In this brief post we look at ways language, including alphabet, can change over time and how that change isn't always smooth, and can have lasting impacts that we don't even realize.
When it Comes to Understanding the Past, the Future is Lookin’ Pretty Crappy (that’s a good thing)
Briefly going into a bit more detail about the work of Taryn Johnson, we learn more about how anthropologists reconstruct our past
Let’s Get Down to Business!!
Now that we’ve spent some time learning, it’s time to compile and share what we’ve learned!
He polalauahi i kēia lā—It’s Voggy Today.
Now that we’re learning some language that’s fairly specific to Hawaii, it’s time to start learning about the influence language can have on our very perceptions of the world.
The Weird World of Word Order—or—The Tip of the Iceberg
As we delve deeper into learning Hawaiian, it helps to understand some basic linguistic concepts to help bridge the gap of why the language is so “weird.”
A brief introduction to Hawaiian history and the transition to a written language. This post covers the alphabet and a few grammatical rules.
What to do When Your Language Dies
The death of language is terrifying and real. We can help.
So it Turns Out I Speak Chinese…
A short read on linguistic reconstruction inspired by an impressive amount of nonsense.
Why Four Fields?
If you're an anthropologist, or even just a casual student of anthropology (I'm including followers of this blog), you've heard the phrase "Four Fields Anthropology," or you've heard about the four fields in general. But it's important to note that approaching anthropology as an enormous umbrella that encompasses everything that humans can possibly be related … Continue reading Why Four Fields?
The Unexpected Adventure of Mr. Goaty Goat
Content Warning! The following contains graphic description and images depicting butchering and hide work. It's early 2013. Not super early 2013, but definitely at least the first half. Honestly it could even be the second half of 2012. You see, goats care not for things like years. Today started like most days. … Continue reading The Unexpected Adventure of Mr. Goaty Goat