Language Insights

Language On Wikipedia: How The Website Deals With The World’s Many Languages

Language On Wikipedia: How The Website Deals With The World’s Many Languages

Wikipedia handles hundreds of languages, which can cause some unique problems for the website.
How Many Languages Are There In The World?

How Many Languages Are There In The World?

How many languages are there? Why do some languages disappear while others grow and become more important? And how can you prevent languages from dying out?
Watch What You Say: 6 Peculiar Verbal Superstitions

Watch What You Say: 6 Peculiar Verbal Superstitions

If you can’t say anything lucky, don’t say anything at all.
Are Some Spoken Languages Faster Than Others?

Are Some Spoken Languages Faster Than Others?

Does it seem like that Spanish is way faster than English? It’s not entirely in your head.
The 20 Most Common Adjectives In Swedish

The 20 Most Common Adjectives In Swedish

Adjectives are like spices: you’d survive without them, but life would be awfully bleak. That’s why we’ve created this list of some of the most common Swedish adjectives, to spice up your sentences with.
On The Linguistic Trail With Nomadic Languages

On The Linguistic Trail With Nomadic Languages

Does not having a fixed regional identity change how language evolves?
‘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 Languages Are Spoken In Greenland?

What Languages Are Spoken In Greenland?

A linguistic look at the world’s largest island.
What Is A Pidgin?

What Is A Pidgin?

Pidgins are perhaps the best expression of people trying to communicate across language lines.
Is Body Language A Language, And Is It Universal?

Is Body Language A Language, And Is It Universal?

You probably vaguely know what body language is, but did you know there’s a whole field of study behind it?
The 10 Most Spoken Languages In The World

The 10 Most Spoken Languages In The World

Almost half of the world’s population claims one of only 10 languages as their mother tongue. So what are the top 10 languages of the world? You might be surprised.
What Languages Are Spoken In Madagascar?

What Languages Are Spoken In Madagascar?

The world’s fourth-largest island has a lot to share with the world.
What Languages Are Spoken In Kenya?

What Languages Are Spoken In Kenya?

So much to do, so much to see, so much to speak.