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Don’t give up
Just a reminder that “Первый блин всегда комом.” (“The first pancake is always a lump.) Your first effort may not be a stunning success, but subsequent efforts will surely bring better results. 😎
The Story of Human Language
Looking for a good audiobook? If you’re a linguist, you will enjoy The Story of Human Language, a series of captivating lectures by Professor John McWhorter. I’m listening to them for what must the third time. This is durable educational material. Learn about grammaticalization, language change, dialects, pidgins, creoles, language death, and much more. If…
Beware of Contranyms
Contranyms, also known as auto-antonyms, are a linguistic phenomenon that can trip up inexperienced human translators and machine translation systems. What is a contranym? Contranym: a word with two opposite meanings, e.g. sanction (which can mean both ‘a penalty for disobeying a law’ and ‘official permission or approval for an action’). Let’s look at some examples: Clip can…
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