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[klondike mary] That's her genius!

Postby klondike mary » Fri May 29, 2020 8:04 pm

When he was just a toddler, Jamie would follow his mother around. "Mommy, mommy! Read to me, please!" What was unusual was the book he wanted to be read to from.....

.....and how it would affect his choice of career later.
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Postby Doriana » Fri May 29, 2020 8:39 pm

Is the book he wanted to be read from typically considered a children's book?
Is the book fiction? non-fiction?

Did the mother actually read to him from the book he requested?

Is the content of the book directly related to his career choice? (e.g. it's a book about diseases, and he decided to become a doctor)
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Postby klondike mary » Fri May 29, 2020 11:13 pm

Is the book he wanted to be read from typically considered a children's book? NO.
Is the book fiction? non-fiction? non-fiction

Did the mother actually read to him from the book he requested? Yes.

Is the content of the book directly related to his career choice? (e.g. it's a book about diseases, and he decided to become a doctor) No, not in that sense.
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Postby hominid » Fri May 29, 2020 11:39 pm

Is the book: a dictionary? Thesaurus? Encyclopedia? Phone book? Religious text? Atlas? Cookbook? Is it a book that adults would normally read from cover to cover?

Did Jamie learn some relevant information from the book?

Did Jamie want to pursue this career during childhood?
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Postby klondike mary » Sat May 30, 2020 7:47 pm

Is the book: a dictionary? This, no to everything else. Thesaurus? Encyclopedia? Phone book? Religious text? Atlas? Cookbook? Is it a book that adults would normally read from cover to cover?

Did Jamie learn some relevant information from the book? I would say n.r. as to any specific word or information. It just gave him a fascination with words.

Did Jamie want to pursue this career during childhood? Not sure when he started, perhaps during his teens
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Postby hominid » Sat May 30, 2020 8:38 pm

Does his career relate directly to words? Dictionaries? Writing?

Is it relevant why he wanted to be read to from the dictionary?
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Postby Earnest » Sun May 31, 2020 8:47 am

Can we assume that he could not read? That he needed his mom just in order to read what he could not? Would it work with his father/brother reading it instead? Any physical condition relevant?

Is the dictionary relevantly an English dictionary? An encyclopedia? Did the mom read to him random words? Specific words (e.g. maybe previously selected words? If so by Jamie?)? Words in alphabetical order? Spelling relevant? Pronunciation? etymology? Did Jamie need to guess thee definition of the words read by his mom?

Did the mother invent a story using random words? Did the mom read the definition of the words? Relevant what the mom did read?

Does his career involve books? Newspapers? Definitions? Memory? Libraries? Book stores? Does he ask to read the dictionary under particular circumstances? I front of other people? After relevant events? During relevant events? In a specific location? Is it always the same dictionary? A relevant edition? An up to date dictionary?
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Postby klondike mary » Sun May 31, 2020 5:37 pm

Can we assume that he could not read? You assume correctly.That he needed his mom just in order to read what he could not? Would it work with his father/brother reading it instead? All true. Any physical condition relevant? Aside from his age, no.

Is the dictionary relevantly an English dictionary? Yes.An encyclopedia? Did the mom read to him random words? Specific words (e.g. maybe previously selected words? If so by Jamie?)? Either random words, or words selected by his mother. Words in alphabetical order? Spelling relevant? Pronunciation? etymology? Did Jamie need to guess thee definition of the words read by his mom?All no or n.r.

Did the mother invent a story using random words? Did the mom read the definition of the words? Relevant what the mom did read? All unknown or n.r.

Does his career involve books? Newspapers? Definitions? Memory? Libraries? Book stores? Does he ask to read the dictionary under particular circumstances? I front of other people? After relevant events? During relevant events? In a specific location? Is it always the same dictionary? A relevant edition? An up to date dictionary?vHis career (which is just beginning, as he is only about 19-20,) is not directly related to books, bookstores, etc. It is, however, related to words. He dies not read the dictionary though he might occasionally read from another book. What he does, he usually does it in front of other people, often at specific events and in specific places.
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Postby Doriana » Sun May 31, 2020 5:39 pm

Is he a writer? a poet? a comedian? poetry slams relevant?
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Postby Earnest » Mon Jun 01, 2020 7:47 am

I think you might have missed hominid questions.


His career (which is just beginning, as he is only about 19-20,) is not directly related to books, bookstores, etc. --> is it related to searching? To memory? To spot the number of letters in a word? To find rhymes? to find synonyms?

he might occasionally read from another book --> in front of the people? Before being in front of people?
in front of other people --> in front of a public? On a stage? Is it a. performance?
at specific events --> Public events? Competitions? Is technology involved?
in specific places. --> theaters? pubs?
Is music involved? lyrics? Rap? Is Bible relevant?
Words = any type of English word? Words connected one to another? Making meaningful sentences? are speeches relevant? Is complexity of words relevant with complexity being defined by some criterion (e.g. length of words? The fact that they are not commonly used in every day?)
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Postby klondike mary » Mon Jun 01, 2020 2:19 pm

Is he a writer? a poet? a comedian? poetry slams relevant? No to all.
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Postby klondike mary » Mon Jun 01, 2020 2:29 pm

His career (which is just beginning, as he is only about 19-20,) is not directly related to books, bookstores, etc. --> is it related to searching? To memory? Memory is relevant, tangentally,. To spot the number of letters in a word? To find rhymes? to find synonyms? Also slightly relevant, but not the major factor.

he might occasionally read from another book --> in front of the people? Yes.Before being in front of people?
in front of other people --> in front of a public? Yessish, leaning to yes.On a stage? Is it a. performance? No.
at specific events --> Public events? DOYD of pubic and event.Competitions? Is technology involved?Not directly.
in specific places. --> theaters? pubs?No to these.
Is music involved? lyrics? Rap? No to these.Is Bible relevant?YES.
Words = any type of English word?No. Words connected one to another? Making meaningful sentences? are speeches relevant? Yes to these two. Is complexity of words relevant with complexity being defined by some criterion (e.g. length of words? The fact that they are not commonly used in every day?) n.r.
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Postby hominid » Mon Jun 01, 2020 3:04 pm

Is he a priest? Minister? Rabbi? Some other kind of clergy?
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Postby klondike mary » Mon Jun 01, 2020 4:35 pm

Is he a priest? Minister? Rabbi? Some other kind of clergy? No to all. Actually, his 'choice of career' is not necessarily related to religion at all. It may be used by people of any faith, (and is) or none, and by people of any profession. No direct relation to religion at all, and I am sorry if I gave that impression.
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Postby hominid » Mon Jun 01, 2020 6:57 pm

No need to apologize. When you said that the Bible is relevant, is it relevant to his career? Could several books be relevant, and the Bible is just one of them? Is he an editor? Publisher?
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Postby Earnest » Tue Jun 02, 2020 7:54 am

in front of a public? Yessish, leaning to yes --> in TV shows? On the internet? In a Church? In places connected to Bible? In forums? Social media?

Is Bible relevant?YES --> does he check the Bible in search for something specifically? Quotations? Something said by others? Something that he is going to say/he said? are quotation relevant? Is Bible on of the most powerful examples to understand his career path? To understand the reason why he asked his mum to read the dictionary? Would it have worked better had he asked to read the Bible to his mum? Is being informed about the Bible relevant in his profession? Debates relevant?

Is his profession related mainly to: spotting mistakes? Comment? Make corrections? Grammar? Syntax? Check historical consistency? Translate? Inventing powerful sentences/motto/spots/advertising? Find the first who said something? Copywriter? Check social media comments? Is he considered a genius? Is it normal to do such a job at his age?
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Postby klondike mary » Wed Jun 03, 2020 9:38 pm

No need to apologize. When you said that the Bible is relevant, is it relevant to his career? Could several books be relevant, and the Bible is just one of them?This is the case. His use of any book is incidental, not the main thrust of his work. Is he an editor? Publisher? No, in no way related to the production of books.
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Postby klondike mary » Wed Jun 03, 2020 9:46 pm

in front of a public? Yessish, leaning to yes --> in TV shows? On the internet? In a Church? In places connected to Bible? In forums? Social media? In all of these venues, and more. I have seen people doing this quite a lot lately.

Is Bible relevant?YES --> does he check the Bible in search for something specifically? Quotations? Something said by others? Something that he is going to say/he said? are quotation relevant? Is Bible on of the most powerful examples to understand his career path? To understand the reason why he asked his mum to read the dictionary? Would it have worked better had he asked to read the Bible to his mum? Is being informed about the Bible relevant in his profession? All of these n.r. Reading n.r.Debates relevant? One of the venues in which he might use his skills, but this could be misleading.

Is his profession related mainly to: spotting mistakes? Comment? Make corrections? Grammar? Syntax? Check historical consistency? Translate? Yessish. Explore. Inventing powerful sentences/motto/spots/advertising? Find the first who said something? Copywriter? Check social media comments?All n.r. Is he considered a genius? Not reallyIs it normal to do such a job at his age?Most people who do this are older and have more experience, but they had to start somewhere, right?
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Postby Doriana » Wed Jun 03, 2020 9:47 pm

Is he an interpreter? If so, a sign language interpreter?
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Postby Earnest » Thu Jun 04, 2020 7:51 am

Translate? Yessish. Explore. --> are ancient languages relevant? Latin? Greek? Other languages (e.g. not spoken ones: hashtags, computer language, gesture language...)? Subtitles relevant? dubbing? Does he work on something written? video? something written by others? Something published by others? Correct grammar? Manage posts? could he apply his skills in our forum too? In posts? in questions? everywhere? Would, in that case work for a single individual? For the entire forum?
Is his work needed when there is a language gap? Also when everyone speaks native English (or another language) from the same country?
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Postby klondike mary » Thu Jun 04, 2020 11:18 pm

Is he an interpreter? If so, a sign language interpreter? Yes, and yes!
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Postby klondike mary » Thu Jun 04, 2020 11:23 pm

Translate? Yessish. Explore. --> are ancient languages relevant? Latin? Greek? Other languages (e.g. not spoken ones: hashtags, computer language, gesture language...)? This - from English to ASL or vice versa.Subtitles relevant? dubbing? Does he work on something written? video? something written by others? Something published by others? Correct grammar? Manage posts? could he apply his skills in our forum too? In posts? in questions? everywhere? Would, in that case work for a single individual? For the entire forum?
Is his work needed when there is a language gap? Also when everyone speaks native English (or another language) from the same country? All the rest n.r. See answer to Doriana, above. Spoyler to follow shortly.
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Postby klondike mary » Thu Jun 04, 2020 11:35 pm

**************SPOILER************************
I have friends who are associated with an ASL ministry, and Jamie is their son. Having been around it all of his life, ASL comes naturally to him. It is not surprising that he would choose to become a professional sign-language interpreter, and is taking courses to that end.. i like to think that his early fascination with words had something to do with his choice of career, as well.

They invited me to attend virtual services with them last week, which I did. Don't know how much spiritual uplift I got from it, as I could understand only the occasional phrase, but I did learn a couple of signs, and got inspiration for a couple of new puzzles!
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