I discovered this community recently in conjunction with my decision to enter the linguistics degree program at Boston University. The posts here are thoughtful and definitely add to my day. I am a native American English speaker with some background in Spanish and Hebrew. My linguistic interests are French and Russian and I am excited about the possibilities ahead as I have always had a love of languages. On the domestic side I am married and make my home in Somerville, Massachusetts, USA with my husband and our cat, Lewis. My husband is also a native American English speaker but he is also fluent in French...a big plus for me, :-)
And now for a bit of humor. This was posted online by a friend. Enjoy.
A linguistics professor was lecturing to his class one day.
"In English," he said, "a double negative forms a positive.
In some languages, though, such as Russian, a double negative
is still a negative. However, there is no language wherein a
double positive can form a negative."
A voice from the back of the room said, "Yeah, right."