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If God's word exists, it does so in nature and natural processes. Humans have a core morality that developed millions of years ago, before Homo sapiens, an adaptation to survival in an environmental filter letting through niceness, cooperation and communication. At any given generation, there is variation in the degree to which individuals lie along the core morality distribution curve, not always Bell's shape. Some terrorists and moral monsters, some ultra pacifists and saints.

"[F]anatical zealots" behave irrationally differently than most of us do because they're farther away from the average core morality.

Nice poem, for sure.
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+ Shazma nisar .... Yes it's a good idea and the topic that you have chosen it's so important and there are many things to say about this topic.... Specially you are living in a county which is well-known by terrorism 
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Discourse grammar deals with the inner workings of your own dialogue while traditional grammar deals with the rules that help you develop that skill. (Linguistics Master in Training)
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The Linguistic Society of America is seeking a talented communications professional to fill a new position at its headquarters in Washington, DC. The successful candidate will focus broadly on the external communications needs of this small, scholarly professional association, including: media ...
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You don't say that ever, you find a more diplomatic way to express that something isn't working or does not meet your standards.

We don't really know that Willem's ear turned red from either embarrassment or anger. All we can assume is that blood rushed to his ears. It could have been from any single emotional arousal or none at all. He may also have a medical condition.

It's assumed in the law that Willem's original contribution was a sincere attempt of using appropriate jargon to complete the discussion performance expected of him. It's also assumed that he's working in a second or third language. On the surface, within team collaboration and to facilitate daily routine, we're to stop there.

Maarten's initial observation, if taken directly, should be softened in the recipients' mindset by noting that there are language and cultural differences on either side of the communication. It may have been useful for a team leader to interrupt and ask if there was something that was not heard or that was not verbalized correctly.

It's ideally a leader's role to get team members to snap out of habits of defensive and offensive standpoints within one's own team. Ideally, the team is everyone involved with the same goal, if not in someway the entire organization.

To determine whether the Translation Tables that are circulating on the Internet are language myth, sociolinguists would need to design a cluster survey across demographics that sampled about 9,600 of the 53.1 million Britons. "If you report that something is 'very interesting' do you mean that it peaks your curiosity or holds your attention: always, most of the time, sometimes, rarely, never" and so forth. In any instance, it's good to know to avoid some expressions that may be interpreted literally or otherwise when speaking English in the EU. Contextual clues and tone of voice are also appropriate indicators of true meaning; as are "power" dynamics, socioeconomic status and worldview.


It seems as though Maarten may have taken issue with Willem's word choice. In English the verb "to repair" [dutch: goedmaken] has a more neutral connotation than "to fix" [dutch: opknappen], although neither are altogether appropriate when talking about relationships. We generally talk about "rebuilding" or "healing" or "addressing" relationships.

It's also possible that Willem's original remark was tongue-in-cheek, but not meant as offensive sarcasm. He may have made a performance error in Maarten's opinion. EU English speakers' opinions and reactions to facetious language varies by home culture, demographic, education, and philosophical affiliation.

The British English that's exported tends to be middle class and above. In American television of the 1950s, tongue-in-cheek, cooperative discourse between men and women was popular in middle class life, while working class satires showed a more confrontational discourse between the sexes. There are implicit differences in gendered language performance expectations. The data is mixed and many of the studies in gender and language are focused on smaller data sets.

Maarten seems to mirror Willem to an exaggerated measure, and later he is strong in criticism that may be considered excessive according to Professor Erin.

It's not clear if the men end up seated together out of cultural and linguistic solidarity, because they had a meeting of the minds, or simply to signal to the others that there are no hard feelings.

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I gotta ceck this out.
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Once the language of Christ, Aramaic is slowly dying. A recent article in Smithsonian magazine outlines what one linguist and his colleagues are doing to document and preserve what was once the lingua franca of the entire Middle East.
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I've been trying to find sources to where I could learn Aramaic and help preserve it. Any ideas ?
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