Hallew! I'm Jack, and I'm studying history and linguistics at St. Olaf College.
Research query Show more
Fellow linguists, does anybody know of some scholarship on the semantics of dinner vs. supper (and occasionally lunch)?
someone writing their own wikipedia to hide past crimes Show more
#wikipedia peeps! I know someone with a long history of cheating business partners who I am almost sure is writing their own wikipedia page (or having their spouse do it) to hide their past. Is there someone whom I could pass the information on to to flag the page for investigation? Some people hunt creeps like that as a hobby, but Wikipedia is not my world. Please reshare.
history 2/2 Show more
We need people to study every part of the past from Ancient Sumerian trade networks to lesbian coop movements to drum-and-bugle American Civil War stuff. People have short memories, and its easy to forget that every facet of the past is intricately connected to every other part, each one defined only by its context. Study everything: it's all important because it's all connected.
Linguistics, PIE, velars Show more
Fellow linguists with some PIE background, what're y'all's thoughts about the two-dorsals vs. three dorsals dispute in PIE? Was the centum-satem split a result of variation between two distinct series of velars or a later innovation?
Kingdom of Heaven snark, eye contact Show more
The Reel Middle Ages class I TA for had to watch Kingdom of Heaven for tomorrow. I had forgotten how...poncy Guy de Lusignan was characterized.
student anxieties Show more
Hmm, do I scramble desperately to lock down an internship so I don't waste my last summer of college working retail/food service yet again, or do I focus on my studies right now and not fail this semester?
Music recs, Classics I guess Show more
If you love the Orpheus/Eurydice myth, American folk music, musicals, or any combination of the above, check out the 2010 Anaïs Mitchell concept album Hadestown and its 2016 stage musical adaptation. It's incredible. Olly Thorn (PhilosophyTube) covered the Act I finale in his video about Steve Bannon.
TA joys, history Show more
Seeing the students in History 299: Reel Middle Ages get excited about the material and their semester projects makes me Get why teachers and profs do what they do.
Stur Wurz Show more
Also every single voice actor not doing a North American accent needed a dialect coach. Badly. I'm from the Midwest and it still bugs me.
Stur Wurz Show more
You know, I'm fairly sure I'd like The Clone Wars if it didn't look Like That. The look definitely improves in the later seasons, and I appreciate the attempt to create a unique visual style (the paintbrush textures are cool as heck), but something about it just strikes me as so...ugly that it really holds me back from enjoying it as much as others do.
History, Linguistic Studies
St. Olaf College 2020
Eng., Latin, some Germ., Arabic (Šāmī we Maṣrī), Esp., Norsk, Port. (Br), Sindarin, & Old Eng.
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