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I wouldn’t use the term linguistician, indeed neither I nor any one in the department had come across it before.
I suspect you may just have to be born a linguistician to understand the obsession, that it involves a particular fandango of the DNA.
Ferdinand de Saussure was a quiet Swiss gentleman, a passionate linguistician, and a dutiful academic.
It was a linguistician, way back at the start of the twentieth century, who made a huge difference to the study of the arts, but what I’m really interested in talking about in this post, is the fact that he never had any inkling of what he’d done.
Half an hour at night and Sundays, even for a linguistician like myself, is hardly enough and as with you, it’s only just starting to sink in that we will not share a mother tongue and may never be able to really communicate in English.