I am asking around on different mailing lists to gain some insight into the archiving habits of linguists who use lexical databases. I am specifically interested in databases created by tools like FLEx, ToolBox, Lexus, TshwaneLex, etc.
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Today Katja and I were talking about a new mark on the tag of one of her dolls. She said: "Mommy wrote it." That is she used the past tense of an irregular verb! "Me excited!" to use another of her current phrases. This is a phrase I heard yesterday after she said that we needed to get the "ingredients" to make a "birthday cake".
This is just a list of links to help me keep track of all the different kinds of web resources in Eugene politics. Point of view is not important to this list, and listing is not and endorsement. What is important is that they relate to local government in some way.
Running for office
Petition with the city for office - one needs only 25 signatures https://www.eugene-or.gov/518/Elections
Registering a PAC or candidate committee: http://sos.oregon.gov/elections/Pages/campaigncommittee.aspx
In Oregon one needs to register with the Federal IRS first: https://www.irs.gov/charities-non-profits/political-organizations/filing-requirements-1
Then register with the state via ORESTAR: Running for office in Oregon For Finances
Find a Financial services solution: https://www.onpointcu.com/
Other links about important discussions
Addressing the Housing Crisis in Eugene
How Efficient Is Your Rental?
Blue bear, which is actually a dog… has been found. Blue bear is Katja’s special companion. He goes everywhere. Last Sunday he decided to stay the week at South Eugene High. It was a rough week without him — especially at bedtime. Katja would tell us that blue bear was sleeping in his sleeping bag. However, this Sunday he was found and returned! Things are looking up.
SVG Font creation and usage
Today I have been working on an online CV. I needed a button for downloading a PDF version of a PDF. I wanted it to fit in with the Font Awesome and Academicons that my theme uses.
Another issue for me was the text font. I needed to display some combining diacritics with a clear font.
When I was in 6th grade my grandpa flew to Germany and stayed with us for a few weeks. He and I pulled out my dad’s train set and put it together. I remember the really old catalogs from the 1950s that my dad had.
Tonight Katja was sitting on my lap looking at my old LEGO catalogs. She must have sat there for 45 minutes going through them.
Daddy buy muffin me. This is the first time I remember her using a trivalent verb. But she has indicated attributive actions through compound subjects and objects before. Daddy me go climbing. Something like daddy take me with you to the climbing gym.
Katja has two verbs of note: is and am. Last night we heard “am” for the first time. We heard the response “me am” to “you should be laying on the pillow”. In contrast to new verbs “is” has been a long standing verb of location. “Me is up”, “me is down”, or “me blanket is”. Is is almost exclusively used along side ideas of location. And is often in phrase final position. As in “is mommy?” For something like “where is it mommy?” Whereas “mommy is?” would be “where is mommy?”
It is cute how her language choice evolves. The new lexicon is displayed, the old home speak word diaper, pronunciation evolves. In one way I loath the change. It is sad to loose the old forms. They are often so straightforward and morphology simple. Part of me says I should be recording this speech, but I’ll never review it. Maybe 5-10 minutes of it the night before she gets married. But in reality, not really ever.