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 March 17th, 2009

The very idea of Lithuanian erotica, like Lithuanian profanity, strikes me as such a weird proposition. This is largely because my exposure to the language was mostly through my mom, and profanity and the like is probably not appropriate grounds in talking with mom. That all said, an author on Café Blogas today unearthed a […]

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Moacir P. de Sá Pereira on March 7th, 2009

The recent article on Nežinau about the new release of the translation software package Tildės biuro 2009 coincides with a recent task I’ve undertaken. Part of applying for Lithuanian citizenship involves translating non-Lithuanian documents into Lithuanian. I could pay someone to do that, of course, but the consul lets people who are comfortable with both […]

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Moacir P. de Sá Pereira on February 24th, 2009

I wanted to know how to make a screencast, so I decided to try to make one on a topic that many people have been asking me about recently: how to type in Lithuanian on their fancy new Apple computers: Enabling Lithuanian (or other Euro) typing on the Mac from Moacir P. de Sá Pereira […]

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Moacir P. de Sá Pereira on December 1st, 2008

In addition to the usual Turkey Weekend antics that the Lithuanian-American youth of Chicagoland has come to expect, this year Lemont also hosted the 14th iteration of the Mokslo ir kūrybos simpoziumas. It’s an opportunity for various academics to get together and talk about their research in a bunch of very broadly conceived panels. It […]

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Moacir P. de Sá Pereira on February 28th, 2008

[Introduction] The anti-commememoration of the 90th anniversary of V-16 begins with this contextual piece, providing a few paths of inquiry into understanding what the circumstances were that led to the establishment of the Republic of Lithuania. I’m not, importantly, a historian. At best, I’m a literary critic. As such, this context is badly simplified, but […]

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

The news broke late last week, and was spun in two different ways to two different news audiences. In lietuviams.com, reprinting an article from Delfi, Mindaugas Jackevičius wrote with his opening sentence that “Lietuva – drąsi šalis.” The marketing program that decided on this version of Lithuania also recommended that Lithuania change its English name, […]

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Moacir P. de Sá Pereira on March 14th, 2007

I certainly was not expecting to write about this subject in response to last month’s article about the role of the trispalvė in the official workings of the Republic of Lithuania, but Marius brought it up in a comment, and Auksė followed up on it, and it’s become a sort of foundational point on which […]

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