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Boshra: Sugar Sammy's You're Gonna Rire was exactly what Montreal needed

As show-business titles go, You’re Gonna Rire proved uncommonly prophetic.

Montreal comedian Sugar Sammy’s bilingual show — which he will perform for the final time Thursday night at Place des Festivals as part of the Juste pour rire/Just for Laughs festival — has, in the four and a half years since its debut, become a smash with little precedent, the most successful solo comedy show this city has ever seen, and one that catapulted its creator from merely being a successful comic to becoming a bonafide star. 754 more words

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Cree comes alive at First Nations University of Canada

It’s not your average summer class.

The First Nations University of Canada (FNUniv) Cree 150 Immersion is an intense four-week crash course in the Cree language. 443 more words

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The Inspiration Case

For her 9th birthday, Ella received an incredible Inspiration Case. It has every color in various forms to create unlimited possibilities.  It’s where the tools meet the paper to draw out anything her imagination can fathom. 597 more words

Language Learning

They made a podcast. I know, right?

Sometimes when the weather gets so summery I just get so busy summering that I forget things I did a while ago and sent off. I know right? 43 more words

Language And Linguistics

The Issues of lexical borrowing for comparative reconstruction throughout Indo-Iranian languages (part 2)

(continued from part 1)

It is usually the case that languages exist in a dialect chain, with high degrees of congruency between adjacent dialects.  This results in replication being so extensive as to cover entire linguistic areas, meaning an entire language area can effectively use the same lexicon, making subgrouping almost impossible.   1,253 more words


The Issues of lexical borrowing for comparative reconstruction throughout Indo-Iranian languages (part 1)

Comparative reconstruction and subgrouping is done as if on the presumption that languages neatly separate into clearly demarcated dialects, which have neither subsequent contact with each other after separation, nor with other unrelated languages. 1,459 more words