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The true story of 'true' - Gina Cooke. Marc Miller delivers statement in Mohawk - CBC Player. 34 Welsh words and phrases that are just as good as popty ping. 1.

34 Welsh words and phrases that are just as good as popty ping

Wnco mwnco It means: Him over there How you say it: Oon-core moon-core 2. Onco fonco It means: Like 'wnco mwnco' but for girls How you say it: On-core Von-core 3. I wrote a programming language. Here’s how you can, too. Over the past 6 months, I’ve been working on a programming language called Pinecone.

I wrote a programming language. Here’s how you can, too.

I wouldn’t call it mature yet, but it already has enough features working to be usable, such as: variablesfunctionsuser defined structures If you’re interested in it, check out Pinecone’s landing page or its GitHub repo. I’m not an expert. When I started this project, I had no clue what I was doing, and I still don’t. And yet, I still made a completely new language. Geeky game turns into biggest linguistic experiment ever — Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics.

The game is called, The Great Language Game, and it’s played by people wanting to test their skill at matching audio clips to correct languages.

Geeky game turns into biggest linguistic experiment ever — Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics

Already the game has been played by over 1 million people from over 80 countries. The researchers working on the data believe the game has essentially turned into the biggest linguistic experiment ever conducted. The game is grounded in one of the fundamental principles of linguistics which says that languages that are separated by time and space change and become different from each other. However, until now there has been no direct evidence that this applies to the way ordinary people perceive languages. The Indo-European Connection.

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Maps on the Web : Photo. Remembering Nüshu, the 19th-Century Chinese Script Only Women Could Write. In 1988, Yi Nianhua, a frail, sickly woman in her 80s, spent many evenings scribbling elegant characters at a table in her kitchen in the small rice-farming village of Shangjiangxu Township, China.

Remembering Nüshu, the 19th-Century Chinese Script Only Women Could Write

With only a blunt writing brush, the elongated script came out fat and blotchy on the newsprint she used for paper. But Cathy Silber, a professor at Skidmore College in New York, worked alongside Yi in her kitchen, diligently deciphering and studying the written language. “Out of the thousands of scripts that are gender-specific to men, here we have one that we know is gender-specific to women,” says Silber, who has been researching Nüshu since 1985.

Yi was one of the last remaining writers of Nüshu, a fading script that only women knew how to write and read. The Merriam-Webster Dictionary Has Been Trolling Trump On Twitter For Months : All Tech Considered. Merriam-Webster's Twitter account weighs in on trending words and phrases and has waded into linguistic matters in politics, including a big campaign question: Did Donald Trump say "bigly" or "big league"?

The Merriam-Webster Dictionary Has Been Trolling Trump On Twitter For Months : All Tech Considered

Marian Carrasquero/NPR hide caption toggle caption Marian Carrasquero/NPR Merriam-Webster's Twitter account weighs in on trending words and phrases and has waded into linguistic matters in politics, including a big campaign question: Did Donald Trump say "bigly" or "big league"? 17 Deeply Satisfying Dutch Insults We Need In English. 10 Everyday Words With Unexpected Origins.

Books Etymology, or the study of the origin of words, is dry, dusty stuff that will give you allergies if you play with it too long.

10 Everyday Words With Unexpected Origins

It also happens to be one of our favorite topics—because sometimes a word travels through such a twisted path to get to its modern meaning that all you can do is scratch your head and wonder how civilization manages to keep itself going. Read on to find out what word got its start with people biting the heads off chickens, how a peaceful word became an international symbol of hate, and how wooden shoes changed the world. What it means now: “Completely lacking in subtlety; very obvious.” What it used to mean: A thousand-tongued beast from hell. In the 1600s, British began using the word blatant as a way to describe people who were vulgar and noisy. “The Faerie Queen” was essentially a long, drawn out allegory for 16th century English religion, and each character symbolized either a person or ideal in the real world. Dictionary of dead language complete after 90 years. A dictionary of the extinct language of ancient Mesopotamia has been completed after 90 years of work.

Dictionary of dead language complete after 90 years

Assyrian and Babylonian - dialects of the language collectively known as Akkadian - have not been spoken for almost 2,000 years. "This is a heroic and significant moment in history," beamed Dr Irving Finkel of the British Museum's Middle East department. As a young man in the 1970s Dr Finkel dedicated three years of his life to The Chicago Assyrian Dictionary Project which is based at the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago. Japanese Particles: the difference between wa (は) and ga (が) UPDATE AUGUST 5, 2012: It’s been two and a half years since I originally wrote this post, and thanks to the many helpful comments I was able to go back and polish things a bit.

Japanese Particles: the difference between wa (は) and ga (が)

The content of the article has not really changed, but I think the wording is a little clearer now. Please keep the feedback coming Japanese particles are both a blessing and a curse. Funny When Japanese Try To Speak English With Siri! So Hilarious! Star Wars: Episode III, redubbed using the English subtitles from a pirated Chinese edition / Boing Boing. This is apparently a Chinese pirated edition of Star Wars: Episode III, but dubbed using the English subtitles offered on that disc.

Star Wars: Episode III, redubbed using the English subtitles from a pirated Chinese edition / Boing Boing

It's amazing, not least because the voice actors are so good I thought for a moment it might have been a TV segment with Ewan, Hayden, Samuel and co. [via] Street signs in Cree in Regina proposed. A linguist is calling for the city of Regina to have the Cree language written on street signs in a Regina neighbourhood, in an effort to raise awareness about preserving the First Nations language.

Street signs in Cree in Regina proposed

Solomon Ratt, an associate professor at First Nations University of Canada, says Cree was one of Canada's first written languages, and he'd like to see it recognized for its historical importance. "It gives us pride in our language and our culture," he told CTV Regina, adding that it will stir discussion about preserving the language. What did Old Norse sound like? The Spoken History of a Global Language.

Free online Icelandic course for absolute beginners. Culture By Staff |Sep 26 2016 Learning Icelandic One of the courses is for absolute beginners. The course includes a series of different types of interactive, visual and audio exercises that will help you learn Icelandic for everyday life in a fun and easy way. Foundation launches million-dollar plan to record Australia's songlines. Posted One to two Indigenous languages are being lost every year, say experts who estimate if the trend continues only 50 Indigenous languages will be left by the year 2050. Key points: Of more than 300 languages that existed pre-colonisation, fewer than half remainPlan is to record songlines region-by-region, publishing 15 dictionaries of languages a year for a decadeThe foundation wants to raise $1 million a year to fund the project.

139 Old Norse Words That Invaded The English Language. When I say “Old English” what comes to mind? The ornate, hard-to-read script? Reading Beowulf in your high school English class? The kinds of figurative compound nouns – or kennings – like “swan of blood” and “slaughter-dew” that have sustained heavy metal lyrics for decades? Old English, also known as Anglo-Saxon, was a language spoken by the Angles and the Saxons – the first Germanic tribes to settle the British Isles. They were not the first inhabitants, as any Welsh or Gaelic speaker will tell you, but their language did form the basis for the Angle-ish we speak today. Every British swear word has been officially ranked in order of offensiveness. Every swear word in the English language has been ranked in order of offensiveness. The UK’s communications regulator, Ofcom, interviewed more than 200 people across the UK on how offensive they find a vast array of rude and offensive words and insults.

People were asked their opinion on 150 words in total. These included general swear words, words linked to race and ethnicity, gender and sexuality, body parts and health conditions, religious insults and sexual references, as well as certain hand gestures. They were asked to rate words as mild, medium, strong or strongest. And this is what Ofcom found. For general swear words, the following words were seen as... ITALIAN WORDS you've been getting wrong... The Epic Of Gilgamesh In Sumerian. Old Cajun English Accent. Appalachian English. Language. One Word - Episode 28: Language (Native Americans) How Morality Changes in a Foreign Language. What defines who we are? Our habits? Our aesthetic tastes? Our memories?

If pressed, I would answer that if there is any part of me that sits at my core, that is an essential part of who I am, then surely it must be my moral center, my deep-seated sense of right and wrong. And yet, like many other people who speak more than one language, I often have the sense that I’m a slightly different person in each of my languages—more assertive in English, more relaxed in French, more sentimental in Czech. Psychologists who study moral judgments have become very interested in this question. In a 2014 paper led by Albert Costa, volunteers were presented with a moral dilemma known as the “trolley problem”: imagine that a runaway trolley is careening toward a group of five people standing on the tracks, unable to move.

Most people agree that they would. Google Translate Sings: "Hello" by Adele. 32 Of The Most Beautiful Words In The English Language. Everyone Uses Singular 'They,' Whether They Realize It Or Not. CSA Images/Vetta/Getty Images Talk about belated recognition. The World's Most Spoken Languages And Where They Are Spoken.

YellowBridge Chinese Language and Culture. George Carlin - Euphemisms. Elfdalian language, alphabet and pronunciation. Elfdalian Lesson one. Älvdalska Lektion. Lost forest language to be taught in Swedish preschool. Noam Chomsky on the Evolution of Language: A Biolinguistic Perspective. (Image: Lauren Walker / Truthout) Human language is crucial to the scientific quest to understand what kind of creatures we are and, thus crucial to unlocking the mysteries of human nature. Elfdalian Language: Speaking. Unconscious linguistic knowledge. Reindeer herders, an app and the fight to save a language. The World's Most Efficient Languages. Just as fish presumably don’t know they’re wet, many English speakers don’t know that the way their language works is just one of endless ways it could have come out.

It’s easy to think that what one’s native language puts words to, and how, reflects the fundamentals of reality. A 3D Map Of The Brain Shows How We Understand Language. <img src="<a pearltreesdevid="PTD2167" rel="nofollow" href=" class="vglnk"><span pearltreesdevid="PTD2168">http</span><span pearltreesdevid="PTD2170">://</span><span pearltreesdevid="PTD2172">pixel</span><span pearltreesdevid="PTD2174">. The secret language of South Asia’s transgender community — Quartz. In South Asia, there is a hidden language known only to the region’s hijra community. Found in Pakistan, India, and Bangladesh, the hijra are an old and marginalized group, whose members identify as men born with the souls of women.

Hijras call themselves she-males and effigies, as well as kwaja sera, or the “guards of the harem,” a title that recalls their historical role serving monarchs in the region. These days, the hijra are known as performers and panhandlers. "Why Save a Language" (2006) Recently added - word meanings. The case of the missing “u”s in American English. Before you consciously became aware of your decision to read this article, your brain was already making the necessary preparations to click the link.

There are a few crucial milliseconds between the moment when you’re consciously aware of a plan to act, and the moment you take action. This brief window is thought by some scientists to be the moment in time when we can exercise free will. It gives us the chance to consciously make a decision, suggesting we aren’t just slaves to our impulses. The Cognitive Origins of Religion. Internet Resources for Translators. English Vocabulary: Roots, Prefixes and Suffixes. 100 Greek and Latin word roots flashcards. Forvo: the pronunciation dictionary. All the words in the world pronounced by native speakers.

EuroVoc. The Linguistic Turf Wars Over the Singular 'They' 5 Great Infographics for Language Teachers and Learners. Is Beirut the codeswitching capital of the world? 5 Languages That Could Change the Way You See the World. Why Do Most Languages Have So Few Words for Smells? Why is English so weirdly different from other langu... 15+ Untranslatable Love Words From Around The World. How We Speak Reveals What We Think, with Steven Pinker. Stanford encyclopedia of philosophy. The Word and the World: What are the limits of language. Chinese Learning Resources. This is What Michael Jackson Sounds Like in Quechua.

Why Are Bad Words Bad? How language can affect the way we think. Star Wars (translated in Navajo) English Language: Short Guide to Key Difference Between American English and British English. 25 maps that explain the English language. Words. The Origin of Words and Names. Clear Communication. Accents and Dialects. Internet Slang. Chart of English Language Roots - PrefixSuffix.com. Tilde. Mapping Metaphor: Home. Phonology. Language Support. Justenglish. 20 words that once meant something very different. The History of English in 10 Minutes. INUK. World Languages.

ToK- language-Why H is the most contentious letter in the alphabet. Accents & dialects. Playful Illustrations Make It Easy to Learn Chinese. By ShaoLan Hsueh. Babbler birds could shed light on human language. Language areas. Mapping the origin of Indo-European. Language tree. BBC Documentary English Birth of a Language. HISTORY OF ENGLISH LANGUAGE 2 English Goes Underground doc series. ComputerLanguagesChart.png. OED birthday word generator: which words originated in your birth year. A language family tree - in pictures.