Neatorama Posts Tagged "English language"
A Darth Vader to Japanese Translation Phrasebook...

If you're a native Japanese speaker traveling to a...  ...you're a native Japanese speaker traveling to an English -speaking country, you might wonder how you will b...  ...o conduct business and everyday transactions in a language that is very different from your own. How will yo...  ...oduced a phrasebook whic...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/07/30/A-Darth-Vader-to-Japanese-Phrasebook/
Language Exchange Program Benefits Students and Teachers

[http://youtu.be/-S-5EfwpFOk] (YouTube link)The be...  ...fwpFOk] (YouTube link)The best way to learn a new language , they say, is to go somewhere where that’s...  ...ey say, is to go somewhere where that’s the language spoken every day. But not everyone can travel jus...  ...erse with a native spea...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/08/Language-Exchange-Program-Benefits-Students-and-Teachers/
11 English Words That Were Originally Japanese

If you're a native English speaker, you may know more Japanese than you thin...  ...or example, the word "tycoon" has come to mean in English a wealthy and powerful business leader, such as t...  ...l the Meiji Restoration in 1868.This is one of 11 English words of Japanese orig...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/23/11-English-Words-That-Were-Originally-Japanese/
1871: War Between the US and Britain Averted When the US Agrees to Not Split Infinitives...

(USS Kearsarge vs. CSS Alabama by Xanthus Smith)I&...  ...Britain would not budge: proper grammar.(Me Fail English t-shirt on sale at the NeatoShop)At that time, Br...  ...he NeatoShop)At that time, British conventions of English grammar considered splitting an infinitive a seri...  ...atical error. Thomas R. Lo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/12/13/1871-War-Averted-Between-the-US-and-Britain-When-the-US-Agrees-to-Not-Split-Infinitives/
Researchers at MIT Invent the World's Toughest Tongue Twister...

(Image: NeatoFrog T-shirt)It’s “pad kid poured curd pulled cold.”Can you say that? How fast? How fast can you say it 10 times? That was the test developed by psychologists at the Massachusetts Institute...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/12/10/Researchers-at-MIT-Invent-the-Worlds-Toughest-Tongue-Twister/
Study: California Men Are Increasingly Talking in the Valley Girl Dialect...

(Image from the movie Valley Girl, Atlantic Entert...  ...earchers were therefore not able to infer similar language patters in older Californians.-via Dave Barry

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/12/09/Study-California-Men-Are-Increasingly-Talking-in-the-Valley-Girl-Dialect/
An Obituary for the Letter E...

Joshua David Stein of Wired made a fascinating obs...  ...the letter E, long the most common letter in the English language , has lost its prominence in the internet age. Man...  ..., is something that has been a feature of written English since Anglo-Saxon times,” said Professor Da...  ...t Linguistics. &...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/12/05/An-Obituary-for-the-Letter-E/
English Has a New Preposition Because Internet

In standard English , “because” is a subordinating conjunc...  ...is linguistic trend because they tend to condense language . Like Strunk & White’s Rule #17, they e...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/19/English-Has-a-New-Preposition-Because-Internet/
The Differences Between British and American English

I suspect that most Americans will be familiar with both terms, thanks to the prevalence of British television in the United States (thank you, Doctor Who and Downton Abbey).But, British visitors, you may want to study t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/18/The-Differences-Between-British-and-American-English/
School Bans Slang Terms Including "You Woz" and "Innit"...

(Photo: Neil Griffiths)Innit a shame? The Harris A...  ...f the new rule is to teach children to use proper English so that they may be ready to work and interact in...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/28/School-Bans-Slang-Terms-Including-You-Woz-and-Innit/




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