Monthly Archives: March 2023

Language History #3: The evolution of languages in Spain

By | March 8, 2023

Spain is a country rich in linguistic diversity. The Spanish language, also known as Castilian, is the official language of Spain and is spoken by the majority of the population. However, there are other languages spoken in Spain, including Catalan, Galician, and Basque. These languages have a long and fascinating history that reflects the country’s complex and diverse… Read More »

Rare Languages #3: Lower Sorbian and Upper Sorbian

By | March 5, 2023

The Sorbian language is an endangered Slavic language spoken in Germany, particularly in the region of Lusatia. Lusatia (in German: Lausitz) is a historical region located in eastern Germany and western Poland. There are two main varieties of Sorbian, Upper Sorbian and Lower Sorbian, both of which are mutually intelligible. Despite being similar, these two languages have distinct… Read More »

Etymology #2: The Influence of Norse Mythology on English

By | March 3, 2023

The English language has a long and varied history, with roots in many different cultures and languages. One of the most fascinating influences on the English language is Norse mythology. From the Viking invasions of England in the 9th century to the popularity of Norse mythology in modern culture, the impact of these myths on English vocabulary is… Read More »

Language History #2: The revival of Ivrit

By | March 1, 2023

Ivrit (עברית), also known as Modern Hebrew, is a fascinating language with a unique history. It is the official language of Israel and is spoken by over nine million people worldwide. However, Ivrit was not always a spoken language. In this article, we will explore the history of Ivrit and how it was revived. The history of Ivrit… Read More »