- Dutch words in Catalan, Portuguese and Spanish
This is a translation of part of the chapter on Romance languages in Marius F Valkhoff’s 1943 study of De expansie van het Nederlands. The text is annotated–probably excessively and untidily so–with [additional or contrasting information] and [???] where Valkhoff has clearly found something I haven’t.
- South Asian words in Spanish and Catalan
Doosra, the other one, will without doubt join the many other South Asian terms gracing English dictionaries if the sublime Murali hangs in there for a while. The only sub-continental word I can think of in standard Spanish and Catalan dictionaries is the Tamil-derived curry. Tandoori and henna are prime candidates for addition. Hindú comes from the Persian and doesn’t …
- Whoever speaks of a capitulation or surrender shall be instantly put to death
This illustrated tour of the 1809 Siege of Gerona may be of interest to folks who wouldn’t normally follow the baldie.
- Learn those languages
Obese Peruvian male midget standing texting in c/ Robador in front of a poster which in English says: “Going to the Filmoteca? I am a sex worker. Respect my rights!” The coppers have had the street in general, and two buildings in particular, in lockdown for a while now, and men are being fined €1000 …