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Sep 14

12 Interesting Facts about Dictionaries

Posted on Monday, September 14, 2015 in Links

French dictionaryThis post comprises a dozen of the choicest and most fascinating facts about dictionaries down the ages.

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Nov 18

This 81-Year-Old Wrote a Dictionary to Save Her Tribe’s Dying Language

Posted on Tuesday, November 18, 2014 in Links

One likely language to die out is that used by the Wukchumni tribe. Today, there are only about 200 Wukchumni members left, and only one of them can speak their language fluently — Marie Wilcox.

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Sep 18

Advice for writers

Posted on Wednesday, September 18, 2013 in Other

To observe the world carefully, to write a lot and often, on a schedule if necessary, to use the dictionary a lot, to look up word origins, to analyze closely the work of writers you admire, to read not only contemporaries but writers of the past, to learn at least one foreign language, to live an interesting life outside of writing.

Lydia Davis when asked what advice she has for young writers


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