Neatorama Posts Tagged "language"
When Did "a Thing" Become a Thing?...

*alarm goes off*Ugh, this again. *remembers brea...  ...The linguists at the University of Pennsylvania's Language Log have been able to trace the expression back t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/04/21/When-Did-a-Thing-Become-a-Thing/
Emoji Are Not Language

(Despic-Emoji t-shirt on sale at the NeatoShop)In...  ...ine of Hippo explained how he as a child acquired language :When they named any thing, and as they spoke turn...  ...plain from the motion of their body, the natural language , as it were, of all nations, expressed by the cou...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/04/09/Emoji-Are-Not-Language/
Horrible Jargon We Got Used To...

We love to complain about language and they way other people mangle it. Like complai...  ....be/8qAA7G3vj4s] (YouTube link)English is a fluid language , and changes all the time. What is incorrect usag...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/04/02/Horrible-Jargon-We-Got-Used-To/
Language of Love

Look! It’s a new love song. Love at first sight, that is, between two people who can’t understand what each other are saying. That’s when it gets weird.[https://youtu.be/MCxDJnHiLqs] (YouTube link)Did I...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/03/18/Language-of-Love/
Great Tits Use Syntax...

(Photo of a pair of great tits by Highway 45)Until...  ...y, it was thought that only humans are capable of language that uses syntax--conveying the meaning of vocali...  ...Thus, compositional syntax is not unique to human language but may have evolved independently in animals as...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/03/15/Great-Tits-Use-Syntax/
The Story of the Umlaut...

The only place most English readers encounter the...  .../youtu.be/FzK6VdK8YRs] (YouTube link)Linguist and language historian Arika Okrent explains the origin of the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/03/08/The-Story-of-the-Umlaut/
Cursing Without Cursing...

Movies and TV shows often dance around situations...  ...everyday person would turn the air blue with foul language . Studios wouldn’t approve of cursing in ear...  ...nd absolutely ridiculous. Oh, video contains NSFW language . -via Viral Viral Videos

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/03/04/Cursing-Without-Cursing/
Disney Princesses Singing in Their Native Languages

[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x4xrOY5LKM8](Vide...  ...nish origin, so Ariel would probably sing in that language . In this clever video by Movie Munchies, she swit...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/02/14/Disney-Princesses-Singing-in-Their-Native-Languages/
Talking Parrots in a Country with 520 Languages

(Photo: Drew Hinshaw/Wall Street Journal)Talking p...  ...is a challenge. Sometimes, parrots speak unusual languages , which requires retraining and therefore extra ex...  ...ngues.“I told her: ‘This is a rubbish language . Try my own,’ ” recalled the lifelong...  ...ry’s 182 millio...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/12/02/Talking-Parrots-in-a-Country-with-520-Languages/
Why Does Germany Have So Many Different Names?...

[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sQPYkdp_7Vc](Vide...  ...om/watch?v=sQPYkdp_7Vc](Video Link)In the English language , we call the country Germany. In French, it's All...  ...t's the nation of Deutschland.Why do the European languages have so many different-sounding names for one cou...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/11/26/Why-Does-Germany-Have-So-Many-Different-Names/




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