John Gordon Ross

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Language Stuff

Almost everyone uses language, so inevitably almost everyone thinks they are an expert in it. I don’t consider myself an expert, though most of my work requires at least language competence and sometimes actual skill, but I do follow the blogs featured on this feeds page.

(If you are wondering where the translation-related feeds have all gone, I have put them on their own page.)

Most of the blogs represented here are in English, most of the time, but don’t be surprised to find other languages used. Go with the flow – I occasionally find myself pleasantly surprised at how much I can grasp in languages I have never seen before.

Language On the Net

Urban Word of the Day » Napstipated

Monday 21 August 7:00:00 UTC 2017

When you really need to nap but can't. " I'm suffering from some severe napstipation!" "Ouch man you're napstipated! That sucks! you should really see a doctor!" [Link]

languagehat.com » Collops and Fíbíns.

Monday 21 August 1:16:12 UTC 2017

Manchán Magan writes about “the lost language of Ireland’s landscape”: Do you understand the sentence: the banbh was hiding out in the clochán from the brothall? Or how about: I took the boreen over the bawn and down the congár through the cluain beyond the esker to fetch some dillisk on the cladach. The language we use to describe landscape, … [Link]

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