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A New Language Found

There is a fascinating article, “Rare Find: a New Language”, by Robert Lee Hotz, in today’s (October 6, 2010) Wall Street Journal about a new language, called Koro, discovered in India’s Arunachal Pradesh.

The Wall Street Journal reports that there are currently some 6,909 languages existing today (with many of these dying off every year), making the discovery of a new language all the more exciting. Want to say ‘I saw the Man’ in Koro? Here’s how. If you are reading this, [Kah-play-yeh], the phonetic way of saying thank you in Koro.

October 6, 2010 Posted by | Culture, Ideas | , | 1 Comment

Two Looming Afflictions: The Flu, and Depression

At the risk of ending your summer on a down note, two recent health-related stories have caught my attention.

While these stories would be of interest in their own right, they are of particular interest now, coming during the ongoing debate on U.S. health policy. Continue reading

September 2, 2009 Posted by | Ideas | | Leave a comment

   

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