Neatorama Posts Tagged "language"
History of Cockney Rhyming Slang and How to Correctly Speak It...

[https://youtu.be/XRVVCbXmYJo]YouTube LinkIn this,...  ...interesting in that it began as sort of a secret language or code, particularly given that some non-Brit En...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/08/28/History-of-Cockney-Rhyming-Slang-and-How-to-Correctly-Speak-It/
Babbler Bird Calls "Convey Meaning"...

(Photo: Ron Knight)The chestnut-crowned babbler bird (Pomatostomus ruficeps) is a small bird native to Australia. Researchers think that its chirps and calls are radically different from those identified in other birds....

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/07/03/Babbler-Bird-Calls-Convey-Meaning/
The Second Most Spoken Languages around the World

The most common spoken language in Brazil is Portuguese. Then it's German, which...  ...an interactive map of the world that shows which languages are the second most widely spoken in each country...  ...s that English is the second most commonly spoken language in a majority of...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/06/05/The-Second-Most-Spoken-Languages-around-the-World/
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/




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