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Sorry: A Word With Global Uptake

October 6, 2020 11:17 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Most of my adventures these days happen in my arm chair. Watching foreign-language dramas on various streaming services. I’ve watched enough now to have noticed a curious phenomenon. Of course, I’ve long been aware that English is currently the world’s donor language. However, I’ve now become aware that one word... read more

Nosferatu

Nosferatu – Or You-Know-Who

September 8, 2020 11:41 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Welcome back, Rose Vane! Her blog today on Nosferatu is her third on Romanian mythology. We hope this series sparks the imaginations of creative writers of all types. So, let’s get to it! I don’t want to wait until Halloween for this juicy topic. Rose Vane writes: Nosferatu: But First,... read more

Iele

Iele: Mysterious Romanian Fairies

July 31, 2020 6:30 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Rose Vane is once again our guest blogger. In this period of global pandemic, adventuresome travel is less available for many of us. So I’m reaching out to fellow writers and friends who live in wonderfully interesting places. Today we’re going to armchair travel to Romania and learn about iele.... read more

African American Vernacular English

African American Vernacular English

June 16, 2020 6:41 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

African American Vernacular English (AAVE) has a number of names, including Black Vernacular English. For many decades now linguists have studied AAVE. They understand it not as a defective form of Standard English. Rather it is a variety of English in its own right. It has its own lexicon, grammar... read more

Colombia: A Rich Linguistic Experience

February 25, 2020 6:14 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Eva Michelle Wheeler is our guest blogger this week. She will take us on  a delightful linguistic journey through Colombia. Title image: Eve strolling through Comuna 13 in Medellín I chose Colombia as a travel destination. The vibrant culture and natural beauty drew me. Along with the food, the history,... read more