The 13th Warrior

I apologize beforehand, but this is going to be a bit of a rant... Comments and differing views are of course welcome! ;) Source: Wikipedia I was watching the movie…

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Music & Language

I read this article about natural translators and musicians a while ago, and it got me thinking. Being a musician myself and having started my musical education at the tender…

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Die spinnen, die Römer!

Eine Kollegin verwies neulich auf diesen Rundfunkbeitrag des WDR, der wirklich absolut hörenswert ist: Sie übersetzte Asterix und Obelix. Gudrun Penndorf erzählt rund 23 Minuten unter Anderem darüber wie sie…

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The Alphabet and Simplified Spelling

Mark Twain's remarks about the irregularities and irrationality of spelling in the English language. ADDRESS AT THE DINNER GIVEN TO MR. CARNEGIE AT THE DEDICATION OF THE NEW YORK ENGINEERS' CLUB,…

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Rools of the Pool

The last 3 weeks have been grueling - I was inundated with work (which is a good thing) and had 3 business trips (among them the workshop I held on…

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