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I am an amateur with a love for the written word. English is not my native tongue, but I do have considerable knowledge of it.


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comment Describing the preference of some time period's being closer to another time period that it forgoes
@Robusto He is not asking for people to proofread anything that I can see. Surely a question about how to phrase a question is not off topic.
Apr
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comment Describing the preference of some time period's being closer to another time period that it forgoes
I don't know much about Martin Luther, but I do know that it is logically impossible for him to have considered anything about individuals living in the centuries after he did. centuries before or during Luther's time perhaps.
Jan
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comment English generator algorithms
I actually optimized a little, reading through the entire text, without the end character. Instead, space gets inserted where words end. It automatically forms varying length words, while preserving some realistic word endings. But as you say, there are drawbacks with this solution.
Jan
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comment English generator algorithms
Okay, I do not have access to weights in my language, but it is basically just a more economic way of randomizing an array. So, with a few texts of Shakespear and George Bernard Shaw, I think I am getting somewhere. There is a risk of going into dead ends, causing wildly varying length of strings and endless loops, but it certainly looks like English. Too much so, in some cases. =) purges whoughts whated s illay paing an of i s ge blififin you hemba t honea man ds thenes alls he to he nate wayeshavion the i guit youtled a dred thing a mor he nesn her eand of woe in for intand the
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comment English generator algorithms
I understand your basic idea, however I'm not quite sure how to implement it. With n = 3, how would you construct words longer than 4 letters? I think it is a promising idea, as it may do everything in one fell swoop, removing the need for externally applied logic.
Jan
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comment English generator algorithms
This is a good idea. I did some quick research and wrote up a script, unfortunately, it looks more like some African language. For example: olovow iheigh akieyures ivoula ocheege adie ohor tafe wamun hailure sour. Needs more statistics, or some such. I'll continue tweaking it.
Jan
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comment Acknowledges - transitive verb question
"By signing below you acknowledge that..."? "Signing below" is the truncated form of the aforementioned, and should perhaps be written in full.
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asked English generator algorithms
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accepted Are all English surnames-made-first-names masculine?
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comment Meaning of “move out of a walk”
Really? That sounds strange. "Move out of", as in "leave"? As in "leave the state of walking"? Is this some kind of phrase? Can't recall ever seeing it before.
Oct
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comment Are all English surnames-made-first-names masculine?
@onomatomaniak I saw those, and Grace, Rose and Ruby are definitely both female names and surnames. I upvoted your answer, but I am not entirely convinced, because all of those names are also nouns. For example, while "Adams" is undeniably referring to a man's first name, "Grace" is very likely to refer to "divine grace" instead. In other words, it might just be coincidence.
Oct
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comment Are all English surnames-made-first-names masculine?
@FraserOrr Bailey and Alison. It does not matter if it is more commonly a girl's name, but rather what the person who thought of it as a surname-first name connection based it on. We cannot say for certain, based on a unisex name only, that a surname-made-first-name was supposed to be female (or male). For certain male names, such as Adams, we can pretty safely say that it is meant to be male, I am looking for "Eves".
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comment Is it appropriate to omit “will not be”?
Sometimes I wish people did use explanation marks. It would make life easier. =)