The heart of things has been silent since the end of last year and Glosses.net has been hibernating since October, but I’m pleased to report that both Jonathon and Renee have chosen the bissextile day to return to the fray. Renee has not one but two new entries, 29th Feb (“I am planning to enjoy Spring while it lasts”) and Komi and Mansi links (just what it says, with special focus on alphabets):
When I lived in Komi ASSR (in Vorkuta) as a child, the only Komi that I heard came from the local Komi radio station. The station and its broadcasts were much ridiculed by the non-Komi population. These broadcasts had about 30% of recently borrowed Russian lexicon, perhaps much more. This was in the late eighties. It’s a pity they didn’t teach Komi in schools, I would love to know it. My mother, too, wanted to learn the language when she moved to Vorkuta; she was told by some embarassed Komi nationals that nobody spoke it in the city.
And Jonathon has a meditation on blogging, drinking, stavrosthewonderchicken’s much-commented-on recent blogrant, and his finally managing to escape the trap of kankei ga nai (‘that’s nothing to do with me’) and reconnect with “this thing we were all in love with.”
Addendum. PF points out in the comments that Cinderella Bloggerfeller has returned as well, under the guise of February 30. Good things come in threes.
both all of you; you’ve been missed!