Monthly Archives: September 2016

David Peterson talk on creating a language

To anyone in the area, David Peterson is doing a talk about designing a language. David Peterson is known mostly for his work on Game of Thrones where he created Dothraki and High Valyrian. He also worked on the scifi … Continue reading

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How the debate over languages vs dialects can lead us astray

I think the problem with the words “language” and “dialect” is that it tries to put people who speak a certain way together even though there may be great differences between those people. “American English” and “British English” are both … Continue reading

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Things you know, but don’t know you know

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Phonetic description of annoying sounds teenagers make

This is what linguistics was made for 😀 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZY2R_K3NFPo

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Swedish and Dutch

I was writing “How are you?” in all the Germanic languages I know and I wrote “Hoe gaat het med jou”. I wrote “med” instead of “met”, because “with” in Swedish is “med”. I know 4 Germanic languages and they … Continue reading

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The accents of native English speakers in South Africa

There are so many different accents in South Africa. The accent on display in this video in particular is of a native English speaker from the southern part of the country. The British came to South Africa in the 1800s … Continue reading

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More accurate language situations in movies

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You’re so deep into languages

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Silly Linguistics #43

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Silly Linguistics #42

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