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Franz Bopp

Franz Bopp was a German linguist known for extensive and pioneering comparative work on Indo-European languages. Bopp was born in Mainz, but the political disarray in the Republic of Mainz caused his parents' move to Aschaffenburg, the second seat of the Archbishop of Mainz. There he received a liberal education at the Lyceum and Karl Joseph Hieronymus Windischmann drew his attention to the languages and literature of the East. Moreover, Karl Wilhelm Friedrich von Schlegel's book, Über die Sprache und Weisheit der Indier, had just begun to exert a powerful influence on the minds of German philosophers and historians, stimulated Bopp's interest in the sacred language of the Hindus. In 1812, he went to Paris at the expense of the Bavarian government, with a view to devoting himself vigorously to the study of Sanskrit. There he enjoyed the society of such eminent men as Antoine-Léonard de Chézy, Silvestre de Sacy, Louis Mathieu Langlès, above all Alexander Hamilton, cousin of the American statesman of the same name, who had acquired an acquaintance with Sanskrit when in India and had brought out, along with Langlès, a descriptive catalogue of the Sanskrit manuscripts of the Imperial Library.

In the library, Bopp had access not only to the rich collection of Sanskrit manuscripts, but to the Sanskrit books, issued from the Calcutta and Serampore presses. He spent five years of laborious study living in the libraries of Paris and unmoved by the turmoils that agitated the world around him, including Napoleon's escape, the Waterloo campaign and the Restoration; the first paper from his years of study in Paris appeared in Frankfurt am Main in 1816, under the title of Über das Konjugationssystem der Sanskritsprache in Vergleichung mit jenem der griechischen, persischen und germanischen Sprache, to which Windischmann contributed a preface. In this first book, Bopp entered at once the path on which he would focus the philological researches of his whole subsequent life, his task was not to point out the similarity of Sanskrit with Persian, Latin or German, for previous scholars had long established that, but he aimed to trace the postulated common origin of the languages' grammatical forms, of their inflections from composition.

This was something. By a historical analysis of those forms, as applied to the verb, he furnished the first trustworthy materials for a history of the languages compared. After a brief sojourn in Germany, Bopp travelled to London where he made the acquaintance of Sir Charles Wilkins and Henry Thomas Colebrooke, he became friends with Wilhelm von Humboldt, the Prussian ambassador at the Court of St. James's, to whom he taught Sanskrit, he brought out, in the Annals of Oriental Literature, an essay entitled "Analytical Comparison of the Sanskrit, Greek and Teutonic Languages" in which he extended to all parts of grammar what he had done in his first book for the verb alone. He had published a critical edition, with a Latin translation and notes, of the story of Nala and Damayanti, the most beautiful episode of the Mahabharata. Other episodes of the Mahabharata, Indralokâgama, three others. On the publication, in Calcutta, of the whole Mahabharata, Bopp discontinued editing Sanskrit texts and confined himself thenceforth to grammatical investigations.

After a short residence at Göttingen, Bopp gained, on the recommendation of Humboldt, appointment to the chair of Sanskrit and comparative grammar at Berlin in 1821, which he occupied for the rest of his life. He became a member of the Royal Prussian Academy the following year. In 1827, he published his Ausführliches Lehrgebäude der Sanskritsprache, on which he had worked since 1821. Bopp started work on a new edition in Latin, for the following year, completed in 1832. At the same time he compiled a Sanskrit and Latin Glossary, in which, more in the second and third editions, he took account of the cognate languages, his chief activity, centered on the elaboration of his Comparative Grammar, which appeared in six parts at considerable intervals, under the title Vergleichende Grammatik des Sanskrit, Griechischen, Litthauischen, Gotischen und Deutschen. How Bopp matured this work emerges from the series of monographs printed in the Transactions of the Berlin Academy, which preceded it, they bear the general title Vergleichende Zergliederung des Sanskrits und der mit ihm verwandten Sprachen.

Two other essays followed the publication of the first part of the Comparative Grammar. Old Slavonian began to take its stand among the languages compared from the second part onwards. E. B. Eastwick tran

Deep Water (2020 film)

Deep Water is an upcoming psychological thriller film directed by Adrian Lyne, based on the novel of the same name by Patricia Highsmith, from a screenplay by Zach Helm and Sam Levinson. The film stars Ben Affleck and Ana de Armas, with Tracy Letts, Lil Rel Howery, Finn Wittrock, Dash Mihok, Jacob Elordi, Kristen Connolly and Rachel Blanchard appearing in supporting roles, marks Lyne's return to filmmaking after an 18-year absence. 20th Century Studios will release the film in US on November 13, 2020, making it the first erotic film release from Disney since Color of Night. A married couple who have fallen out of love with each other begin playing deadly mind games against one another that begins seeing those around them dying. Ben Affleck as Vic Van Allen, Melinda’s husband Ana de Armas as Melinda Van Allen, Vic’s wife Tracy Letts Rachel Blanchard Lil Rel Howery Finn Wittrock Dash Mihok Jacob Elordi Kristen Connolly Jade Fernandez as Jen Michael Braun as Jeff Peterson Michael Scialabba as Kevin Washington The project began development in 2013, with Adrian Lyne set to direct and Fox 2000 set to finance.

Fox 2000 sold the rights to New Regency in 2018. In August 2019, the project saw new developments. In October 2019, Tracy Letts and Rachel Blanchard joined the cast of the film. Filming began in New Orleans on November 4, 2019, with the additions of Dash Mihok, Lil Rel Howery, Jacob Elordi, Kristen Connolly, Jade Fernandez and Finn Wittrock to the cast. In December 2019, Michael Braun joined the cast of the film. Deep Water on IMDb

Moultrie Patten

Moultrie Patten was an American actor and jazz musician. Patten was best known for his role as Walt the trapper on the American television series, Northern Exposure, which aired from 1990 until 1995. Patten appeared as Walt Kupfer from 1993 until the show's ending in 1995. Moultrie Patten was born on June 10, 1919, he was raised in Detroit, where he worked a local theater and studied the piano. Patten attended Brown University, he was drafted into the United States military during World War II. He served as a tank commander during the Battle of Monte Cassino, for which he received a Silver Star for heroism in 1944. Patten moved to New York City following the end of World War II to pursue his acting career, he would spend more than fifty years performing in Broadway theater, regional theater, film and vaudeville. Patten once described his favorite theater roles as The Hostage, The Andersonville Trial, Noises Off. Patten's earliest television credits included Route 66, Philco Television Playhouse and Hallmark Hall of Fame.

His film roles included Free Willy and The Favor. Patten moved to Portland, Oregon, in 1990, relocated to Beaverton, Oregon, he was cast as Walt Kupfer on the hit television show Northern Exposure, from 1993 until 1995. His character became a fixture on the show and a fan favorite. Fans of Northern Exposure still sought out Patten for his autograph years after the show's production ended in 1995. Patten continued acting in television commercials, into his 80s, he pursued a career as a jazz musician and played the piano at jazz clubs throughout the American Midwest and East Coast. Patten released a CD featuring his favorite recordings in 1997. Moultrie Patten died from pneumonia in Beaverton, Oregon, on March 18, 2009, at the age of 89, he was survived by Sarah Goforth. Patten's funeral was held at the Ross Hollywood Chapel in Portland, Oregon, on March 27, 2009, he was buried at Arlington National Cemetery with full military honors on May 28, 2009. In an interview with The Oregonian following his death, Patten's daughter, Sarah Goforth, explained her father's acting philosophy saying, "Anyone who pursues the arts is creating another world for themselves, because the one they are faced with does not, in some way, suit them."

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Anna Faith

Ariana Faith Carlson, known professionally as Anna Faith, is an Instagram model and cosplayer from Florida. She is best known for impersonating the character of Queen Elsa from the Disney animated film Frozen. Carlson grew up with her sister Lexus Grace in Florida, her parents are Karen Carlson. Her mother created the Elsa dress, she has been publicly modelling since she was in the second grade. She graduated high school in 2014, her sister, Lexus Grace, portrays the other famous character from Princess Anna. Faith became engaged to her long time boyfriend on July 30, 2017, she gained notable widespread media coverage in 2014 when she was discovered on Instagram as an Elsa look-alike. Carlson has been an extra in several films. Besides acting and modeling, Carlson plans to record an album, she was invited to attend a royal party in the United Arab Emirates. Carlson and her sister have appeared on radio stations, TV shows, magazines, they have a fan base of over 1 million social media followers. She was named one of the top ten most popular cosplayers in the world.

Carlson started to branch out and cosplay as characters from other films and comic books, including Rey from Star Wars and Harley Quinn from Batman. Anna has portrayed characters from Harry Potter, Maleficent and Spider-Man, among others. Carlson and her sister are known as the'Frost Sisters'. Carlson serves as a model, she was named one of the Top 7 Sexiest Cosplayers in 2015. Articles about her Frozen resemblance have been featured on Playboy. Carlson's cosplay of Harley Quinn received attention in 2016 when she was compared to Margot Robbie's portrayal of Harley Quinn in the movie Suicide Squad, her versatility while cosplaying has been touted. Carlson was named "Queen of Disney Cosplay" for her work portraying various Disney Princesses. Following the release of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Carlson cosplayed as Queenie Goldstein in January 2017 during the annual A Celebration of Harry Potter fan event that took place at Universal Orlando, she debuted her new cosplay as Wonder Woman in April 2017 where she was recognized at C2E2 as one of the best cosplayers to appear at the Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo.

She entertains cancer patients. Carlson and her sister travel together with their mother and manager Karen for hospital visits, charity events and schools. Official website Anna Faith on IMDb

Kurt Versock

Kurt Versock was a German general, awarded the Knight's Cross during World War II. Versock joined the army in 1914, taking part in World War I. After the war he was retained in the Reichswehr and served in the Wehrmacht, he took part in the Invasion of Poland in Operation Barbarossa as front-line commander. In August 1942, he was awarded the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross. In May 1943 he appointed commander of the 24th Infantry Division. In September 1944, he was appointed commander of the XXXXIII Army Corps and tasked with the organization of the coastal defense of the Courland operation. In November 1944 he was promoted to General der Gebirgstruppe and at the end of the war he surrendered to the American forces. German Cross in Gold Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross on 25 August 1942 as Oberst and commander of the Infanterie-Regiment 31

Bolsheokhtinsky Bridge

Bolsheokhtinsky Bridge is a bridge across the Neva River in Saint Petersburg, Russia. The bridge's length is 334 meters, the width is 23 meters; the bridge features three spans. The initial idea to build a bridge near the Okhta river was circulated in 1829. Before the Saint Petersburg was founded, there were settlements in the Okhta region, with the growth of the city, it grew to become big industrial center. Powder factories and shipyards existed here. However, in the 19th century, Okhta district wasn't part of Saint Petersburg; the bridge was essential for the developing industry, Nicholas I approved the bridge as part of strategic city development plan. However, at that time the necessary funds were not found. Next time the possibility of building a bridge was raised in 1860-th, when the Emperor approved the decision to join the Okhta district to Saint Petersburg; the city Duma organized international contest. There were total of 16 projects submitted including projects from France, Austria, Spain and USA.

There were three projects submitted out of contest. And one of these out of contest projects was declared winner; that was the project by professor of Nikolaevskay engineering academy colonel Krivoshein and military engineer Apyshkov. But after selecting the winning project, the work didn't start for a long time. In spring of 1907, the passenger ship Arkhangelk which transported people from the left bank of Neva to the right bank sank; this tragic event set things in motion, on September 24, 1907 the contract for building the bridge was signed. The ceremony of bridge founding took place on June 26, 1909 two hundred years from the Battle of Poltava. Hence the bridge was named after the victor of that battle: Emperor Peter the Great Bridge; as the result, the bridge itself was manufactured in Warsaw, components were transported to the construction site and assembled. This is described by the bronze plaque that can be seen from the pedestrian walkway on the right pylon if crossing from the left side of Neva.

The bridge was open for traffic on October 26, 1911. In 1956 the bridge was renamed Bolsheokhtinsky after the Big Okhta river, but in 2004 the original name was restored, although the title of Emperor was dropped from the name. Today people call Peter the Great Bridge and Bolsheokhtinsky Bridge; the city rumor has it that one of the clenches in the bridge is made from pure gold, colored to be the same color as the rest of clenches. It is impossible to verify, since the bridge has more than one million clenches. In 1963, an Aeroflot Tupolev Tu-124 landed on the Neva just behind the bridge in what remains one of the few successful controlled water landings in aviation history with no lives lost. Петра Великого мост Media related to Bolsheokhtinsky Bridge at Wikimedia Commons