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Re: What are you reading, now?

Postby Yaziq » Tue 08 Nov 2011 7:12 pm

I'm now reading the Book of Mormon, while doubting that there ever was a language called Reformed Egyptian. Yet the word "deseret" alledgedly means "bee". I wouldn't mind being proven wrong on this.
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Re: What are you reading, now?

Postby linguoboy » Tue 08 Nov 2011 7:39 pm

Yaziq wrote:I'm now reading the Book of Mormon, while doubting that there ever was a language called Reformed Egyptian. Yet the word "deseret" alledgedly means "bee". I wouldn't mind being proven wrong on this.

You can see the Egyptian hieroglyph for "bee" on this page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_hieroglyphs/L. The conventional transliteration of this is bjt and this element survives in the coptic word ebio(u) "honey".

As you can see, there's no reasonable way to get "deseret" from bjt.
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Re: What are you reading, now?

Postby Emma » Sun 13 Nov 2011 3:34 am

I just Inheritance, released on the 8th.

It was um...different. Let's just put it this way; if I was to decide when the series ended, it was at 3, not 4. :?
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Re: What are you reading, now?

Postby Kristie » Tue 03 Jan 2012 1:43 pm

The Bible, the Ohio State Language Files and anything Salish I can find :D Plus a good Sherlock Holmes ;)
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Re: What are you reading, now?

Postby Tikolm » Mon 24 Sep 2012 2:40 pm

I'm reading through this right now, and finding it pretty thoroughly confusing. It's not a book really, but it's reading material. Maybe not the best thing out there to read, but whatever -- it's interesting.
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Re: What are you reading, now?

Postby Tikolm » Sat 10 Nov 2012 2:56 pm

Tikolm wrote:I'm reading through this right now, and finding it pretty thoroughly confusing. It's not a book really, but it's reading material. Maybe not the best thing out there to read, but whatever -- it's interesting.
Done with that now. I think I had to read it several times over before it made sense. It's interesting and a worthwhile read if you know what you're doing, but I unfortunately didn't on the first pass and I had a lot to untangle.

I'm supposed to be reading Toute L'Histoire du Monde or whatever it's called, but I haven't gotten to that yet.
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Re: What are you reading, now?

Postby choc_pud » Sat 22 Dec 2012 3:16 pm

Lord of the Rings and War & Peace.

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Re: What are you reading, now?

Postby doodoofan » Wed 17 Sep 2014 10:24 am

My last book was Little Women. I loved it because it's one of the rare books I read that actually have a happy ending. I think I'll read The Book Thief next.

I highly recommend Les Miserables by Victor Hugo, it's my all time favorite novel. Another good one is And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie. I don't know why most of my friends don't know or haven't read this book, it's so popular.
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