Thursday, April 15, 2010

Other Places

Poems by Afzal Ahmed Syed ,who is the author of four volumes of poetry and translations of Western literature into Urdu.

Urdu is: "An Indic language that is the official literary language of Pakistan, essentially identical to Hindi in its spoken form but in its literary form heavily influenced by Persian and Arabic and written in an Arabic alphabet."

From ScotlandThe Reading Room
Scottish Poetry Library's home in Edinburgh —online version replete with wonderful podcasts

Also from Scotland's All Sorts
A Linguistic Experiment with Collective Nouns

"What it this?
All Sorts is a collection of collective nouns that may or may not have found their way into the Oxford English Dictionary. If you think that a charismatic collective is far superior to a dullard ‘bunch’ or ‘flock’ then this is the place for you."

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