Stories about Language from June, 2007
Russia: Prominent Roma Scientists
TOL's Romantic posts bios of two prominent female Roma scientists – chemist Natalia Pankova and biologist Lubov Pankova – and their father, Nikolay Pankov, famous for his translation to the Romani language of Aleksandr Pushkin’s poem “Gypsies.”
Hong Kong: Imprisonment for 4 letter word
The merged railway company has some new regulations, such as speaking four letter word in the carte may end up in 6 months imprisonment. As the definition would include a single word f–k in expression, Kursk points out that such law would be a criminal law that affects the largest...
Francophone Morocco: Blogging for the Maghreb Arab Union
June 1 has been designated the day to blog for the Maghreb Union - Bloggers across the Maghreb have tackled the subject, posting videos, photos, and their opinions, and Moroccan bloggers are no exception. Hamza Daoui takes us on a journey through the Francophone blogoma to see what people are saying.
Japan: Declining Language Skills
Ampontan has translated an interview by Nishinippon Shimbun with Mieno Yasushi, the former governer of the Bank of Japan, on the topic of “the state of contemporary Japanese education and how the Japanese language […] is commonly discussed by the people who use it every day.” Of his experience with...