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As an occupation, I'm a mathematical physicist, studying string theory and quantum field theory.

I've developed as a hobby a few Cocoa (Touch) apps. The largest one so far is spires.app, which manages articles and metadata downloaded from the arXiv eprint server, the inspire database, and the journal websites.

I'm also interested in many other things, which is why I ask questions in various StackExchange sites ...


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comment Change from to-day to today
Thanks, that's a very nice comparison.
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comment Pronunciation of “Wales” and “whales” in Scotland
@Marcin Thanks, that's interesting. So you don't discern the difference in Craig's pronunciation in the video ... interesting. Of course I can't distinguish R and L as a Japanese, so it's not surprising to me in some sense, but W and WH are very easy to distinguish to the Japanese ear.
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comment Pronunciation of “Wales” and “whales” in Scotland
@Marcin: "wh", when distinguished from "w", has pronunciation written by [hw] by the international phonetic alphabet. It's written with "hw" in the Old English, as the link en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phonological_history_of_wh cited above says.
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comment Pronunciation of “Wales” and “whales” in Scotland
Thanks for the nice answer. So apparently, people in the region where wine and whine merged can still distinguish the sound, right? In Japan the sounds R and L are taken to be the same, and very few can distinguish them. But judging from the laugh of the audience, people in the US still can distinguish W and WH.
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comment What does “Per [person's name]” mean?
A colleague of mine has the first name "Per." So, it'll be "Per per" in his case ...
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comment Is there a saying in English corresponding to “Another loach under the willow tree”?
That's a good comparison. But, somehow, cargo-cult feels a little different...