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Wednesday Word: Confess/Adopt

I confess… I would adopt these kittens. But the words “confess” and “adopt” – same or different? In the theory of translation, we talk about “areas of meaning.” For a word (or phrase), its unique area of meaning is all … Continue reading

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Wednesday Word: Nothing

Welcome to those searching for “Nothing”! If you like this post about “nothing,” you might enjoy some of this blog’s other posts about “something” else… Well, okay. This week’s Wednesday word is not “nothing.” But I want to point out … Continue reading

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Growl Me To Sleep, Daddy

Music is not a universal language. But we continue to hold onto this widely-accepted myth. Music is indeed a language. It communicates, stirs emotions and elicits a response. And music is a universal phenomenon.  But language communicates consistently, and what … Continue reading

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Where Are The Bats? – Blanket!

Language Learning… It never stops. Even after 25 years of working with Palawanos and being deeply involved in their language doing translation and linguistic analysis, we keep learning new things. Here are a few interesting examples I thought you might … Continue reading

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