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Steph Koyfman
Steph is a writer, lindy hopper, and astrologer. She’s also a language enthusiast who grew up bilingual and had an early love affair with books. She has mostly proved herself as a New Yorker, and she can introduce herself in Swedish thanks to Babbel. She also speaks Russian and Spanish, but she’s a little rusty on those fronts.
Articles by Steph
6 Questions With Dothraki Creator David J. Peterson

6 Questions With Dothraki Creator David J. Peterson

We chatted about creating, deconstructing and learning languages with the conlanger who invented the fictional languages you hear in ‘Game of Thrones.’
Is Climate Change Accelerating Language Loss?

Is Climate Change Accelerating Language Loss?

Biological diversity and linguistic diversity are linked in ways that might surprise you.
How Easy Is It To Forget A Language If You Don’t Practice?

How Easy Is It To Forget A Language If You Don’t Practice?

Can you forget your second language over time? The answer is: kind of, and, well, it depends.
Quiz: Do You Know The Days Of The Week In French?

Quiz: Do You Know The Days Of The Week In French?

How sharp are you on your knowledge of the French weekdays? Take this quiz to see how well you stack up.
How To Write The Date In Indonesian

How To Write The Date In Indonesian

If you’re endeavoring to master the Indonesian date format, you’ve come to the right place.
How To Be Passive-Aggressive In Other Languages

How To Be Passive-Aggressive In Other Languages

It’s nothing. No, really. It’s fine.
How To Combat Flight Anxiety

How To Combat Flight Anxiety

Nervous flier? Happens to the best of us.
Quiz: Do You Know The Days Of The Week In Spanish?

Quiz: Do You Know The Days Of The Week In Spanish?

Do you even know what day it is? This Spanish weekdays quiz will help orient you in time.
Third Culture Kids: Love, Loss And Learning When You’re Culturally In Between

Third Culture Kids: Love, Loss And Learning When You’re Culturally In Between

When you’re not exactly a member of your parents’ culture (but not exactly a member of the local culture where you live), your relationship to yourself — and to the entire world — is different.