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Saturday, September 02, 2006

Words to Your Mother: Philology

Philology should be close to the heart of anyone who follows this blog.  The modern meaning of philology is linguistics or the study of literary texts.  However, an obsolete definition calls it "the love of learning and literature", and Wikipedia says the following:

Philology is etymologically defined as the love of words, and most accurately defined as an affinity toward the learning of the backgrounds as well as the current usages of spoken or written methods of human communication.

Apropos, no?

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