One note on Imart's grammar: when I said it was hard to use in class today, I meant it--there are no page numbers, but instead about 3500 bullet points, and the index is too short to have anything useful in it. But at the same time, it is very thorough on a lot of critical issues, and by far the best existing reference on the language. I wish I'd had access to it as I was learning the language, though I guess using my "teachers" as elicitation subjects to figure out some of this stuff developed useful skills. And no doubt built character and grew hair on my chest. Just like trying to find something again that you read in Imart's grammar if you didn't bookmark it.
Interesting things said in my presence
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 added: 16 September 2008
 added: 16 June 2008
(12:25:11) kesuari: living in the sun for billions of years after the earth has been destroyed and human life is extinguished would be pretty dodgy
 added: 12 May 2008
(23:17:03) [me]: ROFL
(23:17:08) Aaron B: ?
(23:18:29) [me]: just the way you talk about phonology
(23:18:38) Aaron B: how's that?
(23:18:45) Aaron B: like it's baseball cards?
(23:19:01) [me]: hah, no, like the actually processes are people
(23:19:08) Aaron B: oh, they totally are
(23:19:12) Aaron B: that's how i understand things
(23:19:18) Aaron B: segments are "doods"
(23:19:21) Aaron B: processes are things doods do
(23:19:41) Aaron B: constraints are like guys with whips
(23:19:55) Aaron B: bein' all like "dood, do this or i'll whip you"
(23:20:00) Aaron B: but then higher ranked constraints have bigger whips
(23:20:15) Aaron B: and are like "yeah, i know the dood to my right is going to whip you, but imma whip you harder if you don't satisfy me"
 added: 10 May 2008
Left-over master's thesis? Those things are like a surgeon's tool that gets left inside the body.
 added: 10 April 2007
me: yeah. I'ma work on my thesis 'til then I guess. gaah
Michael: yes. i told don the other day that i stopped pronouncing it as "thesis" .. or at least in the way suggested by spelling and my prior knowledge of the word
instead i just replace it with a random expletive
anyway. back to the $*
 added: 30 March 2007
"Hey, look at that red hair, like a Viking. Vikings don't cry, they… pillage."
 added: 11 February 2007
"Can you imagine going to the dentist and they're like ‘Our regular drill is broken today, so we're using a corkscrew instead’?"
 added: 9 November 2006
"Oh, cool! I got a lump on my arm. And it's turning colours."
 added: 10 December 2004
Jonathan: "What class is this?"
oberon: "Temporal pain, Pustegofuckhimself."