Monthly Archives: February 2016

Disney Princesses Singing In Their Original Language

Disney has adapted many fairytales from around the world into hit movies. But a lot of these tales didn’t originate in English speaking countries. Frozen was based on a Danish tale, “The Snow Queen” written by Hans Christian Andersen. Some of … Continue reading

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Minority languages

All languages are important. Each developed in a different part of the world, under different circumstance, and spoken by different people. Not only that, but each has its own ways of doing things, with its own idioms, expressions and grammatical … Continue reading

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Windows 10 Start Menu in Atlaans

Atlaans is a constructed language I created which is a mix of German and Dutch. It is fun to play around with languages. I was wondering one day what it would sound like to apply Dutch pronunciation to German, so … Continue reading

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Soda

Some words have a lot of variation across countries. Other’s don’t. Well, the word soda is one of the latter. Except for weird places like Canada, where it is “pop” and South Africa, where we call it a “cool drink” … Continue reading

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I am not studying English because it is difficult!

The heading of the picture is in Portuguese and it says, “I won’t learn English because it is difficult”. It is making fun of those people who say they won’t learn another language because it is difficult even though their … Continue reading

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Silly Linguistics Podcast

Silly Linguistics is a podcast about language. We take a broader look at language. What are some of the ways language influences the world, and how does the world influence language. What role does language fulfill in society? Is language … Continue reading

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The Last Speakers of the Lost Whistling Language, Sylbo

Whistling languages are very interesting. They match the rhythm and intonation of some other language, in this case Spanish, and allow people to communicate over long distances because whistling carries far further than speech. The whistling language Sylbo is spoken … Continue reading

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Linguistic issues concerning the euro – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

  Linguistic issues concerning the euro – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Several linguistic issues have arisen in relation to the spelling of the words euro and cent in the many languages of the member states of the European Union, as … Continue reading

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8 Times That French Movie Translations Got Straight To The Point (but stayed in English)

  8 Times That French Movie Translations Got Straight To The Point (but stayed in English) As we all know, the French language has many merits and for centuries has been widely regarded as a beautiful language. But for some … Continue reading

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Steve the Vagabond on Twitter

If you want funny memes and interesting language articles in your twitter feed, follow Steve the Vagabond. I post things I found around the internet or on social media. I am interesting in historical linguistics, conlangs and how society, culture … Continue reading

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