Monday, January 31, 2011

For the Love of Language...

I taught rhetoric when I was a teacher.  And I've always been a language and words nerd.  It's also quite possible that at one point I learned elvish.

Which is why this is so cool to me.  

My favorites are Litost because Kundera's description of the word makes me swoon a little.  And Tingo because, I think I want to do that.

6 comments:

lotusgirl said...

A very interesting selection of words. I love word studies.

Sarah said...

Ha! I tried to learn elvish, but gave up after a while. Languages are hard! Even fake ones. :/

Sweet Vernal Zephyr said...

Awesome link. Thank you for sharing.

ashelynn sanford said...

I love languages! Maybe why I'm (trying) to get a major in linguistics?

Thanks for the link to the article. Love it.

Rachael Harrie said...

Ooh, it has to be Tartle. How fantastic there's a word for that little bit of awkwardness!

Rach

Manon Eileen said...

Just found out about this blog so I'm checking out all your latest posts... :D

I just wanted to say thanks for sharing this site - I loved reading about all those words. Especially "3. Jayus" ("A joke so poorly told and so unfunny that one cannot help but laugh") I won't forget. We don't have a word for that in Dutch, either. Awesome.

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