So, I have no idea how long it's been but I know it's been too long to not post anything! Well, I don't really have any developments as such, other than I've finally finished this swedish childrens book! :D I know it sounds childish ;) haha but every couple of weeks (in my swedish lesson) I've translated a few pages of this children book. Totally forgot the name but I had a test on it in swedish and I think I did pretty good :) (well my general answer was 'HOW ON EARTH AM I MEANT TO KNOW! :O' but I mean ... read more »
Mother, bark and spit are some of the oldest known words, say researchers. Continue reading → read more »
Science World ReportCatherine Griffin
During the Ice Age, our ancient ancestors communicated with long-forgotten languages. Now, though, new research has revealed that these people may have had several words in common with us. In fact, some of these words could still be recognized today.Linguists have long sought the beginnings of language as they trace back the history of words through the years. Most languages actually evolve gradually over time as various populations of people diverge. Tiny variation... read more »
The Last Word, subtitled ‘Tales from the Tip of the Mother Tongue’, is a collection from the writings of Ben MacIntyre, a columnist writing about books for The Times.
If you’ve ever pondered the mysteries of military euphemisms, considered the last words of heroes, wondered at the geek-speak of the computer nerd, laughed at inadvertently skewed translations or been curious about almost anything else to do with words, there’s something here for you.
The author has collected, listened to, been sent by ... read more »
Hi guys!Thanks for the emails, great chatting to some of you guys!Anyway, just thought i'd do a quick update just to fill you guys in, (why you'd want to know I have no idea :P )So, Swedish is going Ok, still super difficult and i think they talk really fast but hopefully, in time, i'll get it :D I'm planning to go back to the UK in the summer to see family and stuff soon, so that should be fun too :) Trying to beg my parents to let me get my belly button pierced, I mean I know friends who've got it and ... read more »
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Zora sourit by Céline Dion:
In my previous post (How Music Can Teach You a Foreign Language), I provided several examples of ways to learn grammar through songs. Many readers pointed out that pronunciation could also be learned this way.
Since everyone is studying different languages, in Part Two of this post, I have chosen to dissect one song in order to demonstrate some examples of how to learn pronunciation features through music. Every language has its own features, but these examples should give ... read more »