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Old 2020-06-26, 08:03   #1
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Old 2020-06-26, 08:06   #2
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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:
https://dickgrune.com/
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Old 2020-06-26, 08:13   #3
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This is an open source Portuguese slang and idioms dictionary.


https://natura.di.uminho.pt/~jj/pln/...dicionario.pdf
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Old 2020-06-26, 13:57   #4
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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.

https://historyofenglishpodcast.com/

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.
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Old 2020-06-28, 13:14   #5
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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.
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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.

https://historyofenglishpodcast.com/

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.
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Old 2020-07-04, 18:35   #7
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Posted not long ago by xilman and discussed repeatedly on the forum

From newest to oldest (skipping a few where "History of English" only occurs in a quote of one of these posts.
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I have been listening to the "History of English" podcast for a while.
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For those of you who love language, check out History of English podcast.
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If you like this sort of thing, I've been enjoying The History of English Podcast.
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Thanks! Added to the list. Downloading/Torrenting. For those unable to google , here is the link (hopefully, I am getting the right thing).
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The History of English podcast might interest you then.
From Sept 13, 2012, the podcast started on June 18, 2012
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just reading this thread makes me hungary.

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.
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Old 2020-07-04, 19:54   #8
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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.
That's a relief. I thought I was suffering from dementia-related memory loss.
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