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"Polyglossia" by Tamara Vardomskaya

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Published in GigaNotoSaurus, March 2016

Word Count: approx 14,300

In a capital city full of ethnic tensions, a young musician contacts the linguist who studied the language which his mother was one of the last speakers of and which he barely knows. Issues of language and identity become even sharper with the arrival of a singer from a neighboring multilinguistic country, and her proposal to include in her concert a song in an entirely forgotten language.