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Patwa: t->ch, d-> d, n->ng

When I was first learning the standard way to write Jamaican Creole (Patwa), I have to admit, I didn’t think some things made sense.

To us Jamaicans, the ‘t’ sound becomes a ‘ch’ sound when it comes before an ‘r’, and the ‘d’ becomes ‘j’ in the same environment.  270 more words



Had one of those digital conversations on Facebook tonight about a map. A bunch of people talking about how and why a certain map had never been made. 510 more words


Japanese writing system is vibrant

Japanese writing system is difficult, no one would disagree with that. There is a lot of aspects that make it difficult other than having a couple of thousand characters and various different readings for each one. 576 more words


Old Writing

Out front of a coffee shop in the hutongs south of Tiananmen Square the wall is covered with ancient writing with smaller symbols of the modern equivalent.

It’s quite cool.


Writing and Language, Both Signed and Spoken

Last week’s post featured a video log in which the person who posted the vlog stated that ASL is written with English words.

While it is true that ASL (and JSL) are often represented with English words, that raised a question that I have been meaning to address here on this blog for a while: 672 more words


Ancient languages

The pronunciation, writing systems, and historical period of the ancient languages.

Latin, Old English, Old Norse, Gothic, Celtic, Hittite, Old Greek, Slavonic, and Sanskrit are… 36 more words

Weekly Photo Challenge: Alphabet

1. Each week, we’ll provide a theme for creative inspiration. You take photographs based on your interpretation of the theme, and post them on your blog (a new post!) anytime before the following Friday when the next photo theme will be announced. 249 more words