On Saturday I won the Kentucky Derby Festival’s 23rd annual spelling bee! It was an exciting moment for me and I felt honored to be on stage with so many other great spellers. Congratulations to all the county champions who competed on Saturday!
If you would like to read more about the spellers competing this year go to
If you enjoyed my post on cephalopods, you might be interested in exploring the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s website.
A lot of linguists believe that Proto-Indo-European was the ursprache* of Indo-European languages, but we actually don’t know what Proto-Indo-European sounded like. In the link below, a linguist at the University of Kentucky, Dr. Andrew Byrd, gives his best approximation of what our ancestors may have spoken thousands of years ago. When I listened to it, I was amazed that someone could recreate the language! Let me know what you think!
*I wrote about the word ursprache here: https://thewordexplorer.wordpress.com/?s=Ursprache
Here’s a link to Merriam-Webster’s word of the day. I have put this link under my blogroll as well.