Category Archives: Miscellaneous Language Issues

Summer goals

The semester is winding down. I have 1 more exam left, but I have another semester starting right after. So… it will be quite a summer for me. Still, I have some plans. I intend to start going through the hieroglyphics … Continue reading

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Not all samurai were Japanese

In 1579, a young man arrived in Japan from Mozambique. He was the servant (or slave) of an Italian Jesuit who had been appointed Visitor of the “Indies” (East and South, and East Africa). Where exactly this young man was born is lost … Continue reading

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I’m back on Fiverr!

Last semester, I made the decision break from my freelance Fiverr because of my busy schedule as a student working so many jobs. It was very stressful…. But now, I’m back! Last week, I got my first order of 2017. And I got … Continue reading

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Cherology or phonology…?

When I was first learning sign language linguistics in school, I was exposed to the terms “cherology” and “chereme”. To give you definitions: Cherology is “the description and analysis of the distinctive units used in the sign language of the deaf” … Continue reading

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The language of race in America

In light of the recent Trump victory in the US presidential elections (and the alleged spike in racist crimes and incidents since), I think now is a good time to put in my two cents regarding this; a pair of … Continue reading

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Nerd alert: Heiroglyphics

Ever since I was a child, I loved Ancient Egypt. The mythology, the history… I used to sit down and read about it in encyclopaedias just for fun, and watch National Geographic/History Channel documentaries about it. My love for Ancient … Continue reading

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“African” is more than one nationality, culture, language, people…

I’m a writer. But you’re reading my blog right now, so you know that. What I mean is: I am a prose fiction writer. Part of the fiction writing process is the naming of characters. Ever since high school, I’ve been using BabyNames.com … Continue reading

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