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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
Teach Yourself Irish (Teach Yourself) - Myles Dillon, Donncha Ó Cróinín

The book starts with trying to explain Irish spelling, which is crucial for me since I really want to have a reasonably approximate pronunciation in my head when I read a foreign language. So far I'm stumped.