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Qz. 33 ways to speak better English. If you’re reading this, I imagine you want to communicate with confidence and competence in English.

33 ways to speak better English

When we communicate effectively we are able to express our ideas and opinions, share experiences, and build relationships with others. Japanese wordplay - Wikipedia. Japanese wordplay relies on the nuances of the Japanese language and Japanese script for humorous effect.

Japanese wordplay - Wikipedia

Japanese double entendres have a rich history in Japanese entertainment, because of the way that Japanese words can be read to have several different meanings and pronunciations (homographs). Also, several different spellings for any pronunciation and wildly differing meanings (homophones). How To Get People To Like You In 5 Seconds or Less – The Mission – Medium. I had to get over 100 prostitutes to like me in five seconds or less.

How To Get People To Like You In 5 Seconds or Less – The Mission – Medium

I didn’t do this because I wanted to sleep with them. I did it because it was my job. For about 2.5 years I had a job that I created for myself. I had to interview people at three in the morning on a Wednesday night and find out what they were up to. Free ESL EFL worksheets. How To Use The Gerund In English. The gerund is one of the most frequently used parts of speech in English.

Free ESL EFL worksheets. How To Use The Gerund In English

It is so common that perhaps English should be spelled Inglish. The most important point to remember about the gerund is that it is a verbal noun, which means that it behaves in a very similar way to a noun, such as chocolate. I like chocolate and I like swimming for example. So, let’s have a look at this wonderfully flexible grammar point. There are four basic rules governing the use of the gerund. SAGE Journals: Your gateway to world-class journal research. NoongarPedia created as first Wikipedia site in Aboriginal language - RN.

Updated In Noongar country, in the south-west of Western Australia, researchers are building the first Wikipedia site in an Aboriginal Australian language.

NoongarPedia created as first Wikipedia site in Aboriginal language - RN

The Noongar people spoke their language for thousands of years — until, last century, it started to fade. Linguisticmaps: High central unrounded vowel [ʉ] - present as... #maps. Theconversation. Q: Why did the woman cross the road?


Learner autonomy - developmental record. Stop. Using. Periods. Period. Washington Post illustration; iStockphoto Have you ever watched parents try to text with their children?

Stop. Using. Periods. Period.

One hilarious type of misunderstanding goes like this: Parent: I am waiting for you in the car. Child: r u mad? Parent: I am not mad. The poor mom or dad doesn’t understand one of the cardinal rules of texting, which is that you don’t use periods, period. Why is English so weirdly different from other langu... English speakers know that their language is odd. So do people saddled with learning it non-natively. The oddity that we all perceive most readily is its spelling, which is indeed a nightmare. In countries where English isn’t spoken, there is no such thing as a ‘spelling bee’ competition. For a normal language, spelling at least pretends a basic correspondence to the way people pronounce the words. But English is not normal. Spelling is a matter of writing, of course, whereas language is fundamentally about speaking.

12 Awesome Language Resources for the Word Nerd. I’m an unabashed word nerd.

12 Awesome Language Resources for the Word Nerd

I majored in English and have been a high school English teacher for almost 30 years. I run an online program helping homeschoolers develop writing skills, and I manage this wordy blog and a wordy Facebook page. I have become, over the years, something of an expert on grammar and usage, but it’s not due to any particular cleverness on my part. I have simply learned how to ask good questions and find reliable answers. Find the Perfect Word for Your Feelings with This Vocabulary Wheel. Everyone Speaks Text Message. Illustration by The Heads of State Illustration by The Heads of State How do you spell “N'Ko” in N'Ko?

Everyone Speaks Text Message

For years, the Web’s lingua franca was English. Speakers of French, Hindi and Urdu, Arabic, Chinese and Russian chafed at the advantage the Internet gave not only American pop culture but also its language. .When a colleague interviewed Barnier he spoke English. When appeared before Treasury select, insisted on translator. The subtle art of translating foreign fiction.

Last year, I decided to treat myself to a new copy of Bonjour Tristesse by Françoise Sagan, a novel I have loved ever since I first read it as a teenager, and whose dreamy opening line in its original translation from the French by Irene Ash – “A strange melancholy pervades me to which I hesitate to give the grave and beautiful name of sadness” – I know by heart.

The subtle art of translating foreign fiction

But which one to get? In the end, I decided to go for something entirely new and ritzy, which is how I came to buy the Penguin Modern Classics edition, translated by Heather Lloyd. Some days later, in bed, I began reading it. The shock was tremendous, disorienting. “This strange new feeling of mine, obsessing me by its sweet languor, is such that I am reluctant to dignify it with the fine, solemn name of ‘sadness’,” went the first sentence, which sounded to my ears a little as though a robot had written it. The Seven Basic Plots. According to the British journalist and author Christopher Booker, there are only seven ‘storylines’ in the world. In his book, The Seven Basic Plots: Why We Tell Stories, a work that took over forty years to write, Booker surveys world literature, outlining commonalities and showing that, although there are a multitude of tales and endless variety in the telling, all narratives are really variations of the basic seven.

Booker’s work is detailed, interesting, and very long—over 700 pages—but his message is simple. Whether they represent the deep psychological structures of human experience or whether they are merely constructs of tradition, no matter what the story, you’ll find one or more of these basic plotlines: Rags to Riches Someone who has seemed to the world quite commonplace is shown to have been hiding a second, more exceptional self within.

Will Self: ‘I write first thing, when I can suspend disbelief in the act of making things up’ When I’m working on a novel I type the initial draft first thing in the morning. Really: first thing. For preference, I have a cigarette ready-rolled and a coffee percolator loaded the night before; then I simply roll out of bed, fuel up and set to it. I believe the dreaming and imagining faculties are closely related, such that wreathed in night-time visions I find it possible to suspend disbelief in the very act of making stuff up, which, in the cold light of day would seem utterly preposterous. Paul Keating's Redfern Park Speech [PART 1] Sinthematica. Type IPA phonetic symbols - online keyboard.

The World’s Most Accurate Parser Goes Open Source. Posted by Slav Petrov, Senior Staff Research Scientist At Google, we spend a lot of time thinking about how computer systems can read and understandhuman language in order to process it in intelligent ways. Today, we are excited to share the fruits of our research with the broader community by releasing SyntaxNet, an open-source neural network framework implemented in TensorFlow that provides a foundation for Natural Language Understanding (NLU) systems.

Our release includes all the code needed to train new SyntaxNet models on your own data, as well as Parsey McParseface, an English parser that we have trained for you and that you can use to analyze English text. Parsey McParseface is built on powerful machine learning algorithms that learn to analyze the linguistic structure of language, and that can explain the functional role of each word in a given sentence. This structure encodes that Alice and Bob are nouns and saw is a verb. All your questions about pronoun deletion and the inexorable death of the universe, answered.

Matt Cardy/Getty Images. Is Beirut the codeswitching capital of the world? At this high-end organic farmer’s market in downtown Beirut, buyers and sellers speak a mishmash of languages, usually Arabic and English or French. Just trying to pay for juice I have to switch back and forth from English to Arabic. A 3D Map Of The Brain Shows How We Understand Language. Talking while female: an expert guide to the things you definitely should not say. Deep male voices evolved to intimidate men, not attract women.