Murti

54 Flips | 10 Magazines | 316 Likes | 25 Following | 1 Follower | @brownbutter | Keep up with Murti on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Murti”

Shtraight Talk on S-Backing

You’ve heard it. It’s pronouncing the “s” in a word as if it were “sh.” And it prompts Ben Yagoda to ask: Who does it? And why?

Linguistics

Study finds 'baby-talk' aids language development in infants

<b>The more "baby-talk" words that infants hear, the quicker they grasp language, new research suggests.</b><p>Studies of nine-month-olds found that those most exposed to small words ending in "y" sounds - such as mummy, developed larger vocabularies.<p>The same was also true of babies that heard words with …

Language

Henry Coe State Park Is the Bay Area’s Best-Kept Backpacking Secret

By Jason Mark<p>Normally, a writer writes to reach an audience. But what I'm about to tell you, I want you to keep just between us, OK? Whatever you do, …

Hiking

Amazon’s Alexa and Google Home show accent bias, with Chinese and Spanish hardest to understand | Post Magazine | South China Morning Post

When Meghan Cruz says, “Hey, Alexa,” her Amazon smart speaker bursts to life, offering the kind of helpful response she now expects from her …

Linguistics

13 Speech and Communication Problems That Affect Children with Autism

Most people with autism (though by no means all) do have the ability to talk. Most of the time, though, people with autism talk differently from …

Autism

10 Gorgeous Hikes to Do in Tahoe This Summer

D.L. Bliss State Park<p>Lying just north of and contiguous with Emerald Bay State Park, <b>D.L. Bliss State Park</b> is a destination highlight along Lake …

Hiking

McWay Falls Beginner

If you’ve ever searched for images of Big Sur, you’ve seen McWay Falls – an almost unbelievably picturesque waterfall that drops 80 feet onto the …

Five of Mendocino County's Best Hikes

Title<p>Five of Mendocino County's Best Hikes<p>Staff at KCET. I grew up in the San Gabriel Valley. I enjoy exploring Los Angeles and learning about its …

Hiking

A Southern California Accent? As If!

One linguistic expert calls it "The California Shift," which has to do with how we rotate our vowels. [ more › ]

Bilinguals use inter-language transfer to deal with dyslexia

The difference between dyslexia and 'dsxyliea' may lie in bilingualism<p>Dyslexic children learning both a language that is pronounced as written -like …

Youths in southwest Kansas have developed a new accent with Spanish pronunciations due to the rapidly growing Hispanic population

People in southwest Kansas have developed a new accent caused by the rapidly growing Hispanic population, researchers have discovered.<p>Researchers …

How ‘Westworld’ Uses Multilingualism to Explore Prejudice

From Japanese to Lakota, the show's foreign language episodes spotlight themes of identity and memory.<p>Since its pilot episode, HBO’s <i>Westworld</i> has used dream sequences to channel the show’s central theme of awakening into consciousness. The park’s robotic hosts, haunted by shadowy memories that hint …

What Language Are They Speaking in ‘Westworld’ Season 2 Episode 8?

If you are watching tonight’s episode of <i>Westworld</i>, Season 2 Episode 8, you’ll quickly notice that almost the entire episode is in a foreign language …

Baby teeth could be predictor of autism, study suggests

Scientists have determined there is no one cause of autism. In fact, there may be several, and a recent examination of baby teeth may have helped …

Mr. Rogers Had a Simple Set of Rules for Talking to Children

The TV legend possessed an extraordinary understanding of how kids make sense of language.<p>For the millions of adults who grew up watching him on public television, Fred Rogers represents the most important human values: respect, compassion, kindness, integrity, humility. On <i>Mister Rogers’</i> …

Fred Rogers

Scottish Man Donated His Voice So People Using Speech Aids Can Keep Regional Accents

Coinneach, who is from the Outer Hebrides, took part in a project that develops new voices for speech aids.<p>Last week Coinneach MacLeòid spent one …

Universals and diversity in gratitude | Open Science

Abstract<p>Gratitude is argued to have evolved to motivate and maintain social reciprocity among people, and to be linked to a wide range of positive …

The gap between the science on kids and reading, and how it is taught

<i>; Credit: LA Johnson/NPR</i>Claudio Sanchez | NPRMark Seidenberg is not the first researcher to reach the stunning conclusion that only a third of the …

10 Popular Cauliflower Recipes to Make Right Now

One of the coolest things about being an adult (I use that term loosely) is to see foods that used to take a backseat to other showstoppers finally …

Cooking

How a new technology is changing the lives of people who cannot speak

Millions are robbed of the power of speech by illness, injury or lifelong conditions. Can the creation of bespoke digital voices transform their ability to communicate? By Jordan Kisner<p>Last November, Joe Morris, a 31-year-old film-maker from London, noticed a sore spot on his tongue. He figured …

Saving money on Maui

If you're traveling to Maui, you may worry that your pockets need to be as deep as the water surrounding this popular island. That there's no way to go to Hawaii without breaking the bank.<p>In my 25 trips to Maui in the last 25 years, I have accumulated some tips that let you achieve "Maui wowee" …

Maui

Where to Find the Best Collections of Regional Dialects and Local Accents

If you’re trying to learn an accent for an acting role, understand an ESL speaker, or just hear some funny British accents, the Internet has a vast …

Dialects

When are guys going to have to start enduring the rigors of birth control?If Birth Control Commercials Were Honest

When are guys going to have to start enduring the rigors of birth control?

Buy Books and Never Read Them? There's a Japanese Word for That

Every writing system represents speech a little differently, and no system is completely faithful to how words are actually pronounced. For over a …

Language

An NFL Hero Faces ALS and the Loss of His Body in Gleason

With unflagging honesty and compassion, Clay Tweel's documentary <i>Gleason</i> charts the journey of former New Orleans Saints safety Steve Gleason as he …

Tips for Prompting Students With Autism to Initiate Communication

Autism is a spectrum of behaviors and characteristics, as well as of language and communication abilities. Some individuals with autism use minimal …

Autism

Know These 4 Areas of Typical Second-Language ‘Errors’

<b></b> As the number of bilingual students in the U.S. grows, we greatly benefit from a basic understanding of typical patterns of second-language …

With Beauty And Wonder, 'The Winged Histories' Soars

In Sofia Samatar's World Fantasy Award-winning debut novel <i>A Stranger in Olondria</i>, she introduced an empire redolent with magic and rife with turmoil. Olondria is one of the richest new fantasy settings in recent memory, and Samatar has returned to it in <i>The Winged Histories</i>. Like the book before it,</i> …

2 schools connect to break stereotypes, one kid at a time

About six years ago, seventh-grade teacher Rebecca Berger posed a question to her class at the Sinai Akiba Academy in West Los Angeles. One student's …

Los Angeles

The Grammar Rules of 3 Commonly Disparaged Dialects

Linguists are always taken aback by the overwhelmingly negative and sometimes virulently expressed reaction they get when stating something that …