Monthly Archives: October 2017

Poly-synthetic English

Wouldn’t it be whackey if we wrote English like this? Thisz w’tsh me’ we se’ th’ w’tshw spe’. ‘N naa wz taam tbiu’ frum thbaarr’m vpi, tuu thaa’. Dou hoba’. Aam pak’n mbaz ‘n giv’n thjkarr’mii retshe’. Aarrouwaa’n lerraautsh. Aarrouwaa’n … Continue reading

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Every morning I am subjected to the performance that my daughter doesn’t want to go to school

My Japanese teacher is as much a language nerd as I am, I had ten minutes between Japanese class and my next class, so here we are, talking about cool stuff that the Japanese language can do. We started by … Continue reading

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Five Star Reviews: How Not to Be Wrong

I’ve been working on this one for a long time. How Not to Be Wrong was a hard book for me — a mental boot-camp in which I spent about six months groaning with the weight of one concept, only … Continue reading

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Yes, we have no Bananas

“So you decided to escape the USA when they stopped serving bananas?” The coyote had a Canadian accent and smiled as the drones buzzed by overhead. He was either very confident his hacking or blissed out on auto-meditation. Maybe both. … Continue reading

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Five Star Reviews: What the Hell Did I Just Read

Imagine a father who’s daughter is missing. He’s separated from his wife. He’s an ex-soldier who believes that “war is real life.” He’s violent and bitter and homophobic, but he’s also terrified, exhausted, and most of all annoyed that the … Continue reading

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The Vbyinu Sea

It started with the corvids of Bulgaria, of which there are many.  Then I turned to awkwords, a random word generator I’ve played with before. One fun technique is to give the program a bank of sounds and a model for … Continue reading

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Leviathan

This picture is dedicated to Emil Minchev, who beta-read The Goose’s Wing and told me the end was better than the beginning. Phew! He asked for the leviathan cross , which is the alchemical symbol for sulfur, apparently? I don’t see how … Continue reading

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