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 …

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

Braids

Be-ribboned

Hanging out

Embroidered

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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