Neatorama Posts Tagged "languages"
Learn Dothraki the Easy Way...

[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ySQ2oIIO9Ik](Vide...  ...n’s educational series that teaches foreign languages

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/03/18/Learn-Dothraki-the-Easy-Way/
How Language Shapes How We Think...

(Great Vocab Didn't Save the Thesaurus t-shirt now on sale at the NeatoShop)In a fascinating article for NPR, Alan Yu writes:Lera Boroditsky once did a simple experiment: She asked people to close their eyes and point so...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/03/06/How-Language-Shapes-How-We-Think/
How to Conjugate #YOLO in Latin...

(Image: unknown)My Latin is really rusty, so I had to look this one up. YOLO (the acronym for "you only live once") is a first conjugation regular verb. It's often used as a hashtag on Twitter by people expressing their...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/14/How-to-Conjugate-YOLO-in-Latin/
The Great Language Game...

How good are you at identifying languages by their sounds? Out of thousands of languages spoken in the world, only 80 are in The Great Lan...  ...the way. How much difference is there in several languages spoken in the former Yugoslavia, anyway? The firs...  ...t is also goo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/07/The-Great-Language-Game/
11 English Words That Were Originally Japanese...

If you're a native English speaker, you may know more Japanese than you think. For example, the word "tycoon" has come to mean in English a wealthy and powerful business leader, such as the above pictured Howard Hughes....

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/23/11-English-Words-That-Were-Originally-Japanese/
1871: War Between the US and Britain Averted When the US Agrees to Not Split Infinitives...

(USS Kearsarge vs. CSS Alabama by Xanthus Smith)I’m exaggerating, of course. But proper grammar became a point of dispute in the negotiations between the United States and the United Kingdom that led to the 1871 Tr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/12/13/1871-War-Averted-Between-the-US-and-Britain-When-the-US-Agrees-to-Not-Split-Infinitives/
How to Say "Merry Christmas" in 40 Languages, Including Klingon and Esperanto

[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_cSYIhQ522A](Vide...  ...e's handy guide to saying "merry Christmas" in 40 languages , including Farsi, Lithuanian and Korean.

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/12/13/How-to-Say-Merry-Christmas-in-40-Languages-Including-Klingon-and-Esperanto/
Researchers at MIT Invent the World's Toughest Tongue Twister...

(Image: NeatoFrog T-shirt)It’s “pad kid poured curd pulled cold.”Can you say that? How fast? How fast can you say it 10 times? That was the test developed by psychologists at the Massachusetts Institute...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/12/10/Researchers-at-MIT-Invent-the-Worlds-Toughest-Tongue-Twister/
Study: California Men Are Increasingly Talking in the Valley Girl Dialect...

(Image from the movie Valley Girl, Atlantic Entertainment)Like, ohmygod you guys! Just gag me with a spoon ‘cause according to these dweebs, young California men are like totally talking like Valley Girls:"We found...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/12/09/Study-California-Men-Are-Increasingly-Talking-in-the-Valley-Girl-Dialect/
An Obituary for the Letter E...

Joshua David Stein of Wired made a fascinating observation: the letter E, long the most common letter in the English language, has lost its prominence in the internet age. Many internet brands, such as Flickr and Tumblr,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/12/05/An-Obituary-for-the-Letter-E/




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