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why is a raven like a writing desk?

This was not supposed to be a religious blog. My religious obsessions somewhat overran my last attempt at blogging and so I very nearly gave it up. 1,800 more words

Symbols, Language Games, and Alchemy

To revisit the prior posted ideas in regards to the Alchemy system.  Of a system based upon the interpretation of symbols, and the application of derived meanings in that context.  550 more words

Philosophical Musings

Album Review: Deafheaven - Roads to Judah (2011)

The 12 minute opener, Violet begins softly offering a simple guitar melody with the soft patter of drums in the background. It wraps itself around your mind as the volume increases & the beat intensifies, twisting like early morning mist. 390 more words

Album Reviews

The Question of Identity: Some Preliminary Observations

Is a language possible in which the well-formed sentence eschews a subject? Linguists, I think, categorize languages in one way by the manner in which the basic sentence structure orders three components: subject, verb, and object. 846 more words


A Linguistic Analysis of #PronouncingThingsIncorrectly

One of the really cool things about the internet is that it’s a great medium to observe linguistic innovations. A lot of examples of linguistic play that would  have been pretty ephemeral are now safely recorded and shared. 957 more words


Pragmatic Grammar

This article is part of a series entitled Language Games. See also:
1. Wild Grammar; 2. Combinatorial Grammar; 3. Pragmatic Grammar

In a famous 1966 paper, Keith S. 3,496 more words