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Your Questions About An Impaired Use Of Language Is Known As

December 26, 2012

William asks…

How do you sign the unknown sign you don’t know how to spell?

When communicating with deaf and hearing-impaired via sign language, I know the manual alphabet is used to sign a word you don’t know the sign for, but how do you sign a word you don’t know how to spell for the unknown sign? I hope you know what I’m saying.

admin answers:

Try to spell it? Draw a picture? Ask someone who can hear how to spell it?

Daniel asks…

Are learning to play the guitar and sign language difficult?

I want to learn how to play the guitar and I don’t know if it will be REALLY difficult. Same with sign language. I know about 10 words so far. I am going to start learning at least 5 words a day, to avoid cramming. I want an acoustic guitar, but want to learn before I actually buy one. Is that even possible?! Plus, I can’t afford a guitar yet.

admin answers:

I have a hearing-impaired student ( high school) that requires an interpreter. The other students ask her how to say things to talk to the deaf student.

She became an interpreter because she had a deaf friend and HAD to learn to communicate. So I guess it’s not hard if you are motivated.

I also have observed the deaf student going to websites and watching videos that use sign language-I don’t know the websites.

Guitar can be easy AND hard. It depends on the type of mastery of the guitar you are interested in.

Strumming chords–NOT HARD.
Picking out melodies is a little harder.

I like to go to Youtube and watch people teach how to play, and watch those that play really good. Pretty inspirational.

James asks…

How can one think without knowing a language?

When you think, you hear words in your head (sometimes). Does not knowing a language impair thought processes?
Very good answer so far, which explains that language is not needed for lower-level thoughts, but what about higher-level thoughts?

admin answers:

Excellent question. The answer is yes and no.

Remember that many millennia ago, there was a long period of time in which humans did not speak any form of language as we know it. Yet, it is easy to see that mental messages of physical needs – hunger, thirst, libido, etc. – are readily conceivable, as these drives did not co-develop with languages; they persisted ever since the rise of humans. Therefore, I argue that language is not an a priori requirement to thought.

However, as civilizations progressed, especially during the last couple of millenia or so, humans came to device elaborate epistemological structures. At the base of modern knowledge are abstract concepts: placebo, quantum, genre, and human rights, to cite a few. At this date and age, what is required of educated citizens are a level of processing that depends heavily on the use of language in guiding thought processes. So, in this sense, yes; without language, you could hardly contemplate on the relationship between language and thought (or this answer, for that matter).

That is to say, while representations of thoughts “Man, I’m starvin’ ” and abstract concepts (Humans and elephants have the relationship of hunter and prey) require some linguistic faculty, one does not need language to think. (I feel hungry whether I am deaf, mute, or mentally challenged; I hunt and I know how to, but I do not ever need to put that it words in order to do so).


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Your Questions About Google Translate

December 11, 2012

Betty asks…

Who else is bothered by people suggesting Google Translate on the Languages section?

Google Translate doesn’t work and they’re just making it harder for people asking the questions.

admin answers:

It is a nuisance. Why bother to post something that people are already aware of and that is unreliable?

Sandy asks…

Why is it that google translate is so terrible?

I’ve been teaching myself German and learned through trial and error that most online translators are not to be trusted; but I’ve run into the most trouble with google translate.
It doesn’t seem to register the right wording order with most languages, and when I go to check myself I’ve got nothing to do but wait for my Austrian friend to come online to correct me.
Why is it that google translate doesn’t know how to order words properly in separate languages?
And are there any online translators that do?

admin answers:

When people use a calculator to work out the answer to a mathematics problem, they will get one, correct answer if they have keyed in all the digits and operators correctly. They then go to an online translator and expect to be able to do the same with a piece of text. Mathematics has its own logic and rules that can be recreated with a calculator. Language doesn’t. Languages are constantly changing anyway through usage and sentence grammar and syntax vary widely from language to language. The online translator is only as good as the algorithms it deploys when rendering meaning from one language to another. And this is one area in which a machine still can’t compete with an appropriately trained human translator.

The best human translators are often those brought up bilingually, by say, a German-speaking father and an English-speaking mother. To be a good translator, you have to know two languages to a native level. In many Yahoo questions, non-bilingual German speakers sometimes post answers translating German text into English, putting “native” (native what?) as their source. Their knowledge of German may be impeccable, but their English will sometimes sound stilted and unidiomatic even if, technically, the grammar is accurate. If you’re not bilingual, then it’s best to stick to translating into your mother tongue because you know that language best. The United Nations Organisation tends to employ only completely bilingual linguists, which of course is an accident of birth.

Getting back to online translators, they do have their uses. Use them to translate text from a foreign language into English and read through what they produce with a critical eye. If you enter a whole text and end up with gibberish, enter a sentence or two of the text instead and see what happens. If you’re still unsatisfied, then enter the text one word at a time. You’ll get the gist of the meaning that way, but to get a wholly reliable translation, you’ll need to approach a professional translator. If you must translate from your mother tongue into a foreign language, you must always re-enter the foreign language text into the online translator and get it to translate back into your mother tongue. Then judge whether the translator has done a good job.

Finally, the best help to the linguist isn’t Google Translate but Google itself. If you want to check the grammatical accuracy of a piece of foreign language text, do an online search and see if the phrase comes up on a website in the country where the foreign language is spoken. If you do find it there, check what kind of website it is, whether a teenage, slang-oriented site or an academic site where people use formal language.

Susan asks…

How can I put hard copies of pages from a book into Google Translate or Babelfish?

These came via U S mail. I can’t find a way to cut, copy and paste any of it into Google translate or any other translation service, so I can read it in English. How else can I do this?
I will allow for differences in sentence structure and the meaning of some words. I just want the gist of what the pages are saying.

admin answers:

Aside from typing them up yourself, there is no way.
But you’ll get more than just sentence structure and word differences. You’re going to get complete and utter rubbish vomited forth.

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Your Questions About If You Choose To Answer This Question At Random

December 3, 2012

George asks…

C&A: (>^.^)> Is it hard to Choose Best Answers? Anime Questions? <(^.^<)?

(>^.^)/ Hiii!!!

What do you think? When you ask a Question and you Get Really good Answers…is it hard to Choose Best Answer form all of the Great Answers you Recieved? <(^-^<)

~ I love Reading the Awesome Answers you C&A Peoples Give me, but I hate when it’s time to Choose Best Answer cuz it’s so Hard to Choose Sometimes…(>*.*)>…

+++ Random TC Survey: If you are a Top Contributor, do you have a Weekly Point Goal? In other words, do you set a Target of how many Points you have to geat at least Every Week for your TC Badge?
~ I think my Goal is around 100 Points per Week.

=== aNiMe QuEsTiOn$ ===

(>^.^)>[1] How many Characters do you know like to Crack their Fingers in an Anime? Who and Why?

(>^.^)> Who’s your Favorite Computer-Geek Anime Character?…if you don’t have one, Which Anime Characters do you know are like this?

(>^.^)> How many Anime Characters do you know have Hair that is more than One Color? Who?


d-(^__~)> Thumbs UP! Thnx for Answering!



admin answers:

What do you think? When you ask a Question and you Get Really good Answers…is it hard to Choose Best Answer form all of the Great Answers you Recieved? <(^-^>Hell Yeah, its complicated for me to choose a Best Answer to ALL of my questions, people that answer my questions are so awesome and they always give such great detailed and enthusiastic answers which makes it difficult, thats why whenever I resolve my questions I almost always end with the phrase “Thanks Everyone” becuase its a difficult decision., I often feel really guilty to because I feel like I cant show my appreciation for all of thier answers.

+++ Random TC Survey: If you are a Top Contributor, do you have a Weekly Point Goal? In other words, do you set a Target of how many Points you have to geat at least Every Week for your TC Badge?
~ I think my Goal is around 100 Points per Week.

>> I work very hard to maintain the TC badges that I recieve and sometimes my efforts are in vien because Yahoo takes away my TC badges and I have to try to get them back, I put the most effort in trying to maintain my TC status in C&A, although I have a TC badge in Video&Online Games, I work hard to keep that one to. Im trying to get a 3rd badge, but it so difficult to get the 3rd one while keeping the other two.

I usually set a weekly point quota of about 500 points, my daily quota ranges from 50 to 100 points.

=== aNiMe QuEsTiOn$ ===

(>^.^)>[1] How many Characters do you know like to Crack their Fingers in an Anime? Who and Why?

>>I dont know any….That is a trait that I have never seen in any anime.

(>^.^)> Who’s your Favorite Computer-Geek Anime Character?…if you don’t have one, Which Anime Characters do you know are like this?

>>Yuki from The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya and also Nina from Code Geass

(>^.^)> How many Anime Characters do you know have Hair that is more than One Color? Who?

Death The Kid from Soul Eater, his hair is Black and White.

See Ya ^_^

John asks…

Please answer these Statistics questions?

Please answer the questions and help me to understand this.

. 1. Find the indicated probability.

You are dealt two cards successively (without replacement) from a shuffled deck of 52 playing cards. Find the probability that both cards are black.

2.Find the indicated probability.

An unprepared student makes random guesses for the ten true-false questions on a quiz. Find the probability that there is at least one correct answer.

3.Find the indicated probability.

A sample of 4 different calculators is randomly selected from a group containing 15 that are defective and 30 that have no defects. What is the probability that at least one of the calculators is defective?

4. Find the indicated probability.

In a blood testing procedure, blood samples from 5 people are combined into one mixture. The mixture will only test negative if all the individual samples are negative. If the probability that an individual sample tests positive is 0.09, what is the probability that the mixture will test positive.

6. Evaluate the expression.


7. Solve the problem.

The library is to be given 3 books as a gift. The books will be selected from a list of 18 titles. If each book selected must have a different title, how many possible selections are there?

8. Solve the problem.

How many 5-digit numbers can be formed using the digits 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 if repetition of digits is not allowed

9. Solve the problem.

How many ways can 6 people be chosen and arranged in a straight line if there are 8 people to choose from

10. Answer the question.

Find the odds against correctly guessing the answer to a multiple choice question with 4 possible answers.

Thank you..

admin answers:

1) p(x) = 1/2 * 25/51 = 25/102

means not all answers wrong.
2) p(x) = 1 – (1/2)^10 = 1023/1024

3) same as nr2 , means not all in order.
P(x) = 1 – ( 30/45 * 29/44 * 28/43 * 27/42)

4 p(x) = 1- (1 – 0.09)^5

6 ) 10*9*8*7

7) 18*17*16/(1*2*3)
8) 7*6*5*4*3

9) 8*7*6*5*4*3

10) how many questions??

Ken asks…

English football fans, may I hurt your brain for a second?

If you choose to answer this question at random, what are your chances of being correct?

a) 25%
b) 50%
c) 60%
d) 25%

Think about it.

Enjoy your weekend :)

admin answers:

This is easy.

The chances of picking the correct answer out of a possible 4 choices is 1/4 which equates to 25%.
But 25% appears twice in your choice of answers, which means the chances of getting the correct answer is 2/4 which equates to 1/2, and in percentage it is 50%.

Ergo, the correct answer is b)50%

-edit… Actually, doesn’t it all depend on what the question is? If so, the answer will always be 25%.
But it appears twice. There is a chance im over thinking this. Ok, nose bleed time.

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Your Questions About Google Translate

November 17, 2012

Sandra asks…

Has anyone taught themselves a different language using google translate?

I’m talking a highschool french class (french 1&2) But I feel like were going to slow. We’ve spent the past 5 weeks going over grammar and proper use of you and I and us and we. I know how to pronounce most of the words. DO you think I could learn quicker learning french words off of google translate? And do you know of anyone whos learned a whole language using only / mostly Google Translate?

admin answers:

Hello. I have your answer. Go to this website. Its
The website is awesome and has tons of languages to learn!
ALSO you have to fill out quizzed and THEN your quizzes get sent out to people in France for THEM to grade your homework so youll know right then and there if your answers are correct.
CHeck out the website. Its free and I love it. Also you can record what you see in a sentence and the french people will correct you if you did not pronounce the words correctly. Its recommended you use a microphone while going on the website though to use the website like its supposed to be used.

Linda asks…

How to remove google translate toolbar banner?

The google translate banner at the top of certain webpages means I cannot click on links and view other pages on the site, it keeps taking me back to the home page. Does anyone know how I can get rid of this function for good as I have tried pressing tools then un-selecting translate but it still appears?

admin answers:

There is a cross button in the right of the toolbar

Thomas asks…

Google Translate redirect to standard interface instead of the iPhone optimised version?

When I access Google Translate using Safari browser on iPhone it takes me to the standard interface that is just meant for PCs, rather than the iPhone optimised interface, and this is annoying. It was working before but not anymore.

admin answers:


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Your Questions About For Those Tears I Died

November 1, 2012

George asks…

Will you save me from this silent darkness?

Okay, I wrote this poem, The Silent Darkness, because I read this article in a Seventeen magazine about abusive relationships. The article moved me, so I decided to write a piece on it. What do you think about it? Should I add more? Is this okay? All suggestions, comments, and/or ratings are welcomed. Thanks! <3

The Silent Darkness

My tears die as they hit the winter’s ground,
Freezing into small icicles.
My brittle hands shake with each gust that passes,
Stealing the fragments of heat.

Someone, take my hand,
And promise me the light.
Someone, take my hand,
And promise me the sound.
Lead me through this –
Through this silent darkness.

The screaming, shouting, and moaning
Kill me.
The cries, weeps, and groans
Are my only hope.
The punches, fists, and pushes
Scar me.
The pleas, begging, and prayers
Restore pieces of faith.

No one understands the pain –
That lies behind my wounds.
No one listens to my words –
That lie behind closed doors.

If anyone can save me now –
Save me from this silent darkness,
It would be you –
The you I fell in love with.

No one feels the loneliness –
That lies behind the fake smiles.
No one sees the truth –
That lies behind the opaque mask.

The laughs, memories, and kisses
Leave me hanging on.
The threats, rage, and aggression
Destroy me.
The hugs, love letters, and sincerity
Overshadow the misery.
The fighting, words, and terror
Change me.

Someone, take my hand,
And promise me the light.
Someone, take my hand,
And promise me the sound.
Lead me through this –
Through this silent darkness.

My dreams disappear in the winter mist,
Vanishing under new snowflakes.
My heart cracks as the temperature declines,
Falling into sidewalk creases.

By the way, if this changes anything, I‘m a 13 year old girl. Thanks for reading! <3

admin answers:

Before I say anything, I really liked it. It’s very good. I could almost feel what was going on in your poem. It was awesome!

But, it does need some work. Not a lot. I just have a few suggestions, okay?

1. Try to get some rhyming in there. It will make it flow better(even though it already does)

2. The part where it says, “lead me through this- through this silent darkness,” should be changed to, “lead me through this- this silent darkness.” Otherwise, I like it.

You are an awesome writer. (And, if you want to help me with my writing, can you answer mine?);_ylt=A9FJujGIUeNJH3QAkgfsy6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20090411180723AAKzkdM

Good luck and good writing!


Thomas asks…

Owning a Pembroke Welsh Corgi (apartment)?

Okay, I am going to give you guys the low down. I had my dog Spanky who I loved to tears die last November. I loved him so much but he was my dads dog really, kind of the family pet. I have wanted a Pembroke Welsh Corgi since I was 5 and don’t get me wrong, I love all dogs but the Pembroke is my dog. Let me tell you how bad this is, since I have been out of high school any time I see my teachers they always ask me if I have gotten my dog… It has been about 3 years since then. I have always been in love with them, now I am moving out into an apartment with a room-mate who is fine with the Corgi and everything that comes with it (hair and hyper haha). I work M-F 7:00 am until 3:30 pm, it has been like that for almost 2 years now. I am wanting to adopt an older dog 3-7 years old, age really does not matter. I am wondering, what are some of the things you all do for your little guys to keep them happy. No I have not gotten her yet, I want to be ready for everything: training, destructive behaviour, barking, food, health problems. I am an active person so the dog will get plenty of exercise also, my family does own a lake house with tons of land 2 hours away so plenty of room to run, also plenty of dog parks. I have been waiting for this dog as long as I can remember and it is going to be treated right. I am not going to go out and get a dog right when I move out, the last thing I want to be is stuck with a wonderful dog I cannot provide for or care for in the right way. Any one with a dog can answer but Corgi owners would be great!
Thank you all for replying, I figured I would mention I have turned down several apartment complexes because they did not allow dogs. I finally decided to settle and go for one that just allowed my bearded dragon and was almost about to get the apartment which I thought was a good deal (400 per person) all bills paid and in Edmond Oklahoma thats cheap, we both got approved but something happened and everything fell through… A deal popped up for a 2 bed 1 bath for 509 which per person is 255, God is sittin there sayin. Hun, don’t give up your dream of owning a corgi just because you are impatient to move out. I cannot believe I almost gave it up for another year lol.
Yes, I want a fostered dog

admin answers:

While I certainly can see how much you want that Corgi, I wonder if your adoption centers will adopt if you don’t live in a house. I am in a large city in the midwest, and no one will adopt a dog to an apartment dweller.

Michael asks…

I was wondering if loosing a mother is the same pain as loosing brother, sister dad, or child?

I just lost my mom almost 2 weeks ago. She was 62. She suddenly died from a torn heart artery following a stroke. Suprisingly the doctors commented that when a heart artery tears they die instantly and he was suprised she died 2 days later. But to me that makes it more painful. I had my mom for 36 yrs, but i was just wondering if can the pain be the same when loosing another family memeber or are moms different. Its a horrible feeling and frustration to go through.

admin answers:

I think it depends entirely on how close you are to each member of your family. If you and your mom are best friends but you and your brother rarely speak, obviously your mom would hurt more to lose.

I’m really sorry for your loss. I wish you peace and strength.

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