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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

Gooise Legenden (Paperback)

Gooise Legenden (Paperback) - Henk de Weerd A decent collection of folktales from the Gooi area of the Netherlands. Mostly legends, but both pagan and christian ones, as De Weerd is an author quite enamoured of the Germanic/romantic interpretation of some folktales. This does little for the authenticity of most of these, but it does make for pleasant reading by adding a mythological touch.