Monthly Archives: October 2004

L’après-midi d’un phone

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Together with the very much alive use of the vocative case in South East European languages, ablaut is one of those subjects that makes me go all tingly, so I was delighted to find It’s Ablaut Time, the weblog of … Continue reading Continue reading

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My first online crossword

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My new toy – a crossword creator that can create do-it-online crosswords as well as the paper stuff. Go on, make my day, play with my first attempt at an online crossword. Continue reading

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Italian ballets

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That old party game ‘name five famous Belgians’ is a little unfair on the Belgians. A more difficult game is ‘name five Italian ballets’, I’ve discovered. Until, that is, I found this wonderful catalogue of Italian Ballet Plot Synopses, 1816-1933 … Continue reading Continue reading

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Skip, change of step

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I often feel extraordinarily privileged to have such illustrious friends in the ballet world, particularly when I want an answer to a simple question, and can just pick up the phone and ask someone whose knowledge and experience is of … Continue reading Continue reading

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The joy of libraries and my Czech mate Czerny

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It’s not often that I get goosebumps sitting in a library, but I came pretty near to it yesterday on a trip to the University of London Library. I have been looking for months for the Czerny piano studies on … Continue reading

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