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Language

What's Changing? - Language
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See also:

  • What's New? - Language
  • 7,099: Distinct spoken languages in the world, as of 2017

  • 63%: Share of the world’s population that natively speaks one of 12 languages: Arabic, Bengali, all dialects of Chinese, English, French, German, Hindu-Urdu, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish

 

August 2020

What's New? - Language
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Halcyon curates the most significant language-related content from carefully selected sources. Please contact us if you'd like our help with language-related challenges.

On Medieval Provencal Halcyon In Kal… 14 April 2016

Now online, Proensa's interpretations of the troubadours have enchanted me - though perhaps not some of the dinner party guests on whom I inflicted the vinyl version at various times - for the best part of 30 years.

Is it really as long ago as 1983-85 that I specialised in Medieval Provencal and wrote my dissertation on the amour de loinh of Pierre Vidal? Rupert Gordon and I were the only students at Edinburgh to choose the option in many a year, and having been back in the George Square for the first time since 1985 earlier this year, I wonder whether anyone else has borrowed any of the books since!

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Simplicity of language is not only reputable, but perhaps even sacred - Kurt Vonnegut http://j.mp/X70Oyn

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Every language is an old-growth forest of the mind - Wade Davis

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