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Etruscan trees and related grerbage

No, it's not a typo - I really did mean to type grerbage. According to Anderson (2003)[1], a distinct lexical contrast between the tree versus the generalized grerb had existed in Latin, West Germanic, and East Germanic as opposed to North Germanic which had a slightly different contrast between tree versus grass. These possible taxonomical differences and global tendencies might be helpfu
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Caper of the three kays

Academics / Linguistics : Paleoglot (4 years ago)

In Subtle truths about Etruscan letter-names, I explained why minimal pairs such as b? and p? among Latin letter-names were impossible in Etruscan because the language lacked these voicing contrasts. Surely then such pairs could onl... Read Post

I Got No Strings on Me

Lifestyle / Pets & Animals : Cute Overload (15 hours ago)

“I mean, everyday it’s just the same old routine: Climb down the tree, forage for nuts, climb up the tree, go to sleep, do it again. And I ask myself, is that all there is? Do I get any choice here? How about you; you ever get that ... Read Post

Casa Incubo shipping container home wraps around a giant cedar tree

Lifestyle / Green Living : Inhabitat (16 hours ago)

The house was designed to adapt to the location of the existing cedar tree. The structure was placed on the lot so the tree can be visible from any point of the house. The layout also responds to the local weather conditions and fea... Read Post


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