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Government rebuts New York Times article on dialects in Singapore

(Source: www.straitstimes.com)

SINGAPORE – Singapore’s ambassador to the United States has rejected claims in a New York Times (NYT) article that there has been a softening of Government policy towards the use of Chinese dialects after decades of what the paper described as “linguistic repression”. 469 more words

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If Albanians were Romanized, would their language be more similar to Romanian or Dalmatian?

First Impression

This is a very interesting hypothetical question, and right off the top I am tempted to say a fully romanized Albanian language would now share similarities with both the currently extinct Dalmatian and with Romanian, because these last two themselves seem very alike, and the historical Albanian territories have been between Dalmatia and Romanian populated lands. 1,428 more words

Romania

What's the Difference Between a Dialect and an Accent?

As someone with a strong interest in learning languages, I discovered that there is more to languages than just the formal written language. Spoken language is most prominent form of communication between two people. 662 more words

How well do Google and Microsoft and recognize speech across dialect, gender and race?

If you’ve been following my blog for a while, you may remember that last year I found that YouTube’s automatic captions didn’t work as well… 1,316 more words

Phonetics

MIT Technology Review: AI Programs Are Learning to Exclude Some African-American Voices

MIT Technology Review: AI Programs Are Learning to Exclude Some African-American Voices. “All too often people make snap judgments based on how you speak. Some AI systems are also learning to be prejudiced against some dialects. 23 more words

Research & Opinion

Languages

Such power they hold within,

To make boundaries,

Or to break them,

Geographical or

In matters of heart,

That it is impossible,

To not want to learn all of them, 43 more words

Poetry