The Listener

January 27, 2016 (Timu): Yesterday was quite a day. My dictionary guys came, and we had a good session. I got some lovely new words: technical, culturally highly significant, and likely very ancient. For example, /b'ej'ékù-/, 'white ants that fly late in the season', or /wàsò-/, 'the stick that's bent over as the spring in …

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What ‘God’ is ‘teaching’ me?

In-groups tend to develop their own language. American Evangelicalism certainly has its share of insider lingo. The organization we worked for, Wycliffe Bible Translators, was non-denominational (not based in any particular branch of Protestantism), but because it was founded by Americans and because the majority of its members are American, American Christian culture is often …

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