Language Insights

The Language Of Emotions

The Language Of Emotions

What difference does it make whether we can name our feelings or not?
All In The Language Family: The Mayan Languages

All In The Language Family: The Mayan Languages

Thought the Mayan civilization was long gone? Think again. The Mayan language family is alive and kicking to this day.
German Basics: Resources For Language Learners

German Basics: Resources For Language Learners

Everything we’ve ever written about German, all in one place.
Secret Languages, Discreet Loves: How Does Queer Slang Differ Around The World?

Secret Languages, Discreet Loves: How Does Queer Slang Differ Around The World?

Throughout the world, queer people have developed forms of communication with one another that outsiders can’t understand. What are these secret languages like?
Why Do People Use Weird Voices When Talking To Their Pets?

Why Do People Use Weird Voices When Talking To Their Pets?

It turns out talking to cats and dogs isn’t necessarily a waste of time.
All In The Language Family: The Afro-Asiatic Languages

All In The Language Family: The Afro-Asiatic Languages

With 500 million native speakers, Afro-Asiatic languages are spoken across Africa and the Arabian Peninsula. Which one should you learn?
Rediscovering Polari: What Is Polari And Why Did It Die Out?

Rediscovering Polari: What Is Polari And Why Did It Die Out?

What is Polari, where did it come from, and why did it become a dead langauge? We investigate.
How To Navigate Video Conferencing Etiquette Across Languages

How To Navigate Video Conferencing Etiquette Across Languages

Plus, how to say common video conferencing terms in 10 languages.
11 Common English Words And Phrases With Racist Origins

11 Common English Words And Phrases With Racist Origins

Chances are, you’ve used at least one of these in casual conversation without knowing its problematic past.
All In The Language Family: The Sino-Tibetan Languages

All In The Language Family: The Sino-Tibetan Languages

As the world’s 2nd largest language group, how did Sino-Tibetan languages evolve?
5 Ways You Miss Out When You Only Speak One Language

5 Ways You Miss Out When You Only Speak One Language

Jumpstart your love life, make mom proud, and learn how to handle snarky waiters. Knowing a second language offers more benefits than you might think.
Why Do Some Languages Have A Formal ‘You’?

Why Do Some Languages Have A Formal ‘You’?

In Spanish it’s ‘tú’ and ‘usted,’ in French ‘tu’ and ‘vous,’ and that’s just the start.
All In The Language Family: The Uralic Languages

All In The Language Family: The Uralic Languages

The Uralic Language family might not be as well known as some of its neighbors, but it does boast some interesting linguistic features.