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About Winters

Every weekend, in clubs and pubs across the country, young men and women drink themselves stupid. Meanwhile, James Winters sits at home writing a blog that no-one reads.

But who is James Winters?

James Winters is currently a student at the University of Edinburgh, studying for an MSc in the Evolution of Language and Cognition. He’s originally from Cardiff, Wales and as such is an obligatory rugby fanatic. James is also characteristic of most Welsh people in another way: he does not actually speak Welsh. He does, however, have a few choice words: sbwriel, cyfrifiadur and Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch. One day he plans on expanding this repertoire of words and phrases into some semblance of the entire language. Until then, his immediate goals are largely focused around finishing his degree. For this reason, he decided to start this blog, which, if you come back to it in the future, will contain a vast corpus of material related to language, its evolution and anything else in-between. At the time of writing, his posts include: website age ratings, atheism, the economy, and Yellowstone’s supervolcano. James is also very inconsistent.

My going out face.

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My slightly less attractive, blogging face.
And no, I never smile whilst writing this blog.

4 Comments leave one →
  1. John the Pencil permalink
    February 17, 2009 5:24 pm

    I was outraged to read your extreme views! It is clear that genetic modification will cause armageddon, and the sooner that academics like your fine self realise this, the better for the future safety of our planet.

    • February 18, 2011 8:01 pm

      John the Pencil is an adept of H.G. Wells and his Time Machine’s merger of marxist class against class social war and social Darwinism. I am speaking on that H.G. wells and T.S. Eliot compared to C.S. Lewis some time in June. John the Pencil should maybe watch the H.G. Wells film: “Things to Come”, and dream of a white world expurgated of all those who are not pure white or christians (the Jews will be tolerated if they intermarry with Christians), and all those who are alcoholics, misfits, social cases, etc. Eugenics in its best expression, up to his own death after WW2.

  2. February 18, 2011 7:53 pm

    Dear James,

    …if you can find me under my real name. Careful there were 31 Coulardeau’s on Facebook at the last count. Most of them are unknown of me, some are close relatives or parents and some are very distant relatives, but most are ghosts in my mind, better than ghosts in the wind.

    I am currently doing in my old (dot)age a complete research on the subject you are interested in: the origin of language, its evolution and specifically the language of Cromagnon. I have practically finished the first part: seven chapters on the archeological approach of the subject (Where from and what and how, the phylogeny of language, of the word first as I say)

    I am fully in research for the second part: the psychogenesis of language for today’s children as a way to reconstruct the phylogeny of language when Homo Sapiens, somewhere in Africa started to invent that communicational tool.

    The third part will go back to many studies I have done and will do on the distant cultural heritage(s) of Europe from the Zoroastrians and the Babylonians to the hungarians with the Turkic Georgians of old Jason and his golden fleece stolen from them and their famous Medea. I am a scholar of Pali and other Indo-Aryan languages along with linguistics and many languages

    I find it interesting to suggest maybe I send you some chapters or parts of chapters for your enlightenment and for your critical reflection. Let me know what you think and use an email address.

    I see you have some culture. Of Wales I only know the suspended bridge from Bristol to Wales. I have often walked up to it but never across. I think there is a view of it in the series Teachers (on the teachers of a Bristol comprehensive).
    Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch (pronounced [ˌɬanvairˌpuɬɡwɪ̈nˌɡɪ̈ɬɡoˌɡɛrəˌχwərnˌdrobuɬˌɬantɪ̈ˌsiljoˌɡoɡoˈɡoːχ]

    Can you say it?

    Expecting your answer I hope will be prompt and courteous (that’s the kind of humor Flann O’Brien or his masters Defoe or Wilde would like). I hope you don’t dislike that.

    Jacques

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