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How Brits Abroad Actually Feel About Brexit

How Brits Abroad Actually Feel About Brexit

Here’s what four different Brits living in Berlin think about Brexit.
‘Letterkenny’ Language And How Writers Create Dialects

‘Letterkenny’ Language And How Writers Create Dialects

You may have heard of conlangs before, but there’s a new category to explore: conlects.
Why Do Young People Use Commas So Weirdly?

Why Do Young People Use Commas So Weirdly?

If you’ve seen people using the comma ellipsis and think they’re making a mistake,,, they’re not.
What Language Is Spoken In New Zealand?

What Language Is Spoken In New Zealand?

Do you speak Kiwi? Good on ya, mate!
What Are Diphthongs, And How Common Are They?

What Are Diphthongs, And How Common Are They?

If you’re studying linguistics, languages or even singing, you’ve probably heard of diphthongs. Here’s an overview of what they are.
A History Of New Zealand English: The Little Accent That Could

A History Of New Zealand English: The Little Accent That Could

The New Zealand accent is something of a rare gem for linguists, as it was the first dialect to have its entire development recorded on tape. But first the humble Kiwi accent had to survive an attempt from the motherland to thwart its colonial twang.
What Is Received Pronunciation, And Is There A Better Term For This Accent?

What Is Received Pronunciation, And Is There A Better Term For This Accent?

What is Received Pronunciation, and where does this British accent come from? We explore this and other terms (perhaps one we should use instead!).
Which Languages Are The Closest To English?

Which Languages Are The Closest To English?

Are you curious about which languages are closest to English? We’ve ranked our six closest relatives, and given a little insight into why we’re so similar.
How To Host The Perfect English Dinner Party

How To Host The Perfect English Dinner Party

You’re gonna need something a little more substantial than scones.
10 Māori Words Commonly Used In New Zealand English

10 Māori Words Commonly Used In New Zealand English

What are the most common Māori words in New Zealand English? A kiwi native explains.
10 New Zealand English Phrases You Can’t Bugger Up, Eh?

10 New Zealand English Phrases You Can’t Bugger Up, Eh?

If you’ve ever wondered what your kiwi friends meant by “tramping,” then this article is for you. We’re breaking down the most popular New Zealand slang words and phrases.
How Many Vowel Sounds Does English Have?

How Many Vowel Sounds Does English Have?

How many English vowel sounds are there? Well, it depends on what variety of English we’re talking about. Here’s a brief overview for British and American English.
Canadian English Vs. American English – What Are The Differences?

Canadian English Vs. American English – What Are The Differences?

Is Canadian English its own language variety? And if so, what makes it different? We’re comparing Canadian vs. American vs. British English.