Category Archives: linguistics

Louis XIV Asks Riddles XI

Esteemed Readers, it’s time for a new historical riddle. I have chosen something short & rather romantic…and I hope not too allegoric as our modern minds, unfortunately, too practical & technical for metaphors & mythological comparisons à la Grand Siècle. … Continue reading

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Most Translated Books In the World

Esteemed Readers, yesterday while preparing my post about Milorad Pavic, I discovered this curious world map of the most translated books in the world. (The original link belongs to Milorad Pavic’s Official Web Site). Have a look! And to those … Continue reading

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Louis XIV Asks Riddles IX

Esteemed Readers, as you know sport existed even in the 17th century, so I offer you a sportive riddle this time! Good luck! 🙂 🏆🏆🏆 “In a light & green prison I move without rest. At least those who love … Continue reading

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Louis XIV Asks Riddles V

Esteemed Readers, today I offer you a rather ecological historical riddle. Good luck! “Since I was born I have never rested & I’m extending my chaotic currents in thousand directions. The one who created me pronouncing only two words,obliged me … Continue reading

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Louis XIV Asks Riddles X

Esteemed Readers, it is time for a new riddle. It is linked with an extraordinary natural phenomenon & might even appear in the sky in the day of Samhain. Well…it would be very impressive! Good luck! “A Giant who ascends … Continue reading

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Louis XIV Asks Riddles IX

Esteemed Readers, here is a new curious riddle for you, inspired with the air of the autumn Solstice. I like its form & sense: it consists of opposites, so those who write something might use this idea in their own … Continue reading

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Louis XIV Asks Riddles VIII

  Esteemed Readers, it’s time for a new riddle. It’s a short & needs some pondering. My hint: it is linked with publishing. Good luck! “I’m referred to learn seasons & when the Sun enters each of his twelve houses. … Continue reading

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Magic in The Russian Folk Tales

Alike any other folklore, the Russian one if full of its own symbolism & magic. Based on the presented fairy-tales we might highlight its supernatural & too often invisible essence often dark, terrible, interconnected with death. The magic in the … Continue reading

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Russian Mythology: Kosch’ei the Deathless

Kosch’ei the Deathless is another handsome character of the Russian mythology, too dark & too creepy. I believe that he is the most complete reflection of Evil we have. Traditionally he is represented as an old ugly man, who loves … Continue reading

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Christian Fairy-Tale: The Sun Made by God’s Will

Esteemed Readers, On the eve of the Orthodox Easter I would like to present you a Christian folk-tale telling about the resurrection. The late Russian folklore abounds in curious Bible tales. This story is about the Sun. What amazes me … Continue reading

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