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23 maps and charts on language

23 maps and charts on language | HMHS History |

"Did you know that Swedish has more in common with Hindi than it does with Finnish? Explaining everything within the limits of the world is probably too ambitious a goal for a list like this. But here are 23 maps and charts that can hopefully illuminate small aspects of how we manage to communicate with one another."


Tags: language, culture, English, infographic.

Via Seth Dixon
Rich Schultz's curator insight, November 26, 2014 1:40 PM

Mapping of languages...

Isabella El-Hage's curator insight, March 19, 2015 11:15 AM

This article links with Unit Three through "language and communication". These 23 maps range from the history of languages, which languages connect with which, common languages in certain places, different phrases used in the same country for the same thing, and more. Looking at maps to spatially see language helps when trying to understand how the world communicates. One of the maps that I found interesting was the "New York tweets by language". It shows how diverse that city is, and how people are still preserving their native language in a English prominent country.  

Avery Liardon's curator insight, March 23, 2015 9:00 PM

Unit 2:

Shows how many languages are actually closely related. Whether or not they sound the same or are located in similar regions, many share the same origins. For example: many words in Spanish and English are the same due to their similar roots. 


World Interactive Map

World Interactive Map | HMHS History |

Via Gust MEES, GSeremetakis, Mike Busarello's Digital Storybooks
Training in Business's curator insight, January 28, 2014 7:31 PM

World Interactive Map 


Karleen Vaughn's curator insight, January 29, 2014 4:20 PM

Saving this for my Social Studies classes ;)

Agueda Fernández's curator insight, January 30, 2014 9:09 AM

Fantástico mapa interactivo muy útil para trabajo en aula.

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Visualized the LOTRs

Visualized the LOTRs | HMHS History |

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, July 13, 2013 3:36 PM

The Lord of the Rings was a remarkably well-defined, internally consistent geography for a work of fiction.  This map (high-res) visualizes the journey of the main characters on their epic adventure through Middle Earth.


Tags: English.

Al Picozzi's comment, July 15, 2013 10:32 AM
If you eve seen some of the maps they developed for this series of book, it is just incredible the amount of detail.
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A tour of the British Isles in accents

Got the audio here - The person doing the voice is Andrew Jack who is a dialect coach.


Tags: language, culture, English, UK.

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Sascha Humphrey's curator insight, April 6, 2014 4:33 AM

He's really quite good, and the seamless change of dialect is quite impressive!

Michael MacNeil's curator insight, April 6, 2014 11:32 AM

The diversity of the English language is amazing.  Even in the "motherland" it changes from location to location...aye bay goom.

Melissa Marshall's curator insight, April 9, 2014 10:19 PM

This is a really interesting video for understanding regional dialect differences!

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Are Elvish, Klingon, Dothraki and Na'vi real languages?

View full lesson on TED-ED: What do Game of Thrones' Dothraki, Avatar's Na'vi, Star Trek's Klingon and LOTR's Elvish have in common? They are all fantasy constructed languages, or conlangs. Conlangs have all the delicious complexities of real languages: a high volume of words, grammar rules, and room for messiness and evolution. John McWhorter explains why these invented languages captivate fans long past the rolling credits.

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, January 4, 2014 10:54 AM

This TED ED video lesson brings up some important questions to ponder for cultural geography (and uses some popular fantasy/science fiction examples to do it).   For languages that are spoken by actual populations, they often 'borrow' vocabulary from other languages, making some ask the question, can loan words damage language integrity? 


Tags: language, culture.

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Maps of Panem - The Hunger Games

Maps of Panem - The Hunger Games | HMHS History |
From The Hunger Games trilogy: different perspectives on the country of Panem.

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Michael Miller's insight:

This is great, check out the different (all imagined) geographical differences!

Gabbie J's curator insight, May 9, 2014 8:16 PM

If you have ever read the Hunger Games series , then you were probably curious on where the districts are located. These are some interpretations that other people have made to try and fulfill the Hunger Games fans needs for a conclusion . You could even see what district you would live in if you lived in Panem. 

Alyssa Dorr's curator insight, December 12, 2014 8:32 PM

I have never seen this movie, however my sister is very intelligent with every aspect of it. Panem is the country in which The Hunger Games takes place in both the book and the film. The country is separated into thirteen districts until the rebellion, reducing the number to twelve. Each district has their own job, as shown in this image. For example, one district promotes fishing, another agriculture, and also electricity. As one can see from this map, all the districts are shaped like the United States. According to my sister, Panem is classified as being the future United States. This is an interesting aspect if we think about it. One might think that from looking at this and knowing that it is going to be the "future US", that it appears that everyone will slowly drift apart and do their own thing. Everyone may end up being their own "district" in the future.  

Amber Ramirez's curator insight, October 20, 2016 2:09 PM