Language Links

Photo: Royston Rascals, Kool Links related to language presented in somewhat random fashion: Twitter @awad @MacqDictionary @wordspy @risingvoices @IndigenousTweet @BnZunni @elChilamBalam @NavajoWeb @livingtongues @LanguageLog @stevenbird @nyborrobyn @mayhplumb @blillehaugen @aikumaproject Soundcloud The Allusionist https://soundcloud.com/kumoontun Play Think you can identify global languages? Play the Great Language Game. Headlines http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20181207-how-ai-could-help-us-with-ancient-languages-like-sumerian worlds-languages-traced-back-single-african-mother-tongue-scientists how-morality-changes-in-a-foreign-language the-glossary-of-happiness language-immigrants-multiethnolect/420285 digital-language-divide The word-hoard: Robert …

Australia Slang

Word cloud Even a drongo can use a dongle! Traveler Tip: If you are uncertain about a particular expression or word, just say, ‘Hang on a moment, I’m not quite sure what you’re on about.’ Headlines Decoding coronavirus slang – ABC Featured Words Billabong Bushwalking Makarrata Vale Walkabout Top Faves: Waddaya reckon? Arvo = Afternoon …

Māori Language Week = Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori 2020

Poster New Zealand (Aotearoa) – Announcing the dates for 2020’s Māori Language Week (September 14-20 or 14-20 Mahuru). Hashtags: #TeWikioteReoMāori, #MāoriLanguageWeek Māori Language Week = Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori is one of Planeta.com’s fave celebrations in the world, one that stands out as a practical model of inclusive experiences and smart communication bringing …

Gendered Language

Buzzwords Gendered Language = Language reflecting the experience, prejudices, or orientations of one sex more than the other Elsewhere on the Web How to avoid sexist language in space – Dr Space Junk wields the red pen Embedded Tweets From the 1950s to the 1980s, when people talked of 'manned' spaceflight and 'mankind' going to …

Language

Photo: Marco, Kumuntoon Language = Method of communication, spoken and/or written, consisting of the use of words in a structured and conventional way Language, like food, is an excellent entry into another culture. At first, everything different is foreign and strange. It’s the shock of the new which hits some like a punch. Expand your linguistic comfort zone. …

German = Deutsch

Proverbs German (Deutsch) is a West Germanic language that is mainly spoken in Central Europe. It is the most widely spoken and (co-)official language in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, South Tyrol (Italy), the German-speaking Community of Belgium, and Liechtenstein; it is also an official, but not majority language of Luxembourg. One of the major languages of …

Improving Signage

Photo: La Paz = Peace Visitors expect to find helpful directions — online and on the ground. Orientation is key. Good signage obeys three simple rules: 1) The information is clear. 2) The information is accurate. 3) The information is where the visitor is looking. Confusing, obsolete or hard-to-find information leads visitors to question the …

Russian

Elsewhere on the Web enchantedlearning.com Russian Vocabulary отлично = atlichna = great Да = Yes Dacha Спокойствие, только спокойствие! = Keep calm Twitter @UNEP_Russian Wikipedia Russian alphabet Features Zapovednik Planeta.com Language Russia Russia Links

Gaeilge (Irish)

Languages 2018 was declared the official year of the Irish language, or Bliain na Gaeilge. Headlines http://www.thejournal.ie/readme/opinion-will-bliain-na-gaeilge-turn-into-bliain-na-begrudgers-2018-3732909-Dec2017/ https://www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland/irish-news/taoiseach-launches-bliain-na-gaeilge-programme-1.3334455 https://cnag.ie/en/news/1042-celebrating-contemplating-125-years-of-irish-language-revival-with-bliain-na-gaeilge-2018.html https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/motherfoclir-can-millennials-rescue-irish-36409449.html http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-11-05/students-fight-to-keep-irish-language-from-fading-out/9118750 http://www.irishtimes.com/life-and-style/abroad/54-irish-curses-you-won-t-have-learned-in-school-1.3011527 If every week is Seachtain na Gaeilge on RTÉ, do we need TG4? related: Meáin Ghaeilge RTÉ – Action Plan 2015 – 2019 http://metro.co.uk/2013/03/17/top-10-dreadful-fake-irish-accents-in-films-3545809 http://nos.ie/gniomhaiochas/teanga/6-fhocal-gaeilge-den-scoth – @nosmag Questions Sláinte! What are your favorite …

Ayöök Vocabulary from Santa María Ocotepec (Maaxïnkojm), Oaxaca, México

Photo: Ceramics Publisher’s note – This page is regularly in the Top 10 most visited pages on Planeta.com. = Algo sorprendente. Esta página se encuentra regularmente en las 10 páginas más visitadas en Planeta.com. Here are key Ayöök (Mixe) words and phrases used in Santa María Ocotepec (Maaxïnkojm) and translated in Spanish and English. If …