It’s link hour again. In fact, I’m late – so without further ado, here’s a score and more of language-related items that caught my eye over the last month:
Everything is fiction.
An ABC of translating poetry.
Why language isn’t computer code.
5th-century coin may be the first example of written English.
Blümerant: Berlin’s walk-in crossword puzzle.
Vum! An interjection of surprise.
Lost “lost ‘lost sign’ sign” sign.
Taboo initials in the NYT.
Singular or plural? The data is in.
The tricky matter of defining colours.
Linking biological and linguistic extinction.
Language X is essentially language Y under conditions Z.
ERMAHGERD: a phonological analysis.
Misleading language maps on the internet.
Slang in Rudyard Kipling.
Shark words for shark week.
Is there anything wrong with off of?
Must every Irish language speaker be an ‘enthusiast’?
Modulo: superhero sound engineer, or obscure preposition?
Analysing the last words of Texas’ death-row prisoners.
Baskerville, the typeface of truth.
Prescriptivist, heal thyself.
Why misquotations catch on.
How do we pick out a voice from a crowd?