"I would be extremely skeptical of this. This sounds like glottochronology is trying to make a come back. Languages tend, over vast amounts of time, to cycle between various stages, which each stage requiring a huge amount of new features. For…"
"I wrote my Bachelor's thesis about color distinctions. This video was really interesting. However, I can't for the life of me see the distinction in the green squares. Is there really a color difference? I see them as roughly all the same…"
"I was reading a book in Finnish when I came upon the beautiful word hälläkkä. I looked it up, and got flibbertigibbet. It means a whimsical young woman. A bubbly personality > a flibbertigibbetty personality."
I'm endlessly obsessed with languages. I've read everything there is to read about most languages and it's pushed me to study anthropology and genetics and archeology.Once one has come to grips with the reality of language evolution, the true age of our ethnicities and cultural identities begins to shine through some ancient little detail that few people have bothered to notice.For example, it's now been proven that a language in Russia called Ket is directly related to languages of western…See More