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Nick 2020-06-26 08:03

Golden links
 
This thread is intended for good links not related to one specific language.

Nick 2020-06-26 08:06

Dick Grune of the computer science department at the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam
has written many articles and books on everything from compiler design to Korean.
His web page is here:
[URL]https://dickgrune.com/[/URL]

pinhodecarlos 2020-06-26 08:13

This is an open source Portuguese slang and idioms dictionary.


[url]https://natura.di.uminho.pt/~jj/pln/calao/dicionario.pdf[/url]

Uncwilly 2020-06-26 13:57

A most excellent podcast on the history of the English language. The presenter includes the history of the land as it is relevant to the story of the language.

[URL="https://historyofenglishpodcast.com/"]https://historyofenglishpodcast.com/[/URL]

He is a very good story teller. The themes and interwoven ties are interesting. This is not a boring history or language lesson. It is an exciting storytelling load with interesting information. Start from the beginning.

Nick 2020-06-28 13:14

A good article on ancient number systems (may require university library subscription):

Hollings, C. (2009). An Analysis of Nonpositional Numeral Systems. The Mathematical Intelligencer, 31(2), 15-23.

LaurV 2020-07-04 16:33

[QUOTE=Uncwilly;549126]A most excellent podcast on the history of the English language. The presenter includes the history of the land as it is relevant to the story of the language.

[URL]https://historyofenglishpodcast.com/[/URL]

He is a very good story teller. The themes and interwoven ties are interesting. This is not a boring history or language lesson. It is an exciting storytelling load with interesting information. Start from the beginning.[/QUOTE]
Posted not long ago by xilman and discussed repeatedly on the forum :razz:

Uncwilly 2020-07-04 18:35

[QUOTE=LaurV;549758]Posted not long ago by xilman and discussed repeatedly on the forum :razz:[/QUOTE]
:orly owl:
From newest to oldest (skipping a few where "History of English" only occurs in a quote of one of these posts.
[QUOTE=Uncwilly;548829]I have been listening to the "History of English" podcast for a while.[/QUOTE][QUOTE=rogue;528369]For those of you who love language, check out [URL="https://historyofenglishpodcast.com/"]History of English podcast[/URL].[/QUOTE][QUOTE=Mark Rose;496684]If you like this sort of thing, I've been enjoying [url=http://historyofenglishpodcast.com/]The History of English Podcast[/url].[/QUOTE][QUOTE=LaurV;495394]Thanks! Added to the list. Downloading/Torrenting. For those unable to google :razz:, [URL="http://historyofenglishpodcast.com/"]here is the link[/URL] (hopefully, I am getting the right thing).[/QUOTE]
[QUOTE=Uncwilly;495340]The History of English podcast might interest you then.[/QUOTE]
From Sept 13, 2012, the podcast started on June 18, 2012
[QUOTE=chappy;311409][SPOILER]just reading this thread makes me hungary.[/SPOILER]

May I suggest the History of English Language Podcast. Episode 1 will answer all. And listening further is a delight to the mind, a well done and interesting treatment of what I always assumed would be a dull subject.[/QUOTE]
Found no direct mention from xilman.

xilman 2020-07-04 19:54

[QUOTE=Uncwilly;549768]:orly owl:
From newest to oldest (skipping a few where "History of English" only occurs in a quote of one of these posts.


From Sept 13, 2012, the podcast started on June 18, 2012

Found no direct mention from xilman.[/QUOTE]That's a relief. I thought I was suffering from dementia-related memory loss.

LaurV 2020-07-05 05:01

Whoops... :blush: :redface:

Nick 2021-06-12 11:57

[URL="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silbo_Gomero"]Silbo Gomero[/URL] is a whistled language used in the Canary Islands (specifically on La Gomera) to communicate over long distances across deep valleys or ravines.
It is [URL="https://ich.unesco.org/en/RL/whistled-language-of-the-island-of-la-gomera-canary-islands-the-silbo-gomero-00172"]recognized by UNESCO[/URL] as important cultural heritage.

rogue 2021-06-12 13:04

Although not a language, [URL="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kulning"]kulning[/URL] is very interesting. Here is a snippet from that link:

[quote]Kulning or herding calls (called laling, lalning or lålning in Norway and neighbouring parts of Sweden, kauking or kaukning in some parts of Norway, in the provinces of Dalarna and Hälsingland in Sweden and the former Norwegian provinces in Sweden, Jämtland and Härjedalen, also kulokk, kulokker, kyrlokker or a lockrop) is a domestic Scandinavian music form, often used to call livestock (cows, goats, etc.) down from high mountain pastures where they have been grazing during the day. It is possible that the sound also serves to scare away predators (wolves, bears, etc.), but this is not the main purpose of the call.[/quote]


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