Language

The language that won Trump the presidential election: 'I, deal, tremendous, Mexico'

A new linguistics study suggests that Trump may in fact not have "the best words"<p>Donald Trump’s rhetoric has at times been described as chilling, divisive and juvenile. Now, the lead author of a linguistics study analysing the language of the president and eight other candidates for the 2016 …

Linguistics

Queens Has More Spoken Languages Than Anywhere on the Planet

Here's where they're found.<p>There are as many as 800 languages spoken in New York City, and nowhere in the world has more than Queens, according to …

Linguistics

13 Rules Regarding Proper Email Etiquette from Around the World

Last month, France enacted a new labor law that gives anyone who works at a company with 50 or more employees the "right to disconnect" from their …

Cool Stuff

15 Words With Origins So Obvious You Never Noticed Them

The red car is <i>fast,</i> the blue one is <i>faster</i>, and green is the <i>fastest</i>. As you may recall from grammar class, these three words make up the positive, …

Linguistics

The best nonsense word generator

It's easy to generate random words, or even ones that seem patterned on a particular language. But there's something just right about the words that …

House of Languages

Learn a new language in VR with House of languages<p>House of Languages VR is a new way to master English, German or Spanish languages. It is a …

Linguistics

Unlocking Arabic: the Art and Poetry of Etel Adnan

By Mona Kareem If you type Etel Adnan’s name into Google — in Arabic or English or French — you won’t find a single picture of the poet in her youth. …

Linguistics

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Bruncheon<p>Served With Hash Browns<p>Eggs Benedict $10.50<p>poached eggs, grilled ham, english muffin, hollandaise sauce<p>Crabcake Benedict …

Etymology

PM apologizes for answering English speaker in French at Quebec town hall

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has apologized for answering questions posed to him in English using French during a January town hall in Sherbrooke, …

Linguistics

10 best language learning apps for Android

Learning a new language can be difficult. It’s a whole new set of vocabulary, grammar, and cultures to learn. There are a variety of tools that can help the process. We can’t teach you a whole new language, but we can help you find some tools that hopefully make the process easier. Here are the …

Language Learning

Italian Language and Culture Blog

By<p>If you’re like me, you’ve got goals.<p>Maybe you’re trying to stick to a new diet or exercise plan.<p>Maybe you’re trying to read all the classics this …

Graphic artist turns talent towards sharing Algonquin language

Jay Odjick is sharing illustrations with Algonquin words on Twitter to help revitalize the language<p>A graphic artist is turning his talent towards …

Linguistics

One simple, free hobby that will improve your understanding of the world

Hobbies make people happy. Taking up bird-watching, running a 5K, or learning to knit can help us reduce stress, meet new people, and live more meaningful lives. There’s one hobby in particular that’s unique in its ability to truly transform us: learning a new language.<p>Research has shown that there …

Language Learning

Are we raising a breed of ‘dyslexic’ foreign language learners?

(Co-authored with Steve Smith and Dylan Vinales)<p>All teachers who have taught dyslexic children at some point in their career will know how …

Language Learning

A slice of south India in Balochistan

In a piece written some years ago, the political commentator and writer Mohan Guruswamy talks of meeting Baloch children on a visit to New Delhi. The …

Linguistics

Respecting Mother Tongues

In my experience, I have only once heard a teacher raving about a pupil’s bilingual abilities. This was some years ago now, in a school in East …

Linguistics

Sign language alphabet PDF - Printable fingerspelling Chart

Sign language alphabet – ASL fingerspelling: ABC’s<p>The sign language alphabet is a set of manual alphabetical letters that correspond to the written …

Linguistics

Five of The Most Beautiful Languages In The World

February is of course, the month of romance! Millions of people around the world treat their special ones with love and affection on Valentine's day …

Why we can’t go on like this – Language qualifications in the UK

<i>This is the full, original paper by Paul Steer, of which an edited version appears in the Friday 8th May 2015 edition of TES (pg8).</i> <br>The furore around …

Linguistics

Story of a language and its evolution

Writing the biography of a 2,000-year-old language with 80 million speakers can be a minefield. Shulman treads it like a ballerina

Linguistics

Par panel bats for use of Hindi and other regional languages in HCs

<b>A parliamentary committee has pitched for the use of Hindi and other regional languages in high courts, saying the Constitution gives the Centre</b> …

Linguistics

Giphy made 2,000 GIFs to help you learn sign language

A GIF can be more than a well-timed punchline for a tweet or group chat. Now, the looping clips can be used to teach people new languages. As <i>Mashable</i> reports, GIF provider Giphy has launched a new "channel" containing more than 2,000 educational sign language clips. They're all dead simple: just …

Linguistics

Designer Transforms Arabic Words into Illustrations of Their Literal Meanings

Architect and graphic designer Mahmoud Tammam has translated his love of word manipulation into a delightful series celebrating language. Based in Alexandria, Egypt, the creative started the project as a “personal challenge.” He explains, “I manipulate Arabic words and transform them into their …

Linguistics

Letter from Istanbul: By talking to people, you get through things together | Membership | The Guardian

I remember, on one of my first visits to Istanbul, chatting with an acquaintance about his work with imprisoned journalists. He was trying to explain how polarised political opinion is in Turkey. “Let me put it this way: in Turkey the only time you’ll ever collectively piss off a leftist, an …

Turkey

The Worldwide Struggle to Translate Trump

Translators worldwide are struggling to render Donald Trump’s unique speaking style and Japanese interpreters are finding it a “nightmarish” …

University of Pennsylvania

French language groups protest English-only Olympic slogan

PARIS (AP) — Groups defending the French language are lodging legal protests over the English-only slogan used for Paris' 2024 Olympic bid.<p>Lawyer Emmanuel Ludot said Friday that he has submitted a request with the government's rights defense authority to suspend use of the slogan "Made for …

Linguistics

Foreign language titles confirm The Last Jedi is plural

Even your elementary school English teacher never got this excited about singular and plural.<p>Consider it one of the great linguistic challenges of …

63 Differences Between British And American English That Still Confuse Everyone

The UK and the USA were once referred to by George Bernard Shaw as "two countries divided by a common language". To this day, Brits and Americans …

Linguistics

6 Finnish Terms You'll Want to Use in English, in Emoji Form

In late 2015, the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland introduced a series of national emojis that celebrate all aspects of Finnish identity. The …

Linguistics

The biggest mystery from the next Star Wars movie was just solved by the German language

Ever since we learned that the titled of the next <i>Star Wars</i> installment is “The Last Jedi,” there’s been constant debate about who the last Jedi …

German Language