Monthly Archives: November 2013

Schwa Fire

Today I heard from Michael Erard, the author of Babel No More, who is planing to start a magazine called Schwa Fire. It will be a “digital publication about language and life” that will “look at life through a linguistic lens, and look at lives and circumstances in the language world. He is using Kickstarter […]

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This month I will focusing mainly on Breton (Brezhoneg). I’ve been learning it, on and off, for a year now and can make some sense of written and spoken Breton, though my speaking and writing lag behind quite a bit. I have been using Le Breton sans Peine, which I’ve nearly finished, though I can’t […]

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Language quiz

Here’s a recording in a mystery language. Can you identify the language, and do you know where it’s spoken?

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In the book I’ve just read, The Old Ways – A Journey on Foot, by Robert MacFarlane, there are quite a few words that are unfamiliar to me. The author has provided definitions of some of them within the text, or in the glossary at the back of the book, and one word that really […]

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