What Doesn't Translate A column by Kristin Wong about why language matters—and what it says about who we are.

What Lullabies Teach Us About Language

In that way, lullabies are like a language of their own.

Aug 04, 2022
How Languages Go Extinct

Cantonese has become a forgotten heirloom of my past.

Jun 23, 2022
How Untranslatable Words Have Connected Me to My Mother

“In Cantonese,” my mother says, “love isn’t so frivolous.”

May 04, 2022