Re: Matt's Visit / Conlanging Meeting
|Date:||Friday, November 23, 2001, 10:01|
I'll reply to you & the others directly in detail,
later. I just wanted to apologize if you were annoyed
by the "lang-guru" comment I made; it was intended to
be a compliment. Many thanks for the advice.
--- Irina Rempt <irina@...> wrote:
> On Tuesday 20 November 2001 14:06, Matt wrote:
> > BTW, how can you
> > compose about 25% of the choir -- I guess you
> > had many drop-outs.
> No, we've never had more than 4-6 people. I'm the
> only alto most of
> the time, and we have two sopranos, a bass and two
> part-time tenors.
> > Nah, you oughtn't interpret elder as a reference
> > physical age but rather to your advancement in the
> > conlanging world. Okay, in lieu of that term, may
> > call you "lang-guru" :p ?
> No, you may not. If I were a man, I'd be just a
> > Hmmm, I've found a possibly-obscure fact that
> > lang-guru doesn't know? :-?
> I told you before that I'm not a fount of knowledge.
> If you still
> think so, please think again. (I *really* don't like
> it, even as a
> joke). It's just that if I don't know something, I
> don't speak up :-)
> > Do night trains run all night, every night, or do
> > stop running at a certain time?
> Night trains run all night, every hour, at least on
> all weekend
> nights (Fri-Sat-Sun). I'm not completely sure about
> weekday nights.
> The only thing is that they don't run everywhere,
> just in the
> "Randstad" area, comprising Amsterdam, Rotterdam,
> Den Haag and
> Utrecht and possibly some places just outside that
> region (not
> Deventer, and probably not Eindhoven). If you want
> to go a long way
> north or south or east, trains stop running at
> somewhere between ten
> and midnight.
> > Hmmm, somehow it sounds like the Portuguese
> concept of
> > _saudade_ in that it is a sort of state-of-mind.
> > _saudade_ tends to be reserved for feelings of
> > to return to a past situation, missing something.
> No, that's "heimwee" or "nostalgie"; "gezellig" has
> absolutely no
> connotation of sadness or melancholy, only of
> comfortable homeliness
> and companionship.
> > Does Utrecht offer a lot of sights/sites to see?
> Depends on what you want to see. It's a nice old
> town with a few
> interesting museums, beautiful churches and the
> highest tower in the
> Netherlands (which you can climb). I don't care much
> for the real
> touristy things myself, so I don't know anything
> else :-)
> > Yes, the 4th in Den Haag clearly looks agreeable
> > all of us.
> Yes, for us as well; it looks as if we're going to
> be able to have an
> all-night babysitter, but we still want to take the
> last train home
> (with or without Matt and Nobu; if they're going out
> Friday and/or
> Saturday night they're probably better off in the
> west) so she can go
> home in the morning any time she likes instead of
> having to wait for
> > BTW, what do you mean about the train
> > system? Is it really that dangerous to use the
> > there? I've heard/read about the pick-pockets,
> > nothing about unsafety.
> No, it's not the safety, but the delays; you can't
> be 100% sure
> whether there is a train in the first place and if
> there is one,
> whether it will be on time so you can catch your
> connection (or even
> get home at all). When you're actually on a train
> it's safe enough,
> they stand still much more often than they crash ...
> > I want to use my MC or
> > AMEX most of the time, charge it and pay once back
> > Tokyo in the following weeks. My bonus should
> > anywhere from late Dec to mid Feb, so I don't want
> > rely too much on cash.
> Many ATMs take all sorts of credit cards, so you can
> get cash from
> the machine that's charged to your card. Hotels and
> many restaurants
> also take cards, though cafes and museums probably
> don't. Anyway, you
> do need some cash for smaller expenses (using a
> credit card under
> about 50 guilders is very unusual).
> Varsinen an laynynay, saraz no arlet
> firstname.lastname@example.org (myself)http://www.valdyas.org/irina/valdyas
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