a pine tree, Larix decidua, of northern and central Europe, having slender, yellow-gray branchlets and oval cones with downy scales, grown for timber and as an ornamental.
Linguists recently found an Indo-European language hiding in rural Pakistan. Learn its story here.At some point you’ve heard about the concept of language “families.” Generally, common sense defines how language relationships work: geographic neighbors often share a common ancestor. If this story were consistent, however, there wouldn’t be anything interesting for us to talk about. Take for example, this amazing discovery stemming from 20 years of research. Linguist Ilija Casule tied a language spoken in Pakistan called Burushaski …
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Origin of European larch
An Americanism dating back to 1860–65
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