8 Ancient Writing Systems That Haven't Been Deciphered Yet The Indus Valley civilization was one of the most advanced in the world for more than 500 years, with more than a thousand settlements sprawling across 250,000 square miles of what is now Pakistan and northwest India from 2600 BCE to 1900 BCE. It had several large, well-planned cities like Mohenjo-daro, common iconography—and a script no one has been able to understand. Over at Nature, Andrew Robinson looks at the reasons why the Indus Valley script has been so difficult to crack, and details some recent attempts to decipher it.
Language Documentation & Conservation (LD&C) New! December 2014 Upload: 22 new articles, 2 book reviews and 1 ‘notes from the field’ added to Volume 8Special Publication No. 8: The Art and Practice of Grammar Writing, edited by Toshihide Nakayama and Keren Rice, is available here (published December 2014). Welcome to Language Documentation & Conservation (LD&C), a peer-reviewed, open-access journal sponsored by the National Foreign Language Resource Center and published exclusively in electronic form by the University of Hawaiʻi Press. We publish with no fees either for contributors or for readers. Please download our flyer (LDCflyer2014), or our poster (LDCposter2014) and help publicize LD&C. Thanks to Joel Bradshaw and Aidan Wilson for help in creating this website
the big collection of 50+ Blog Post Ideas Last time, we discussed how to choose a topic to blog about. I shared 5 great questions you can ask yourself to help identify where you can add a unique perspective to your readers. Let’s piggy-back on the finding-your-niche conversation and dive into how to come up with actual post ideas. Because lots of would-be bloggers get stuck on this part. You’ve probably heard it said, and believe me, Ryan + I say it all the time, producing great content is the key to blogging success. Future - The secret “anti-languages” you’re not supposed to know Could you erectify a luxurimole flackoblots? Have you hidden your chocolate cake from Penelope? Or maybe you’re just going to vada the bona omi? If you understand any of these sentences, you speak an English “anti-language”.
Forget Google Translate: 3 Ways to Get an Accurate, Quick Translation Bad translations. We’ve all seen them. We’ve all laughed at them. Bullet Journal Instructions – Bullet Journal Now what? Congratulations, you’ve made it all the way through! Start by getting a notebook and trying out the system for a least two months. Also, check out the Bulletjournalist Blog and the Library. Lastly, sign up for the newsletter. Who, what, where etc… Ukindia Learn Sanskrit Lesson 1 Paperhelp to help you write papers Lesson 2 ..Home....Asian Books..Sanskrit lessons ( external)..Tamil.Gujarati. Punjabi. Hindi.Urdu.SanskritArabic.Greek.English. Russian. Hebrew..Mathematics
Required Reading from Journalism Professors Below, six syllabi from journalism professors on what you should be reading. 1. Journalism 494: Pollner Seminar In Narrative Non-Fiction With Esquire’s Chris Jones (University of Montana) tofugu You're sitting there staring at this (probably ancient alien origin) kanji character, and you have no idea what it means. Like nada. Nothing. Zilch. Software Translates Your Voice into Another Language Researchers at Microsoft have made software that can learn the sound of your voice, and then use it to speak a language that you don’t. The system could be used to make language tutoring software more personal, or to make tools for travelers. In a demonstration at Microsoft’s Redmond, Washington, campus on Tuesday, Microsoft research scientist Frank Soong showed how his software could read out text in Spanish using the voice of his boss, Rick Rashid, who leads Microsoft’s research efforts. In a second demonstration, Soong used his software to grant Craig Mundie, Microsoft’s chief research and strategy officer, the ability to speak Mandarin. Hear Rick Rashid’s voice in his native language and then translated into several other languages:
How to Change the Centuries-Old Model of Academic Publishing - Pacific Standard Back when I was a new graduate student, more than a dozen years ago, nearly all scientific journals in my field had a website, but that didn’t mean you could always get the papers you needed online. Often, I had to go to the library with a handful of quarters for the photocopier in order to get the print version of an article that was neither online nor pay-walled. Because this was time consuming, I would only do this for articles I really needed to read. If an article wasn't accessible online and didn't seem particularly important, I wouldn't bother to track it down—and I wouldn't cite it in my own work.
Japanese language course, learn grammar and vocabulary Share Linguti Japanese with your friends :) Beginner A1 The first unit introduces basic vocabulary and simple grammar. Miss Cora Strayer's Private Detective Agency Last Saturday, the following ad showed up in the Vintage Ads LJ community (holy shit yes, I still sometimes use Livejournal) and I immediately became enamored with it. I am really into old ads and Chicago history, and the ad copy filled me with joy. I loved the idea of a female PI working the South Side of Chicago during the Progressive Era. My mind almost immediately started concocting stories and cases for her (historical fanfic?
I Made A Linguistics Professor Listen To A Blink-182 Song And Analyze The Accent Blink-182 at the Whiskey in Los Angeles in 1996. (Photo: Daniel D'Auria/WikiCommons CC BY-SA 2.0) Two decades have passed since pop-punk exploded in the American music scene, yet the quintessentially suburban, teen-centric music still seems to bounce around our collective skulls. Of all the elements of the Clinton-era mutation of punk music that embraced skate and surf culture, mild angst, goofiness, and incredibly hooky, catchy music, it's the vocals that we remember. The very specific accent used in the mega-hits of the genre seems to still have a hold over anyone who was a teenager between 1993 and 2003: On Twitter you’ll see jokes made about the “pop punk voice" used by bands like the Offspring, New Found Glory, Avril Lavigne, and, especially, Blink-182. Their accents are a relic as strong as the Valley Girl voice.