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?
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?
It turns out talking to cats and dogs isn’t necessarily a waste of time.
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?
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
Plus, how to say common video conferencing terms in 10 languages.
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
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
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’?
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
The Uralic Language family might not be as well known as some of its neighbors, but it does boast some interesting linguistic features.