Monthly Archives: December 2015

Happy Yule – Old English

Here is how to talk about christmas stuff in Old English. Christmas is a fun time of year, and what better way to celebrate that time of year than with old languages and your favourite youtube videos 🙂

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Old letters in English

English has gone through a surprisingly large amount of spelling and writing changes over the centuries. When the scribes first arrived in England and started writing Old English down, it was pretty phonetic. But pronunciation moved on, but spelling didn’t. … Continue reading

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What did Richard III sound like?

Reconstructing what a language used to sound like is very hard work. There are obviously no sound recordings from back in the 1400s. But we can make an educated guess based on a few factors. Some words rhymed then that … Continue reading

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Star Wars in Atlaans

Atlaans is a constructed language I created a few years back. I love doing stuff in my conlang. It adds life to Atlaans and makes it feel much more real to me, as if it existed as a fully living … Continue reading

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Schwa

  9 Fun Facts About the Schwa | Mental Floss What is a schwa anyway? Here are nine things to help you get to know this very important vowel. Source: mentalfloss.com/article/56821/9-fun-facts-about-schwa Schwa is that funny sound we make in English … Continue reading

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Christmas time for Linguists

If you were not have been going to change your ways, then you would not to have been seeing this great meme that I would not to have been showing you on this website. If I would not to have … Continue reading

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An Albert Einstein quote translated into Atlaans

Everyone is a genius But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid

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Do you like “woody” words or “tinny” words? From Monty Python

Do you like “woody” or “tinny” words? 😀 Hahahaha. Here is Monty Python at their absurdist best. Of course, there is no such thing as woody or tinny words. But that never stopped Monty Python. Watch this hilarious skit where … Continue reading

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A song in Low German

De fofftig Penns is a hip hop band from Germany that was founded in 2003 when the band members were still in school. They messed around with it during school times, but only performed publicly in 2009. In 2010, Platt (which … Continue reading

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Proto Germanic

I thought it was a shame that there was not enough resources out there for Proto Germanic, which is the grandfather of my native language, English. So I found this sample of Proto Germanic on another video and decided to … Continue reading

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