The Allusionist

Linguistic adventures with Helen Zaltzman for Radiotopia from PRX.

43. The Key part II: Vestiges No ratings yet.

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    If you don’t have a Rosetta Stone to hand, deciphering extinct languages can be a real puzzle, even though they didn’t intend to be. They didn’t intend to become extinct, either, but such is the life (and death) of languages.

    NB: there is a CATEGORY B swear word towards the end of this episode. But it IS there for educational purposes only.

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