Welcome!Please look around and enjoy; a blog from a Jamaican who loves languages! Look for a new post every Sunday at 12:00 pm Jamaican time.
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!
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
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