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Author Archives: Ken Kwame
Greetings! Last year, I announced that I was closing down this blog, and had opened a new one to focus on my writing career. Since then, I have changed my pen name (yeah, we go through these stages as writers… … Continue reading
Update: 14/5/2019 I changed my blog URL: https://kenkwamewrites.wordpress.com/ Also, feel free to check out my Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube! Hi, everyone! I’ve been thinking about this for a long time, but I’ve finally made the decision. This blog was a … Continue reading
Isis. Anubis. Apophis. Osiris. Anukis. Why do the names of so many Egyptian mythological figures end in “is”? You might assume that maybe “-is” is an Egyptian suffix or other meaningful morpheme. Nope! This actually has little to do with … Continue reading
Today, as a friend of mine was watching Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card-hen, she shared a random musing with me. She wondered if the 櫻 (さくら、sakura) plant is the same plant that produces real cherries. Yes, actually! The sakura flower, when fertilised … Continue reading
One of my lectures has said on more than one occasion that breaking down our language into individual sounds is not the easiest thing for us humans. It is more intuitive for us to have syllables or meaningful units be … Continue reading
Nowadays, there are quite a few books that are self-published, and with the rise of eBooks, the number has increased manifold. Continue reading