Neatorama Posts Tagged "language"
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/
Test Tasting Computer-Translated Recipes...

ElaN Languages suspects that you've never used its computer-base...  ...ove that you should use its product instead, ElaN Languages subjected its program and Google Translate to the...  ...late to the test--a taste test.It took a Japanese- language recipe for a sushi cake and ra...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/11/19/Test-Tasting-Computer-Translated-Recipes/
Artist Illustrates 29 Untranslatable Love Words...

I remember kilig so well. I remember a particular...  ...so it's sad that it doesn't exist in the English language .The jewelry brand Vashi commissioned artist Emma...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/11/03/Artist-Illustrates-Untranslatable-Love-Words/
In Norwegian, "Texas" Is Slang for "Crazy"...

(Photo: Kimberly Vardeman)And as a Texan, I could not be more proud!Dan Solomon of Texas Monthy researched this phenomenon. He found that this Norwegian term is several decades old and has its origins in old Western movi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/10/21/In-Norwegian-Texas-Is-Slang-for-Crazy/
The Odd Dialect Called EU English...

The European Union brings together speakers of man...  ...e European Union brings together speakers of many languages for the purposes of commerce, finance, administra...  ...nd produces documents using English as its common language . However, when you get so many non-native English...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/10/15/The-Odd-Dialect-Called-EU-English/
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