Brian Loo Soon Hua
Linguist and creator of off-kilter content. Likes everything from horror stories to cook books. And wombats, please let there be more wombats!
Summoning The Owl
There was a certain etiquette that had to be followed when a mortal summoned a denizen of the underworld. Unfortunately, whoever summoned this particular Prince of Hell, the fearsome leader of twenty-six legions of demonic minions no less, had obviously not bothered to do their occult homework.
Cusses, Curses and Swear Words from The Early 19th Century
If you love Bridgerton and all those romantic costume dramas set in the early 19th century you’d probably know that Regency England wasn’t all about glitzy balls and fancy parties. The wealthy lived opulently yes, but the have-nots lived harsh lives in abject poverty.
I’ve never been a fan of the Star Trek “pretty much human with a bump on the forehead” kind of alien. Nor for that matter, some of the languages made up for these fictional aliens. Take Klingon — spoken by warrior aliens with — sigh — bumpy foreheads. They have human-like mouths to the point that Klingon can be spoken by humans (albeit the guttural sounds take a little bit of getting used to) and is in fact a popular conlang for language nerds…I mean, conlang enthusiasts to learn. You can read Shakespeare in the original Klingon! (add link here), I kid you not. Oh, and Klingon script is alphabetic like most human languages.