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I develop terrain and structural modeling software tools for simulation and gaming.


Dec
2
answered Favourite untranslatables
Dec
2
comment Favourite untranslatables
The Spanish vuelta and plaza fit in that sentence the same way as the Greek volta and plaka. Could these Spanish words come from Greek through Latin?
Nov
30
comment What does the phrase “good for you” mean?
I have noticed an odd use case for this expression in informal speech here in Florida. When I mention that I have helped someone (economically, in a task, etc) I sometimes get the reply good for you! The word usage makes it sound like I am being mocked for showing off my generosity yet the tone does not seem to express sarcasm.
Nov
21
accepted Pronunciation of “Paraguay”
Nov
14
awarded  Nice Question
Nov
12
comment Pronunciation of “Paraguay”
Wiktionary shows that Paraguay is pronounced as /ˈpæɹ.ə.ɡwaɪ/ and /ˈpæɹ.ə.ɡweɪ/ in the UK and /ˈpɛɹ.ə.ɡweɪ/, /ˈpæɹ.ə.ɡweɪ/, and /ˈpɛɹ.ə.ɡwaɪ/ in the US. I still want to know if there is a preferred pronunciation per region.
Nov
12
asked Pronunciation of “Paraguay”
Nov
9
awarded  Commentator
Nov
9
revised What are: province, territory, protectorate, state…?
Corrected spelling of intendancy
Nov
9
comment What are: province, territory, protectorate, state…?
I added commissary and intendancy. These were used in Colombia until 1991 as mentioned on the Statoids site.
Nov
9
revised What are: province, territory, protectorate, state…?
Added divisions used in Colombia until 1991: intendency and commissary
Nov
8
accepted Origin of idiom “wearing the < role > hat?”
Nov
5
asked Origin of idiom “wearing the < role > hat?”
Nov
4
comment What rules of English allow the first t in “patient” to make an sh sound?
Here is a phrase from fred.bear's post that may help us with the question in the original post: Many of the quirky spellings come from the pronunciations of the French, German, Latin, Gaelic, etc. According to Google Translate, patient is spelled the same in English, French, and German but pronounced pa.sjɑ̃ in French and paˈtsi̯ɛnt in German. Could the English ’peɪʃənt be a transition from German to French?
Nov
4
accepted What phrase is “o'clock” contracting?
Nov
4
comment What phrase is “o'clock” contracting?
Colin Fine is correct, according to Wikipedia.
Nov
2
comment What phrase is “o'clock” contracting?
Thanks! I found this among many links explaining the o'clock contraction.
Nov
2
asked What phrase is “o'clock” contracting?
Nov
1
comment The times they are a-changin'
Also, are there any Frisian speakers that can give us examples in language?
Nov
1
comment The times they are a-changin'
I guess I must reply that I have also heard that song before :) cindi, do you have more common examples?