Monthly Archives: May 2011

How much space do we have?

When it comes to learning languages, many difficulties get in the way. New pronunciation, spelling, different characters, unknown words, sometimes new alphabet and often different syntax. Not to mention learning grammar rules, words and conjugation. Assuming you can take the … Continue reading

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The mysterious world of punctuation conventions

Punctuation is very often neglected and deemed as not that important by too many people who are brought to write. Ask English speakers how they differentiate the uses of colons and semicolons, they are not that assertive about how to … Continue reading

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Good spelling is attractive

By deciding to write my blog posts in English, I take a bigger risk than writing it in my mother tongue, French. It would be so much easier to write in the language I master best, in which I know … Continue reading

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Stieg Larsson’s Millenium series – over or not?

I just finished reading Larsson’s last (or latest?) opus of the Millenium trilogy. As you know, the Swedish author died in 2004 after handing in the three books featuring Mikael Blomkvist and Lisbeth Salander to his editor. Larsson never got … Continue reading

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