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Category Archives: Miscellaneous Language Issues
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
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
The University of the West Indies has a tradition of names. There are quite a few monuments around campus with lists of names of people who came before us for posterity. Right near the main gate, there is one such … Continue reading
It’s 2018 now, and I’ve still got a whole lot of schoolwork to do before the second semester opens. Well, better get to work!