Despite being a language freak, I have never studied Spanish... other than that one time in Barcelona when I wanted to order a coffee (Donde esta la biblioteca? No, that's not right). However, since I have been studying French and Italian for a number of years, it got me thinking: since these three languages are part... Continue Reading →
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If you've scrolled down to the comment section of the video that goes along with today's blog post, it won't be hard for you to realize that the Altaic language family is a very controversial topic in linguistics. I apologize in advance for the offensive language from some of our commenters. So, what makes the... Continue Reading →
Languages are like humans: they undergo and, in the past, have undergone evolution to evolve into the languages we know today. All languages--English, French, Arabic, Japanese--have undergone language evolution. Conversely, that means that modern languages have ancestors that existed many years ago. In most cases, multiple languages have the same common ancestor. One such common... Continue Reading →
For this installment of the "Languages of the World" series, we're doing something a little bit different. Normally, I focus on one single country and explore all the languages spoken there, but today, we're building a time machine and heading to a time period to explore all the languages spoken then. Welcome to ancient times!... Continue Reading →
So, you wanna learn Afrikaans online, huh? Welcome to the language of one of the most beautiful regions of the world: Southern Africa. See the header image for this post? I took that in the Western Cape, and trust me, my camera did not do that province any justice. Besides, even if you’re not blown... Continue Reading →