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Daily Prompt: Translate

As I travel I find signs written in English/Latin letters but pronunced differently this was my introduction to the Oromo language. I have began to recognize some words and ask my parents for others. 81 more words

Creative Writing

UPDATES: Walker County and great Frying Pan vs. Skillet debate

With all the insanity in America’s politics, I am pleased to report that one positive in this mess has occurred. Though old news, the new Sole Commissioner, High Commander and Eternal Leader of Walker County, Georgia is now firmly entrenched in his new position. 765 more words

When "wicked" means "good": Why you shouldn't ignore dialects and cultural differences in your text data

Pop quiz! The definition of the word “wicked” is:

  1. evil or morally wrong
  2. really, very
  3. great
  4. all of the above
  5. none of the above

If you answered “4,” you just earned yourself a virtual high five. 533 more words

Natural Language Understanding

You'll love the mow'uns

Last post, I shared a list of Utah slang that I put together in order to help you understand what the heck (see what I did there?) Utahns are talking about when you visit. 396 more words


Laryngeal contrasts in Norwegian

I remember that, when I had just started learning Norwegian, tones were a phenomenon that frustrated me to no end. As you can read in… 848 more words


Like the English

Iraqi Jews say heart as khalb, like Iraqi Muslims do
but the endearment – my heart – the way you’d call a child

is ghulbie, as it is in Egyptian. 156 more words


Zimanê kurdî min e!

Kurdish belongs to the Western Iranian branch of Indo-Iranian branch of the Indo-European family. The most influential varieties of Kurdish dialects are Sorani سۆرانی and Kurmanji  1,391 more words