Monthly Archives: May 2011

No word for time

The Amondawa, a small tribe in Brazil’s Amazon Rainforest, has a unique language: there is no word in it for “time,” nor “month,” nor “year.” Instead, according to researchers from Oregon’s University of Portsmouth, the Amondawa see events in the context of life stages and tr...
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Links Between Welsh and Elvish

A new book from Cardiff University Professor Dr Carl Phelpstead gives Welsh geeks one more reason to be proud of their heritage: it was the inspiration for Sindarin, one of two elven languages created by fantasy author J.R.R Tolkien. The other, Quenya, is based more on Finnish. Tolkien was entranced...
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