I emerge from my long, unnoticed absence to say that I loathe Walt Whitman. It may just so happen that, as with Elliot, I will stand corrected, but for now the remaining energy I have from a whole day spent writing a paper is reserved for the loathing of one Walt Whitman.
Also, here is a picture of my cat:
As per usual she fell asleep all over my notes. Oh the joys of a (not so) little kitty ^_^
Also, my last also, the paper I finished today was on James Joyce. Upon completion I reJOYCEd.
…that’s right… a little paronomasia to round off the evening.
wordandobject-deactivated201209 asked: I don't think I've ever seen anyone do semantic calculus like you recently reblogged. Like, anywhere. Ever. Sorry they're putting you through that. =P
It is absolutely terrible! What I posted was relatively simple- no adjectives, no relative clauses, no prepositions, and no determiners! Any and all sympathy and/or pity is appreciated. I feel so alone in my little lambda abstracted world…
After hours spent, this is just one of my derivations. It may look like I know what I’m doing, but rest assured, I have nooooo clue.
1. ||N3|| = ||Methuselah|| = m TNR
2. ||N2|| = ||Quentin|| = q TNR
3. ||N1|| = ||Lucy|| = l TNR
4. ||Bequeath|| = λz[λy[λs[BEQUEATH(x,y,z)]]] TNR
5. ||NP3|| = ||N3|| ; ||NP2|| = ||N2|| ; ||NP1|| = ||N1|| NBR
6. ||V’|| = ||VP+NP3|| = λz[λy[λx[BEQUEATH(x,y,z)]]](m) FA
7. ||V’|| = ||VP=NP2|| = λy[λx[BEQUEATH(x,y,m)]] LR
8. ||VP|| = ||NP2+V’|| = λy[λx[BEQUEATH(x,y,m)]](q) FA
9. ||VP|| = ||NP2+V’|| = λx[BEQUEATH(x,q,m)]]( LR
10. ||S|| = ||NP1+VP|| = λx[BEQUEATHE(x,q,m)] (l)FA
11. ||S|| = ||NP1+VP|| = BEQUEATHE(l,q,m)LR
… I look smart though! ;)
IS ANYONE ELSE IN THE WORLD DOING THIS?!
All too true…
There are few times in my undergraduate degree that I questioned my double major in Philosophy and English. Tonight, after working on intermediate logic, I never want to do anything philosophical ever again. My boyfriend is sitting next to me doing homework for an English class… how I wish I could read for English. In fact, here is a list of things I would give to be reading for English as opposed to figuring out Lambda abstraction in the compositionality of sentence meanings:
- small animals (kittens, rodents… )
- money (the very little that I have…)
my bollywood movie collection
- various candies and/or delectables
Libraries like this make me still believe in magic! If I only I could write my Shakespeare paper in here…
Speak less than thou knowest,
Lend less than thou owest,
Ride more than thou goest,
Learn more than thou trowest,
Set less than thou throwest,
Leave thy drink and thy whore,
And keep in-a-door,
And thou shalt have more,
Than two tens to a score.