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The Importance of Being … Unaware People Understand What I Talk (In a Foreign Language)

With such a long and complicated (but cutely suggestive, right) title, you may wonder what I am on about right now. Well, I came up with the idea a couple of days ago when I was standing in a Costa drinking a green at 6 p.m. (don’t judge me!) and I was absorbed in writing […]

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On standard sentences, political correctness and reciting poems dictated by Scaraotsky

This is not a new idea, nor is it new as compared to other posts I’ve made in this blog (here, or here for example) or in other places, but I never addressed this issue in its own blog post. Romanian has an expression that can be literally translated in English as wooden language. I […]

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Learning New Languages And Improving Skills You Already Have

Ever since human beings have joined in social groups, eventually forming societies and cultures, information exchange has been a key element in every-day life and not only. The archetypal need of communication and the wide variety of languages and dialects may not always go hand in hand peacefully, but, especially in a global world as […]

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Mo Ghruagach Dhonn – Julie Fowlis

Mo Ghruagach Dhonn sung by Julie Fowlis Lovely, clear and sweet, Julie’s voice is just beautiful. I enjoy listening to her sing this ancient Gaelic love song about a man’s search. Julie says of the song, “This is a North Uist love song which I heard for the first time in the house of Kate-Ann […]

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Regresa a mi – Il Divo

‘Regresa a mi’ sung by Il Divo A beautiful, sad, moving love song, passionately sung by Il Divo.  Longing for love lost. The line, ‘My life turns off without you by my side’ touches me. We often merge our lives so completely with another that when other is gone we turn off or shut down. […]

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