Ivonne Lorraine García

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Storytelling That Moves People

Persuasion is the centerpiece of business activity. Customers must be convinced to buy your company’s products or services, employees and colleagues to go along with a new strategic plan or reorganization, investors to buy (or not to sell) your stock, and partners to sign the next deal. But despite …

You Need To Know This Science Of Learning Languages To Perfectly Master A Foreign Language

Being a leader of a company or organization is certainly a difficult and often frustrating position – but it can also be tremendously …

Self-improvement

Beowulf: A Translation and Commentary review – JRR Tolkien's long-lost translation

Tolkien's version of the Old English epic, along with selections from his Oxford lectures and invented texts showcase a rare mix of linguistic scholarship and literary imagination<p>"FRODO LIVES!" I read these words in 1966, written high up on the wall in the New York subway. JRR Tolkien had become a …

Why So Many Translators Hate Translation Technology

In general, technology should serve to make our lives better. Software can automate manual steps, reducing the human workload. Translation, like most language-related tasks, is complex. Machines have not yet gotten to the point where they can use language the way people can. Translation is, at a …

50 Collective Nouns to Bolster Your Vocabulary

Collective nouns may seem like quirky ways to describe groups, but 500 years ago, they were your ticket to the in-crowd. Most collective nouns, or …

Ish: How A Suffix Became A Word

The canonical use of -<i>ish</i> is as a suffix meaning "approximately," as in bluish, tallish, sixish, or even hungry-ish. This is the definition—the only …

15 Inspiring Quotes Every Language Lover Should Know

If you need some motivation to keep you learning languages, here are 15 inspiring quotes to remind you about the goods of languages.

What does 'Kotodama' mean?

What does ‘Kotodama’ mean?<p>In Japan, there is a common myth of the spirit of language called <i>kotodama</i> (言霊, ことだま); a belief that some divine power …

How Diplomats Learn So Many New Languages In A Short Amount Of Time

<i>Shawn Kobb has been with the U.S. Foreign Service for nearly 8 years and has served in Ukraine, The Bahamas, Washington DC, Afghanistan, and soon Austria. He maintains the blog www.ForeignServiceTest.com which aims to help people pass the notoriously difficult entrance test to the Foreign …

Language Learning

10 Secret Outlaw Languages

Outsiders need a way to communicate with each other in secret. It is essential to their survival. The exact number of “cryptolects”—secret languages …