• Most readers get as far as the Future Semiconditionally Modified Subinverted Plagal Past Subjunctive Intentional before giving up
  • D. Adams, The Restaurant at the End of the Universe

Each year, the Institute for the Study of Ancient Cultures (ISAC) at UChicago, formerly the Oriental Institute, offers assorted courses on ancient languages, history, and anthropology that I can recommend. During graduate school, I took language courses with Foy Scalf, Brian Muhs, Tasha Vorderstrasse, and Susanne Paulus.

I’m especially interested in ancient Egypt.

pdf Notes on The Eloquent Peasant

pdf Notes on the Westcar Papyrus


pdf Translations of some lyrics by Trinh Công Son

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