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Degrees of light

  In Arabic there are many degrees of light when it comes to sunrise and sunset, more than in English or French. Sunrise and Dawn has: الدجى ، السحر,الصبح ,الفحر. الضهر For sunset: الغرؤب الشفق ، الغسق I find this brilliant because … Continue reading

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The language of home

Home and language are entwined. I have always carried a deep love for language and ethymology. The way a culture speaks can tell us so much about that culture, the way its people organise thought and communication.It is also an … Continue reading

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For the love of language

Words in the air, on the tongue, are like clouds in the sky. Fluffy, dark, soft, fast or slow and immobile, silent, thundery, shouted , murmured, laughed.  I love words and I love clouds. “A special kind of beauty exists which … Continue reading

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