My mind, my thoughts, my words

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

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

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Apostrophes, brackets, colons, commas, dashes, ellipses, exclamation marks, full stops, guillemets, hyphens, question marks, quotation marks, semicolons, slashes. In brief: Punctuation. What would we do without those little symbols that … Continue reading

11/08/2012 · Leave a comment