Dialects

Voice expert reveals what makes Australian accents so unique - and why Hollywood can never get it right

A voice and speech expert has revealed the subtle idiosyncrasies that make the Aussie accent so unique - and why Hollywood actors and actresses seem …

Linguistics

Meet Kailash Kher, the teacher

“K<i>uch log ustadon se seekhte hain aur kuch halaton se</i> (some learn from ustads and some from circumstances),” says Kailash Kher. “Struggle and penury …

India News

People drop their regional accents so Siri and Alexa can understand them

Regional accents have been getting tech users in trouble when talking to their voice assistant, forcing them to drop their dialect and talk in …

UK News

Essential tips, tricks, and apps to help you learn a language

Fait intéressant: Seulement 17% des Américains parlent plus d'une langue. Yep, according to a survey cited by Forbes, less than one fifth of …

Language Learning

What You Need to Impress + Sign With an L.A. Agent

<i>Our Repped series asks Los Angeles agents to get real about what they want from prospective clients, Hollywood, headshots, and more. This week:</i> …

Los Angeles

Nationwide search for man in sexual assault of child

John Doe 40 (Image courtesy: FBI)CLEVELAND– The FBI released a photo and sketch of a man linked to the sexual exploitation of a child.The man, known …

Crime

About ‘Retrievals’:

RETRIEVALS<p>I like to hear writing that is made out loud. Words vibrate in the air and you forget them, but you can feel them on your skin. I don’t …

Washington University

'Sailor Moon' Getting Indigenous Dub

<i>Sailor Moon</i>, is getting a special dub in an indiginous language, along with a number of other animated series.<p>Sailor Moon is one of the most popular …

Anime

'Cwtch': what the most famous Welsh-English word reveals about global dialects

“What is your favourite dialect word?”<p>This was a question that I should really have anticipated, but it took me by surprise. I had just talked to a …

Language

Amazon India Introduces Cleo Skill in Alexa Devices to Understand Local Indian Languages

Artificial Intelligence is the next step in technology that is designed to help us commute easily in our digital lives. Now, Amazon’s AI assistant …

Customers

Elementary school teaching resources

Advice Modals Spanish Battleship Board Game-Ernesto Clases Divertidas en Español Try out my Advice Modals Spanish Battleship Board Game. How to Play …

Board Games

Citizens review ‘Detective 9-2-11’: The fast and the hilarious

Cunningly crafted<p>Imagine reading a pop-up comic book. Except, the story is dark and intended for an adult audience that can appreciate the absurdity …

Comic Books

Song of Sana’a - intangible heritage - Culture Sector

Inscribed in 2008 (3.COM) on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity (originally proclaimed in 2003)<p>The Song of …

Unesco

Our Traditional Culture Won’t Hold Us Back

I am one of four sisters, so my parents called us the Snow Lotus after a rare medicinal plant with four flowers. In the village where I grew up, …

Smithsonian

Shreyas to play Bengali writer

Mumbai, Aug 14 (IANS) Actor Shreyas Talpade will play a quirky Bengali writer in the forthcoming action comedy film titled "Bhaiaji Superhit".<p>Shreyas …

India

Our Midwestern city needs a Southern accent boost, y'all agree?

Americans think Southerners have the best accents.<p>I learned this from YouGov, a polling firm that recently asked 1,200 Americans a bunch of questions …

Linguistics

Can Artificial Intelligence Help Find Alien Intelligence?

Scientists are considering whether AI could help us search for alien intelligence in ways we haven’t even thought of yet<p>The following essay is …

Artificial Intelligence

The strange language that only exists in one part of Wales

If you had a “mewse” (rabbit run) in your back garden, call scarecrows "bubbacks", think a worm should be called an "angletouch or talk of …

News (Wales)

How to parent in the age of Alexa and Google Home | The Star

Kids can get frustrated because digital assistants don’t always hear high-pitched voices correctly and can be confused by a child’s diction or …

Google Home

Who Is Responsible for Hindi’s Decline? Psst! It’s Not English

How times change! Things that united us once joyously have suddenly become dangerously divisive. Gone are the days when kids sang in a happy chorus – …

Language

How do you say 'engine oil' in Anishinaabemowin? Depends where you're from, says linguist (3 photos)

'We’re working on developing modern terminology, words that we didn’t have 150 years ago,' says language instructor

Language

With hard work and an iPhone app, an outback community is building its Philippine dream

In a living room in a small outback town, a group of Filipina women are listening attentively to a young man as he walks them through a presentation …

Asia

Netflix’s Next Challenge: Rural India

In the U.S., Netflix and Amazon are locked in a heated battle for customers. In India, they have more than 40 other rivals to contend with. Companies …

India

What is that accent, ShahidIJ

From what I gather the Toilet Ek Prem Katha director Shree Narayan Singh's new film Batti Gul Meter Chalu is about power theft in the mofussil areas .<p>…

Uttarakhand

How Apple Plans on Teaching Siri the Name of Your Local Pizzeria

The voice assistant is trying to get more street smart.<p>Apple at trying to fix a barrier to both language and commerce that currently exists between …

Innovation

Rooted to reality

The Hindi literary world is celebrating 125th birth anniversary of Hindi Bhushan Acharya Shivpujan Sahay and Mahapandit Rahul Sankrityayan. …

India

Why do dogs wag their tails and do they control it?

We love our doggos and despite not being able to communicate with them, we have a few ways of knowing what they want.<p>When they wag their tails, for …

British Columbia

What is Conversational Artificial Intelligence?

When it comes to customer care, there are many possibilities for applying Artificial Intelligence (AI) to increase efficiency, lower costs and …

Artificial Intelligence

This Project Is Battling Bias In Speech Recognition

We talked to researchers from one project who are trying to change that by crowdsourcing voices.<p>Voice recognition technology is becoming more …

Machine Learning

Gold: New Song 'Bolte Parini' Brings Up Recreated Bengali Version Of 'Naino Ne Baandhi'

After impressing the audience with the soulful melody Naino Ne Baandhi, makers of Gold have recreated the song in Bengali titled Bolte Parini. In …

Indian Cinema