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I am definitely not an expert, but I do love words and languages. (I speak English, Tamil, Hindi, Spanish, French, and German.) The language I'm most infatuated with is English and its legion of synonyms, quirks, and inconsistencies, as well as its depth and richness of vocabulary.

"Descended from the apes! My dear, let us hope it is not true, but if it is, let us pray that it will not become generally known."
-Bishop of Worcester's wife [?]

La langue française est une femme. Et cette femme est si belle, si fière, si modeste, si hardie, touchante, voluptueuse, chaste, noble, familière, folle, sage, qu'on l'aime de toute son âme, et qu'on n'est jamais tenté de lui être infidèle.
-Anatole France

Ein Fichtenbaum steht einsam
Im Norden auf kahler Höh.
Ihn schläfert; mit weißer Decke
Umhüllen ihn Eis und Schnee.

Er träumt von einer Palme,
Die, fern im Morgenland,
Einsam und schweigend trauert
Auf brennender Felsenwand.
(Heinrich Heine)

I have eaten
the plums
that were in
the icebox

and which
you were probably
for breakfast

Forgive me
they were delicious
so sweet
and so cold

(William Carlos Williams)

Also, I get that 'Heartspring' is a very, very puerile choice for a username. But when I first joined, I didn't realize how serious this place was, and at this point I feel like it's been too long to change it. So yeah :(

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