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Tales From The Internet: Overheard Conversations In Other Languages

Tales From The Internet: Overheard Conversations In Other Languages

Eavesdropping is an art form. But that doesn’t mean what you hear is always going to be pretty.
Navajo Code Talkers: Using Indigenous Language As A Secret Cipher

Navajo Code Talkers: Using Indigenous Language As A Secret Cipher

How Native Americans turned their first languages into crucial forms of communication in both world wars.
How Many People Speak Arabic Around The World, And Where?

How Many People Speak Arabic Around The World, And Where?

You might know that it’s pretty popular in the Middle East and North Africa, but you might be surprised at just how many people speak Arabic in the entire world.
5 Famous Fictional Characters’ Names In Other Languages

5 Famous Fictional Characters’ Names In Other Languages

Something about “Käsna-Kalle Kantpüks” just has a nice ring to it.
Linguistic Purism And The Push For Anglish, The English Throwback

Linguistic Purism And The Push For Anglish, The English Throwback

10th-century vintage English vocab is so in right now.
Quiz: Can You Guess The Language Based On How It Sounds?

Quiz: Can You Guess The Language Based On How It Sounds?

We tested your ability to identify written language. Now, let’s see how well you do at identifying spoken language.
It’s, Like, You Know, Science: Why We Use Fillers When We Speak

It’s, Like, You Know, Science: Why We Use Fillers When We Speak

You should say what’s on your mind. But sometimes you’ve got to stop and find it first.
5 Popular Myths About Language Learning, Debunked

5 Popular Myths About Language Learning, Debunked

Let’s clear the air on these oft-repeated myths, once and for all.
Quiz: Can You Guess The Language These Words Come From?

Quiz: Can You Guess The Language These Words Come From?

How good are you at recognizing foreign languages? Take this extremely difficult quiz for bragging rights.
Babbel On: February 2018 Language News Roundup

Babbel On: February 2018 Language News Roundup

The language of ‘Black Panther,’ discoveries about cave art and more from the world of linguistics this past month.
Whistled Languages Around The World

Whistled Languages Around The World

Existing mostly in the remote, mountainous and far-flung corners of the globe, whistled languages are dying out — but they still contain a few keys to understanding human language.
If You Speak Russian, Can You Understand Ukrainian?

If You Speak Russian, Can You Understand Ukrainian?

How Similar Are Russian And Ukrainian? If I put hundreds of hours into learning Russian, will it pay off in other Slavic languages like Ukrainian? Please?
4 Languages That Were Invented Just For Video Games

4 Languages That Were Invented Just For Video Games

Have you ever heard or seen a language in a video game and thought it was just a random design choice? It might not be!
Quiz: Can You Tell The Difference Between A Language And A Dialect?

Quiz: Can You Tell The Difference Between A Language And A Dialect?

The real answer: it’s hard to say for sure. But you can still have fun guessing.