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Etymology: Anacrusis

Anacrusis is a Latin term stemming from the Greek word ana, meaning “back” + krouein, meaning “to strike”, or anakrouein, meaning, to push back, stop short, check. 146 more words


Getting to know Bangla

Last Sunday, a Polyglots member from Bangladesh, Tawsif, introduced me to his language and its beautiful script, Bangla (and please don’t call it ‘Bengali’, he bid us!), scribbling down for me in my notebook some basic Bangla words, a small sampling of its ornate, curvilinear vowel and consonant signs, along with some notes on the history and contemporary culture of Bangladesh and Pakistan, the exact list of the countries comprising the Indian subcontinent, and even brief mention of Hindi and Urdu, of Sanskrit and Pali! 584 more words