Rachel Morris

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Mandarin Chinese Class Review #1

Mandarin Chinese Class Review #2 >> Tuesday nights I’m taking a Mandarin Chinese class through KU’s Confucius Institute. I need to review and practice speaking more, because even though I am listening and reading between classes, I get flustered when asked to actually speak. 🙂 Hello! Nǐ hǎo 你好 What is your name? Nǐ jiào …

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Angry Rachel

I’m really bad at writing stories. I wish I were better, so I could make an altgame about what it’s like being a woman in Computer Science, and common experiences people experience. ;/

Rachel’s Mandarin Word List

Perhaps you’ve heard of the Swadesh list — a compilation of basic concepts, which can be useful to learn as a core set of vocabulary when learning a new language. While learning Esperanto, it became more clear to me what kind of things I talk about and what words I use most often (whereas with …

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New “Mandarin Chinese” section

I’ve spent a lot of time learning conlangs such as Esperanto, Láadan, Ido, and Toki Pona. Usually, while I’m learning a new conlang, I will make a website for it. For conlangs, there are a lot less resources out there than there are for natural languages, so while I might make a Twitter account for Spanish-only …

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Moosader, LLC

As of July 31, 2015, Moosader has officially been registered as an LLC in the state of Kansas. Since this is still all completely new to me, I’m going to keep a blog about what I’ve been doing as I figure everything out. Oy.

Other Stories

I want to finish the two unfinished Android games that I began last year, Delfino & Katyuno and Fantazio de Esperanto, so that I can work on my language learning RPG, but also so that I can try to collaborate with other people to make some games. Specifically, I want to try to find people …

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Speak Esperanto as you would like to speak it.

Mi vidis tiun ĉi fadenon hodiaŭ, kaj mi vidis iun, kiun mi ofte spertas rete. Malbonkoruloj. Ofte, Esperantistoj deziras priparoli Esperanton, kaj malofte, Esperantistoj parolas pri iuj ajn aferoj.  Pro tio, Esperantistoj senĉese disputas pri la parolado de la lingvo, kaj insultas unu la alian, ĉar persono A ne parolas same kiel persono B. Fek …

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Language Selection in Video Games

I like supporting multiple languages in my video game projects. Usually, I’m focused on English and Esperanto, since that’s what I speak, but there’s no reason other languages can’t be supported. Usually on websites, I see flags used to represent language options – as an English speaker, the flag is usually either the U.S. flag …

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Asexuality in Esperanto

Trying to describe one’s sexuality and romantic orientation can be rather a mouth-full in Esperanto. It’s not quite as mono-syllabic as saying “straight”, “gay”, “bi”, and so on. I, in particular, have a difficult time remembering terms I’ve seen suggested to describe asexual people in Esperanto, so I’m going to keep this blog post so …

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Why I find myself wanting to leave the software development field.

I love Computer Science. I love programming video games. I love building cool websites. But I’ve been working professionally for 6 years now, and I’ve never been happy with any job I’ve had. A few years ago, I attempted to escape this career path and explore an alternative, which did not work out. Running out …

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