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Secret Languages, Discreet Loves: How Does Queer Slang Differ Around The World?

Secret Languages, Discreet Loves: How Does Queer Slang Differ Around The World?

Throughout the world, queer people have developed forms of communication with one another that outsiders can’t understand. What are these secret languages like?
Other Languages Have Adorable Names For Grandparents, Too

Other Languages Have Adorable Names For Grandparents, Too

Whether it’s Pop Pop or Nani, they’re all dear to our hearts.
Breaking Down Klingon Into Human Languages

Breaking Down Klingon Into Human Languages

Does your last encounter with the Klingon language have you thinking, “What on Qo’noS was that?” Worry not: Today we’re breaking down Klingon’s linguistic features into their human language counterparts.
Is Climate Change Accelerating Language Loss?

Is Climate Change Accelerating Language Loss?

Biological diversity and linguistic diversity are linked in ways that might surprise you.
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.