Monday, April 18, 2011

Daily Dose

From You Are What You Speak: Grammar Grouches, Language Laws, and the Politics of Identity, by Robert Lane Greene


"and as we shall see in a future chapter, the re-creators of modern Hebrew took the limited stock of words in the Bible and the Talmud and created a modern language with words for everything from 'telephone' to 'clitoris.'"

From Chapter 4, More Equal than Others, How All Languages Can Express Almost Everything

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