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· October, 2006

Stories about Language from October, 2006

Slovenia: Ghost Cows

The Glory of Carniola writes about Slovenian ghost cows and a World Cup broadcast lawsuit.

Ukraine: Andrei Kurkov

Ukraine Study Tour blog writes about Ukrainian writer Andrei Kurkov and Ukrainian literature.

Belarus: News Roundup

TOL's Belarus Blog writes about yet another arrest; prize for Milinkevich, and the Belarusian language museum.

Arabisc: Rebellious Behaviour and the Quest for Intellectuals

With the festive season wrapping up in the Arab world, Egyptian blogger Kareem Amer has decided to ‘come out of the closet’ and drop a bombshell – making some of...

Jamaica: Chutzpah and politics

Jamaica-based Linguist Ria Bacon uses the example of the Jamaican Minister of Information's statements about a recent political scandal to demonstrate the meaning of the Yiddish word “chutzpah”.

Armenia: Foreigner Friendly

Blogrel applauds Yerevan for making itself more friendly to foreigners and tourists by putting up bilingual signs and maps.

Russia: Putin's Rape Remarks

White Sun of the Desert writes about rape and Vladimir Putin's sense of humor: “Russian humour, often thought not to exist, is very dry and often exceptionally dark. In many...

Russia: The Ongoing Golden Calf Translation

Languor Management links to the site of Maciej Ceglowski and Peter V. Gadjokov, who are translating The Golden Calf, a 1930 Soviet classic by Ilya Ilf and Evgeniy Petrov: “Seventy...

Russia: The Second Blog War

(more buttons and userpics are here) The Russian-language blogosphere (commonly known as ZheZhe) is on fire: some users are shutting down their blogs, others are emigrating to the virtual Trinidad...

Vojaĝo tra Esperantujo / A trip through Esperanto-land

Only two months until Esperanto Day! In this, our second roundup of the Esperanto Blogosphere (missed the first?), I will lead you on a tour of some of the different...

Kurdistance

I choose to begin this week's article with a disclaimer which is spawned in response to comments I received on last week's edition of Kurdistance: the contents of my articles...

East Africa: Kenyans and Tanzanians are one people

Words of wisdom from African Affairs: English or no English, Tanzanians and Kenyans should embrace each other.

Latvia: The Election and Minority Voters

All About Latvia writes about election results and Latvia's minority voters: “As if speaking to Latvia’s MEP Tatjana Zdanoka, one woman exemplified a sentiment of most minority voters, when she...

Kenya: defending youth linguistic creativity

Defending the use of Sheng among the youth in Kenya, Greamhouze notes, “Through Sheng we accurately express our thoughts and ideas.The conception that the youth must speak in English or...

Kurdistance

Welcome back to this week's edition of Kurdistance! Hiwa gives us a wonderful link to a amatur video about the Kurdish community in Leeds, UK that is featured on the...

The Kannada Context: “Gandhigiri”, nADahabba and Everything Else

Gandhi Jayanti (Gandhi‘s Birth Anniversary) was observed yesterday in India and elsewhere. It was celebrated the most by the electronic media, of course. What was different this time, however, was...

Algeria: Tamazight and French

Perhaps the single biggest problem of some branches (certainly not all) of the Tamazight (Berber) movement: they talk about developing Tamazight, but they talk and write and think in French,...

Arabic Gems

This blog is an attempt to present to the reader points of benefit concerning various aspects of the Arabic Language, with the aim of encouraging the non-Arabic speaker to embark...

Hispanic Blogger Union

This a new project started by Carmen, a Spaniard with a healthy interest in the development of Spanish-language blogging. It began randomly collecting a few blogs that were called to...

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