Monthly Archives: May 2017

Word Family Friday: Thread

Teaser: thread, thresh, triage, tribade Proto-Indo-European <*terh₁>: “to rub, turn” -> Balto-Slavic –> Slavic <*tèrti>: “to rub” —> Russian <тере́ть> (terétʹ): “rub, polish, grind” -> Germanic <*þrēaną>: “twist, turn” –> English <throw> –> Dutch <draaien>: “turn, play a record or … Continue reading

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Word Family Friday: Fabric + Bonus Family: Silk

Teaser: fabric, forge, Dobro, daft Bonus family below: 絲, silk Proto-Indo-European <*dʰabʰ->: “fit together, fitting, make” -> Armenian <դարբին> (darbin): “blacksmith” -> Germanic <*dabaną>: “to fit, to be fitting” –> Icelandic <dafna>: “thrive” –> Germanic <*daftuz>: “appropriate, convenient, apt” —> … Continue reading

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Word Family Friday: Cloth

Teaser: cloth, cloud, gluten, and a town in Croatia Proto-Indo-European <*gəl->?: “ball up, amass” -> Latin <globus>: “round, sphere, globe, glob, group” –> French <globe>: “globe” —> English <globe> –> Vulgar Latin <globellus> —> Spanish <ovillar>: “roll into a ball” … Continue reading

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Word Family Friday: Textile

Beginning of May theme of textiles. This is a big one. English highlights: text, texture, textile, toilet, subtle, technology, architect, dachshund, Tesla Proto-Indo-European <*teḱs->: “weave, braid, add, establish, construct” -> Latin <texere>: “to weave” –> French <tisser>: “to weave, plait” … Continue reading

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US Presidential Election Data PCA

Finally have a good visualization of my election data. Confirmed hypothesis: The biggest split in clustering states by politics is between the Confederacy and Everyone Else.

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