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A Surprising Sea of Synesthesia

Old Uzbek had words for dozens of varieties of crying–including my personal favorite, a word for crying while making the sound hay, hay. I think English needs more words for “surprise”–perhaps for the variety of surprise that freezes one in … Continue reading

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Numbing Numbers

In my first blog entry (The World Still Out There) I promised an excerpt from what I have written for my children to read some day. This is a portion of a chapter about the language of numbers: In the … Continue reading

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