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by Nicklausse/Muse
Fri May 28, 2010 6:00 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: BUZZERFEST: General Discussion
Replies: 64
Views: 8136

Re: General Discussion

It seems like the middle part would actually be easier for non-linguists; people with knowledge of the field might, as Brice said, answer "Nostratic," which fits nearly all the clues, but someone who's never even heard of Bantu languages can fraud "Borean" based on the last clue.
by Nicklausse/Muse
Wed May 05, 2010 10:04 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: DOKTRINE-University of Pittsburgh-4/10
Replies: 75
Views: 12212

Re: DOKTRINE-University of Pittsburgh-4/10

Just guessing - because it's not notable in its own right, it's just based on a famous thing? Because all gettable clues are actually references to the film?
by Nicklausse/Muse
Fri Apr 30, 2010 4:57 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: DOKTRINE-University of Pittsburgh-4/10
Replies: 75
Views: 12212

Re: DOKTRINE-University of Pittsburgh-4/10

5. Braid - Seems good, but something like "2008 indie game hit" (or whatever year) feels like it wants to be in the final because I bet someone said Prince of Persia: Sands of Time or something at the end without some guidance as to how old the game is or what system it is for. You don't need to do...
by Nicklausse/Muse
Wed Apr 28, 2010 11:24 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: DOKTRINE-University of Pittsburgh-4/10
Replies: 75
Views: 12212

Re: DOKTRINE-University of Pittsburgh-4/10

Any criticism of the Amoros-Maxfield packet?
by Nicklausse/Muse
Wed Apr 21, 2010 12:05 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: DOKTRINE freelance packets
Replies: 8
Views: 1426

Re: DOKTRINE freelance packets

mlaird, would you be willing to split one? I can't do sports and haven't been able to find anyone to split with me.
by Nicklausse/Muse
Thu Apr 15, 2010 10:18 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ECSO: Let's Do This Again?
Replies: 27
Views: 4756

Re: ECSO: Let's Do This Again?

Would definitely be there.
by Nicklausse/Muse
Wed Apr 14, 2010 10:54 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO Lit 2010
Replies: 124
Views: 39206

Re: CO Lit 2010

Playing with Ahmad Ragab, still assuming I can find a team for the main event.
by Nicklausse/Muse
Sun Apr 11, 2010 3:08 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: DOKTRINE freelance packets
Replies: 8
Views: 1426

Re: DOKTRINE freelance packets

I'm trying to work out writing one with Guy and/or Ian, will update when information is forthcoming from either of them.
by Nicklausse/Muse
Fri Apr 09, 2010 2:48 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ATTN: girls who are going to CO
Replies: 4
Views: 1552

Re: ATTN: girls who are going to CO

I'm in, Surya, still assuming that I manage to find a team.
by Nicklausse/Muse
Thu Apr 08, 2010 6:05 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO Side Event: The Jean-Baptiste Lully Memorial
Replies: 275
Views: 100129

Re: CO Side Event: The Jean-Baptiste Lully Memorial

Aaaand I reread and notice the "doubles" part. fail, self.
by Nicklausse/Muse
Thu Apr 08, 2010 4:29 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO Lit 2010
Replies: 124
Views: 39206

Re: CO Lit 2010

Interested in playing.
by Nicklausse/Muse
Thu Apr 08, 2010 4:28 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO Side Event: The Jean-Baptiste Lully Memorial
Replies: 275
Views: 100129

Re: CO Side Event: The Jean-Baptiste Lully Memorial

Playing with Magin assuming I can come (ie. find a team for the main event).
by Nicklausse/Muse
Sat Apr 03, 2010 1:36 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open matchmaking thread
Replies: 57
Views: 13779

Re: Chicago Open matchmaking thread

Seconding the desire for a spreadsheet.
by Nicklausse/Muse
Tue Mar 30, 2010 11:22 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open matchmaking thread
Replies: 57
Views: 13779

Re: Chicago Open matchmaking thread

I may be going, but am not sure yet. Strengths: music (mostly opera), lit, some history. Contact Rebecca underscore Maxfield at brown dot edu.
by Nicklausse/Muse
Sun Mar 28, 2010 12:20 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Buzzerfest discussion
Replies: 41
Views: 7223

Re: Buzzerfest discussion

Ditto, ditto.
by Nicklausse/Muse
Sat Mar 27, 2010 12:24 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: HI 2010 Discussion
Replies: 56
Views: 8115

Re: HI 2010 Discussion

DumbJacques wrote:[speech]
*applause*
by Nicklausse/Muse
Sun Mar 14, 2010 3:17 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Universal Pronunciation Guide
Replies: 51
Views: 11023

Re: Universal Pronunciation Guide

Modified IPA would probably be better. In the same vein, we don't really need moderators attempting [ʁ] if they're not familiar with a language that uses it, and the difference between [θ] and [ð] is probably not so crucial that [th] is not an acceptable replacement. (And [sh] for [ʃ], etc.; [h] for...
by Nicklausse/Muse
Sun Mar 14, 2010 2:33 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Universal Pronunciation Guide
Replies: 51
Views: 11023

Re: Universal Pronunciation Guide

Even the NAQT pronunciation guides aren't completely transparent – a first-time moderator isn't going to know that "aa" stands for /æ/ until someone tells them, for instance. Why not make pronunciation guides resemble an actual established thing (while obviously refraining from going all-out)? I am...
by Nicklausse/Muse
Sun Mar 14, 2010 2:05 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Universal Pronunciation Guide
Replies: 51
Views: 11023

Re: Universal Pronunciation Guide

I swear to God, if someone tries to make me learn IPA for this, I'll start throwing things. That's an angry way of telling the linguists not to touch this. As Guy has not yet weighed in on this, I can't guarantee that you're not going to need your throwing implements, but I don't think IPA would be...
by Nicklausse/Muse
Sun Mar 14, 2010 12:31 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Universal Pronunciation Guide
Replies: 51
Views: 11023

Re: Universal Pronunciation Guide

As a Francophone who often listens to non-Francophones read questions, I would greatly appreciate this. (Italian too, but people screw it up less.)
by Nicklausse/Muse
Fri Mar 05, 2010 3:59 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: On writing opera tossups
Replies: 26
Views: 5430

Re: On writing opera tossups

On a vaguely related subject: are the editors that edit opera questions generally not music people?* Because, while I fully admit that there is probably no plot clue for Tosca or Boheme that I could not buzz on and thus things that seem easy to me may not always be easy, dropping "Soave sia il vento...
by Nicklausse/Muse
Wed Mar 03, 2010 4:41 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Attack site?
Replies: 14
Views: 2375

Re: Attack site?

It's still coming up as an attack site for me.
by Nicklausse/Muse
Tue Feb 23, 2010 3:22 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: On writing opera tossups
Replies: 26
Views: 5430

Re: On writing opera tossups

One thing I like doing is paraphrasing or translating aria titles and just putting them in like you would dialogue in a lit tossup, like "One character in this work asserts that 'the offended snake does not rest'* until it has taken revenge, then infiltrates a harem in an unsuccessful attempt to ki...
by Nicklausse/Muse
Mon Feb 22, 2010 8:02 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: On writing opera tossups
Replies: 26
Views: 5430

Re: On writing opera tossups

I agree with this. Another way of putting this, I think, is to suggest that if the aria has a very famous descriptive moniker (such as Flower Duet, Champagne Aria, etc.), that English moniker should be given. If its title is actually a line from the aria, that first line should never be translated,...
by Nicklausse/Muse
Mon Feb 22, 2010 5:04 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: On writing opera tossups
Replies: 26
Views: 5430

Re: On writing opera tossups

I don't think there's going to be a lot of support for always writing aria names in the original language; if nothing else, giving the names in English early in a question allows you to obscure what language the opera was written in, which can be useful for pyramidality. It's not the use of English...
by Nicklausse/Muse
Mon Feb 22, 2010 6:02 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: On writing opera tossups
Replies: 26
Views: 5430

On writing opera tossups

This is, admittedly, something of a niche topic, but I hope there are enough music types here to discuss it with. In any case: is there a standard for writing opera questions? I've found myself thrown off on occasion when an opera tossup gave the names of arias in English, especially if an opera tos...