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dr bartolo
991786.  Wed Apr 24, 2013 10:51 am Reply with quote

repost-see blwo


Last edited by dr bartolo on Wed Apr 24, 2013 10:57 am; edited 2 times in total

 
dr bartolo
991789.  Wed Apr 24, 2013 10:56 am Reply with quote

AlmondFacialBar wrote:
EXE wrote:
In Chinese chess, not only is there a horse piece (not called a knight but similar obviously) but also an elephant piece.


The elephant presumably having the place of the castle?

:-)

AlmondFacialBar


Here is how a xiangqi set looks like:



As you can see, xiangqi pieces are simply little pieces of wood, like poker chips, engraved with the names of the peices in chinese. For example, the knight is marked 馬 - chinese for horse

As for the elephants( 象 / 相- the characters are written differently for the opposing sides ) , they take the place of the
bishops. The rook/ castle is replaced by a chariot ( 車).

 
Jenny
991796.  Wed Apr 24, 2013 11:10 am Reply with quote

That's interesting dr bartolo, and I will make a mental note of xiangqi for the X series, if we get that far.

 
germananglophile
998043.  Mon May 20, 2013 6:02 pm Reply with quote

Spud McLaren wrote:
knights.


Well, look at you! TWO! :D :D :D
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qi_episodes#Series_K:_2013

 
Spud McLaren
998046.  Mon May 20, 2013 6:08 pm Reply with quote

Jolly good!

If they do one on Kitchens, my life will be complete.

Until Thursday.

Or thereabouts.

 
CB27
998066.  Mon May 20, 2013 9:42 pm Reply with quote

Ooh, a kenigots episode :)

 
Sadurian Mike
998087.  Tue May 21, 2013 4:22 am Reply with quote

Go away, or I shall taunt you a second time.

 
Spud McLaren
998248.  Tue May 21, 2013 1:24 pm Reply with quote

As a matter of fact, my father did smell of elderberries. Well, he did when he'd been preparing the berries to make wine.

 
Sadurian Mike
998281.  Tue May 21, 2013 2:44 pm Reply with quote

And did your mother require an exercise wheel?

 
Spud McLaren
998302.  Tue May 21, 2013 3:29 pm Reply with quote

Desperately, but she'd never have used it. Stubborn old bugger.

It was the way she used to store eggs & bacon in her cheeks that annoyed the rest of us.

 
suze
998345.  Tue May 21, 2013 4:52 pm Reply with quote

Two shows have been recorded today.

The themes were Killers (yet more points for Spud), and Kinky (well done swotty).

Sandi Toksvig is in both of them. Any inference you draw from this is entirely down to you.

 
Sadurian Mike
998352.  Tue May 21, 2013 5:06 pm Reply with quote

Having failed to get tickets to any recordings this year, I absolutely refuse to watch any episodes.


At least until later in the year.

 
germananglophile
998365.  Tue May 21, 2013 6:49 pm Reply with quote

suze wrote:
Two shows have been recorded today.

The themes were Killers (yet more points for Spud), and Kinky (well done swotty).

Sandi Toksvig is in both of them. Any inference you draw from this is entirely down to you.


I was just about to post this myself. Happy news and great topics indeed. :D
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qi_episodes#Series_K:_2013

 
Spud McLaren
998369.  Tue May 21, 2013 7:06 pm Reply with quote

Ha! They'll be offering me a job next!

Well, I can dream, can't I? (Fain/Kahal)

 
Spud McLaren
998839.  Thu May 23, 2013 7:32 pm Reply with quote

Spud McLaren wrote:
(Fain/Kahal)
I just realised that I didn't know anything really about Irving Kahal, so a google session revealed that he co-wrote I'll Be Seeing You, one of the most tear-jerking songs ever, in my book; not necessarily for the words alone, but for the way they mesh with a very evocative tune and harmonisation.

Crikey.

 

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