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What Languages Are Spoken In Antarctica?

What Languages Are Spoken In Antarctica?

Yes, there are languages spoken in Antarctica. While there’s no official census, we can make an educated guess as to which ones.
How To Remember A Language You Forgot

How To Remember A Language You Forgot

Think all is lost? Think again — and then, most importantly, start retraining yourself.
Eponyms Everywhere: 8 English Words That Came From Names

Eponyms Everywhere: 8 English Words That Came From Names

When you boycott a business or play the saxophone, you’re putting eponyms to use! Here are 8 common words that derive from people’s names.
What Is Esperanto, And Who Speaks It?

What Is Esperanto, And Who Speaks It?

Esperanto is the most famous constructed language, and its popularity seems to be growing.
How J.R.R. Tolkien Created Fantastic Worlds With Language

How J.R.R. Tolkien Created Fantastic Worlds With Language

J.R.R. Tolkien’s life was deeply intertwined with constructed languages and the worlds he made with them.
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.’
Invented Languages: 9 Beloved Conlangs From Pop Culture

Invented Languages: 9 Beloved Conlangs From Pop Culture

Whether you’re a fan of Game of Thrones, Star Trek or 1984, you’ve been exposed to some of pop culture’s favorite conlangs. Here’s a guide.
What ‘Is A Hot Dog A Sandwich?’ Can Teach Us About Language

What ‘Is A Hot Dog A Sandwich?’ Can Teach Us About Language

Have you been asked, ‘Is a hot dog a sandwich?’ Before you laugh it off, we’ll tell you why that silly question actually poses an interesting problem.
What Are The Languages Spoken In Africa?

What Are The Languages Spoken In Africa?

And you thought your continent was linguistically diverse.
How Hard Is It To Learn Russian?

How Hard Is It To Learn Russian?

Have you always wanted to read untranslated versions of Dostoevsky and Tolstoy? Or are you just looking to add another alphabet to your repertoire? Whatever your motivations may be, here’s the lowdown on how hard it is to learn Russian.
How Does Morse Code Work In Other Languages?

How Does Morse Code Work In Other Languages?

•••• • •-•• •-•• — -•-•– If you didn’t understand that, there’s definitely something you can learn about Morse Code here.
The Etymology Of American State Names: All 50 Explained

The Etymology Of American State Names: All 50 Explained

If you don’t know what to call your new state, naming it after a mountain or river seems to be a safe bet.
How To Make Your Own Language-Learning Journal

How To Make Your Own Language-Learning Journal

Need a fun, creative idea for your language-learning endeavors? Look no further.
Multilinguish Episode 2: Sapir-What?!

Multilinguish Episode 2: Sapir-What?!

Does speaking a certain language alter the way you think and perceive the world? In this episode, we debate the Sapir-Whorf hypothesis.