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 Misfortune.

Thursday 28 December 23:27:56 UTC 2017

I’ve finished Alexander Veltman’s last novel, Счастье несчастье [Good luck is bad luck/Fortune is misfortune] (1863), and once again I’m disappointed (see this post) — as a novel, it has virtually no interest. It’s basically an anecdote: Mikhailo Ivanovich, trained as a clerk, wants nothing more than to return to Bessarabia and live with his beloved Lenkutsa in a small … [Link]

Omniglot blog » Language acquisition

Thursday 28 December 9:59:28 UTC 2017

I spent Christmas at my brother’s house and had a nice time. It was interesting to see how the language skills of my niece (4) and my nephew (1) are developing. My niece speaks a lot, mainly in English, and sometimes in Russian (her mum is Russian), and is learning to read and write in English. She can recognise the … [Link]

Urban Word of the Day » gdi

Thursday 28 December 9:00:00 UTC 2017

God Damn Independent, a college student that is not in a fraternity/sorority. What frat are you in? Frat!?!?! Fuck that, I'm GDI! [Link]

languagehat.com » Corpus Avesticum Berolinense.

Thursday 28 December 1:23:34 UTC 2017

The Freie Universität Berlin’s Institut für Iranistik has exciting news: We are happy to announce that we have got today the confirmation that the German Research Foundation (DFG) has decided to fund our new project Corpus Avesticum Berolinense (CAB) for the next 12 years at the Institute of Iranian Studies, Freie Universität Berlin. This gives us the opportunity to undertake … [Link]

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