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 » Veltman’s Sara.

Friday 6 October 19:36:21 UTC 2017

I’ve finished Veltman’s Воспитанница Сара [The ward Sara] (see this post), and I regret to say that I’m grievously disappointed; it’s the first of his novels that I wouldn’t recommend to anyone except a Veltman completist (like myself). I was hoping for good things because Sara is a classic Veltman heroine: self-willed, impatient, eager to achieve her goals and not … [Link]

languagehat.com » Irish Calligraphy.

Friday 6 October 12:44:55 UTC 2017

Occasional commenter speedwell writes: I have done a bit of calligraphy over the decades and I live in the rural West of [Ireland]. So I notice that the street signs and a lot of the art and all of the old Irish writing is in what my teachers in the Donegal course simply called “the old way they were taught … [Link]

Urban Word of the Day » boysplaining

Friday 6 October 7:30:00 UTC 2017

Mansplaining, but more immature. 15 Year Old Boysplaining Feminism [Link]

Language Log » Cartoonist walks into a language lab…

Friday 6 October 0:19:02 UTC 2017

Bob Mankoff gave a talk here in Madison not long ago. You may recognize Mankoff as the cartoon editor for many years at the New Yorker magazine, who is now at Esquire. Mankoff’s job involved scanning about a thousand cartoons a week to find 15 or so to publish per issue. He did this for over 20 years, which is … [Link]

languagehat.com » Faroe Islands Translate.

Friday 6 October 0:06:00 UTC 2017

This is a really clever and delightful site, described in this PR Newswire story: The tiny Faroe Islands – 18 islands in the North Atlantic, located between the Shetlands, Iceland and Norway – are once again taking on giant Google in a bid to have their unique language included on Google Translate. They have created their very own Faroe Islands … [Link]

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