Language Insights

How Films And TV Are Saving Endangered Languages

How Films And TV Are Saving Endangered Languages

Can a surge of movies and TV shows protect endangered languages on the brink of extinction?
Slang From The 1920s That Needs To Make A Comeback

Slang From The 1920s That Needs To Make A Comeback

A lot can change for a language in 100 years. Here’s our list of lingo from the Roaring Twenties that deserves a comeback in 2020.
We Asked Thousands Of People About Their Accent In Another Language And Here’s What They Said

We Asked Thousands Of People About Their Accent In Another Language And Here’s What They Said

It turns out that more people are afraid of their accent than they are of flying.
Jargon Watch: The Language Of Politicians

Jargon Watch: The Language Of Politicians

Who’s more ‘inside baseball’ than baseball players? Probably politicians.
What Is The Schwa Vowel?

What Is The Schwa Vowel?

Schwat’s the deal with the schwa vowel?
What Language Is Spoken In Iran?

What Language Is Spoken In Iran?

Hint: ‘Farsi’ is just what Iranians call ‘Persian.’
Jargon Watch: The Language Of Storms

Jargon Watch: The Language Of Storms

Squall, bombogenesis, vortex, oh my.
Multilinguish: Into The Conlang Universe

Multilinguish: Into The Conlang Universe

In this episode of Multilinguish, we explore constructed languages designed for pop culture — and for real life.
What The Heck Is TH-Fronting?

What The Heck Is TH-Fronting?

Why do some English speakers pronounce TH-sounds as F- or V-sounds? Welcome to TH-fronting.
The Secret Language Of Calendar Months

The Secret Language Of Calendar Months

Believe it or not, the month of May was not purposely named for its ability to set us up for annual Star Wars and Justin Timberlake puns.
Which Languages Are The Most Beautiful?

Which Languages Are The Most Beautiful?

Like music, this question is a matter of taste. Whether it’s appreciating your first language or immersing yourself in a new one, there’s plenty of beauty to be found!
How South African English Grew Its Wings

How South African English Grew Its Wings

How did South African English end up sounding so distinct — and which features make it particularly unique? An expert explains.
Why Language Learning Should Be Your Top Resolution This Year

Why Language Learning Should Be Your Top Resolution This Year

It’s not that weight loss is a bad goal. It’s just that you’re way more likely to stick to this one — and reap the many side benefits that go along with it.
Multilinguish: Words Of The Year 2019

Multilinguish: Words Of The Year 2019

Can you summarize a whole year with a single word? Probably not.