My dream of having the Internet Swadesh website be a completely automated and daily glimpse on the linguistic proclivities of the Internet was not going to come true anytime soon, so I decided to get things working manually. So I updated the site to a simple WordPress install and went to Google Image Search myself
I posted about the conceptual print based on the Swadesh list used in linguistics studies some time back. Well, it’s been printed for a couple of weeks, I just never got around to photographing it. No longer! I might to another photoshoot just to see if I can get the embossing nailed down properly, but
I sent off for the plates today, so here’s a preview of a new letterpress edition I will be producing at the Bow and Arrow Press in the next couple of weeks: This will be printed on 20″ x 13″ Lettra 220# fluorescent white paper. The light gray words will not be printed, they will
Two-for-one today, as I had both of these waiting around for the prep for the BPL show to be done.
This one’s been in the can for a while now, I finally had a chance to process it into a composite.
I just had to follow up yesterday’s English GIS Swadesh with another language. Here’s French: And here’s the big version.
I recorded a French Swadesh list today, but didn’t have time to process it. One of the reasons I didn’t is because I decided I need to work on a new, totally random idea that is actually pretty funny, at least to myself. I decided to get Google’s help in translating the Swadesh list to
Sneaking one final post into February. I processed another Swadesh composite, this time in Palestinian Arabic.
Another Swadesh composite is in the bag, and it’s yet another Indo-European language! However, there’s nothing wrong with the sound of Farsi, and I have a lead on Hebrew and Palestinian Arabic, which are not IE languages.
I completed a new Swadesh composite sound this evening, this time in Nepalese. I was expecting a completely different range of sounds, but it turns out Nepalese is part of the Indo-European language family and there were more similarities than I expected.