Hi and welcome to the Dagesh Kal blog (= dagesh lene), a young Israeli linguablog. We (Ben lee, Itamar, Tal, Yair and Yuval) try and touch on a variety of topics that have to do with language, directly or indirectly, in a manner accessible to the general public.
In other words, we're basically ripping off Language Log.
If you think a certain post might interest you but can't understand it because you can't read Hebrew (or rather, because Google's machine translation system isn't good enough yet), just drop us a line and we'll see if we can help.
For your conveniece, here are a couple of our more interesting posts. We hope to translate more into English soon:
- Paul McCartney and the World in Which we Live in: Was David Crystal correct in analyzing Sir Paul McCartney's lyrics? Itamar's phonetic analysis hints otherwise.
- Dolphins Obey Natural Language Rules! They also Obey Danish Cities: A cautious debunking of claims regarding the syntactical abilities of dolphins.
- State of the Union Ngrams: A Quick & Dirty analysis of President Obama's favorite phrases.
We also welcome guest posts in any language from people working in language-related fields, both in Israel and abroad. In other words: Steven Pinker! If you're reading this then yes, you may write a guest post for us! You're welcome, Steven Pinker!
– Yuval, Ben lee and Itamar.
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