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.
A Bit of the Industrial Revolution in the 21st Century
Rhode Islanders...like the Industrial Revolution. I’ve always known this, but it wasn’t until I kinda sorta accidentally produced a documentary on it that I really began to grasp the extent of it. I say “accidentally” because well, I kinda didn’t mean to. I’m not an industrial historian. Truth be told, I’m not even the biggest … Continue reading A Bit of the Industrial Revolution in the 21st Century
So it Turns Out I Speak Chinese…
A short read on linguistic reconstruction inspired by an impressive amount of nonsense.
A Little Finger and a Lot of Background.
With the announcement that a Denisovan finger bone physically resembles modern humans while genetically being more related to Neandertal, I give some context as to how we can know that.
Just like that, we’re closing out 2019
The third annual "What's Up for the End of the Year" post, I go over what's been accomplished this year, and what my plans are going forward.
A brief update on Scrimshaw
An update on how Scrimshaw is going and how my abilities continue to improve.