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Language, especially English, is software filling our minds with cultural biases that are akin to computer viruses. This quote from Laurel Airica is expounded in her video 'The Secret Spells of the English Language'.

DIGLOSSIA-LANGUAGE-OF-THE-SNAKE. Constructed scripts and languages. :HOME. The Language You Speak Influences Where Your Attention Goes. Psycholinguistics is a field at the intersection of psychology and linguistics, and one if its recent discoveries is that the languages we speak influence our eye movements.

The Language You Speak Influences Where Your Attention Goes

For example, English speakers who hear candle often look at a candy because the two words share their first syllable. Research with speakers of different languages revealed that bilingual speakers not only look at words that share sounds in one language but also at words that share sounds across their two languages. When Russian-English bilinguals hear the English word marker, they also look at a stamp, because the Russian word for stamp is marka. Even more stunning, speakers of different languages differ in their patterns of eye movements when no language is used at all. In a simple visual search task in which people had to find a previously seen object among other objects, their eyes moved differently depending on what languages they knew.

The story doesn’t end there. How to Acquire any language NOT learn it! What are simple, compound, and complex sentences? One thing that ProWritingAid is great at pointing out is the variety of sentence lengths you use in your writing.

What are simple, compound, and complex sentences?

You know that varying the lengths creates a more lyrical bend to your writing. You don’t want all short sentences. Nor do you want all long sentences that complicate your reader’s understanding. Simple, compound, and complex sentences are all ways of varying the length. 11 Words With Pronunciations People Are Willing to Fight Over. Words like Oregon, GIF, nuclear, praline and more.

11 Words With Pronunciations People Are Willing to Fight Over

About a week ago, my wife and I were at sushi. I wanted to get a baked salmon roll but she pointed out it was covered in mayonnaise. Pronounced “man-aze.” “Wait,” I said, “Did you just say man-aze?” “Yes,” she replied, “that’s what I say. Somehow, in five years, I had never noticed she and I pronounce mayonnaise differently. Here are 11 other words with at least two commonly used pronunciations. Word Magic, Upgrading English & Nursery Rhymes For Troubled Times. Early Modern English. Prior to and following the accession of James I to the English throne in 1603 the emerging English standard began to influence the spoken and written Middle Scots of Scotland.

Early Modern English

Modern readers of English are generally able to understand texts written in the late phase of the Early Modern English period (e.g. the first edition of the King James Bible and the works of William Shakespeare), while texts from the earlier phase (such as Le Morte d'Arthur) may present more difficulties. The Early Modern English of the early 17th century forms the base of the grammatical and orthographical conventions that survive in Modern English. History[edit] English Renaissance[edit] Transition from Middle English[edit]

ELI5: Why, when translating many languages to English do sentences seem to be almost backwards? : explainlikeimfive. Grammar – Grammarist. Steven Pinker: Linguistics as a Window to Understanding the Brain. 10 Letters We Dropped From The Alphabet. Language index. Greek language, alphabets and pronunciation. Greek belongs to the Hellenic branch of the Indo-European language family, and is spoken by about 13 million people mainly in Greece and Cyprus, where it is an official language.

Greek language, alphabets and pronunciation

Greek is also recognised as a minority language in parts of Italy, and in Albania, Armenia, Romania and Ukraine. The Phoenician Alphabet & Language. Phoenician is a Canaanite language closely related to Hebrew.

The Phoenician Alphabet & Language

Very little is known about the Canaanite language, except what can be gathered from the El-Amarna letters written by Canaanite kings to Pharaohs Amenhopis III (1402 - 1364 BCE) and Akhenaton (1364 - 1347 BCE). It appears that the Phoenician language, culture, and writing were strongly influenced by Egypt (which controlled Phoenicia for a long time), as king Rib-Adda of Byblos admits in one of his letters to the pharaoh.

Egyptian & Cuneiform Influence Our knowledge of the Phoenician language is based on the few extant written texts in Phoenician. Spanish Verb Conjugation. Translation of the verb and a full conjugation for all verb tenses Use our Spanish Verb Conjugation Tool (and translator) to conjugate and translate over 10,000 spanish verbs.

Spanish Verb Conjugation

View full verb charts as well as example sentences containing the verb. There is no better way to master verb conjugation. Verb Conjugations in Real Sentences. Translate English to Spanish with SDL International Journal of American Linguistics. Northern Sierra Miwok Language. Taking Command of the English Language. A dictionary of etymology of the English language, and of English synonymes and paronymes : Oswald, John, 1804-1867. Dear Internet Archive Patrons: You’ve come to the Internet Archive in search of knowledge, to find parts of the Web you would have lost.

A dictionary of etymology of the English language, and of English synonymes and paronymes : Oswald, John, 1804-1867

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The Difference Between an Acronym and an Initialism

Both acronyms and initialisms are abbreviations, but there is a key difference between the two, at least at present. Due to rampant misuse of the term “acronym” some dictionaries are now starting to add an extra definition to it, allowing acronyms to expand their scope to include initialisms. So as the English language evolves, this additional definition of acronym may stick and become widely accepted. But at present, it’s generally still good form to distinguish between the two. Limitlesssmile. Grammar, Parts Of Speech - lessons, activities, teaching resources. Parts of Speech Mind Map This printable poster uses color and specific examples to help students distinguish the parts of speech.

Grammar, Parts Of Speech - lessons, activities, teaching resources

Lessons and Activities for Multiple Parts of Speech Acrostic Poetry Using newspapers or magazines, students create an acrostic poem where words are divided into parts of speech. Active and Passive Voice Links to explanations and handouts for teaching active and passive voice. David Wynn Miller. For the lessons of the grammar. Quantum Language 1 of 17 (watch via playlist) Hinkhoj [हिंखोज] : Hindi Web Portal- इन्टरनेट पर हिंदी Welcome to the Purdue University Online Writing Lab (OWL) The Golden Web Part 2. 20 Word Usage Mistakes Even Smart People Make.

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Let’s expose and dissect the reason why the computer was programmed with the one and the zero. The binary code of ones and zeros that we are familiar with from The Matrix film, holds a deeper meaning than we would have ever thought. The plot of the film is about an unreal, holographic, world wherein there are millions of slaves, performing a role in the society, such as doctors, teachers, lawyers, politicians etc. Words with hidden meanings & how easily you are controlled. Language the Use, Misuse and Abuse of Words - Manly P. Hall. How to Write My Name in Russian - RussianPod101.

Do you want to know how to write your name in Russian? We’ll be honest with you—one of the questions we get asked the most on RussianPod101 is on — yes, you guessed it — names. The most frequently asked questions include: “How do you write an English name in Russian?” “Is it possible to make a nickname up and ask native Russian speakers to use it?” “Are there any Russian names that sound like English names?” Antagonyms. Antagonyms Page revised on January 1, 1999. The Longman Vocabulary Website. Root Word Dictionary - A. Languages & Writing Systems. Improving English spelling: Long and short vowels.

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Etymology. Numerical Adjectives, Greek and Latin Number Prefixes.