complaint yet.

So welcome, Hail.
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Postby Voly » Tue Dec 07, 2010 10:25 pm

I like you. If you leave like the rest of them, I'll skin you alive.

In other words, stick around.
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Postby HeRetiK » Tue Dec 07, 2010 10:42 pm

ave cesar, moriture te salutant.

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Postby Ashreal » Tue Dec 07, 2010 11:25 pm

You are not about to die.

Nor are you a gladiator, unless you change your name to russel crowe.
For those that fight for it, life has a flavour that the sheltered will never know.

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Postby Voly » Tue Dec 07, 2010 11:28 pm

Awe. Hail to Caesar. (Too much New Vegas)
Astica wrote:That's probably the wankiest thing I've heard all day.

Elen wrote:If they were just bickering about politics, instead of indulging ERQ's passive-aggressive, self-aggrandizing fuckassery, then I wouldn't have a problem with it.

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Postby HeRetiK » Wed Dec 08, 2010 2:42 am

Ashreal wrote:You are not about to die.

Nor are you a gladiator, unless you change your name to russel crowe.


see, double negative. quod erat demonstrandum.

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Postby Astica » Wed Dec 08, 2010 3:42 am

Welcome, Ave. Hope to see you around the boards.

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Postby Ashreal » Wed Dec 08, 2010 12:24 pm

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Ashreal wrote:You are not about to die.

Nor are you a gladiator, unless you change your name to russel crowe.


see, double negative. quod erat demonstrandum.



QED...... ipso facto?
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Postby HeRetiK » Wed Dec 08, 2010 3:48 pm

god i hate latin. 5 years of my life.

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Postby Zyn » Wed Dec 08, 2010 6:07 pm

I so want to learn Latin. I'll be taking online classes if Fairmont State doesn't offer.
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Postby Astica » Wed Dec 08, 2010 7:48 pm

^This. I was going to sign up for a summer paper in Latin at my university to keep me occupied until february, but then I never quite got around to it :S maybe next year.

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Postby daemon » Thu Dec 09, 2010 4:14 am

I've been wanting to learn latin for years..

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Postby Ave » Thu Dec 09, 2010 12:46 pm

We learned Latin at my primary school, although for me it really went in one ear and out the other. That's where "Ave" originates from somehow. An old school joke, or something.
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Postby daemon » Fri Dec 10, 2010 7:48 pm

The only language you could learn in my High School was Spanish. Because of all the beaners.

We didn't have a language choice in elementary..

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Postby Zyn » Fri Dec 10, 2010 9:58 pm

Middle School: Spanish

High School: Chinese, Spanish, French, German (only for my first year was that available, though)

But, of course, no Latin :(
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Postby Ashreal » Sat Dec 11, 2010 9:33 am

French German and spanish are all latin based, so you kind of have learnt them.
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Postby Azgarth » Sat Dec 11, 2010 12:29 pm

german, latin based? since when?
german, english, dutch, all germanic languages, probably descended from what we call proto-germanic.

french/spanish share a root, of course.
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Postby Zyn » Sat Dec 11, 2010 2:24 pm

English does as well, to a point. German shares characteristics, but proto-german and Latin probably existed around the same time, so that comes as no surprise.
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Postby Voly » Sun Dec 12, 2010 6:34 am

According to that, English is a Germanic language, despite its overwhelmingly numerous cognates with latin languages. Unless that's a chart of sentence structures, as English sentence structure is more similar to German than the Latin languages.

But either way, German is not Latin, it's Germanic, which should be obvious just given the name.
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Postby Ashreal » Sun Dec 12, 2010 12:57 pm

So when rome invaded most of europe, they had absolutely no effect on the language?
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Postby Zyn » Sun Dec 12, 2010 3:07 pm

They did. They had influences, but the root was still Germanic. Personally, though, I'd say English has evolved to a point about 50/50 Latin/Germanic.
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Postby HeRetiK » Sun Dec 12, 2010 5:22 pm

I think you're not even remotely aware of how closely related German and English are. Latin had its fair share of influence, but 50/50 is rather far fetched.

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Postby Guitar_clock » Sun Dec 12, 2010 6:37 pm

All the german words in my world war II videogames sound like english words when translated :(


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