Languagehat watch

UPDATE: 4/8/10 Languagehat is back up. Welcome home to Teh Internets, Hat!


Last time the languagehat blog went down,  a little over a year ago, I freaked out and wrote my own lingua post, a long rambling thing about an Arabic textbook I once used (that nonetheless gets a lot of hits right before the beginning of every semester). Now LH is down again, pending some red tape about renewal of service, and I have little time at the moment to comment, although I want to say more. As linguablogs go, teh Log is fine, lots of good, if a bit dry, academic work there. I don’t hang out there, although I do lurk on occasion. It’s languagehat who puts a human face on linguistics, and makes you care about it.

For now the LH salon is dark, but the usual crowd (minus those who live in countries like China that block WordPress) is over in AJP’s kitchen at The Goat Blog. Hat even showed up there this morning to encourage the disheartened throngs.

But what about all those dictionary links at Hat’s blog that everyone uses? Don’t you wish you had those to reference until everything gets straightened out? Me too. As a public service, I will now paste the languagehat sidebars, before they disappear completely from google cache.

UPDATE 4/6/10: Yesterday LH reported trying to contact his hosting service, Gandi, and waiting for them to get back to him.  Today, he reports, “I’m in communication with Gandi and hopefully this will be resolved today”  and  “Discussions with Gandi are ongoing.”


The Daily Growler
wood s lot
an eudæmonist
Avva (Russian)
Naked Translations
The Cassandra Pages
Varieties of Unreligious Experience
Far Outliers
Slawkenbergius’s Tales
Lizok’s Bookshelf
A Bаd Guide
The Old Hack
Poemas del río Wang
The Millions
omnivore (bookforum blog)
Pepys’ Diary

Language Log
Безѹмниѥ [Bezoumnie]
Jabal al-Lughat
Dick & Garlick
Polyglot Vegetarian
Bremer Sprachblog (in German)
epea pteroenta
Ἡλληνιστεύκοντος (in English)
Word Routes
Motivated Grammar
Stæfcræft & Vyākaraṇa
Filius Lunae
bradshaw of the future
The Language of Food

Language resources:
Your Dictionary
Double-Tongued Word Wrester
Wikipedia:Reference desk/Language
Language Miniatures
Language References and Links
The sci.lang FAQ
Cambridge International Dictionary of Idioms
TITUS: Thesaurus Indogermanischer Text- und Sprachmaterialien
Etymological Dictionaries: Arabic, Finnish, Mongol, Swahili, etc.
Germanic Lexicon Project
English Language Links
Dictionary of the Scots Language
Das Deutsche Wörterbuch von Jacob und Wilhelm Grimm
Wortschatz Deutsch
Raphael Finkel’s Yiddish dictionary
electronic Dictionary of the Irish Language
Latin Dictionary and Grammar Aid
Trésor de la langue française informatisé
Dictionnaire de l’Académie francaise
Centre National de Ressources Textuelles et Lexicales
Lexilogos (French)
Real Academia dictionary (Spanish)
Diccionari català
Vocabolario Etimologico della Lingua Italiana
Dicționare ale limbii române
electronic Dictionary of the Irish Language
Verb Conjugator
World Wide Words
Online Etymology Dictionary
Tower of Babel etymological database
Greek language and linguistics
Orbis Latinus
Minority Languages of Russia
Ru_slang (Russian)
Vasmer’s etymological dictionary(Russian)
Russian language links
Russian literature online
Ushakov, Толковый словарь
Национальный корпус русского языка (Corpus of the Russian Language)
Chinese Character Dictionary
The Kanji Site
Digital Dictionaries of South Asia
Monier-Williams Sanskrit Dictionary
Movies listed by language at IMDB
Languages online
Speculative Grammarian
Word Oddities
Jan Freeman’s Boston Globe column
Character converter

Visual pleasures
Nick Jainschigg
Citrus Moon
Barry Guy

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