Is There Such a Thing as “Untranslatable”?

Are there any truly untranslatable words? The short answer is: No. The long answer: It depends on your definition of "untranslatable". Given that different cultures code things differently, it is a fact of life that every language contains at least a handful of words for which no equivalent word exists in another language. But fear not! … Continue reading Is There Such a Thing as “Untranslatable”?

New Transposition Emblem Published

My transposition emblem on Polarization and Extremism is now available on the homepage of You can also find it here and here. It's a hotly contested topic and an interesting read. Please enjoy.

Second Language Acquisition – A Few Tips

Second or foreign language acquisition is often fundamentally different from first language (or mother tongue) acquisition. The first language is acquired through a process of daily immersion and constant interaction in a nurturing "native language" environment - and small children have little else to do besides absorbing things like sponges from their environments. Second language acquisition … Continue reading Second Language Acquisition – A Few Tips