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Thomas Moore Devlin
Thomas grew up in suburban Massachusetts, and moved to New York City for college. He studied English literature and linguistics at New York University, but spent most of his time in college working for the student paper. Because of this, he has really hard opinions about AP Style. In his spare time, he enjoys reading and getting angry about things on Twitter. He's spent a lot of time trying to learn Spanish, and has learned a little German.
Articles by Thomas
How To Name And Pronounce Colors In Danish

How To Name And Pronounce Colors In Danish

Roses are røde, violets are blå, here’s a quick guide to colors in Danish for you! In no time, you’ll know all the colors of the regnbue (rainbow).
What Is Braille, And How Does It Work?

What Is Braille, And How Does It Work?

Braille was invented by Louis Braille in the early 20th century, but its journey to being used all around the world was a bit convoluted.
How To Name And Pronounce Colors In Polish

How To Name And Pronounce Colors In Polish

Roses are czerwony, violets are niebieski, here’s a guide to colors in Polish (which can be so pesky). Don’t worry, they’re not so hard once you practice!
How To Count To 100 In Norwegian

How To Count To 100 In Norwegian

Need to learn to count to 100 in Norwegian? Have no fear, Norwegian has a very straight-forward number system. It’s as easy as en, to tre!
The 21 Most Common Adjectives In Italian

The 21 Most Common Adjectives In Italian

Knowing the difference between poco and tanto can come in handy in Italy. That’s why we made a guide to help you with the most common Italian adjectives!
Introducing Yoko Tawada’s ‘The Emissary’

Introducing Yoko Tawada’s ‘The Emissary’

A surreal book that shows us a dystopian future unlike any dystopian future you’ve read about before.
An American And An Italian Discuss Elena Ferrante’s ‘My Brilliant Friend’

An American And An Italian Discuss Elena Ferrante’s ‘My Brilliant Friend’

We talked to one of our Italian correspondents to dig into the language and culture of Elena Ferrante’s ‘My Brilliant Friend’!
The 20 Most Common Adjectives In German

The 20 Most Common Adjectives In German

Whether something is alt or neu, groß or klein, learning the most common adjectives in German will help you describe it. We’re here to get you started!
What Is International Sign Language, And How Does It Work?

What Is International Sign Language, And How Does It Work?

International Sign is a sign language that can cut across linguistic barriers.