Neatorama Posts Tagged "languages"
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....

https://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...

https://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.

https://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...

https://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...

https://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,...

https://www.neatorama.com/2013/12/05/An-Obituary-for-the-Letter-E/
The Differences Between British and American English...

I suspect that most Americans will be familiar with both terms, thanks to the prevalence of British television in the United States (thank you, Doctor Who and Downton Abbey).But, British visitors, you may want to study t...

https://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/18/The-Differences-Between-British-and-American-English/
Website Translation Options...

Mr. Lovenstein explains why websites offer multiple translations in the same language.I'd find it handy if websites came in Texan English in addition to, you know, foreign English. But that service is rarely available.Li...

https://www.neatorama.com/2013/09/13/Website-Translation-Options/
Illustrations of 11 Untranslatable Words...

Some words can't be translated into other languages without a lot of explanation. Ella Frances Sander...

https://www.neatorama.com/2013/09/02/Illustrations-of-11-Untranslatable-Words/
Language Studies...

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https://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/31/Language-Studies/
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