Archive for the ‘Language’ category

Toronto’s Dictionary of Old English Channel‬‏ on YouTube

July 13th, 2011

Recently, the University of Toronto’s Dictionary of Old English (DOE) project recently posted a new video advertising the need for a comprehensive dictionary of the earliest English language: YouTube – ‪DictionaryOldEnglish’s Channel‬‏. Slick and concise, the video does a good job appealing to a more visual audience. Let’s hope that some of them pick up Old English! 😀

BTW, I still have my original microfiche fascicles of the first few letters. Good stuff!

Dictionary of Old English channel on YouTube

The Oldest Valentine?

February 14th, 2011

Source: http://britishlibrary.typepad.co.uk/.a/6a00d8341c464853ef0147e24c9aaa970b-piIs this letter from Margery Brews to John Paston (dated February 1477) the earliest example of a Valentine? Read the story on the British Library “Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts Blog”: The Oldest Valentine? – Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts.

The origins of abc | I love typography, the typography and fonts blog

August 13th, 2010

Evolution of the letter 'E'

The origins of abc | I love typography, the typography and fonts blog.