Category Archives: Language

Sad Things (14) Multilingual Pizza

Today, when I wanted to prepare a pizza, I felt really stupid. I tried to read the instructions, but I couldn’t read them in any of the fifteen languages provided. Fifteen languages! And I don’t speak any of them. What an … Continue reading

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After the Lithuanian, Spanish and Romanian translations of my Valentine’s Day poem, I can now add a Hungarian translation, thanks to Judit Gábris. … A kérdés, hogy az igaz szerelem a véletlen műve e avagy felkutatható soha nem zavart minket, mert mi egyik kategóriába … Continue reading

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Pentru iubirea vieții mele

After the Lithuanian and Spanish translations of my Valentine’s Day poem, I can now add a Romanian translation, thanks to Cristiana Boicu. … Controversa conform căreia iubirea este rezultatul purei întâmplări sau chiar poate fi găsită nu a rezonat niciodată în … Continue reading

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Para El Amor de Mi Vida

My Valentine’s Day poem has been translated into Spanish – by a translator who wishes to remain anonymous. Thank you very much! … El debate sobre si el amor verdadero es resultado del azar o si puede buscarse nunca nos afectó, … Continue reading

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Hungarian Runes

As if Romanian and Hungarian wouldn’t be hard enough already, I have discovered a third alphabet, hitherto unknown to me, on street signs in the Szeklerland in Romania. The writing directly above the arrow is in Old Hungarian script, also called Hungarian … Continue reading

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How to spot Poetry

This sentence is not poetry. This one is.

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How do you write ‘System’?

– “How do you write ‘system’, boss?” – “The way you pronounce it.” (Photographed in Kotor, Montenegro.)

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