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On the 6th of October, someone posted something in a Facebook group I’m in: I instantly realised that there was no mention of a prize, but I still felt a strong desire to try my hand at it. My Spanish … Continue reading
The five love languages. They’re not real languages in the sense of syntax, morphology, phonology, etc, but they are important in communication. I remember when I first discovered the concept, and it really helped me understand myself, and it has … Continue reading
It’s November. Which means it’s National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo for short, or, even shorter, NaNo). “National” may be in the name, but it’s grown more international over the years since it started in the US in 1999 with just … Continue reading
After months of inactivity, JSL News and Views is coming back online! I used to use Windows Live Movie Maker to make our videos, but my old computer died, and I got a new one, and… Movie Maker has stubbornly … Continue reading
In Patwa, there’s a future tense marker. Similar to English, both the word “go” and the continuous aspect marker (-ing in English, a in Patwa) make this. And so, you get: Mi ago dwiit. “I am going to do it.” … Continue reading
I recently watched the latest King Kong movie, Kong: Skull Island. All in all, it was a good movie, and I enjoyed it. And it was kinda cool seeing Loki playing a mortal. One thing that I didn’t like, though, … Continue reading