How scientists, linguists, and activists are working together to preserve indigenous languages in the Arctic—as well as the region's biodiversity.
Charles Dickens' characters are famous for their elaborate, often hilarious names. Even for bit parts, Dickens' naming conventions were linguistically rich.
Many whimsically named regional foods focus instead on telling a story that often sounds neither delicious nor sophisticated. How do such odd names stick?
So it entirely slipped my mind that Lingua Obscura recently turned one (yay!) and is now a veritable ...
Understanding the phenomenon known as "verbing"--where nouns are turned into verbs.