• Posts Tagged ‘Linguistics’

    Throwback to Other Linguistic Stories

    by  • May 14, 2019 • MSJ Time Machine • 0 Comments

    Chinese characters embossed on metal

    We’ve published a few stories about linguistics and languages. If you enjoyed Monday’s story, check these out too! “Handling the Contents of Consciousness” by Soramimi Hanarejima (secrets, words, and beauty) “Introduction to the Epic of Centipidus” by Hamilton Perez (insect language) (available in Spring 2017 quarterly) “Linguapocalypse” by Michael Monaco (the end of language)...

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    Fiction: Ice Words, Fire Fonts, and Other Scripts Unwritten by Human Hands, An Introduction

    by  • May 13, 2019 • Fiction • 0 Comments

    Art for "Ice Words, Fire Fonts, and Other Scripts Unwritten by Human Hands, An Introduction"

    An essay by Dr. T. van E. Tengbergen, as provided by Tais Teng Art by Leigh Legler From the Institute for Nonsapient Linguistics: Fire fonts are most often discovered in burned roof beams: traceries in slightly shinier carbon. Messages range from: “She certainly looked beautiful, but she didn’t want to die alone” to “Never smoke...

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    Strange Science: Dialects and Physics?

    by  • August 4, 2017 • Strange Science • 0 Comments

    Bubbles in the sunlight

    A mathematician has suggested that the distribution of dialects can be linked to the physics of bubbles. Sounds weird? There seems to be something to this idea. Just as small bubbles merge into larger ones in the tub, groups of dialect speakers tend to merge with their nearest neighbors, creating larger pockets of a common...

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    Linguapocalypse

    by  • March 28, 2016 • Fiction • 0 Comments

    Linguapocalypse

    An essay by Derek Wright, as provided by Michael Monaco Art by Luke Spooner Bell told me about it over pancakes. “It’s like these robots, okay? They go in your head. And they make you psychic.” I hacked at the pancakes. Our waitress was surly, and the pancakes reminded me of her. “The fuck...

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    Sport of Kings

    by  • July 7, 2014 • Fiction • 0 Comments

    An essay by Rick King, as provided by Judith Field Art by Luke Spooner I woke up, rolled over and collided with something solid. Stretching out a shaking hand, I opened my eyes. I was facing the oak tree in the front garden. Rainwater dripped onto me from the branches. A moment of calm,...

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