Moacir P. de Sá Pereira on April 28th, 2009

There’s a writeup (by me) of the exciting documentary The Linguists over on Donkey Hottie. The movie closes with a bunch of ostensibly Chulym children illustrating a (Chulym) story for a children’s book to be published in Chulym, a language that, however, the children do not speak. The linguists celebrate this “reconnection” with one’s “history” […]

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Moacir P. de Sá Pereira on January 29th, 2008

Vilnius already has distinct features. Almost a year ago I wrote that “nothing sets off an identity crisis like a millennial jubilee.” Back then, the subject was figuring out a role for the national and state flags of Lithuania. Now, however, come recommendations from a commission set up by the Lithuanian government on how to […]

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Moacir P. de Sá Pereira on January 27th, 2008

Sanctus Bruno, qui cognominatur Bonifacius, archepiscopus et monachus XI suae conversionis anno in confinio Rusciae et Lituae a paganis capite plexus cum suis XVIII, VII Id. Martii petiit coelos. Excerpt from the Annales Quenlinbergensis. wikipedia There it is, the nearly thousand-year-old first reference to Lithuanians, made in passing while describing the martyrdom of Bruno of […]

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