Language

How to Say I Love You in French

To interact with French people is to hear endless suggestions for improvement.

Feb 14, 2022
How to Say I Love You in Italian

With friends and family, one says “ti voglio bene”—literally “I want good for you.” And I believe love is not only something you feel, but something you do.

Feb 14, 2022
How to Say I Love You in Spanish

You can’t go bigger than “te amo.” No one says “te amo mucho,” because love is already very much.

Feb 14, 2022
The Pain of Losing Your First Language

What else did I lose to assimilate?

Dec 21, 2021
When the News Is Too Much, I Read It Backward

The tidy linearity we’re used to leaves little room for revolution.

Nov 23, 2021
How to Love in English

If one loved in the Indian provinces, one could only love in English, with “I love you.”

Jan 14, 2021
On Preserving Taiwanese Through Romanization

But was there a better way to put these pronunciations on the page?

Oct 22, 2020
What Kind of Sonnets Will Computers Write?

If poetry is an act of discovery for a writer, then even a computational poem has to uncover something new.

Oct 21, 2020
When Language Wears Boots

A daughter who is jia 嫁 is out of the house is gone forever, water poured out of a bucket, never whole, never yours again.

Mar 18, 2020
Can You Please Say Something in Khelobedu?

For me, Khelobedu is a language, a culture, home. For most South Africans, it doesn’t exist.

Nov 12, 2019