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Sam Wood
Sam is a vegan travel blogger, freelance writer, social media manager, former English teacher, linguist and occasional guest university lecturer from London, now living in Berlin. He is fascinated with the phonetics of the many varieties of English from all over the world, both from a pedagogical and historical point of view and as well speaks German, Spanish and French plus smatterings of Swedish, Mandarin, Arabic and Japanese. In his free time he enjoys watching Star Trek, doing yoga, baking delicious vegan cakes and performing as a drag queen.
Articles by Sam
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.
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?
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?
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.
All In The Language Family: The Baltic Languages

All In The Language Family: The Baltic Languages

So it turns out that the Baltic languages aren’t just all the languages bordering the Baltic Sea. Here’s what they really are.
All In The Language Family: The Semitic Languages

All In The Language Family: The Semitic Languages

What are the Semitic languages, and what languages belong to this family? We cover that and more down below.
Languages Have Families, Too: A Look At The Indo-European Language Family

Languages Have Families, Too: A Look At The Indo-European Language Family

Did you know that almost every language spoken between Iceland and India has the same origin? That’s the Indo-European language family. Let’s take a look at this extremely diverse collection of related languages.
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.
What Are The Most Unusual Sounds In The World?

What Are The Most Unusual Sounds In The World?

What are the most unusual sounds in the world — and what counts as an “unusual,” anyway?