weekly vocab origins
|From:||Aidan Grey <grey@...>|
|Date:||Sunday, March 31, 2002, 22:59|
At 04:54 PM 3/31/2002 +0100, Mike wrote:
>What a brilliant idea this is! I especially like the choice of words to
>translate. Do you have a preferred method of choosing them, or is it the old
>"shut eyes and open dictionary" method?
Well, this list wasn't. I try to think of words that aren't likely to
have vocab, and often do so by looking around me. Werewolf, for example,
was selected because I have a DVD of "An American Werewolf in Paris". Words
from languages I'm studying will probably show up as well, especially all
the tiny common sorts of words like "every" and "whenever".
The bibliomantic method will probably be used at some time in the future