Tags » Dialects

Dialects of Old English


Hello everyone! Below are some samples of the dialects of Old English! The Modern English language of today stems from the Germanic branch of the Indo-European language family and has large influence from the Celts, Germanic tribes aka Vikings who raided, and eventually Italic influence (Latin). 379 more words

My Blog

A muffit of tea

‘Do you want a muffit of tea?’ This expression – if you’re unfamiliar with it – can be heard in a short sketch by the Scottish comedian Brian Limond, aka… 591 more words


Why So Many Dialects, Japan?

I was talking to my father about why Japan has so many dialects. He brought up an interesting point– for example from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara, there is no distinct differences in the language but say, from middle of Tokyo to Shizuoka there is a huge dialect difference. 94 more words


21 February 2015. A Map Well-Worth Pondering


Linguistic Map of the post-Soviet successor-state Ukraine based on 2009 information from the Kiev National Linguistic University and 2001 Ukrainian census data. Note, one only finds concentrations of “Ukrainian” (Galician-Polish dialectical pidgin) speakers only in the yellow areas. 83 more words


Gong Xi Fa Cai

Today is the beginning of the Year of the Goat in the Chinese Lunar calendar. May the year bring abundance prosperity, happiness and peace in the world. 36 more words


"The Novel After David Foster Wallace" and the Apres Garde

“The Novel After David Foster Wallace.” A Companion to David Foster Wallace Studies. Palgrave-McMillan, New York, 2013.

Andrew Hoberek’s “The Novel After David Foster Wallace” approaches Infinite Jest, and Wallace’s work as a whole, from the larger lens of a grand-narrative within Literature and how Wallace positions himself relative to that narrative. 1,515 more words

WIWO: my idea

This week I am working on an IDEA—not the lightbulb kind, rather a submission for the International Dialects of English Archive (IDEA). 122 more words

Voice Acting