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Last native speaker of Scots dialect dies - CNN.com

Last native speaker of Scots dialect dies - CNN.com | Addicted to languages | Scoop.it
Bobby Hogg, the last native speaker of a dialect originating from a remote fishing village in northern Scotland, has died -- and so has the dialect he spoke.
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A map of Europe by each nation's most iconic artwork

A map of Europe by each nation's most iconic artwork | Addicted to languages | Scoop.it
An ingenious mapmaker has posted a map of Europe, featuring well known paintings as the graphic for each territory. It's really a thing of beauty and was posted to the r/mapporn subreddit on 13 April 2017, by user u/halfabluesky.
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English Differences: American Vs British - Copywriter Collective

English Differences: American Vs British - Copywriter Collective | Addicted to languages | Scoop.it
British English and American English – alike enough for us to understand each other, but with some interesting, and sometimes awkward differences.
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Just how good is Google Word Lens at deciphering Japanese?

Just how good is Google Word Lens at deciphering Japanese? | Addicted to languages | Scoop.it
Google updated its Translate app this week with Japanese-to-English functionality. Through its Word Lens technology, English-speaking users can now translate Japanese words just by pointin
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The Ultimate Guide To Becoming A Japanese Translator

Your journey to becoming a Japanese translator begins here. Find out what's required, the jobs you can get, and where to start.
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How To Learn Words Quickly And Effectively In Any Language

How To Learn Words Quickly And Effectively In Any Language | Addicted to languages | Scoop.it
Luca Lampariello, an expert language learner who's dedicated much of his adult life to language studying and coaching, describes the 5 key principles he uses in order to learn and use new vocabulary quickly and effectively.
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43 Words You Should Cut From Your Writing Immediately

43 Words You Should Cut From Your Writing Immediately | Addicted to languages | Scoop.it
Authors, do you need to cut your word count? Here are 43 words you should cut from your writing and how to do it.
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A Harvard linguist reveals the most misused words in English

A Harvard linguist reveals the most misused words in English | Addicted to languages | Scoop.it
"Disinterested" does not mean "uninterested."
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Why Americans Call Turkey 'Turkey'

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How a New World bird came to be named after countries halfway around the globe
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Glossary Links: the ever-expanding database of glossaries

Glossary Links: the ever-expanding database of glossaries | Addicted to languages | Scoop.it
Glossary Links: the ever-expanding database of glossaries.
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Interpreters say it’s nearly “impossible” to translate Donald Trump’s rhetoric into other languages

Interpreters say it’s nearly “impossible” to translate Donald Trump’s rhetoric into other languages | Addicted to languages | Scoop.it
The job of language translators and interpreters is never easy, but the task becomes especially dicey in the realm of politics. Differing interpretations of a turn of phrase, after all, have been known to lead to war. The challenge is even greater when the translator is attempting to interpret words and phrases that even native speakers find hard to understand. Suc
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The last hieroglyphic language on earth and an ancient culture fighting to survive

The last hieroglyphic language on earth and an ancient culture fighting to survive | Addicted to languages | Scoop.it
The Dongba symbols are an ancient system of pictographic glyphs created by the founder of the Bön religious tradition of Tibet and used by the Naxi people in southern China.  Historical records show that this unique script was used as early as the 7th c
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I say Seychelles, you say sea shells: How words get misinterpreted at the UN General Assembly

I say Seychelles, you say sea shells: How words get misinterpreted at the UN General Assembly | Addicted to languages | Scoop.it
As leaders gather for the United Nations annual General Assembly debate in New York City this week to outline their visions for the world, many will be listening to their words through the voices of interpreters. This can lead to some tricky — even comical — situations when issues of syntax, idioms, unknown words, accents and speed are at play.
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Where does Canada’s accent come from?

Where does Canada’s accent come from? | Addicted to languages | Scoop.it
The way Canadian English is pronounced is close to the US accent – but it’s still utterly unique and the product of singular forces, writes Thomas Rogers.
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The English language is a lot more French than we thought, here’s why

The English language is a lot more French than we thought, here’s why | Addicted to languages | Scoop.it
A new insight into the core of English and the influence of the Romance and Germanic languages.
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A woman's lowly place in Japan, mirrored in its language | The Japan Times

A woman's lowly place in Japan, mirrored in its language | The Japan Times | Addicted to languages | Scoop.it
Given that so many demeaning and negative words related to women endure, is it any surprise that sexism is still rife in Japan?
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Cairo University opens new institute for Japan studies

Cairo University opens new institute for Japan studies | Addicted to languages | Scoop.it
In a bid to increase research and bridge Egypt-Japan relation, Cairo University will be starting an institute for Japan studies next month.
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Close Approximations International Translation Contest. Deadline 1 February 2017 | Commonwealth Writers

Close Approximations International Translation Contest. Deadline 1 February 2017 | Commonwealth Writers | Addicted to languages | Scoop.it
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9 common phrases from around the world that lose all meaning in English

9 common phrases from around the world that lose all meaning in English | Addicted to languages | Scoop.it
Has someone pulled the wool over your eyes? Was your annual review a bitter pill to swallow? Or was it an ace in the hole? Idioms aren't limited to English.
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Translators in Belgium Achieve Breakthrough Government Recognition | Slator

After a struggle that lasted nearly 40 years, the Belgian government finally creates a national register of sworn translators and interpreters
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Dictionary.com’s 2016 Word of the Year: Xenophobia | Dictionary.com Blog

Dictionary.com’s 2016 Word of the Year: Xenophobia | Dictionary.com Blog | Addicted to languages | Scoop.it
At Dictionary.com we aim to pick a Word of the Year that embodies a major theme resonating deeply in the cultural consciousness over the prior 12 months. This
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A new way of looking at the world’s languages

A new way of looking at the world’s languages | Addicted to languages | Scoop.it
This map shows the evolution of the most popular - and most learned - languages.
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BBC news translation service should be funded by government, say MPs

BBC news translation service should be funded by government, say MPs | Addicted to languages | Scoop.it
BBC Monitoring, which translates and analyses news from around world, faces £4m shortfall and potential loss of 96 staff
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Stanford Professor Analyzes Everyday Influence of Linguistics

Stanford Professor Analyzes Everyday Influence of Linguistics | Addicted to languages | Scoop.it
Jurafsky also examined people’s everyday interactions with police officers, tackling the question of whether officers treat white community members with a greater degree of respect than they treat black community members.
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What is language extinction and why should we care?

What is language extinction and why should we care? | Addicted to languages | Scoop.it
Almost half of the roughly 6,900 languages spoken around the world today are endangered. Scarily, the rate of extinction is accelerating and there is a whole lot at stake.
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Μας ενώνουν 3.425 κοινές λέξεις...

Μας ενώνουν 3.425 κοινές λέξεις... | Addicted to languages | Scoop.it
Tweet Συνέντευξη στη Γεωργία Ψαριά Πέντε και πλέον χρόνια δουλειάς. Έρευνα, καταγραφή των κοινών λέξεων. Ο Ιάκωβος Χατζηπιερής εντόπισε τις λέξεις που προέρχονταν στην ε/κ διάλεκτο από την τουρκική και ο Ορχάν Καπατάς τις λέξεις που προέρχονταν στην τ/κ διάλεκτο
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