Tag 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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Nsibidi scripts | Ikom in the present day Cross River State, Nigeria

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Bamum script | Cameroon

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RSA ANIMATE: Language as a Window into Human Nature

In this new RSA Animate, renowned experimental psychologist Steven Pinker shows us how the mind turns the finite building blocks of language into infinite meanings. Taken from the RSA’s free public events programme http://www.thersa.org/events.

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16 Things I Only Started Saying After Living in the UK 🇬🇧

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The Origins of Hebrew

As the name suggests, the Hebrew Bible is written, mostly, in Hebrew. But what is the earliest history of this language? What language did the ancient Israelites speak? This episode examines the origins of Hebrew and its relationship with Canaanite … Continue reading

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Why ‘Mice’, not ‘Mouses’? I-umlaut in English

 

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How to speak English like Einstein

A not quite serious clip about how to speak English with a German accent. The Einstein recording is part of an essay called “The Common Language of Science”. You can listen to the entire recording here: The full ad with … Continue reading

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Learn Some Black American Sign Language | Kottke

After a video Nakia Smith did with her grandfather went viral, Netflix asked her to explain what Black American Sign Language is, how it came about, and how it differs from American Sign Language. Black American Sign Language is a … Continue reading

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An Animated Stan Lee Explains Why the F- Word Is “the Most Useful Word in the English Language” (NSFW) | Open Culture

FYI. The language in this video is not safe for work. And now, on to our post. In the last couple years of his life, Stan Lee was ill, his health failing, but he stayed engaged and remained his old … Continue reading

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