Richard Aslan - Babbel Magazine
Articles by Richard
An Introduction To The Turkish Language
This portrait of Turkish looks at its similarity to other Turkic languages, the reforms that modernized it in the 20th century and its unique “sticky” grammar.
An Introduction To The Russian Language
St. Cyril, Peter the Great, Tolstoy, Chekhov: We look at the history of the Russian language and the development of the cyrillic alphabet in an attempt to glimpse the essence of the language.
An Introduction To The Polish Language
Does Polish really deserve its reputation as a fearsome and difficult language? We look at the history of the language to get to its true essence.
Introducing Hay-On-Wye: Perhaps The Best Book Festival In The World
What is Hay-On-Wye and why should you attend? Author Richard Aslan offers up a brief history of the famous book festival in the small Welsh town of Hay-On-Wye, where the books outnumber the inhabitants six-thousand eight-hundred to one.