Category Archives: Language

Why Swahili is becoming Africa’s Official Language

The Remarkable Rise of Swahili in Africa. Swahili is a Bantu language, which stands out from the rest in Africa and is the most spoken and widely studied indigenous African language. Swahili’s rise, development and spread also makes it the … Continue reading

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The Language That Died In An Explosion

 

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Why French sounds so unlike other Romance languages

[…] ~ Briefly ~ Follow my animated recipe for a taste of how sound shifts changed French pronunciation throughout the ages: Latin, Gaulish and Frankish influence, an early Romance era of Oïl vs Oc, Old French, Middle French, the Renaissance, … Continue reading

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The English Language ‘Family Tree’

 

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How to Talk to Aliens | The Space Show

Professor Michael Garrett of the University of Manchester speaks with Motherboard’s Becky Ferreira about his work with SETI – the search for extraterrestrial intelligence.

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The TRUTH about JFK’s “Ich bin ein Berliner” speech | German Girl in America

Did President Kennedy really embarrass himself by saying “I’m a jelly doughnut” in front of 120,000 Germans when he gave his famous speech in West Berlin in 1963? Or was all of this just a huge misunderstanding? What do Germans … Continue reading

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linguistic discrimination and the pitfall of intelligence.

  I’m fierce, fabulous, and know next to nothing about English grammar. Ask the “C” I made in my college grammar class for more deets. ✰ KO-FI: https://ko-fi.com/shanspeare ✰ SOCIALS instagram: @shaniya.jpg twitter: shaniyatwainx – ARTICLES MENTIONED: Marguerite Rigoglioso, Stanford … Continue reading

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Dutch Language | Can English speakers understand it? | #1

Can English speakers understand the Dutch language? 🤓 Watch the video and play along to find out! 😁 LINKS: 🙏 Volunteer your language skills for the future videos → https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FA… 🤓 Join the Ecolinguist DISCORD Server → https://discord.gg/xKBQCc3V57 🏋️‍♀️ Support … Continue reading

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Jamaican Patois (NOT English!)

This video is all about Jamaican Patois, aka Jamaican Creole, the English-based creole language of Jamaica.[…]

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The Shape No One Thought was Possible

The shape that has its own world record but that no one thought could exist. Try Brilliant for yourself at https://brilliant.org/tibees SURFER program: https://imaginary.org/program/surfer Barth Sextic 3D printed sculpture: https://imaginary.org/hands-on/four-m… The Golden Ratio: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golden_…%5B…%5D

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