Things That Dawned on You Belatedly

Pacifica

grammaticissima
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Lol.
 

Issacus Divus

H₃rḗǵs h₁n̥dʰéri diwsú
That Attila the Hun's name is from the Gothic atta, "father", cognate to the Hittite attas, with a diminutive suffix. And thus it is not his actual name, but an exonym.
 

Agrippa

Civis Illustris
paterculus
 

Etaoin Shrdlu

μεσσηγυδορποχέστης
I have always disliked Oasis. But I'd never noticed that 'Look Back in Anger' uses the same chord progression that infected pop music after Pachelbel's Canon was rediscovered around 1980, but in a less obvious way than all the others, or at least all those I know; I'm sure there are any number I haven't heard, because it's all over the place like a rash. This makes me almost like it.
 
If only we had more notes in the musical scale.

I have enjoyed the more recent plagerism saga of The Verve and The Stones as it's always more interesting when both parties are still alive, I think it's still ongoing too.
 

Pacifica

grammaticissima
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This dawned on me some time (a few weeks, maybe) ago, but I forgot to share it here until now.

La Joconde (Mona Lisa) = iucunda.
 

Pacifica

grammaticissima
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The respective holy week days of the three Abrahamic religions are consecutive (though not, sadly, in the chronological order of the ancientness of the religions): Friday for Muslims, Saturday for Jews, Sunday for Christians.
 

Quintilianus

Civis Illustris
I'm no theologian but from a purely islamic point of view I think they are in chronological order. :D
 
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Pacifica

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"Mineral" is related to "mine".
 

Hemo Rusticus

Jive Turkey
Whoa, that was maybe Tolkien’s real-world inspiration for the Dúnedain? The latter part of the word is explained as being the later Mannish (Celticized/Welshified) version of Elvish ‘atáni’.
That is, the ‘t’ lenited, the vowels i-mutated/raised, and the ‘n’ palatalized.
 

Issacus Divus

H₃rḗǵs h₁n̥dʰéri diwsú
The latter part of the word is explained as being the later Mannish (Celticized/Welshified) version of Elvish ‘atáni’.
That is, the ‘t’ lenited, the vowels i-mutated/raised, and the ‘n’ palatalized.
It is? I had no idea Tolkien was following Walde's footsteps!
 

Issacus Divus

H₃rḗǵs h₁n̥dʰéri diwsú
Yeah, I walked into that one, you win.
 

Issacus Divus

H₃rḗǵs h₁n̥dʰéri diwsú
Just realized Nero is cognate to Nart, like the Nart sagas :redface:
 
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