Be brave. Even if you're not, pretend to be. No... #random but #inspirational by @koqoo #kkoolook series by @koqoo 20 more awesomely untranslatable words from around the world If only you could use these words in Scrabble. Photo: Jeremy Mates When linguists refer to “untranslatable” words, the idea is not that a word cannot somehow be explained in another language, but that part of the essence of the word is lost as it crosses from one language to another. This often is due to different social and cultural contexts that have shaped how the word is used. In the novel Shame, Salman Rushdie’s narrator suggests: “To unlock a society, look at its untranslatable words.” 25 Handy Words That Simply Don’t Exist In English Approximately 375 million people speak English as their first language, in fact it's the 3rd most commonly spoken language in the world (after Mandarin Chinese and Spanish). Interestingly enough it's the number 1 second language used worldwide - which is why the total number of people who speak English, outnumber those of any other. But whilst it's the most widely spoken language, there's still a few areas it falls down on (strange and bizarre punctuation rules aside).
Wabi-Sabi: Translating the Beauty in Imperfection Wabi-sabi. It’s a concept, an aesthetic, and a worldview. It’s also a phrase that doesn’t translate directly from Japanese into English, and the ideas behind it may not immediately translate in the minds of those who haven’t encountered it before. Creativity Quotes From Mycoted The quotations here fall into two main categories. The first category is from people who have had a very restricted vision, with hindsight their comments can be used as powerful examples of what can happen if you don't allow creative thoughts to flourish. The second category is from people who have had a much more creative, open view of life. "Computers in the future may weigh no more than 1.5 tons."
Biblical names: meaning and etymology of Hebrew, Greek and Latin Bible names Abarim Publications' world famous Biblical Name Vault ← Biblical names: meaning and etymology Use the menu to the left to peruse our vast and ever growing collection of articles on Hebrew and Greek names that occur in the Bible. For each Biblical name you'll find: Feast Your Eyes on This Beautiful Linguistic Family Tree 552K 18.4KShare337 When linguists talk about the historical relationship between languages, they use a tree metaphor. An ancient source (say, Indo-European) has various branches (e.g., Romance, Germanic), which themselves have branches (West Germanic, North Germanic), which feed into specific languages (Swedish, Danish, Norwegian). Lessons on language families are often illustrated with a simple tree diagram that has all the information but lacks imagination. There’s no reason linguistics has to be so visually uninspiring.
Adult Numeracy Themes: Competence and Self-Confidence; Part I COMPETENCE AND SELF-CONFIDENCE The loss of self-confidence in math, the lack of understanding of particular math concepts, and the fear of math inhibits power. Many adults do not feel confident, competent, nor comfortable in math. Many adult learners are frustrated because they do not feel comfortable in math. Adults fear math. For some, frustration with math spreads to frustration in other areas of school as well. Is this lack of confidence in math because people are limited or lack the ability to learn?
Math Success Math Success Math Success + MBA Online Degrees = Rewarding Career Options Students who are successful in other subjects often have difficulty with math.