Thursday, March 13, 2014

Multilingual Audio Readings from: Auf der Suche nach der Verlorenen Zeit / Marcel Proust -- Kitchen Confidential: Mestarikokin Tunnustuksia / Anthony Bourdain -- Joe-setä: Aikalaisen kertomuksia Josef Stalinista / Veikko Huovinen -- Pihl’ (poem, in Veps; English title Mountain Ash) / Nikolai Abramov -- Finnish Particle Clitics and General Clitic Theory / Joel Ashmore Nevins

Something about cases where "sitä" gets bumped from its 2nd position to initial position in a sentence -- from Finnish Particle Clitics and General Clitic Theory, by Joel Ashmore Nevins. I was ripped drunk when I did this one.

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Proust getting carried away by the port wine, music, n quantity of women at the dinner at Rivebelle 

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The phrasal affix, from Finnish Particle Clitics and General Clitic Theory, by Joel Ashmore Nevins. 

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Korean reading, Proust is disappointed cause he assumes the letter he gets is from the milk delivery girl but its from Bergotte, n the idea that its much more difficult and prestigous to get a letter from Bergotte than from the milk girl offers no consolation. Part I. Translation by Jaye Moon

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Proust is disappointed cause he assumes the letter he gets is from the milk delivery girl but its from Bergotte, n the idea that its much more difficult and prestigous to get a letter from Bergotte than from the milk girl offers no consolation

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Anthony B n crew watching out back window of Dreadnaught in P-town while head chef had bride of big wedding party that showed up there bent over some bin ramming her from behind after she came to kitchen n whispered the request to him, n thats when Anthony knew he wanted to become head chef someday

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Reading in Veps, "Mountain Ash" by Nikolai Abramov. No idea how far off my pronunciation is, I've never heard spoken Veps, relying solely on phonemic description and presumed analogy with Finnish phonemics

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Der Anwaltskammervorsitzende invited to dine with Monsieur de Cambremer, only distant vague greetings to friends til its over, after which he downplays M de Cs importance as simply an old freind n claims those greetings had been intended to indicate they should join him n M de C

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Reading from chapter 5, A beautiful autumn day in Zubalovo, in "Uncle Joe: contemporary stories about Josef Stalin" by Veikko Huovinen

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Proust rides the elevator with the liftboy at Balbec

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Anthony Bourdain on risk as pt of culinary enjoyment

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Swann getting over Odette- Reading, faster than I can handle, and with too much chew in my mouth

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Reading from finnish version of Kitchen Confidential, Mestarikokin Tunnustuksia. Anthony Bourdain  

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Reading from 'In the shadow of young girls in flower', maybe the 50th, 70th pg of analysis of the narrator's inner states n behavior during the breakup with Gilberte

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Monday, June 24, 2013

World's Major Languages Series, #16: Swahili & the Bantu Languages, Morphology - Highly Agglutinative Verb Morphology with Extensive Tense/Aspect Systems, Marking Unusually Granular Distinctions in Past Time; Numerous Noun Classes Each Marked with a Singular & a Plural Prefix which Agree with a Wide Range of Syntactic Categories; while I watched 'Untold Scandal' – or, On Non-Communicative Signs, Saying Fuck All this Bullshit about the Weather Every Day, and Not Caring at the Time Whether You're Indoors or Outside


World's Major Languages Series, #15: Yoruba Phonology, Complex Interactions between Nasal Consonants & Vowels and Adjacent Phonemes, Syllabic Nasal vs Nasal-Vowel String, Vowel Deletion, and Pitch; Though the Distribution of [n] & [l] Far More Complicated than Other Nasal/Sonorant Alternations, [n] Shown to be an Allophone of /l/, while I watched 'The Devil's Own' – or, Trouble: I Could Never Easily Perform Linear Thought Concerning More than 3 Variables, or Productively Make Complex Decisions Involving Logical or Chronological Interdependency of Heterogeneous Parts, You Can't Do Very Many Jobs in This Condition; Coffee is the Only Substance that Temporarily Removes Whatever This Block Is; That was Good News Until It Started Eating Away My Digestive System or Doing Something to my Kidneys or Whatever – There's Probably Other Substances, but I Probably Can't Use Them Without Getting Fired; I Sit at a Desk, I Still Got Over 25 Years Before Retirement, I Need Somebody to Pay Me a Full Time Wage to Do Whatever I Feel Like Doing Without Particularities, Pretty Soon


Saturday, June 22, 2013

World's Major Languages Series, #13: Malay Morphology & Syntax, Large Set of Derivational Affixes, More or Less Productive, Which Function as Nominalizers or Verbalizers, or Change the Syntactic or Semantic Roles of Verbs; Transitive Verbs Inflected as Agent-Oriented or Object-Oriented, the Latter Conditioning Various Syntactic Rules Depending on Whether the Agent is a Pronoun, Whether the Pronoun is 3rd Person, & Other Factors, while I watched 'Trainspotting'


World's Major Languages Series, #12: Korean Phonology & Morphology, Markedly Productive Nasal & Articulation-Point Assimilation of Consonants, and Extensive End of Word Consonant Neutralization; 7 Potential Suffix Positions for Finite Verbs; Numerous Forms of Derivational Causative & Passive Suffixes in Addition to Periphrastic Forms for Each; while I watched 'Ordinary People' – or, Lifestyle, the Things I Believe, What I Do Where There are Choices, What Entertains Me, How I Dwell, So That I Can Entertain, the Way That I Entertain, THAT I Entertain – It's So Hard, Lifestyle Features, These Days Quick Social Clustering Effects of Culturified People Culturing Now with SuperMedia - or Medified People Made Cultured, Either Way - Too Unpopular & You're Easily Evil Quickly – But Not to Lifestyle Exactly Like Everyone Else Either, These Days- Those Features are My Only Identity – Outside the Exclusive, Ignored but Exclusive Club that Does Such that They're Defined by What They Do is the Rest, Pervasive, Defined by Lifestyle Features – So Many Choices, but Those Social Clustering Laws – All the Same, Little Features Screaming for a Little Identity – Me, I Believe, I Like, Lifestyle Not Exactly Like Yours, Almost


World's Major Languages Series, #11: Burmese Phonology, an Aspirate and a Plain Set of Stops/Affricates, Fricatives, Nasals & Resonants; Voiced Consonants are Stops/Affricates & Fricatives Only, In Initial Position Restricted Mostly to Nouns; Various Sandhi Processes Distinguished by 'Open' vs 'Close' Syllable Junctures, with Different Effects on 'Major' & 'Minor' Syllables, while I watched 'Impromptu' – or, The Tale of the Man with Stiped Fingers Who Always Flips Off His Fuckin Wife When She Comes in the Door