Blog in Other Languages
Etymology: The DNA of Words
The word “etymology” comes from the Latin word “etymologĭa” and also the Greek word “ἐτυμολογία,” which is composed of “ἔτυμος étimos” (true sense”), and “λογία”
Fun with Homophones
Last week we spoke about a curious group of words known as heteronyms: words that are spelled the same as each other, but which are
Should Words in English Contain Accent Marks?
Growing up in a bilingual home setting, I was very lucky to learn both Spanish and English from a young age. I never had to
Is Music a language?
The other night I was listening to a version of Eleanor Rigby by the talented Uruguayan musician Leo Masliah. This particular version has got so
A delightful example illustrates well one of the earliest myths about the problems that may arise when trying to translate text using a computer. The