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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.
Which Languages Are Spoken In Spain?

Which Languages Are Spoken In Spain?

Did you know that in Spain, along with Spanish there are a multitude of regional languages with several million speakers? We’ll take a closer look at Catalan, Galician and Basque.
Learn One Of These 7 Languages To Boost Your Career Prospects

Learn One Of These 7 Languages To Boost Your Career Prospects

Only speaking one language might be holding you back in numerous aspects of your working life. Whether you’re hoping to climb further up the ladder in your current role or seeking fresh opportunities abroad, being bilingual will give you a major advantage over your monolingual colleagues (and rivals!).
What Languages Existed Before Colonization In America, And Which Languages Still Survive?

What Languages Existed Before Colonization In America, And Which Languages Still Survive?

Let’s retrace the steps of colonization in the Americas to learn how European languages spread, which American languages survived and whether these languages influenced European tongues.
Sign Language And The Choreography Of Communication

Sign Language And The Choreography Of Communication

How much do you know about the culture and history of deaf people, and what about the various forms of sign language? Here are 10 things about deafness and sign language you probably didn’t know.
How Many Languages Are There In The World?

How Many Languages Are There In The World?

An overview of the languages of our world and their development: Why do some languages disappear while others grow and become more important? And how can you prevent languages from dying out?
21 English Words That Are Actually Greek (And The Stories Behind Them)

21 English Words That Are Actually Greek (And The Stories Behind Them)

So, did you know you could speak Greek? With over 150,000 words of Greek origin in English, this doesn’t seem like such a crazy idea after all.
A Calming Influence — How 7 Other Languages Interpret Your Moments Of Tranquility

A Calming Influence — How 7 Other Languages Interpret Your Moments Of Tranquility

Peace and quiet go hand-in-hand, but these “untranslatable” words deserve to be shared out loud.
Which Are The Most Multilingual Countries In The World?

Which Are The Most Multilingual Countries In The World?

These 7 countries are home to almost a third of the world’s languages! And which country is the most multilingual on Earth? Here’s a hint: it’s entire population is smaller than New York City!
Seven Waves And Red Underwear — 6 New Year’s Eve Traditions From Around The World

Seven Waves And Red Underwear — 6 New Year’s Eve Traditions From Around The World

There’s more to New Year’s Eve than simply enjoying a few glasses of something bubbly! If you’re looking to celebrate the new year a bit differently this year, then check out these 6 New Year’s Eve traditions from around the world!