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One of the craziest oddities of the English language is that there are so many different collective nouns that all mean "group" but which are specific to what particular thing there is a group of: a herd of elephants, a crowd of people, a box of crayons, a pad of paper, etc.
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CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Nov. 3, 2010 – The language we speak may influence not only our thoughts, but our implicit preferences as well. That’s the finding of a study by psychologists at Harvard University, who found that bilingual individuals’ opinions of different ethnic groups were affected by the language in which they took a test examining their biases and predilections. The paper appears in the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology .
by Mark Nichol Oh, what a tangled web we weave when first we practice to conceive written communication.
Can language shape how we think?
How often have you been on one end of a telephone conversation that went like this?
This list of notable constructed languages is in alphabetical order, and divided into auxiliary , engineered , and artistic (including fictional) languages , and their respective subgenres. [ edit ] Auxiliary languages International auxiliary languages are languages constructed to provide communication among all human beings, or a significant portion, without necessarily replacing native languages.
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