Have you ever wondered why German and Dutch seem so similar? Is Dutch just kind of a German dialect? If you know German, can you speak Dutch or the other way around? Here are Germanic languages in a nutshell.
People choose to recognize languages when they want to reinforce our similarities or differences. In part of the western Balkans, the argument over Serbo-Croatian reveals what people think of languages.
Sure, most of us know arachnophobia (fear of spiders) and claustrophobia (fear of confined spaces), but what the about other, lesser known phobias? In honor of Halloween, here are some of the most niche fears one can have — along with their terrifying spellings.
Polish has gone from being one of the biggest languages in medieval Europe to nearly being wiped out in the 20th century and back. What’s the status of the language today?
When you stop to ‘pay the water bill,’ you might want to fill up on ‘motion lotion.’ Here’s your guide to the fascinating and hilarious world of truckers’ slang.
Do radio announcers have a specific accent? You bet they do, and it hasn’t always been the same. Here’s a history of radio voices from the 1920s to today.
Language learners often neglect honing a good accent in favor of focusing on grammar and vocabulary — but it’s important to practice your accent too! We explain why and explore some useful tips for improving it.