‘Letterkenny’ Language And How Writers Create Dialects
You may have heard of conlangs before, but there’s a new category to explore: conlects.
Anachronisms In ‘Downton Abbey’: Terms That The Show Got Totally Wrong
‘Quid’ is not the proper term for a proper lady.
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
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 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?
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
You’re gonna need something a little more substantial than scones.
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?
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 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?
Is Canadian English its own language variety? And if so, what makes it different? We’re comparing Canadian vs. American vs. British English.
The New Zealand Accent: More Than ‘Fush And Chups’
The New Zealand accent is one of the most distinctive English accents — and it’s also one of the trickiest. Here’s everything you wanted to know about the kiwi accent.