Neatorama Posts Tagged "language"
When No Means Yes...

You may have heard the joke about the English teac...  ...sarcastic tone of voice. But now we have another language conundrum popping up that can be difficult to par...  ...site. Out of the million-odd words in the English language , perhaps a hundred have this property. You can se...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/04/09/When-No-Means-Yes/
Terrifying Ad for an English Language School

[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZbxrwqaeypQ](Video Link)How do you know that your child is doing well learning English? When an English-speaking face appears in the mouth of your child, as though a demon has possessed h...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/03/01/Terrifying-Ad-for-an-English-Language-School/
Scholars Determine That Climate Shapes How Languages Sound

(Image: CBS)Caleb Everett, Damián E. Blasi...  ...of their research into common characteristics of languages based on native climate. They conclude that as languages evolve, their dominant sounds reflect the climate...  ...In particular, humidity plays a major role. Tonal languag...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/02/12/Scholars-Determine-That-Climate-Shapes-How-Languages-Sound/
Chimpanzees Move from the Netherlands to Scotland, Adopt a Local Accent...

(Photo: Jonas Löwgren)Nine chimpanzees who grew up in a Dutch safari park would issue what BBC News calls “an excited, high-pitched” sound when asking for apples. In 2010, when they arrived at their new...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/02/10/Chimpanzees-Move-from-the-Netherlands-to-Scotland-Adopt-a-Local-Accent/
15 Unique Illnesses You Can Only Come Down With in German...

Every language develops its own diagnoses of maladies, or on the...  ...s that could be called by another name in another language , but they sound much more debilitating in German....

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/01/16/15-Unique-Illnesses-You-Can-Only-Come-Down-With-in-German/
The Strange Way to Say "Yes" in Northern Sweden...

[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=URgdIAz4QNg](Video Link)The Local news service journeyed to Umeå, a city in northern Sweden. There, a correspondent learned how to say "yes" in the local dialect of Swedish: purse y...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/01/16/The-Strange-Way-to-Say-Yes-in-Northern-Sweden/
Stan By Your Land...

[http://youtu.be/yXc3ExJGVYw] (YouTube link)Why do...  ...root word gave us so many other words in various languages

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/01/04/Stan-By-Your-Land/
Are You a Dude, A Buddy, Or a Pal?...

What term do you use for a generic person: bro, buddy, dude, fella, or pal? Jack Grieve, a forensic linguist, analyzed tweets to create heat maps showing the relative frequency of these words. You can view the other maps...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/12/26/Are-You-a-Dude-A-Buddy-Or-a-Pal/
Australian and American Words...

[http://youtu.be/AWu3LhfA3fw] (YouTube link)You&rs...  ...and England are two countries divided by a common language . You can says that the U.S. and Australia are div...  ...at the U.S. and Australia are divided by a common language plus 12,000 miles. Mark and Christi Brown are a b...  ...eaching us the differe...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/11/17/Australian-and-American-Words/
Why So Strangely Yoda Speaks...

Any Star Wars fan will recognize an imitation of the Jedi Muppet Yoda even in text because of his peculiar syntax. But is it really so peculiar? There are plenty of examples from history -many from Shakespeare- of the sa...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/11/13/Why-So-Strangely-Yoda-Speaks/




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