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Researchers are using an app to crowdsource how the English language has changed

Does “scone” rhyme with the word “gone” or “cone”? Is “last” pronounced with a long a, as if an r follows it?

Researchers from the University of Cambridge, along with academics from the universities of Zurich and Bern in Switzerland, are using these (often contentious) questions of how Brits pronounce words to try to map how and where the English language has changed. 348 more words

Timo Schmitz: "The disappearance of languages – myth or reality?" (2016) [PDF]

This article faces that popular belief that over 50% of the languages will become extinct in the next 100 years. Which arguments are supporting this claim and which arguments are against, and most importantly, what is language statistics telling us about it? 9 more words

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The first leg of learning Dutch

Yup, here we are, a little bit smarter. 80 hours of Dutch behind my back. Breakthrough module is now studied. I think I did good, well, the hell with it, I did great! 515 more words


Languages of Mystia

Current languages

Mystian: An established worldwide language used in most everyday conversation and business transactions: (rough equivalent is Sanskrit). There are numerous different dialects.

Language of the Flowers: a secret language used by women it was created from the language of the Fang. 637 more words


Lookeedezee the Grizzledemundy?

Snippets 70. In the mid 18th Century Mary Palmer wrote Devonshire Dialect, a work of fiction that is highly significant from an historical perspective as it offers such a valuable insight into the language of the county at the time. 481 more words


Shakespeare Spoke Like a Pirate

Watch Ben Crystal explain.

Ben Crystal’s website here.


Then, imagine an afternoon tea at the Swan, here’s the menu.


The Language Mindset

Ahh, I wrote this up before but lost all the content for some reason. It took me awhile to get the motivation to rewrite it. 517 more words

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