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Multilinguish Episode 4: Unsolved Language Mysteries

Multilinguish Episode 4: Unsolved Language Mysteries

Everyone loves a good mystery. In this episode of our podcast, we explore unsolved language mysteries that have stood the test of time.
Exclamations To Shout In Other Languages

Exclamations To Shout In Other Languages

‘Words to shout’ are probably not covered in the vocab section of your language class, but exclamations in other languages are very useful to know.
The Benefits Of Learning A Minority Language

The Benefits Of Learning A Minority Language

Why spend time and effort learning a language that only has a few thousand living speakers? As it turns out, there are plenty of reasons.
Pig Latin, Dog Latin And The World Of Non-Latin ‘Latin’ Codes

Pig Latin, Dog Latin And The World Of Non-Latin ‘Latin’ Codes

Trying to mask your message or disguise your dialogue? Pig Latin is here to elp-hay.
How Many People Speak Swahili, And Where Is It Spoken?

How Many People Speak Swahili, And Where Is It Spoken?

How much do you know about the lingua franca of southeastern Africa?
Introducing Han Kang’s ‘The White Book’

Introducing Han Kang’s ‘The White Book’

This month, we’re reading Han Kang’s ‘The White Book,’ an exploration of life and death in which each chapter focuses on a different (white) object.
How Many People Speak Tagalog, And Where Is It Spoken?

How Many People Speak Tagalog, And Where Is It Spoken?

Along with English, Tagalog is one of the most-spoken languages in the Philippines. Its history is inextricably tied to the Philippines and Filipino identity.
How Many People Speak Hebrew, And Where Is It Spoken?

How Many People Speak Hebrew, And Where Is It Spoken?

By the third century CE, Hebrew was considered a dead language. Then, over a thousand years later, it sprung back to life, making it the only successfully revived language in existence.
What Are The Languages Spoken In South Africa?

What Are The Languages Spoken In South Africa?

With so many tongues to choose from, South Africa is one big mishmashed linguistic mosaic.
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.