Daily Archives: April 27, 2017

Is Icelandic under threat?

The Icelandic language, with a long history and a 1000-year written tradition, may be threatened in today’s world: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/22/world/europe/iceland-icelandic-language-linguistics.html?smprod=nytcore-ipad&smid=nytcore-ipad-share

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Frisian surviving against all odds

Frisian, the closest relative to English, spoken in Friesland (a province of the Netherlands), is still being spoken. A speaker of Modern English will not be able to understand it, but speakers of Old English and Old Frisian could have … Continue reading

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The IE numbering system we inherited for English not a linguistic universal?


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