i pity all of you who doesn’t have “ö” in your languages
you can’t write “höhö”
höhö is the best way to laugh
its not jolly like haha
its not mischievous like hehe
höhö ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
That moment when someone you’ve been having a nice, in-depth conversation with suddenly stops answering and you wonder whether you said something wrong but don’t want to pester them because life happens and maybe they’re just busy for a while.
I want to adopt all the cats.
However it originated, though, the usage of “because-noun” (and of “because-adjective” and “because-gerund”) is one of those distinctly of-the-Internet, by-the-Internet movements of language. It conveys focus (linguist Gretchen McCulloch: “It means something like ‘I’m so busy being totally absorbed by X that I don’t need to explain further, and you should know about this because it’s a completely valid incredibly important thing to be doing’”). It conveys brevity (Carey: “It has a snappy, jocular feel, with a syntactic jolt that allows long explanations to be forgone” “It has a snappy, jocular feel, with a syntactic jolt that allows long explanations to be forgone”).
But it also conveys a certain universality. When I say, for example, “The talks broke down because politics,” I’m not just describing a circumstance. I’m also describing a category. I’m making grand and yet ironized claims, announcing a situation and commenting on that situation at the same time. I’m offering an explanation and rolling my eyes — and I’m able to do it with one little word. Because variety. Because Internet. Because language.
Reblogging. Because linguistics.
How does it work? People had two names by default, and the third one was earned through remarkable accomplishments, yes. Lews Therin Telamon, Elan Morin Tedronai, Tel Janin Aellinsar, etc. But which one is the added…
It mentions in several of the books that the third name is earned. I don’t think Asmodean had a third name. I dunno. I never noticed that bit about LTT and Ilyena. You have given me something to ponder.
Asmodean, interestingly, did have a third name; he was called Joar Addam Nessosin. I suppose he really was a great composer, even if not the greatest like he wanted to be…
//edit: wrong. blog.