About this blog
This blog contains my musings on language and linguistics. I write about the meanings and origins of words and phrases; language learning techniques; language courses and other learning resources; languages and cultures, and anything else that interests me, from a linguistic perspective.
What’s an Omniglot?
Omniglot is a word I coined back in 1998. Originally it was the name of a web design and translation business I tried to set up, and it later became the name of my Online encyclopedia of writing systems and languages.
Omniglot (‘ɒmnɪˌglɒt) noun
1. having a command of all languages
2. written in, composed of, or containing all languages
3. a person with a command of all languages
4. a book containing several versions of the same text written in all languages
5. a mixture or confusion of languages
[from Latin omnis (all) + Greek γλωσσα (glossa) – tongue/language]
Adapted from the definition of polyglot in Collins English Dictionary
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