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Sing us a Catholic song in Nigerian tongues

The tune was simple enough, but to pronounce the words with the correct Izzi intonation was grueling.

An Apology to My Language, Whichever That May Be

“Why is this all in English?”

On Translating al-mu‘allaqāt, The Hanging Poems

"Endless night, won't you clear off/with the coming dawn?"

Machine Translation

Work is being done, but a machine is doing it; I have a translation, but where is the translator?

Trump Your English

哥教的不是川普,是美國文化!

Certain resemblances between Ba Jin’s ‘Jia’ and ‘The Bold and the Beautiful’

While Jia offered a unique cross section of a crucial turning point in Chinese history, the novel was also laced with such sappiness as to make it all but impossible to read for a modern reader weaned on postmodern irony and detachment.