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Articles. Audio/video. Authors. Books. Humour. Poetry. Quotes, sayings, words & phrases (idioms, proverbs) Reference. Text to speech. Ramblings - Beachcombing on the Isle of Sheppey - BBC Sounds. UK Accent Map - Listen To Voices Across The UK. The UK is a culturally and sonically rich territory, but even today, many may not realize that there are many types of British accents.

UK Accent Map - Listen To Voices Across The UK

And the same goes for the accents of Wales, Ireland and Scotland too. When you’re hiring voice over, the accent you choose can make a world of difference. From the sophisticated sounds of England, to the gaelic charm of Scotland, and the melodic quality of Welsh, an accented voice over can completely color the vibe of your project, as well as affect the emotional connection you create. Luckily, you can learn all about the different types of accents here. Toggle through the UK accent map below and watch our narrated animated videos, to hear the difference that authentic, accented voice over from UK voice actors (sourced from Voices.com) can make. UK Accent Map The UK consists of four countries: England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, each of which is outlined in the map below. Voice Over Narration British Voice Over in Action Search Voices by Accent.

BBC Radio 4 - Word of Mouth, The power of telling stories. Kurt Vonnegut interview on His Life and Career (1983) Jane Austen and Other Writers: Austen first lines. If we take seriously the idea that the first line of a novel sets the tone, and more importantly, encapsulates a novel's central theme, what clues do first lines in Jane Austen's novels offer?

Jane Austen and Other Writers: Austen first lines

How can examining these first lines influence our reading of these works? Boiling frog. Spatial contextual awareness. Spatial contextual awareness consociates contextual information such as an individual's or sensor's location, activity, the time of day, and proximity to other people or objects and devices.[1] It is also defined as the relationship between and synthesis of information garnered from the spatial environment[2], a cognitive agent, and a cartographic map.

Spatial contextual awareness

The spatial environment is the physical space in which the orientation or wayfinding task is to be conducted; the cognitive agent is the person or entity charged with completing a task; and the map is the representation of the environment which is used as a tool to complete the task.[3] An incomplete view of spatial contextual awareness would render it as simply a contributor to or an element of contextual awareness – that which specifies a point location on the earth. This narrow definition omits the individual cognitive and computational functions involved in a complex geographic system. Context awareness[edit] Geographic awareness[edit] Offensive language - Swear words and fricatives/plosives. How to Write a Letter. Our grandparents and great-grandparents wrote letters all the time: to their friends and families, to the bank manager, to express condolences, to complain, to invite someone to visit, to accept an invitation and to thank people for hospitality or gifts.

How to Write a Letter

Nowadays, we don’t need to write letters very often and it’s become a dying art. Emails, Facebook, Twitter and instant messaging mean that we can stay in touch all the time. There are still, however, times when writing a letter is appropriate, and it’s good to know when, and how to write one. This page explains different types of letters, from informal to formal, and how to write each one. On this page, we are talking about writing letters that will be sent by post - snail mail - not by email. Learn Chinese: Bad Chinese Swear Words. How to Swear in Chinese (Mandarin) The On Being Project. Top 100 Most Beautiful British Slang Words and Phrases – Guide to English Slang. 'The Wombles' by Elisabeth Beresford Quiz. "Eggcorns" Are Language Mistakes That Somehow Still Make Sense. 9 women executives on what they hope to teach their daughters.

This Is the Best Way to Take Notes, According to Science. Why Is the Alphabet In ABC Order? Learn Arabic in 1 Hour - ALL You Need to Speak Arabic. Rosen School of Hebrew by Aure Ben Zvi. Procrastinators Club: Your Procrastination Resource. Procrastinate with pride! Introduction to the Perkins Brailler - Statewide Vision Resource Centre. Listening. Meaning of the Ankh, an Ancient Egyptian Symbol. The ankh is the most well-known symbol to come out of ancient Egypt.

Meaning of the Ankh, an Ancient Egyptian Symbol

In their hieroglyphic system of writing the ankh represents the concept of eternal life, and that is the general meaning of the symbol. Construction of the Image. Quotev. Hobart Book Village. Unknown years of Jesus. The unknown years of Jesus (also called his silent years, lost years, or missing years) generally refers to the period of Jesus's life between his childhood and the beginning of his ministry, a period not described in the New Testament.[1][2] The "lost years of Jesus" concept is usually encountered in esoteric literature (where it at times also refers to his possible post-crucifixion activities) but is not commonly used in scholarly literature since it is assumed that Jesus was probably working as a carpenter in Galilee, at least some of the time with his father Joseph, from the age of 12 to 29, so the years were not "lost years", and that he died on Calvary.[2][3][4] The 18 Unknown Years[edit] New Testament gap[edit] Background of Galilee and Judea[edit] Other sources[edit]

Unknown years of Jesus

The Boy Jesus in the Temple (Luke 2:39-52) Text Luke 2:39-52 [39] When Joseph and Mary had done everything required by the Law of the Lord, they returned to Galilee to their own town of Nazareth. [40] And the child grew and became strong; he was filled with wisdom, and the grace of God was upon him. [41] Every year his parents went to Jerusalem for the Feast of the Passover. [42] When he was twelve years old, they went up to the Feast, according to the custom. [43] After the Feast was over, while his parents were returning home, the boy Jesus stayed behind in Jerusalem, but they were unaware of it. [44] Thinking he was in their company, they traveled on for a day.

The Boy Jesus in the Temple (Luke 2:39-52)

What big data can tell us about how a book becomes a best-seller. The average American reads 12 or 13 books a year, but with over 3 million books in print, the choices they face are staggering.

What big data can tell us about how a book becomes a best-seller

Despite the introduction of 100,000 new titles each year, only a tiny fraction of these attract a large enough readership to make The New York Times best-seller list. Is Joey Essex really dumb or is it an act – Singletrack Magazine. Snowflakes and trigger warnings: Shakespearean violence has always upset people. We are repeatedly told that today’s young people are oversensitive, claiming to need “trigger warnings” and to be traumatised by literary texts – including the works of Shakespeare – that previous generations took in their stride.

Snowflakes and trigger warnings: Shakespearean violence has always upset people

But is it really true that readers and theatregoers of the past were more emotionally resilient than today’s “snowflake” generation? Oxford’s Library Once Branded Its Sauciest Books With a Greek Letter. The Hobo Hieroglyphs: Their Secret Symbols, Explained. The Competitive Book Sorters Who Spread Knowledge Around New York. Abigail Johnson. I have done this site especially for Abigail Johnson in order to visit crazybillionaire.org Abigail Johnson Abigail Pierrepont Johnson (born December 19, 1961) is an American businesswoman.

Abigail Johnson

Johnson runs part of Fidelity Investments, a company led by her father, Edward Johnson. In September 2008, her net worth was estimated at US$15 billion, tieing her for 15th place in Forbes List of the 400 Richest Americans. (Her father, with $11 billion, is tied for 28th place.) This Common English Word Is the Next One to Go Extinct, According to Research. The Competitive Book Sorters Who Spread Knowledge Around New York. The fascinating reason that children write letters backwards. Maya Sariahmed Common sense suggests that learning consists of acquiring new knowledge.

Socrates, though, proposed that it involved reorganizing and recalling knowledge we already have. Enter the Age of Borderless Memes. The Mystery of People Who Speak Dozens of Languages. The News Literacy Project is teaching kids to stop fake news. Why it matters that teens are reading less. Most of us spend much more time with digital media than we did a decade ago.

But today’s teens have come of age with smartphones in their pockets. Compared to teens a couple of decades ago, the way they interact with traditional media like books and movies is fundamentally different. My co-authors and I analyzed nationally representative surveys of over one million U.S. teens collected since 1976 and discovered an almost seismic shift in how teens are spending their free time. Increasingly, books seem to be gathering dust. Why West Africa's pidgins deserve full recognition as official languages. The BBC World Service’s radio service of English-based Pidgin for West and Central Africa, BBC News Pidgin, is now a year old. And it’s thriving.

According to the broadcaster it News Pidgin reaches a weekly audience of 7.5 million people in Nigeria and around the world on radio, online, Facebook and Instagram. Even though Pidgin hasn’t got the official status of a recognised language anywhere, it’s widely spoken across West Africa. Between three and five million Nigerians use it as their first language, while a further 75 million have it as their second language. Alexa and Google Home are no threat to regional accents – here's why. Is talking to yourself a sign of mental illness? An expert delivers her verdict.

Being caught talking to yourself, especially if using your own name in the conversation, is beyond embarrassing. Deaf service cuts: a stark reminder of deaf education's troubled history. Emotions shape the language we use, but second languages reveal a shortcut around them. 20 words that aren’t in the dictionary yet. WorldCat.org: The World's Largest Library Catalog. How we discovered three poisonous books in our university library.

College Kids React To The Greatest Speech Ever Made (The Great Dictator) Mouth clicks used in human echolocation captured in unprecedented detail. What a difference a word can make. Yanny or Laurel? It's your brain not your ears that decides. Studying chimpanzee calls for clues about the origins of human language. The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre. Babies prefer the sounds of other babies to the cooing of their parents. Not a Word.

Sophie Scott: Why we laugh. Etymology. Onomatopoeia in Different Languages. What do you call words that sound lik... The way you see colour depends on what language you speak. As marijuana goes mainstream, what’s happening to the way we talk about weed? How language can affect the way we think. Nietzsche on Truth, Lies, the Power and Peril of Metaphor, and How We Use Language to Reveal and Conceal Reality. This bilingual Somali newspaper is beating the media at its own game. Braille Neue: A Universal Typeface by Kosuke Takahashi That Combines Braille and Visible Characters.

Scan on Demand: Open Library and Boston Public Library Put a Twist on Scanning Projects. Amazon has eaten our beloved Book Depository. New-Age Bullshit Generator. The Iceland Word For Computer Literally Translates To? 20 words that once meant something very different. Charmaine wombwell. Spoonerism. MW Quizzes. Writing's power to deceive. The secret language of polari - Merseyside Maritime Museum, Liverpool museums. Erotic Review. Frankenstein at 200 and why Mary Shelley was far more than the sum of her monster’s parts. Gnosis Project. The Greatest Chinese Film Title Translations. Evolutionary biology can help us understand how language works. Brain Pickings – An inventory of the meaningful life. Writing.

Wordsmithery > Games > Home > Clarendon Games. The WIRED Fiction Issue: Hunger After You’re Fed, by James S. A. Corey. Explainer: how the latest earphones translate languages. China's Breathtaking, Futuristic Tianjin Library Is Every Book Lover's Dream. Chinese braille.