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Don't kill your language

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More and more, English is a global language; speaking it is perceived as a sign of being modern. But -- what do we lose when we leave behind our mother tongues? Suzanne Talhouk makes an impassioned case to love your own language, and to cherish what it can express that no other language can. In Arabic with subtitles. (Filmed at TEDxBeirut.)
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Why the Words for ‘Mom’ and ‘Dad’ Sound So Similar in So Many Languages

Why the Words for ‘Mom’ and ‘Dad’ Sound So Similar in So Many Languages | Addicted to languages | Scoop.it
The story of a strange linguistic coincidence
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NORLA’s Translator’s Award 2015 to Eva Kaneva - NORLA

NORLA’s Translator’s Award 2015 to Eva Kaneva - NORLA | Addicted to languages | Scoop.it
During the celebration of the patron saint of translators, St. Jerome, on 01 October in Oslo, NORLA’s translator’s award was announced for the tenth time. The award is given annually to a translator of Norwegian literature and was established to bring into the public eye the contribution foreign translators make to Norwegian literature. The award shall go to a young translation talent and is intended to encourage a continued investment in Norwegian literature.
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12 mistakes "less experienced" freelance translators often make in their business - Marketing tips for translators

12 mistakes "less experienced" freelance translators often make in their business - Marketing tips for translators | Addicted to languages | Scoop.it
Some of the most common mistakes that translators make during the early stages of their businesses, and how to avoid them.
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National Punctuation Day

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National Punctuation Day, September 24, celebrates the importance of proper punctuation.
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Why is Canadian English unique?

Why is Canadian English unique? | Addicted to languages | Scoop.it
America’s neighbour resisted annexation by the US and its people remained subjects of the British monarch. But Canada’s English isn’t British or American, writes James Harbeck.
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7 Of The Coolest Writing Systems Of All Time - Languages Around the Globe

7 Of The Coolest Writing Systems Of All Time - Languages Around the Globe | Addicted to languages | Scoop.it
Have you ever stopped to think about the complexity and beauty of the written word? It’s astounding to me to consider the creativity that must have gone into the world’s many, many writing systems over the millennia. Writing is also a very new idea – relatively speaking. Anatomically modern humans are estimated to have existed... Read More
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7 Naming Customs From Around the World | TESOL Blog

7 Naming Customs From Around the World | TESOL Blog | Addicted to languages | Scoop.it
U.S. school districts should strive to show respect for the names of our students by learning the appropriate way to spell and pronounce them; start with these tips.
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Translation book: 21 Free Tools & Utilities for Translators

Author: Alessandra Martelli. "21 Free Tools & Utilities for Translators", a quick overview of some tools translators can use to work more effectively.
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You may not know it — but if you speak Spanish, you speak some Arabic too

You may not know it — but if you speak Spanish, you speak some Arabic too | Addicted to languages | Scoop.it
Joy Diaz speaks English and Spanish. When she met her daughter's Arabic-speaking teacher, she realized how many Arabic words she also knows.
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20 Sets Of Words Which Sound Similar But Have Different Meanings

20 Sets Of Words Which Sound Similar But Have Different Meanings | Addicted to languages | Scoop.it
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Pakistan to change official language from English to Urdu

Pakistan to change official language from English to Urdu | Addicted to languages | Scoop.it
Supporters argue continuing to use a colonial language degrades their own, while opponents fear it will reduce the country’s educational standards
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Do you speak Eurish? EU has its own language…and it's far too difficult for the rest of us

Do you speak Eurish? EU has its own language…and it's far too difficult for the rest of us | Addicted to languages | Scoop.it
THE Brussels bubble has become so self-contained that it has developed its own Euro-English jargon that even native English speakers struggle to understand.
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Tag der deutschen Sprache 2015 - 12.09.2015

Tag der deutschen Sprache 2015 - 12.09.2015 | Addicted to languages | Scoop.it
Der "Tag der deutschen Sprache" findet jährlich am zweiten Septembersamstag statt, im Jahr 2015 am 12. September. Alle Sprachfreunde sind eingeladen, sich an diesem Tag ...
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Japanese Homophones and How To Use Them - Tofugu

Japanese Homophones and How To Use Them - Tofugu | Addicted to languages | Scoop.it
You learned the kanji for あう as 会う. Then you find out about 合う and 遭う. Time to start untangling Japanese homophones, words that sound the same but aren't.
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New research shows bilingual people have yet another advantage

New research shows bilingual people have yet another advantage | Addicted to languages | Scoop.it
Where is this man going?
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In Translation: More multilingual workers needed

In Translation: More multilingual workers needed | Addicted to languages | Scoop.it
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When Dawn Taylor, 37, a Ph.D. candidate at Pennsylvania State University, started her part-time translation business in February 2013, she earned $15,000 that year.
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δωρεάν μεταπτυχιακά στην Ελλάδα 2015-2016

δωρεάν μεταπτυχιακά στην Ελλάδα 2015-2016 | Addicted to languages | Scoop.it
Πλήρης λίστα με τα δωρεάν μεταπτυχιακά προγράμματα που παρέχουν τα ΑΕΙ για το ακαδημαϊκό έτος 2015-2016.
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Oh, The Places You'll Go: Transcreation Lessons From Dr. Seuss

Oh, The Places You'll Go: Transcreation Lessons From Dr. Seuss | Addicted to languages | Scoop.it
The global popularity of Dr. Seuss is a lesson for global brands in extreme transcreation. Check out these insights.
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12 German Proverbs Translated Literally Into English

12 German Proverbs Translated Literally Into English | Addicted to languages | Scoop.it
Remember: "Only the hard come in the garden".
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