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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?”
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.
15 Terrifying Boogeymen From Around The World

15 Terrifying Boogeymen From Around The World

This Halloween, get a lesson in supernatural scare tactics from the Boogeyman and 14 of his cousins.
Why Is Sparkling Water All Over Europe?

Why Is Sparkling Water All Over Europe?

Have you ever ordered water in Europe and been gotten a carbonated beverage instead? Here’s why Europe prefers fizzy over flat water (and how to avoid it in the future).
How To Convince Your Friends To Learn a New Language With You

How To Convince Your Friends To Learn a New Language With You

It takes two to tango, and having a partner when you’re learning a language isn’t a bad idea either.
How To Reignite Your Passion For Learning A Language

How To Reignite Your Passion For Learning A Language

We have some tips for translating your burning-hot desire to learn into a more sustainable relationship with your target language.
6 Language-Learning Hacks That Actually Work (And 3 That Don’t)

6 Language-Learning Hacks That Actually Work (And 3 That Don’t)

Hacks are plentiful. Hacks with substance? A little fewer and farther between.