Here's a list of the books I'm reading in #2020 –

I pinky promise I'll get through them all (or at least lie very convincingly about doing so).

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Latin Dictionary’s Journey: A to Zythum in 125 Years (and Counting) - An interesting article about a very extensive Latin dictionary in the New York Times. #linguistics

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In the latest episode of "Words I'm not entirely sure how to pronounce" – NZ fashion brand Kowtow.

Had an absolute blast learning about Ryūkyūan languages recently. Put some highlights into a post:

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Inventing your own ad-hoc transcription system:
• no one else can understand it
• dull

Using the International Phonetic Alphabet:
• fun symbols
• puts you in the good company of linguists and opera singers #linguistics

Site's back online and in pristine condition ✨✨ While I was at it, I set up a URL shortener using! Latest post can also be found at:

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Site's down. Having some serious server trouble post-reboot. Will work on a fix this weekend.

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New episode: We're looking into Indigenous signed languages with researcher Rodney Adams. Click through for a link to the full video interview in Auslan.
News: An unexpected discovery results in a lexicon boom for the Ngunnawal language. And who has faster language development — first-borns or second-borns?
Words of the Week: they, boomeranga

Really curious if there's any work on the influence
of on linguistic diversity and language maintenance. Been on my mind the past week...

A run-down of how I blog using , and . Not a how-to, just a cheeky behind the scenes.

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Ep 8: Lauren Gawne on Funding Fieldwork - @lingfieldnotes is a new podcast about doing linguistic fieldwork #linguistics

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Why spelling is hard -- but also hard to change - A new episode of @lingthusiasm! #linguistics

Do any other teachers work with textbooks that are fine all the way through until that one bit that makes you say 'yikes, really?'

The first of this year's book reviews. Crystal's 'Begat' was an absolute pleasure.

My two cents on and where they fit within the world of linguistics and language diversity. Felt the need to write this after reading David Peterson's (wonderful) .

The good news: latest iteration of is up and running like a charm (with better Unicode coverage thanks to )!

The bad news: broke all the links here in the process. Everything's still there, just a bit harder to get to atm!

🚧🏗️ Doing a bunch of work on the site under the hood today (read: completely replacing the engine). Expect interruptions 🏗️🚧

Little late to the party on this one, but has recently released their database and it's the business.

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