Lexical distance between European languages

Lexical distance between European languages

So why is English still considered a Germanic language? Two reasons. First, the most frequently used 80% of English words come from Germanic sources, not Latinate sources. Those famous Anglo-Saxon monosyllables live on! Second, the syntax of English, although much simplified from its Old English origins, remains recognizably Germanic. The Norman conquest added French vocabulary to the language, and through pidginization it arguably stripped out some Germanic grammar, but it did not ADD French grammar.

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Ten years

Há algum tempo, eu postei algo sobre escrever sobre música desde 2010, e poucas pessoas, na época, entenderam a importância do que eu queria falar: ter marcos. Essa pessoa aí me entende. E eu a entendo.

Hoarded Ordinaries



Hanging out


On the fringe

Hippies in furs

Retro hippies

Earth goddesses

The photos illustrating today’s post come from Hippie Chic, a collection of 1960s- and ’70s-era clothing that was on exhibit at the Museum of Fine Arts this past summer: a bit of grooviness I never got around to blogging.

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