Monday, April 10, 2006

BASIC-ly speaking.....

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Revisiting the past -

the standard language spoken throughout the galaxy, Basic was believed to have been derived from several ancient languages, including Dromnyr.


BASIC is a family of high-level programming languages. Originally devised as an easy-to-use programming language, it became widespread on home microcomputers in the 1980s, and remains popular to this day in a handful of heavily evolved dialects. It was devised in 1963 by Profs. John G. Kemeny and Thomas E. Kurtz of Dartmouth College.

Beginners All-Purpose Symbolic Instruction Code

Commodore 64 Programs for Klingon Language
UTA for Commodore 64

uta - provides primitive "translating" of English <--> Klingon. Really doing a relexification between two vocabularies

Screen Shot of Kahless program

kahless - provides vocabularly look up from the Klingon words in Michael Jan Friedman's book "Kahless".

nlex - vocabulary lookup. A subset of words from the Klingon dictionary and afix charts (noun and verb suffixes, and verb prefixes).

Commodore 64

Retrobits podcast :


HVSC Logo by Nucleus

The High Voltage SID Collection - Commodore 64 music for the masses

SIDPLAY2 Home Page

Saturday, April 01, 2006

Being the Alien

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Statue of Hiawatha carrying Minnehaha at Minnehaha Park in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Native Languages of the Americas:
Preserving and promoting American Indian languages

The Song of Hiawatha

Native American Words in Longfellow's Hiawatha

Though Hiawatha is an Iroquois hero, Longfellow's poem is set in Minnesota, and most of the Native American words he uses in it come from the Minnesota Indian languages Ojibwe (Chippewa) and Dakota Sioux. The story Longfellow relates, too, is primarily based not on the Iroquois legend of Hiawatha but rather on the Chippewa legend of Nanabozho, a rabbit spirit who was the son of the west wind and raised by his grandmother.





Columbia Orchestra.

Issue Number/Label:

32092: Columbia Phonograph Co.

Year of Release:

[1903 or 1904]