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Writing Nonsense with Perl | Linux Magazine
Q: I'm looking for a Perl script that uses recursive grammar techniques to generate random sentences. I've found several scripts that will throw up a string of text chosen from a pre-made list, but I'd really like to find something that generates sentences on the fly.
perl  generator  grammar 
5 hours ago by jchris
The Inquisition on Copernicus, February 24, 1616: A Little Story About Punctuation (re-run) - The Catholic Astronomer
“Scientifically untenable and theologically heretical.” That is how a committee of consultants for the Roman Inquisition assessed the heliocentric theory four hundred years ago today, on February 24, 1616—or, that is how the historian Maurice Finocchiaro paraphrases their assessment.  Well, there is an interesting story about exactly what it was the consultants said.
Read various secondary sources and you will find differing translations of the consultants’ report, which was in Latin.  For example, Finocchiaro translates the part of the report in which the consultants assess the heliocentric proposition that the sun is the immobile center of the world as
All said that this proposition is foolish and absurd in philosophy, and formally heretical since it explicitly contradicts in many places the sense of Holy Scripture, according to the literal meaning of the words and according to the common interpretation and understanding of the Holy Fathers and the doctors of theology.
science  astronomy  religion  church  history  europe  grammar 
4 days ago by rgl7194
Quick and Dirty Tips
"short, actionable advice from friendly and informed authorities that will help you succeed at work and in life." Created by Mignon Fogarty (aka Grammar Girl), so there's advice here on writing and speaking--as well as other, unrelated topics.
grammar  writing  speaking  language 
6 days ago by amoore
Japanese Transitive and Intransitive Verbs (and How to Use Them)
When learning Japanese, you can get by for a few years without worrying about transitive and intransitive verbs. As things start making sense, though, you’ll begin noticing that there are verbs that sound and look similar, but have very slightly meanings. Some common ones are:
grammar  japanese 
8 days ago by kogakure
The Internet Grammar of English - UCL
English, grammar, grammatical, exercises, syntax, interactive, learning, language, course, linguistics, CALL, Survey of English Usage
education  school  children  grammar  resources  university  college  research  bloomsbury  camden  london 
8 days ago by asaltydog

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