Your favourite linguistics newsletter returns, why it's on Substack now, and what to expect from the future.
As a long term friend of the Schwa, I am very excited about this developments.
I love this! I am so fortunate to have met you through Yiddish, even though I’m in California. Your Baby Steps to Beowulf class, which I took because of your Ten Not Boring Tips on YouTube was incredibly helpful. I’m excited to learn more.
Recently we’ve been discussing all the vowel sounds of “A” that native English speakers don’t think about. In school we learned about a long “A”, as when it’￼s followed by an “I” or single consonant and an “E”, and a short “A” when followed by a consonant. But not what “A” sounds like or becomes silent in words like marriage, bag, Suzanne. Where do the “A” pronunciations come from and how did they develop?
Welcome back to newsletter creation, Colin!
I like the new focus and wish you a wonderful 2023 🎉
Excited to receive this newsletter -- always great to see more linguistics-oriented newsletters on Substack. Welcome!
Hi, I've just come across your YouTube channel and this newsletter when looking for a way to learn Old English. I hope there will be another Baby steps to Beowulf class in the future as I've missed the last one!
I'm a literature and history teacher for an online Classical school, with an academic background in the medieval period of both those fields. I took a semester of Old English in college but only remember a few tiny bits and pieces.
Super glad to see all of this! Looking forward to seeing what is to come! As a Slavic linguist, would love to see Slavic related things :)))
Can we expect further adventures of the Gutteral R?! 👀