The Truth and Nothing But

Isaac studied the database. Every language uploaded. Every rule and exception catalogued. And whether the culture that spoke it said language came from the divine. Centuries of Kabbalists hadn’t found the answers, because Hebrew wasn’t the sacred language; merely one of them. Tracing back, removing human languages, would reveal the language of creation. This program … Continue reading The Truth and Nothing But

You Use That Word a Lot

Writing as someone who values accuracy and nuance in language (as may be seen from this sentence beginning with 'writing' rather than 'speaking'), Jill Shargaa's plea for a more restrained use of 'awesome' resonates. However, I am not certain if it is correct. There are two approaches to language, prescriptive and descriptive: at one … Continue reading You Use That Word a Lot