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qwallath

Qwallath

Hi, I'm Oscar, a historical linguist from the Netherlands who also likes to write about music, games, and history. Check out my longer blog posts and other writings on Sub Specie.

Currently reading

Purity and Danger: An Analysis of Concepts of Pollution and Taboo
Mary Douglas
Signs: an Introduction to Semiotics
Thomas A. Sebeok, Marcel Danesi
Language and Space
Lynn Nadel, Mary A. Peterson, Paul Bloom

Vijftig Nederlandse Sprookjes (Hardcover)

Vijftig Nederlandse Sprookjes (Hardcover) - Jacques R.W. Sinninghe,  Jan  de Vries Nice collection of folk- and fairytales from around the Netherlands and Flanders. Unlike some of Sinninghe's tales in other collections, most of these are sourced from reputed fieldworkers, so relatively authentic.

Some tales were retranslated into the dialect they were supposed to have been told in, probably to further increase their air of authenticity, though of course with that knowledge in the back of your head it isn't all that authentic anymore.