Monday, April 28, 2014

It's Gothic to me!

"There is a great scene [in Ocean's Twelve] where Danny and Rusty are talking code burglar talk with a prospective client and Linus is completely confused and starts spouting off Zeppelin lyrics. Class today [reminded] me of that scene, since we were having to basically make up whatever the hell those notes said that you passed out." --Tori Watson

Old English

Click here to hear the Lord's Prayer in the West Saxon dialect of Old English.

Fæder úre, ðú ðe eart on heofonum,
Sí ðín nama gehálgod.
Tó becume ðín rice.
Gewurde ðín willa
On eorþan swá swá on heofonum.
Urne dægwhamlícan hlaf syle ús tódæg.
And forgyf ús úre gyltas,
Swá swá wé forgyfaþ úrum gyltendum.
And ne gelæd ðu ús on costnunge,
Ac álýs ús of yfele. Sóþlice.

Gaelic is not an English Dialect

If King Arthur was an actual historical figure (scholars are unsure about this), he probably spoke a Celtic language (Gaelic is a Celtic language) and fought against Germanic invaders whose Anglo-Saxon language evolved into English.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014


So you've read the essay by Fromkin et al.
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According to the World Wildlife Foundation, the following 16 species are critically endangered:

Friday, April 11, 2014

How the magic happens

So you've read "The Form of the Message" by Nancy Bonvillain.

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On the left:  Francisco Domingo Joaquin.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Multiple Hamlets

So you're read Bohannan's "Shakespeare in the Bush."

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Kelsea's Twins

Kelsea: "Here are the twins again. Still talking!"

Monday, April 7, 2014

Cliquez ici?

Click here if you want to see something "French, and ridiculous and . . . awesome" that made Tori think of Linguistics class.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014