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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

Deense Volkssprookjes (Paperback)

Deense Volkssprookjes (Paperback) - Laurits Bødker Nice affordable collection of Danish fairytales, focusing mostly on magical tales, with a bit of humor thrown here and there. A nice addition are the couple of tales from Saxo Grammaticus' 'Gesta Danorum' at the end, indicating the mediaeval and older roots of some tale types. Reminds to read the Gesta some time soon, as I still have it lying around somewhere.