As the Greek philos and logos together have been to tell, love of words and mind has been the sense of the field. There is no requirement for a sentimentalist flair: love is an elegant shape for a word, and mind dislikes affective disorders. Compared with nonsense as ugly as a mind without natural language — love is dainty. More→
The "mother of tongues" had no words for a man, woman, or child?
Try for a plain passport photo: no brooch, scarf, tie, anything you do not always wear.
Irish people speak English out of submissiveness. You cannot dominate someone who does not speak your language, and those were the English to bring the language to Ireland — Diarmaid Ferriter ventured his frown at human glibness on RTE One. More→
Larry Selinker developed his theory of "interlanguage" or "third language", in 1972. A "latent psychological structure" becomes woken in the brain, when a human learns a second language, said Mr. Selinker. More→