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What Happens When a Language Has No Numbers?

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The Pirahã are an indigenous people, numbering around 700, living along the banks of the Maici River in the jungle of northwest Brazil.
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Finnish expressions in English - Suomalaisia sananlaskuja käännettynä in Finnish Café Forum

Finnish expressions in English - Suomalaisia sananlaskuja käännettynä in Finnish Café Forum | Languages, learning and such | Scoop.it
Finnish expressions in English - Suomalaisia sananlaskuja käännettynä
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Great list of Finnis expressions. 

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The Geography of “Cucumber”

The Geography of “Cucumber” | Languages, learning and such | Scoop.it
Several earlier GeoCurrents posts examined the history and geography of culinary vocabulary, particularly words for ‘cheese’, ‘onion’, and ‘tea’.
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“Tip-of-the-Tongue Syndrome,” Transactive Memory, and How the Internet Is Making Us Smarter

“Tip-of-the-Tongue Syndrome,” Transactive Memory, and How the Internet Is Making Us Smarter | Languages, learning and such | Scoop.it
"A public library keeps no intentional secrets about its mechanisms; a search engine keeps many."

"The dangerous time when mechanical voi
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Why Do Americans and Brits Have Different Accents?

Why Do Americans and Brits Have Different Accents? | Languages, learning and such | Scoop.it
At the time of the American Revolution, Americans and British people spoke the same. It was the British accent that later diverged.
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How many words are there in the world's most widely spoken languages?

How many words are there in the world's most widely spoken languages? | Languages, learning and such | Scoop.it
How many words are there in English, French, Spanish, Chinese, or Korean? How many words should I learn to be fluent in a language? Find answers right here!
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Kathryn Schulz | Profile on TED.com

Kathryn Schulz | Profile on TED.com | Languages, learning and such | Scoop.it
Kathryn Schulz is the author of "Being Wrong: Adventures in the Margin of Error," and writes "The Wrong Stuff," a Slate series featuring interviews with high-profile people about how they think and feel about being wrong.
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How does your Brain Learn a Language?

How does your Brain Learn a Language? | Languages, learning and such | Scoop.it
How does our brain process language? Noam Chomsky, who most consider the father of modern linguistics once thought that there was a part of the brain specifically designed to acquire language.
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What’s the secret to learning a second language?

What’s the secret to learning a second language? | Languages, learning and such | Scoop.it
Studies reveal it's more than just a matter of memory. A look at what the science of recall can teach us
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Bilingual Brains are Better

Being bilingual can drastically alter your life... and we don't just mean being able to order from a menu when visiting a foreign country! Trace has the deta...
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Some monkeys have conversations that resemble ours (Wired UK)

Some monkeys have conversations that resemble ours (Wired UK) | Languages, learning and such | Scoop.it
The sounds of marmoset monkeys chattering may hint at the mysterious origins of human language
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14 Punctuation Marks That You Never Knew Existed

14 Punctuation Marks That You Never Knew Existed | Languages, learning and such | Scoop.it
Where have you been all my life, the Interrobang‽ Less so, the Asterism, despite the awesome name. How many of these did you know already? Be honest.
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Say “Cheese”!

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While cheese-making processes reduce the amount of lactose found in cheeses, cheese production and consumption are still also a predominantly European practice. But how European peoples refer to cheese differs from language to language.
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Just how weird are the world's weirdest - and least weird - languages?

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Welcome to the Official site for Talk Like A Pirate Day - September 19

Welcome to the Official site for Talk Like A Pirate Day - September 19 | Languages, learning and such | Scoop.it
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15 Smallest Countries in the World

This is a comprehensive listing of the world's fifteen smallest independent countries, from smallest to largest. They each contain less than 200 square miles in area.
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Quotes About Curiosity (157 quotes)

Quotes About Curiosity (157 quotes) | Languages, learning and such | Scoop.it
157 quotes have been tagged as curiosity: T.H. White: 'The best thing for being sad, replied Merlin, beginning to puff and blow, is to learn something....
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So, You Think You Can Dance? : NPR

So, You Think You Can Dance? : NPR | Languages, learning and such | Scoop.it
Some birds can dance. These dancing birds can also learn to make vocal sounds by listening to others. They share this ability with humans. But our primate cousins don't seem to be so endowed.
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Top 100 Language Blogs 2010 – bab.la & Lexiophiles

Top 100 Language Blogs 2010 – bab.la & Lexiophiles | Languages, learning and such | Scoop.it
Worldwide ranking of the Top 100 Language Blogs 2010 including a short blog description and a link to every language blog.
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Novice in Language Land

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When learning another language becomes curiouser and curiouser
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New 'Mixed' Language Discovered in Northern Australia

New 'Mixed' Language Discovered in Northern Australia | Languages, learning and such | Scoop.it
The newly discovered language, called Light Warlpiri, is spoken by about 600 people in northern Australia.
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