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All In The Language Family: A Guide To The Language Families Of The World

All In The Language Family: A Guide To The Language Families Of The World

It turns out, there are a few similarities between a language family and a regular family.
All In The Language Family: The Dravidian Languages

All In The Language Family: The Dravidian Languages

The mysterious Dravidian languages… will we ever know where they came from?
Why Do We Use Capital Letters?

Why Do We Use Capital Letters?

You could say that uppercase letters were…a capital idea.
Learn One Of These 7 Languages To Boost Your Career Prospects

Learn One Of These 7 Languages To Boost Your Career Prospects

Whether you’re hoping to advance in your current role or seeking fresh opportunities abroad, being bilingual will give you a major advantage over your monolingual colleagues (and rivals!).
An Introduction To Etymology: Eight Great Word Origins

An Introduction To Etymology: Eight Great Word Origins

What is etymology, and why is it important? Join us on an excursion into the world of eight common words’ delightfully convoluted backstories.
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.