Monthly Archives: January 2016

Accidental curse words

Spanish is a very useful language to learn if you are going to travel in South America. Watch out though! There are some words which have a very different meaning in other countries. A word for angry┬áin one dialect of … Continue reading

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Spanish Words Non Spanish speakers can’t say

It is possible to improve your own pronunciation of another language. It’s all about getting used to not only the sound of the language, but also how it feel to pronounce it. You speak your native language effortlessly because it … Continue reading

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The psychology of accents

Everyone has an accent. Whenever someone says they don’t have an accent, I think what they mean is that their accent is very close to some standard or accepted group. Like someone who lives in Minnesota in America could be … Continue reading

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Colloquial Icelandic

Icelandic is an awesome language. It is descended from the language of the Vikings, and an older form of it, called Old Icelandic, is the language most of extant Old Norse literature is written in. Old Icelandic was part of … Continue reading

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I don’t always learn minority languages

Some of the hardest languages to learn are difficult not because of grammar or pronunciation (although that might be a factor), it is because there are so few resources for them. How are you supposed to learn a language if … Continue reading

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The guy who over pronounces foreign words

We all know that guy who likes to be pretentious and say things in a way which is very different to how most people pronounce things. A note to whoever does this. You are not being clever by overpronouncing these … Continue reading

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Wikitongues Kickstarter

Wikitongues is a project which aims to catalogue all the world’s languages. Help out Wikitongues with their mission to share and help learn every language in the world! They are currently running a Kickstarter which will help them immensely in … Continue reading

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Greek contribution to the alphabet

Writing is an amazing thing. It allows us to put our thoughts down on some medium which can then be interpreted by others at any time as long as they are looking at the medium on which you wrote something. … Continue reading

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Talk normally in Turkish he does

One thing Yoda is famous for is the way he speaks. He speaks with a different word order in English. This however is not a problem in other languages because they have what is called free word order, which means … Continue reading

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Grammar of Romance languages

The fascinating thing about Latin is that it didn’t actually die out. It just changed in all the areas where it was spoken into many different languages. What I love about languages is how they can almost be viewed as … Continue reading

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