Welcome to thehistoricallinguistchannel.com!
The Historical Linguist Channel is the result of four postgraduate students in linguistics who, during the long and weary nights of studying, made each other laugh with silly linguistic facts (and even, occasionally, the serious questions, suggestions and food-for-thought-ideas). During this process, The Historical Linguist Channel was born (and yes, for future reference, it is the name of our messenger chat). It is currently run by Sabina Nedelius (see About the HLC)
This blog is meant to entertain and (occasionally) educate those coming in search of answers to linguistic questions, whether they be hardcore language-enthusiasts or just curious as to why the plural of mouse is mice. Some posts are meant to simply entertain and may even consist of only a transcript from our chats (when something is particularly funny, like the Ukrainians’ ear-fetish). But don’t worry, we’ll put a warning label on those.
Take a look around! If there is anything you’re missing, a question you wish to raise, or a discussion you would like to see, please let me know by sending me a message (see Contact) and I’ll do my best!
The HLC is currently not publishing new material, simply due to a lack of time as I move into the final phase of my ongoing PhD. I hope to get back to you soon with some new fun linguistic facts! In the meantime, check out our previous posts!