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4 secrets to reading body language like an expert: How important is body language?

4 secrets to reading body language like an expert:

55% of what you convey when you speak comes from body language. The evidence is in: there is no language instinct. Imagine you’re a traveller in a strange land.

The evidence is in: there is no language instinct

A local approaches you and starts jabbering away in an unfamiliar language. He seems earnest, and is pointing off somewhere. But you can’t decipher the words, no matter how hard you try. That’s pretty much the position of a young child when she first encounters language. What Arabic Type Reveals About How Experts See The World. What makes experts so damn good at what they do?

What Arabic Type Reveals About How Experts See The World

Well, there are some obvious reasons: Experts have more knowledge about their profession (or hobby) than the rest of us, whether they’re painters, car mechanics, or mechanical engineers. They’ve had loads of time to practice their trade. And, according to a new study, they may see things related to their expertise differently than novices—like, physically see them differently. How a Country’s Land Shapes Its Language. To Hawaiian speakers, vowels reign supreme.

How a Country’s Land Shapes Its Language

Only eight consonants exist in the language’s 13-letter alphabet, so most of its meaning is derived from oohs and aahs, ohs and eehs. Uk.businessinsider. Why It's So Hard to Design Arabic Typefaces.

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Swear words, etymology, and the history of English. Have you ever noticed that many of our swear words sound very much like German ones and not at all like French ones?

Swear words, etymology, and the history of English

From vulgar words for body parts (a German Arsch is easy to identify, but not so the French cul), to scatological and sexual verbs (doubtless you can spot what scheissen and ficken mean, but might have been more stumped by chier and baiser), right down to our words for hell (compare Hölle and enfer), English and German clearly draw their swear words from a shared stock in a way that English and French do not. Given that nearly two thirds of the words in English come from Romance roots and only a quarter from Germanic roots, this seems odd.

English is a language whose vocabulary is the composite of a surprising range of influences. We have pillaged words from Latin, Greek, Dutch, Arabic, Old Norse, Spanish, Italian, Hindi, and more besides to make English what it is today. High talk and low talk The rich man in his castle, the poor man at his gate. Downloads - THE DARK MEANING RESEARCH INSTITUTE. The World's Most Spoken Languages And Where They Are Spoken. This beautifully illustrated infographic (above), designed by South China Morning Post’s graphics director Alberto Lucas Lopéz, shows the most spoken known languages in the world and where they’re spoken by the 6.3 billion people included in the study.

The World's Most Spoken Languages And Where They Are Spoken

Based on records collated from the database Ethnologue, the infographic illustrates the wide-ranging facts and figures of the world’s living languages catalogued since 1951. “There are at least 7,102 known languages alive in the world today. Twenty-three of these languages are a mother tongue for more than 50 million people. The 23 languages make up the native tongue of 4.1 billion people,” says Lopez on his infographic. “We represent each language within black borders and then provide the numbers of native speakers (in millions) by country.

INFOGRAPHIC: A world of languages - and how many speak them. Infographie. Les lettres les plus utilisées en Europe. Quelles sont les voyelles et les consonnes les plus utilisées dans chaque langue ?

Infographie. Les lettres les plus utilisées en Europe

Et comment cela détermine-t-il leur proximité ? LA LETTURA. Ce supplément du Corriere della Sera publie chaque dimanche une infographie originale. Celle-ci, conçue et réalisée par Tommaso Guadagni, Federica Bardelli, Carlo De Gaetano et Marco Boscolo, est parue le 12 avril. Elle recense les lettres les plus utilisées dans les langues européennes. Uk.businessinsider. This Tree Beautifully Reveals The Relationships Between Languages. How language changes over time. 6 apps grátis que vão te ajudar a aprender novos idiomas - Galileu. Não importa se você ainda não fala inglês ou se está querendo ousar a aprender a se comunicar em línguas mais improváveis, como sueco, indonésio, turco ou árabe: dá pra sair do zero sem precisa gastar dinheiro.

6 apps grátis que vão te ajudar a aprender novos idiomas - Galileu

A internet e as lojas de aplicativo estão cheias de produtos e serviços que ensinam idiomas de graça e que podem ser instalados no celular, pra você praticar em qualquer hora ou lugar. A oferta desse tipo de app é tão grande que fica difícil saber quais são os mais legais. Por isso, selecionamos os melhores. Rússia oferece bolsas de estudo de 100% (e não precisa falar russo) SÃO PAULO - Quer estudar fora?

Rússia oferece bolsas de estudo de 100% (e não precisa falar russo)

Languages Around the Globe: 5 Common Misconceptions Surrounding Endangered Languages. Many folks - even within the language enthusiast community - are still having a hard time getting behind endangered language preservation or documentation efforts.

Languages Around the Globe: 5 Common Misconceptions Surrounding Endangered Languages

At a glance it can be easy to write these languages off as marginal, irrelevant or even downright backwards but upon further examination it should become abundantly clear that in doing so we are pushing entire cultures aside in the wake of the march of "progress. " Fortunately, endangered languages have been receiving a lot more attention in recent months than they have in the past. Mobile technology and the Internet have been instrumental in the creation of various apps and other programs designed to help preserve languages and promote language education among the younger generations - those most pivotal in the continuation of their own heritage.

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Languages Around the Globe: How To Create a Simulated Language Immersion Environment. , Busuu, Babbel and the like - make claims of creating "immersive" environments for language learning. That would be all well and good if it was even remotely possible for a computer program or web browser application to immerse you in anything. To get at the root of the problem here we need to take a step back and ask ourselves what "immersion" really means in order to figure out how you can best simulate it without going overseas. To me immersion means surrounding oneself with the language and the culture that speaks it. If you were to get up and travel to Madrid, you might actually stand a chance of "immersing" yourself in Spanish.That is, assuming you actually left the hotel, avoided tourist hotspots full of other English speakers, and generally made an attempt to converse with the locals in Spanish.

Sounds like no problem (right?) The clime's speech: Data analysis supports prediction that human language is influenced by environmental factors. (Phys.org)—Human speech is not typically thought to adapt to the environment, and a standard assumption in linguistics is that sound systems are in fact immune to ecological effects. Recently, however, scientists at University of Miami and several Max Planck Institutes in Germany and The Netherlands have, in a single study, predicted that complex tone patterns should not evolve in arid climates by reviewing laryngology data on the negative effects of aridity on vocal cord movement, and – by analyzing climatic and phonological data on over 3,700 languages – found support for their prediction.

Specifically, the researchers identified a negative correlation between linguistic tone and characteristic rates of desiccation in ambient air. This beautiful language tree shows how India is as linguistically diverse as Europe. (Courtesy of Minna Sundberg) An intricate chart drawn by Finnish-Swedish graphic artist Minna Sundberg traces the common roots of the tongues spoken by a vast swath of humanity. The myriad "Indo-European" languages all share a common ancestor, though historians debate who that is. Some say the language group emerged from the steppes north of the Black Sea 4,000 years ago with the migrations of chariot-driving nomads; others argue it dates further back -- some 9,000 years -- to early farmers living in what's now Turkey.

As 17 principais certificações que provam domínio de idiomas. São Paulo – Muitas vezes não basta ter o idioma na ponta da língua. Abu taubah, learn arabic, the fiks, memorize quran, Observatório das línguas na sociedade do conhecimento. Johnson: Language networks: When bigger isn't better. HOW would you rank “important” languages? If asked to rattle them off, many people start with English, but after that are reluctant to go further. Important how, they ask. One approach would be to look at people and money: surely a language is important if it is spoken by lots of people, in countries with great wealth (and presumably, therefore, power).

Influência de uma língua mede-se pela capacidade de ligar línguas distantes. New Study Reveals Most Influential Languages. What makes a language important on a global scale? This Animated Map Shows How European Languages Evolved. Log In Enter Details Forgotten password? Join Comment on stories, receive email newsletters & alerts. This is your permanent identity for Gizmodo, Kotaku, Lifehacker and Business Insider Australia Your email must be valid for account activation Minimum of 8 standard keyboard characters Subscribe Email newsletters but will contain a brief summary of our top stories and news alerts. 14 dicionários online grátis que você deveria conhecer.

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