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  • It seems a peculiar sport of linguistics to develop near identical pairs that apparently have significant distinctions.

    February 11, 2013

  • I should say, sometimes there’s a distinction made between languist and linguist. A languist is somebody who can speak a lot of languages. A linguist is somebody who is interested in the nature of language.—from an interview with Chomsky. And a word I'd never heard of till now.

    February 11, 2013