Next time someone tells me, “you are such a geek” I will point them to the quote below and say, regretfully, I wish I were, but I am still just learning.
Then I said, â€œHmm, I have an intuition that if I looked at the historical linguistics of MÄori, I could probably get a better fit. Nah, thatâ€™s too much work.â€
Then I said, â€œWait. MÄori is a Polynesian language, itâ€™s not hardly any work at all. The entire sound correspondence for the whole language family probably fits on half a page!â€
If true – this is some nice and impressive work.