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Why Do People Use Weird Voices When Talking To Their Pets?

Why Do People Use Weird Voices When Talking To Their Pets?

It turns out talking to cats and dogs isn’t necessarily a waste of time.
What Is Denglish, And Where Is It Spoken?

What Is Denglish, And Where Is It Spoken?

Every language borrows from others to some extent. But it’s not always appreciated.
How Do You Watch Theater In Other Languages?

How Do You Watch Theater In Other Languages?

It’s a bird. It’s a plane. It’s supertitles!
139 Old Norse Words That Invaded The English Language

139 Old Norse Words That Invaded The English Language

Without the Vikings, English would be missing some pretty awesome words like berserk, ugly, muck, skull, knife, die and cake!
What Are Tonal Languages?

What Are Tonal Languages?

Whether you have perfect pitch or feel tone-deaf, we have answers to all your burning tonal language questions.
All About That Basque: The History And Mystery Of Europe’s Most Isolated Language

All About That Basque: The History And Mystery Of Europe’s Most Isolated Language

Try as we might, we still can’t piece together a conclusive origin story for Northern Spain’s distinctive language.
How Do You Make A Dictionary For Birds?

How Do You Make A Dictionary For Birds?

The words of birds are far more than just “cheep cheep” and “twitter,” and one dictionary tries to collect as many as possible.
Why Do Our Brains Remember Certain Words Over Others?

Why Do Our Brains Remember Certain Words Over Others?

Is there some sort of weird trick to this thing?
What Does It Mean To Dream In The Language You’re Learning?

What Does It Mean To Dream In The Language You’re Learning?

Answering the question, “What language do you dream in?”
Earth Day Celebrations: A Global Affair To Glorify The Planet

Earth Day Celebrations: A Global Affair To Glorify The Planet

Every day is a good day to give Gaia some love.
What Are The Languages Spoken In Africa?

What Are The Languages Spoken In Africa?

And you thought your continent was linguistically diverse.
Jargon Watch: The Language Of Fashion

Jargon Watch: The Language Of Fashion

Get your vocabulary all dressed up for its runway debut.
What Is Braille, And How Does It Work?

What Is Braille, And How Does It Work?

Braille was invented by Louis Braille in the early 20th century, but its journey to being used all around the world was a bit convoluted.