Daily Archives: March 14, 2023

A Language, For Whatever Reason

It is said that a language is a dialect with an army. What this means, at least in practice, is that whether or not something counts as a language or dialect often depends on whether there is a nation who … Continue reading

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Book Review: A History Of The Azores Islands

A History Of The Azores Islands, by James H. Guill This book is one which remains interesting to read even if its comments are not likely to correspond to the present-day thoughts and feelings about European colonialism. That this does … Continue reading

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