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Hi, I'm Odile, 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

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.