anand

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this stuff is so cool!

I hang around a lot of math people and this really seems to be the math of our generation. Like, tons of young people are very hyped about it.

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though it's only manga, dungeon meshi pulls this off really well imo!

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I played it when I was too young to think things are bad so I thought it was the best thing ever.

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yeah! luckily still in my course-taking phase and not in my being-forced-to-figure-things-out-myself phase

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North American Indigenous Languages and Syntactic Theory

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for some reason i feel like milk and sugar ought to be a package deal. black tea is fine, and tea with milk and sugar is good too, but tea with just one or the other always strikes me as odd

completely unrelated: the true anti-imperialist practice is to take the colonizer's method of tea preparation and make it better. masala chai for life~

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I know a guy who pronounces it "loafy" out loud and I just wanted to say that.

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yeah, montague semantics is one approach that heavily influenced the field (it essentially invented the syntax-semantics interface, where you give meanings to sentences by giving meanings to words and composing them through the syntax)!

the field as a whole is on the border between philosophy and linguistics, which is really dope. it has to draw from philosophy to get satisfactory explanations of meaning in the first place, but also from linguistics so it can use syntax.

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it is closely related! one might say the goal of natural language semantics is coming up with a systematic way to translate any sentence into a sentence of first-order logic (or some more complicated system)

the main problem is that while we understand what what we want a program to do, it's hard to give good meanings to sentences. worthy of a field!

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logic is cool! its the backbone of my main field of study (natural language semantics)

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for the longest time I thought Steve Inskeep's name was Steven Skeep.

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my top lifehack is that i drink hot tea every day right after waking up, before it gets too hot

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more positive replies is a bit of a pleasant surprise, at least?

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this is a very relatable post

often i feel like finally finishing something off is supposed to be some big experience and i hype myself up for it so much that i never end up doing it

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They spoke in an unknown language, and would only eat raw broad beans.

me

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this is real good. I ended up playing way too much of it lol.

is it just me or is warrior by far the most powerful class