Neatorama Posts Tagged "language"
Japanese Game Show Voice Recognition Challenge...

A Japanese comedy game show challenges a group of...  ...hlight the difference in phonemes used in the two languages . Hirata, the contestant in the short skirt, is a...  ...t in the short skirt, is a ringer who speaks both languages fluently. The rest did well enough in their Engli...

http://www.neatorama.com/2018/02/09/Japanese-Game-Show-Voice-Recognition-Challenge/
Where Does Language Live?

(Image credit: John Patrick Thomas)How one mysteri...  ...the best treatment, mulling over Leborgne’s language problem. Broca had recently attended a scientific...  ...the topic was whether intellectual functions like language could be traced to specific locations in the brai...  ...aired generally, or if...

http://www.neatorama.com/2018/02/08/Where-Does-Language-Live/
Making Love...

Oh, if one person only had the power to do this! B...  ...critical. But you never know what will catch on. Language is always evolving. Speculating on what a society...

http://www.neatorama.com/2018/01/13/Making-Love/
Talk of the Times...

What we say today shapes the vocabulary of tomorro...  ...e!). But generations can also be characterized by language , as seen in a new book by Allan Metcalf, From Ske...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/11/09/Talk-of-the-Times/
Gestures You Shouldn't Use in Other Countries...

Most of us don't think twice about our gestures other than the fact that they might help us communicate our thoughts more effectively. But while your nods and thumbs up might be fine to use in the US, you might want to t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/09/18/Gestures-You-Shouldnt-Use-in-Other-Countries/
How English Was Made...

One language ’s long journey from humble to honorificabil...  ...and universities used Latin, while French was the language of Britain’s royal court and legal system....  ...t they could use the printing press with everyday languages — even the debased English&...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/09/08/How-English-Was-Made/
George Psalmanazar: The Lying Linguist...

How one man formalized his gibberish and fooled Eu...  ...ntriguing scholars interested in the migration of language . He spoke Latin as well, but it was blurry in com...  ...hildren!), but what really sold the story was the language . In the early years of his hoax, Psalmanazar spok...  ...erish to the next lev...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/08/24/George-Psalmanazar-The-Lying-Linguist/
The Strange, High-Pressure Work of Presidential Interpreters...

When world leaders get together, they have plenty...  ...iscuss, yet they are often operating in different languages . We get news reports of the high-profile politici...  ...hey are expected to be not only highly skilled at languages , but also intuitive, trustworthy, dedicated, and...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/07/10/The-Strange-High-Pressure-Work-of-Presidential-Interpreters/
Communicating...

This comic starts with a quote from from the Lewis...  ...in some karma for messing around with our common language . This is the latest comic from XKCD.

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/07/09/Communicating/
What Word Does Your State Misspell the Most?...

Everyone has that one or two words they just always spell wrong. Thanks to Google, we can now see what every state misspells the most. Beautiful, pneumonia and maintenance are all pretty common themes along the whole cou...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/06/02/What-Word-Does-Your-State-Misspell-the-Most/




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