My mind, my thoughts, my words

Spanish – observation on addressing children

What sounds strange to you in the title? Nothing? Something? In English or German, addressing your child with the words “my daughter/son” instead of their name is not common and sounds … Continue reading

13/09/2016 · Leave a comment

the fascinating world of languages

Languages fascinate me because they are our main way of communication and more. Mainly spoken but also written they allow people to share and connect with each other. On top … Continue reading

10/09/2016 · Leave a comment

What we hear is subjective

We hear what we want to hear and what we expect to hear. What am I referring to? Not just the meaning of what is said (semantics: matters especially when we … Continue reading

05/07/2015 · Leave a comment

Why machines are feminine

Ever noticed that apparently machines are feminine? The car… she? The bike… she? In languages that have different gender categories such as German, French, and Spanish, the gender of stuff depends on the … Continue reading

09/04/2014 · Leave a comment

Linguistics

Coming to an end of my education (for now), I figured why not share my revision notes. Apologies for any spelling mistakes etc. Feel free to make a little donation … Continue reading

28/03/2014 · 1 Comment

Replacing native for a second-rate brand of English?

“My private tragedy, which cannot, and indeed should not, be anybody’s concern, is that I had to abandon my natural idiom, my untrammeled, rich, and infinitely docile Russian language for … Continue reading

25/05/2013 · Leave a comment

The wired Princessin’s bubble bursts – a communicative fairy tale

This video was created for a multimedia assignment in a Creative Writing paper. Thanks for playing the guitar, Nicholas! Thanks to Nastassja and Goldie for ‘proof-watching’ it (so if there … Continue reading

18/04/2013 · Leave a comment