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.
This was first posted on my Deviant Art journal. The concept of reincarnation shows up in a few of the stories I know that feature Ancient Egypt. Off the top of my head, there’s The Mummy Returns, my friend CaribbeanRose9‘s … Continue reading
This is not a language-related post, but I wanted to write it, anyway. I just finished reading Rick Riordan’s The Throne of Fire, which rekindled an old interest in ancient Egypt and its mythology; an interest that was a huge part of why … Continue reading
Ever since I learnt that the Japanese word for “salamander” is “火蜥蜴” (hitokage, fire ‘lizard’), I’ve wondered why. After all, salamanders are amphibians, and I always associated those with water. I found out this particular word because Japanese name for … Continue reading