Fry's PLanet Word

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Discuss various aspects of natural language.

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Fry's PLanet Word

#1  Postby hackenslash » Sep 25, 2011 7:55 pm

Just about to start at 9pm BST. A history of language, Promises to be entertaining and informative.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/tv/comingup/planet-word/
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#2  Postby Scar » Sep 25, 2011 8:33 pm

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#3  Postby quisquose » Sep 25, 2011 8:47 pm

Watching now, very good.

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#4  Postby Onyx8 » Sep 25, 2011 9:45 pm

Hopefully someone will put it on youtube for us peasants.
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#5  Postby Scar » Sep 25, 2011 10:05 pm

Onyx8 wrote:Hopefully someone will put it on youtube for us peasants.



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#6  Postby Clive Durdle » Sep 25, 2011 10:07 pm

Isn't religion a bi-product of language?
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#7  Postby jaydot » Sep 25, 2011 10:42 pm

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#8  Postby DaveD » Sep 25, 2011 10:59 pm

Clive Durdle wrote:Isn't religion a bi-product of language?

A waste product perhaps.
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#9  Postby Dracena » Sep 25, 2011 11:13 pm

Sounds promising, I'll catch the re-run :cheers:
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Re: Fry's PLanet Word

#10  Postby quisquose » Sep 26, 2011 1:35 pm

I am going to write to the BBC to complain about the way that the evolution of language was presented as fact.

It's only a theory1 Where are the transitional languages!
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#11  Postby Animavore » Sep 26, 2011 1:43 pm

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#12  Postby quisquose » Sep 26, 2011 5:36 pm

Onyx8 wrote:Hopefully someone will put it on youtube for us peasants.


Good evening, good evening and good evening ....

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fngkvFf2WbI[/youtube]

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dq-UqCA4zkU[/youtube]

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yb6isFDNaXA[/youtube]

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EuHInooBYfk[/youtube]
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#13  Postby Onyx8 » Sep 26, 2011 5:43 pm

quisquose wrote:
Onyx8 wrote:Hopefully someone will put it on youtube for us peasants.


Good evening, good evening and good evening ....

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fngkvFf2WbI[/youtube]




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#14  Postby JoeB » Sep 26, 2011 6:19 pm

't was very good, as expected :)
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#15  Postby Onyx8 » Sep 26, 2011 7:51 pm

Interesting show. Thanks.
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#16  Postby akigr8 » Sep 26, 2011 8:43 pm

Thanks for the tip, looks very interesting.
I once applied for a job as a mustard cutter.

But unfortunately I wasn’t quite good enough.
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#17  Postby ianryan1 » Sep 26, 2011 8:55 pm

As a first episode not bad.
Let's hope normal people watch it too.
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Fry's Planet Word

#18  Postby Emmeline » Sep 27, 2011 10:10 am

In this five-part series, Stephen Fry explores language in all its amazing complexity, variety and ingenuity. In his own distinctive way, he comes to understand how we learn it, write it, sometimes lose it, why it defines us to the very core of our being and can make us laugh, cry, tear our hair out and simply inspire us.

In this first episode, Stephen seeks to uncover the origins of human language and how and why we are the only species on the planet to have this gift.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0 ... ord_Babel/

Available on iplayer but hopefully available to others soon elsewhere. Well worth watching IMO.
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#19  Postby trubble76 » Sep 27, 2011 10:42 am

Yup, interesting stuff!
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#20  Postby quisquose » Sep 27, 2011 10:52 am

Emmeline wrote:Available on iplayer but hopefully available to others soon elsewhere. Well worth watching IMO.


Yep, already on YouTube, and already posted up on the other thread.

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