Back in the late 20th century, I met a great guy named Silas who was totally into languages. He studied linguistics and translated a number of languages, and spoke French and English fluently, with excellent knowledge of a lot of other languages. He and I used to talk about language often, and I didn't know anyone else who had such a love for it.
He got married and ended up moving, and I had no idea where he went until he contacted me on Facebook. If there is one person I wanted to connect with again, it was him! So it made the social networking experience worth it, even though I'm still not a total fan of such places.
It's been over a decade since I've seen him, but he's still translating and is still totally into language. So I asked him to submit something to this blog, and he'll probably do a couple posts per month. Seriously--I wouldn't want someone who didn't have such passion to post anything here, but he's the real deal.
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