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comment What are “schlieren” in English?
@BobbiBennett, tpg2114, SpehroPefhany I understand that the meaning of the English word "schlieren" is limited to what Wikipedia explains. I am looking for a word for the general pattern, irrespective of the medium and cause. Which is why I gave a wide range of visual examples.
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comment What are “schlieren” in English?
@Moogle Just noted that you proposed "swirls" in your comment before Andrew Leach posted the answer I accepted. Sorry for overlooking that.
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comment What are “schlieren” in English?
Since the pattern I'm describing is in fact moving, this is a perfect fit. Thank you!
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comment What are “schlieren” in English?
But if there is no word, English speakers can still describe such a pattern. It is such a common everyday occurrence, that there must be a way to refer to it. Just think: How would you talk about the pattern of oil on water? Or of the pattern that you aim for when you marble paper?
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comment What are “schlieren” in English?
Yes, they happen when fluids or soft substances that do not immediately dissolve are mixed.
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asked What are “schlieren” in English?
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comment Watch someone doing or watch someone do?
@RegDwigнt Thanks for the link. Didn't know how to search for this. That answers my question.
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asked Watch someone doing or watch someone do?
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comment What does it mean to describe the 'inter-relationships' of two things?
How do health and economic development influence and depend on each other. But seriously, how about looking words up in a dictionary?
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comment What's a good term for games which are not software?
@MarcusBitzl If you use "traditional games" in your article, make sure you define it. I wouldn't understand it in the sense of being not computer games. Traditional games to me are games that have been in a culture for a long time and are part of a cultural heritage, e.g. rugby or cricket as opposed to the ubiquitious soccer/football, or specific children's games.
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comment What's a good term for games which are not software?
How inclusive does that term have to be? Do you only write about games played at a table? Or do you include sports games, LARP, kids playing, crosswords in newspapers, drinking games etc.?
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answered What's a good term for games which are not software?
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comment What's a good term for games which are not software?
That's not one term but many. A board game is not a card game. I'm sure Marcus does not want to list all types of games each time he wants to refer to them.