Negative Space: languages
- Acquisition/Development of Morphology: Specific Aspects of Noun- and Verb-Phrases
- Beginning late in the second year of life, and speeding up in the third through fifth years, children undergo vast changes in their use of language, venturing from single word holophrases and paired words to actual grammatical morphemes and the application of morphological rules. The order of acquisition of these rules seems to vary little within languages, and follows very similar patterns.
- The First Language
Scholars once believed that, or seriously discussed whether, Hebrew was the first language of mankind. In a fantasy game, there really can have been a first, holy language of the gods.
- International Comics Sites
- Comics are even popular in parts of the world where they don’t use English. Gosh!
- An Old French expletive and The Three Musketeers
In both versions of Dumas’s Three Musketeers that I have access to, the translators chose to give up and not translate one word due to its total incomprehensibility.
Eric Partridge’s etymological tome is a tour-de-force. It is the must-have for amateur etymologists. “Simply the best.”