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There are postpositions? I must have blocked that out in undergrad!

Only procrastinated getting started on uni things for a couple of days…. just doing my Syntax readings now, thinking that I should have memories of a lot of this (and I do) but seriously there are things that I draw a complete blank on. Like clitics? Or postpositions (which makes sense but I didn’t realise…

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Ovenable

Once upon a time, between 10 and 14 years ago, in an accelerated maths class in a distant land known as Newcastle, the students were playing anagrams on the board. It must have been after an exam. Binable!, Brian insists. “It’s a word. I can put something in the bin, so it’s Bin-able. Like other…

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More on Colours

I loved these pictures over on the xkcd blog today… Might actually be quite a useful resource for the design nerds out there, whereas I’m probably looking at it more linguistically, with flashbacks to a lecturer saying “some languages only have x number of colour names” (might have been 2 or 3) and me being…

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Smells like Books

The ANU library babysat me last night after my Japanese class, which waiting for Rish. Wandering through, deciding to go in search of something to read. Past the economics texts, and the ones on the economy before the black death… Into the over sized books, and into the linguistics section. Skimming through Middle English dictionaries,…

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