Monthly Archives: June 2011

Eyak: Back from the Dead?

Last year, we wrote about how the Eyak language, once spoken by a native tribe in Alaska, was being given a second chance at life courtesy of a young French student with a knack for linguistics. At the time, 22-year-old Guillaume Leduey had just made his first trip to Alaska. Leduey is something of ...
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Summer Solstice Celebrations

Last week, the Northern hemisphere experienced the Summer Solstice, the longest day of the year and the shortest night. In many countries, this occasion now goes uncelebrated and unremarked: you might not even know it happened. However, historically the solstice was a cause for celebration in many c...
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Losing Language

“Poetry is just the evidence of life.  If your life is burning well, poetry is just the ash”. This is a quotation of the artist Leonard Cohen which points out the necessity of poetry. It is the same for language. Humans need to talk and share between us but for this, reading literature is very ...
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