Writing mostly about computers and math.


* European languages all seem to have similar words for "potato" * In fact, a lot of languages do * Why? * Potatoes are a new world vegetable * What are the native words for potato? * Which Europeans met which Americans and what words did they use? * How were those words borrowed? * How have they changed over time? * What are the categories of words and where did they probably come from? * Phonetic loans (potato, batatas) * Truffle (kartoffel, kirtopa) * Earth something (seems like mostly apple or bean - pomme de terre, tudou) * Other similar plants like yams, taro, etc. (alu, kiazi, yangyu) * Tuber (kentang, damloung) * Make a map