Wednesday, 4 March 2015

The Word-Hoard: Robert Macfarlane on rewilding our language of landscape

Longish article, but well worth the read if you have any interest in words, language, nature, or the history and cultures of the British Isles. It makes you realize that while English is a really rich language, it could be a lot richer. I learned a while ago that the Japanese have a word, komorebi, which means “sunlight that filters through the leaves of trees”. Do we have a neat little word for that phenomenon? No.

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