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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.

If you have any questions about Silly Linguistics, just send an email to steve@sillylinguistics.com and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

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

If you get a Complete Subscription you also get access to a special publication called Language Lovers Loot where we give linguistics lessons, language learning tips and each volume comes with a chart showing how a specific group of words are related. Find out how “head” and “cape” are related.

We work with writers to put out new language lessons and Language Lovers Loot often. When new ones are released, your subscription will allow you to get them straight away.

Getting a subscription is also a great way to support our endeavours here at Silly Linguistics. If we can grow the business we can offer you guys even more cool stuff. We like making cool graphics and language stuff like this.


Download the 10th issue for free and see if you like it. A subscription to the magazine will get you access to all the issues and you can get the latest issue when it comes out right here at sillylinguistics.com

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