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

languagehat.com » Khalatov’s Hat.

Sunday 17 September 21:25:05 UTC 2017

Occasionally I feel guilty about neglecting what is, after all, part of this blog’s name, but now I have an occasion to remedy that failing. I’m reading Yuri Slezkine’s The House of Government: A Saga of the Russian Revolution (a very generous gift from an LH reader); it’s over a thousand pages long, because it combines several strands of narration … [Link]

Omniglot blog » Language quiz

Sunday 17 September 13:30:43 UTC 2017

Language quiz image Here’s a recording in a mystery language. Can you identify the language, and do you know where it’s spoken? [Link]

Urban Word of the Day » hirp

Sunday 17 September 8:30:00 UTC 2017

A Hiccup burp.The painful eruption of gas flowing up the esophagus, while simultaneously hiccuping. Josh: "arghhaaaaHhhs" Justin: "wtf was that?" Josh: "oh you know, I HIRPED." [Link]

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