Wordsmiths universe
2.4K views | +0 today
Follow
 
Scooped by Aurora Humarán
onto Wordsmiths universe
Scoop.it!

Braggadocious? Never. Just excited about the Oxford Dictionaries February 2013 update!

Braggadocious? Never. Just excited about the Oxford Dictionaries February 2013 update! | Wordsmiths universe | Scoop.it
?Having a mare of a week? With hump day over, the weekend is in sight and it?s time to start thinking about getting blootered on appletinis! Or do you pr ((I'm glad hump day finally made it)Tthe Oxford Dictionaries February 2013 update!
more...
No comment yet.
Wordsmiths universe
On books and languages
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by Aurora Humarán
Scoop.it!

Scotland's Other Heritage: The forgotten legacy of Germanic Scotland - Medievalists.net

Scotland's Other Heritage: The forgotten legacy of Germanic Scotland - Medievalists.net | Wordsmiths universe | Scoop.it
It would be fair to say that Scotland is roughly half Germanic, but this part of the Scottish heritage is often downplayed while the Celtic side is discussed.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Aurora Humarán
Scoop.it!

The Immigrant Languages Of New York City

The Immigrant Languages Of New York City | Wordsmiths universe | Scoop.it
Robin Young visits a number of neighborhoods to hear some of the languages and dialects spoken in the city.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Aurora Humarán
Scoop.it!

Why The Internet Of Things Might Never Speak A Common Language

A single standard for smart homes and other connected devices sounds great, but some of the biggest tech firms don't seem interested.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Aurora Humarán
Scoop.it!

Comment on What Character Was Removed from the Alphabet? by Jacquelyn Hyde

Comment on What Character Was Removed from the Alphabet? by Jacquelyn Hyde | Wordsmiths universe | Scoop.it
Don Knox the Informer - 21.1.16

You asked, “What is the short version of ‘pedantic’?”
It’s ‘didactic’.
Jackie
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Aurora Humarán
Scoop.it!

9 of the most beautiful lines from Irish poetry

9 of the most beautiful lines from Irish poetry | Wordsmiths universe | Scoop.it
A roundup of some of the most memorable lines of Irish poetry.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Aurora Humarán
Scoop.it!

Language characterizes humans

Language characterizes humans | Wordsmiths universe | Scoop.it

The ability to produce and understand language makes humans unique. Not just humans but also monkeys and dogs can learn words. What is the key difference to our human language? And how does this medium in which we speak, ...

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Aurora Humarán
Scoop.it!

Linguistic Illusions: Where You See Them, Where You Don't

Linguistic Illusions: Where You See Them, Where You Don't April 23, 2012 Linguistic illusions are situations in which people systematically mis-interpret, mi...

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Aurora Humarán
Scoop.it!

Aucklanders should be trilingual

Aucklanders should be trilingual | Wordsmiths universe | Scoop.it

Ratepayer-funded agency believes Aucklanders should be well-versed in English, Maori and one other language.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Aurora Humarán
Scoop.it!

More than 350 languages spoken in U.S.; 54 percent of Los Angeles shuns English at home

More than 350 languages spoken in U.S.; 54 percent of Los Angeles shuns English at home | Wordsmiths universe | Scoop.it

Those who speak Chinese, Korean and Vietnamese at home are less proficient in English than Spanish-speakers according to striking findings the Census Bureau released Tuesday that suggest some Asians may have a tougher time mastering English than...

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Aurora Humarán
Scoop.it!

You says potato cake, I say scallop: words that divide Australians

You says potato cake, I say scallop: words that divide Australians | Wordsmiths universe | Scoop.it

A potato scallop by any other name would taste as delicious. Or would it?

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Aurora Humarán
Scoop.it!

Lawmakers call for 'clear language' on ballots - Houston Chronicle

Lawmakers call for 'clear language' on ballots - Houston Chronicle | Wordsmiths universe | Scoop.it
AUSTIN - With fingers pointed at Houston, members of a state Senate committee on Wednesday suggested the Legislature require local governments across Texas to use clearer wording on ballot measures, saying vague language can keep voters from fully...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Aurora Humarán
Scoop.it!

These Clever T-shirts Are Designed With Icons To Make It Easier To Communicate In A Foreign Language

RT @EmilandDC: Iconspeak: a T-shirt to be understood in every language �� https://t.co/7xL0peKHbA https://t.co/Y6x74kh5x3
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Aurora Humarán
Scoop.it!

The Maltese Language: An Arabic Descendant

This video is about the Maltese language and how it descended from an Arabic dialect with a large importing of foreign vocabulary. Support Langfocus o
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Aurora Humarán
Scoop.it!

Noam Chomsky: Young Bernie Sanders Supporters are a "Mobilized Force That Could Change the Country"

Noam Chomsky: Young Bernie Sanders Supporters are a "Mobilized Force That Could Change the Country" | Wordsmiths universe | Scoop.it
During an event Tuesday at the Brooklyn Public Library, Noam Chomsky, the world-renowned political dissident, linguist, author and professor, was asked about Bernie Sanders’ run for the White House.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Aurora Humarán
Scoop.it!

Inside the world's most exquisite libraries

Inside the world's most exquisite libraries | Wordsmiths universe | Scoop.it
Libraries encapsulate the history of knowledge and stand as monuments to different epochs in architecture, interior design and art.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Aurora Humarán
Scoop.it!

Dinky-di Aussies: how slanguage helped form a new national identity

Dinky-di Aussies: how slanguage helped form a new national identity | Wordsmiths universe | Scoop.it
When Australians went to the Western Front, language failed them. So they invented slanguage: a mix of slang, French words and creative swearing that, among other things, gave us the word "Aussie".
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Aurora Humarán
Scoop.it!

Pay with a poem: cafes around the world to exchange coffee for poetry

Pay with a poem: cafes around the world to exchange coffee for poetry | Wordsmiths universe | Scoop.it
Poetry will become the new currency in coffee outlets around the world for a day as World Poetry Day campaign spreads to 34 countries
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Aurora Humarán
Scoop.it!

Which are the world's most influential languages?

Which are the world's most influential languages? | Wordsmiths universe | Scoop.it

Some langauges are spoken by more than others, but does that make them global?

more...
Sara Rosett's curator insight, February 19, 9:50 AM

Sara's thoughts: Fascinating look at how #languages are connected...and not connected...plus cool illustrations. :) 

#tw

Estasia Lal's curator insight, February 20, 6:40 PM

It is interesting to think that English actually is he most used language. Of course I always just assumed it was because I am from America and speak English and everyone around me does as well. As I read this article, I was wondering about China, since they do have a bigger population than the United States. And I was wondering where all the Chinese speakers were on these statistics. I was not aware that other countries had their own social networks and Wikipedia's. After reading that, it made much more sense to me. There were hardly any Chinese because they were not on English sites, they were on their own. If the students would have calculated other countries sites with this study, I think their results would have been very different.

This article is from World Economic Forum so I think that it is a reliable source for this topic. Mainly because the article was about the world and the website is about world news.

 

Scooped by Aurora Humarán
Scoop.it!

Poetry is Memorable Speech

Are nursery rhymes poetry? What gives regular people access to poetry and how does school end up chasing many of us away from poetry?

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Aurora Humarán
Scoop.it!

Why don't people like the sound of "woman president"?

Why don't people like the sound of "woman president"? | Wordsmiths universe | Scoop.it

Virtually every language on earth singles women out for special attention

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Aurora Humarán
Scoop.it!

Americans can and should be learning African languages

Americans can and should be learning African languages | Wordsmiths universe | Scoop.it

It’s good business. And maybe good karma, too.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Aurora Humarán
Scoop.it!

Clinton Makes Spanish-Language Gaffe: A History Of Presidential Candidates Embarrassing Themselves While Wooing Hispanic Voters

Clinton Makes Spanish-Language Gaffe: A History Of Presidential Candidates Embarrassing Themselves While Wooing Hispanic Voters | Wordsmiths universe | Scoop.it

"Yo estoy contigo," Clinton said. "That's a promise."

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Aurora Humarán
Scoop.it!

Language leaves a mark on the brain - iAfrica.com

Language leaves a mark on the brain - iAfrica.com | Wordsmiths universe | Scoop.it
A Canadian study has found that early language experiences in children can have a long-lasting effect on the brain.
more...
No comment yet.