Steven Pinker: Linguistics as a Window to Understanding the Brain

Steven Pinker’s straightforward, cogent style will keep viewers engaged. A terrific find for those interested in linguistics and psychology.

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Chipmunk

The forest was hopping with chipmunks on my hike this weekend. The term ajidamoonh in the Ottawa dialect of Algonquian¬†means “red squirrel” or “one who descends trees headlong.” This term was likely difficult for British tongues and went from ajid to chip and moonh to munk. (source:¬†http://etymonline.com/?term=chipmunk)

Delighting in the origins of words