Monthly Archives: November 2015

Silly Linguistics #3

Some words in French encompass meanings that are handled by two separate words in English. The word “avocat” in French means both “advocate” and “avocado”. All three of those words are derived from Spanish “abogado” which means “advocate”. The Spanish … Continue reading

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Linguist pick up line #4

What is your opinion on pickup lines? Do they work on you? I think a pick up line only works if it gets a conversation going. No one is ever gonna start a relationship with you just because you have … Continue reading

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This is the Epic of Gilgamesh sung in the original language it was written in

This is an awesome video! I love hearing old music. It comes from a long forgotten time where everything was very different. It feels like I am listening to back to the beginning of civilization. Also, this song is in … Continue reading

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The Night’s Watch Pledge in Atlaans and High Atlantean

Atlaans Nach kom en nu meen vach begin Es zou niet eenden bis meen tod Ig zou ken zena haben ken land haben, en ken kinder machen Ig zou ken kron tragen en ken rum winen Ig zou leeven en … Continue reading

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You may not know the true meaning of some of these words

Sometimes words aren’t what they seem. They can seem to be related but they aren’t. Did you know that cleave is it’s own opposite? That is because it is two words that merged together due to sound shift, but the … Continue reading

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What do you think of English spelling?

This guy makes a good point! English is a mix of a meaning based system (like Chinese) and a sound based system. We don’t write “kubid” we write “cupboard”. All English speakers use the same orthography (with minor differences like … Continue reading

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When an Edenicist comes into a language group

Oh boy! Here we go! Ok, so the world started 6000 years ago, and the first language was Hebrew and then everyone was scattered from Babel and that is where all the languages come from. So obviously that is rubbish. … Continue reading

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This happens to me :D

Hahaha! This has happened to me. It is really confusing, but also really frustrating. After all these years of learning, you think you will finally be able to have a good conversation with a native speaker and all you can … Continue reading

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Is this what British and American accents sound like to you?

Hahaha! I love The Oatmeal. His comics are so weird! I think there is an element of truth to this comics. I have heard it from many people that Americans feel the British accent is quite posh. What is interesting … Continue reading

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Be Worry, Don’t Happy!

It is amazing how you can switch two words around and completely change the meaning of the whole song 😀 Also, this video is from a channel where they alter the notes from major to minor or from minor to … Continue reading

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