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June 13, 2007

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Bernard Guerrero

Cool. Hope Jacob is well.

Bernard Guerrero

Cool. Hope Jacob is well.

Jussi Jalonen

"Puna-kottarainen" means simply "Red Starling". So it's really rather stale.


Cheers,
Jalonen

Doug M.

Jussi, there's no ordinary English word that just sounds cool to you?

BTW, the reason the starlings are gorging on mulberries? Is because next week they fly over the Caucasus Mountains. I'd eat hearty too.


Doug M.

Jussi Jalonen

Ordinary English words that "just sound cool"? Well, no, can't think of any.

Being reasonably fluent in English has sort of ruined the mystery for me. After the semantic content is familiar, the outlook of the word sort of tends to become secondary and lose whatever appeal it may have had.

On an unrelated side note, anyone here who'd happen to be in Warsaw for the WEEC 2007 on July 15th-18th?


Cheers,

J.J.

Christian

Someone did actually bother to document the thousands of bird species that are found throughout Armenia in a book called Birds of Armenia, information for which can be found at http://www.muhlenberg.edu/depts/biology/boa/book.htm. I too have noticed that there are varying kinds of birds in every region I have been in. Probably the only bird that manages to pop-up in more than one place is the black and gray crow, but only that. There are some remarkable birds in this country, and I agree it is a shame that people are generally clueless about them.

Christian

Someone did actually bother to document the thousands of bird species that are found throughout Armenia in a book called Birds of Armenia, information for which can be found at http://www.muhlenberg.edu/depts/biology/boa/book.htm. I too have noticed that there are varying kinds of birds in every region I have been in. Probably the only bird that manages to pop-up in more than one place is the black and gray crow, but only that. There are some remarkable birds in this country, and I agree it is a shame that people are generally clueless about them.

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