Devon Towry regularly leads discussions on Norse mythology for the Grey Havens Group. Recently, she brought her scholarship and humor to Grey Havens YA where she was a huge hit!
On Saturday, March 21st, Grey Havens YA welcomed its second-ever guest speaker, Devon Towry! Devon came to talk to us about constructed languages and Norse mythology, but we got so caught up in discussing the languages part that we’ve asked her to come back at a later date for a full-length discussion on the likes of Thor and Loki.
Our young adults thoroughly enjoyed our con-lang discussion. (Sidenote, Robyn just learned that’s a real term!) We talked a lot about what it really means to communicate and explored the efficiency of a Universal Translator. Sure, it seems easy enough for the TARDIS to translate all those alien languages into British English, but what if an alien race said one thing and meant something completely different? What about idioms?
What if the translator encountered an entirely new language that wasn’t based in any of the languages it knew already, could…
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