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IT IS rare that Johnson is compelled to respond to comments. But my last post , about the fun parallels in the hybrid development of English and Dravidian languages, seems to have stirred the passions of our readers. Many of them commented, dismissing the post as (at best) misguided and (at worst) a piece of neocolonial rubbish. That is a shame. Studying the history of India’s languages can be immensely fascinating. Indian historical linguistics: Setting the record straight
Yesterday, the Open University released ‘The History of English in 10 Minutes,’ a witty animated sequence that takes you through 1600 years of linguistic history. The Vikings gave us “give” and “take.” Shakespeare added another 2,000 words and expressions to the mix. The British Empire (see video above) then brought the evolving English language to new lands, creating new varieties of English worldwide.
You Already Know a Little Arabic (PDF)
Usage varies both within English and in other languages, but the usual convention in printed English text is: Either version may be used to denote a break in a sentence or to set off parenthetical statements, although writers are generally cautioned to use a single form consistently within their work. In this function, en dashes are used with spaces and em dashes are used without them:[Em dash:] A flock of sparrows—some of them juveniles—alighted and sang. Dash
Romanization, Transcription and Transliteration (Xerox Arabic Morphogical Analysis and Generation)
Paul Meier Dialect Services - home - dialects - dialect coach - accent reduction - British accents - dialect instruction Click the play button in the upper left to view a video featuring Paul discussing accents and dialects. Click the play button in the upper left to view a video featuring Paul's voice work. Whether you’re an actor wanting instruction and coaching in accents, voice-over, or Shakespeare; an ESL student; a regional-dialect speaker needing “accent reduction”; or someone who wants to learn an accent just for fun, you’ve come to the right place! Paul Meier has been teaching British and American dialects, and foreign-language accents, for more than 40 years in the United States and his native England, coaching some of the biggest names in movies — Tobey Maguire of Spiderman fame, for example — and hundreds of plays, films, and musicals.
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