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.
— Yuval, Ben lee and Itamar.
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