Ami Ven (ami_ven) wrote in linguaphiles,
Ami Ven


Hello, all!

My name is Ami and, alas, English is my only fluent language. I made it count, however, since I have my degree in English Literature. My minor is in Classics, but I'm much better at translating out of Latin than into it. Somehow, I always get the endings mixed up when I try to translate from English.

I'm from outside Philadelphia, which I'm sure affects my English (heavy influences from the Pennsylvania Dutch) but I also lived in England for two years, ages 4-6, so British phrases have been known to creep in, too.

Thirdly, I'm a writer, so language of all kinds is just fascinating to me. I hope nobody minds me 'picking their brains' for story details!
Tags: introductions


    To the memory of Vladislav Illich-Svitych. This is just to bring attention to something very ‘Nostratic’ (far beyond ‘Indo-European’ languages —…

  • Three one-hundredths of a second

    (Somewhat prompted by watching the Olympics.) Why is that silly redundancy there in "three one-hundredths of a second"? Nobody says "two one-thirds…

  • Word 'Climax'. A note for aspiring etymologists.

    The English word climax has two seemingly incompatible meanings of "climax" and "orgasm". Yet, we should not forget that the word has not only a…

  • Post a new comment


    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded