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Re: a? river

Postby cfimages » 14 Oct 2009, 13:07

I saw this thread when it was first started but haven't been back since. Seems I've missed an awful lot. This is a great looking project bob, really well done. :bravo:
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Re: a? river

Postby bob » 14 Oct 2009, 13:54

Thanks man. If you check the map you'll see I'm about .....1% into this thing.

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Spooky.

I'm doing a parrallel Chinese version too.
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Re: a? river

Postby bob » 20 Oct 2009, 17:32

I found the head water of the JIlonG.

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That is the one marked shuitoU (literally headwater(s) - no singular/plural marker, of course) on the side of the road. I almost died scrambling through the jungle trying to get that picture.

Then there is another one..

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That was taken at the other headwater, the headwater that you could get to if there wasn't a buddhist monastary in the way. The headwater that comes from further away, if not further up, rather than the one that is marked "shuitoU" on the sign beside the road.

I notice that Oxford doesn't list "headwater" but rather "headwaterS." The etymology entry says this...

http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?sea ... hmode=none

It isn't even funny is it? that I can't find the source of the word "headwater." I've been using the word "headwater" for quite awhile now. It's not a word. It's not in the dictionary and since it doesn't make any sense it will never become a word except when used by people from British Columbia.

I sincerely regret any embarassment this unfortunate incident might have caused.

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Re: a? river

Postby Tempo Gain » 20 Oct 2009, 23:58

"source", no?
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Re: a? river

Postby bob » 21 Oct 2009, 01:20

No comprende.
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Re: a? river

Postby Tempo Gain » 21 Oct 2009, 01:21

I (myself) would say "source," not "headwater."
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Re: a? river

Postby bob » 21 Oct 2009, 01:24

You'd still have to say sourceS, especially around here. The rivers branch out like trees.
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Re: a? river

Postby bob » 20 Nov 2009, 00:50

The headwater of the liuGONGJun may be here...

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Or it may be here..

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It is hard to tell.

There is this...

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And this...

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It says "be careful what you wish for".

250 year old wheel..

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Pump house..

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Pump...

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Rock with bubbles..

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The canal goes underground..

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Parking...

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Where are you?

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Canal reconstruction and beautification project...

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Re: a? river

Postby bob » 20 Nov 2009, 01:13

Further improvements..

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Power tool

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Work.

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Car convenience

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View from the dog tower.

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Pee parade..

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Fat is flavour..

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Soup?

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Re: a? river

Postby Mucha Man » 20 Nov 2009, 01:16

Great to see the restoration work. Thanks for this, bob.
“Everywhere else in the world is also really old” said Prof. Liu, a renowned historian at Beijing University. “We always learn that China has 5000 years of cultural heritage, and that therefore we are very special. It appears that other places also have some of this heritage stuff. And are also old. Like, really old.”

http://hikingintaiwan.blogspot.com/
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