Saturday, 16 April 2011

From Switzerland to the PNG Highlands

Not literally. This week I've had my head down with several small edit jobs including a quirky one from Geneva by a lady with an ?Iranian name. Her journalistic piece on yoga is for a women's magazine. Good luck to her.
The real interest for me, anyway, is a commission to edit the autobiography of a truly remarkable chap in Papua Niugini who grew up in a traditional village in the Southern Highlands. 'Mazing stuff. His tribe (he is happy to use that word) are the Wiru and their language is what's known as a linguistic isolate (like Basque in Europe) unrelated to anything else. PNG has a guesstimated 800-850 languages, world's biggest number for one country.

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