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Silly Linguistics Magazine

I created this site because I am a long time fan of languages and of silly jokes, so I put them together to make Silly Linguistics. If you have a love of languages and like life on the silly side, stick around, there is plenty of silly (and some fun language stuff) to go around

We here at Silly Linguistics love languages and love talking about them. We decided there needed to be a place writers that love languages can share their stories with the world. So we created the Silly Linguistics Magazine.

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Here are some highlights of the Silly Linguistics magazine

Translation and analysis of Iditguovssu (Dawn Light), a song in Northern Sami
Me, myself and I – An exploration of a weird phenomenon in Modern English
An overview of Northern Sami
Untranslateable?
History of “-y” in English
An exploration of the past tense of ‘yeet’
When Writing Gets Hard: The Bilingual Problem
Examine the rationale and effectiveness of attempts in the late 17th and 18th century to rectify the English language
What “yes” and “no” can tell us about how people think
How many languages are there?
Proto Language – Reconstruction and vowel Development

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Issue #24 – May 2020

S is for … Speed
By Chris Davy

Diary of a Student Teacher
By Giulia Raus

Check ‘Ya Necks!
By Tiffany Marcum

The Grammar Police
By Victor Carreão

The Legal Person: Part 2
By David Wells

Can a new language change your perspective?
By Dewni Pathegama

Neutralizing Gender
By Gil Cohen

Language Racism
By Stefano Nunes

Linguistic Diversity in France: a Very Short History
By Emma Tolmie

Down Among the Dampwinkels
By Emmeline Burdett

Structures of Hypocorism in French: Terms of Endearment and Pet Names.
By Valentin Pradelou

Dispatches from Linguists: French Lessons.
By Aisla McArthur

What’s Your Pronoun?: A Review
By Holly Gustafson

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Issue #23 – April 2020

S is for … Stress

By Chris Davy

Defensoras del gallego: an interview with Galician native speakers

By Emily Pye

False Friends: Other People Have Them Too

By Ashleigh Hume

It means…I don’t know how to explain it

By Ava Wu

Miranda and the Macho Man

By Emma Tolmie

Cases of funny code-switching

By Valentin Pradelou

The Linguistic Image of the World – Do Languages Change Us, or Us Them?

By Aleksandra Kowalczyk

How are loanwords adjusted to modern Czech

By Dina Stanković

Polynesian Languages

By Etienne Eunson

The Legal Person: Part 1

By David Wells

Irish Words Used in English

By Eoghan Lyng

Excuse my French!

By Sophia John

Dispatches from Linguists: Talking Turkish

By Amy Idem

The Grammarians: A Review

By Holly Gustafson

How Languages Are Learned: A Review

By Inés de la Viña

Issue #22 – March 2020

S is for …  Speed

By Chris Davy

How Does One Say X?

By Gil Cohen

The Language of Food

By Sophia Danielsson

What’s In A Name 

By Aoife Bennett

Practical Applications for Elfspeak

By Sara Mercik

Diary of a Student Teacher

By Giulia Raus

The Dream of a Hellenized International Language 

By Alexandros Sainidis 

“I don’t understand your English, what talking you?”

By Kristel Ho

Animal Kingdom Mimicry

By Tiffany Marcum

Diatopic variations in languages, or why learning the standard just isn’t going to cut it

By Pablo Collu

English and the Synonym – A Love Story

By Molly Woolfe

Long live Erasmus+!

By Emmeline Burdett 

Pseudo Anglicisms, or ‘relooking the dressman’

By Emma Tolmie

Dispatches from Linguists: The Pitfalls of Pronunciation. 

By Moiken Jessen

Between You & Me: A Review

By Holly Gustafson

Issue #21 – February 2020

S is for…Sound of your own voice, Love the

By Chris Davy

I’d Like to Say a Few Words

By Demaris Oxman

The Idiom and the Idiot Box

By Jennifer DeLay Iacullo

How I came back to German: A short introduction

By Joe Robinson

The Bliss Of gibberish

By Stefano Nunes

Cease and Desist 

By David Wells

Griko 

By Angela Fiore

Welsh and Cornish: Languages of the Celtic Kingdom.

By Charlotte Slocombe 

Accents and glottophobia: an example in France 

Valentin Pradelou

From They to Ze – The Language of Gender Non-binary Pronouns 

By Catherine Muxworthy

Diatopic variations in languages, or why learning the standard just isn’t going to cut it

By Pablo Collu

To Be and To Be – How I learned to stop worrying and went with the flow

By Cătălina Frâncu and Teodor Călinoiu

Let’s save the world, one language at a time

By Dewni Pathegama

The Secret Life of Pronouns: A Review

By Holly Gustafson

Issue #20 – January 2020

S is for … Surpass

By Chris Davy

Hebrew Revitalization

By Gill Cohen

Save a Linguist, Learn a Dialect!

By Sofia Bragaglia

Québécois French

By Camille Masson

Code-switching

By Valentin Pradelou

Bae – Not an acronym

By Rolf Weimar

How are “boon”, “ban”, “prophet” and “fame” related?

By Rolf Weimar

Cape Town South African English

By Rolf Weimar

English ch

By Rolf Weimar

How I learned to stop worrying and love writing

By Rolf Weimar