Monthly Archives: November 2005

group X has Y words for Z

Inevitably, when linguists are involved in a conversation with non-linguists, the “Eskimos have X words for snow” comes up, with wide-eyed surprise and much head-nodding on the part of the non-linguist. They state this in a very know-it-all way, because … Continue reading

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“He’s weird, but in a good and pleasant way”

The following article was published in the Toronto Star, September 21, 2005. The title of this blog entry was a quote taken from the article that describes the remarkable young polyglot featured below. Read on! Headline: 17-year-old linguist a bridge … Continue reading

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