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Postby Swatopluk » Fri Sep 15, 2006 4:14 am

Not exactly right. The character is transcribed as dh not th, if the character itself is not used (|D, not |>, sorry don't know the Ascii code to insert the correct one). It's more the "soft" th as in "then" not as in "thought" or "thing".
Icelandic pronounciation has a lot of traps, e.g. "ll" is pronounced "dl".
I have heard from Icelanders that in their experience Germans are far more likely to try to learn the language than Norwegians, btw.
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Postby Qwertyuiopasd » Fri Sep 15, 2006 7:01 am

I'm a bit confused.

the icelandic d, shall we call it, is the d which curves, and has a line through its stem. and in capital, it has a line through the left side base of D.

my book says thats pronounced 'th'. english D is already pronounced 'duh'

for reference, I've bookmarked a site with pretty much all the codes I'd need.

although I think I get what you're saying... it sounds kinda authentic if I say Othin, but use the 'th' as a d, if you get what I mean.
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Postby boghog » Fri Sep 15, 2006 9:21 am

I just checked out two new books from the library:

- "The Great Transformation: the Beginning of our Religious Traditions", by Karen Armstrong
- "The Bicycling Guide to Complete Bicycle Maintenance & Repair", by Todd Downs

The first one is a history of the beginnings of religion in the West; I'm as far as Ahura Mazda and Zoroaster at the moment, and finding it quite interesting.

The second one is about fixing bikes. My bike needs fixing, you see. :D

Seriously, though, it seems to be a good repair manual. Lots of pictures, lots of step-by-step instructions, and it covers everything from very old bikes and parts up to state-of-the-art.
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Postby kat » Fri Sep 15, 2006 10:12 am

I like Armstrong's book on the rise of fundamentalism...
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Postby boghog » Fri Sep 15, 2006 10:41 am

I may have to check it out later.

So far, I haven't been searching for particular authors (except in one case - I just found out that I had "Common Sense" by Tom Paine on hold, but the hold expired. I never knew :( ). My book search technique right now is mainly looking for interesting-sounding books at the library.
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Postby Capellini » Fri Sep 15, 2006 10:55 am

Duke wrote:Ah, In Cold Blood was a heckuva book. That's a book I'll be reading many more times.


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Funny. I usually read books more than once, but this is one I don't plan on ever picking up again.
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Postby black bart » Fri Sep 15, 2006 11:08 am

Anyone read any of 'The Stainless Steel Rat' series by Harry Harrison?
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Postby Swatopluk » Fri Sep 15, 2006 4:28 pm

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Postby Duke » Fri Sep 15, 2006 11:49 pm

Capellini wrote:
Funny. I usually read books more than once, but this is one I don't plan on ever picking up again.


Not your kind of book? Or just not something that bears repeating?


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Postby Swatopluk » Sat Sep 16, 2006 2:38 am

Dr. Otis Lansa wrote:Lords and Ladies


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Postby Duke » Sat Sep 16, 2006 2:44 am

I'm reading one of my old Popular Science magizines. :)


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Postby Capellini » Sat Sep 16, 2006 10:44 am

Duke wrote:
Capellini wrote:
Funny. I usually read books more than once, but this is one I don't plan on ever picking up again.


Not your kind of book? Or just not something that bears repeating?


Duke


Not something that bears repeating.
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Postby Swatopluk » Sat Sep 16, 2006 6:07 pm

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Postby Duke » Sat Sep 16, 2006 6:26 pm

Capellini wrote:
Duke wrote:
Not your kind of book? Or just not something that bears repeating?


Duke


Not something that bears repeating.


I can see that we have different tastes in literature, then. :D


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