The weirdest languages
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Hindi is not weird.

What the earliest fragments of English reveal
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Looks like a fascinating exhibition at the British Library.

The 10 personality traits that English cannot name
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but other languages can.

Linguistics for Language Learners: What is the IPA?

The International Phonetic Alphabet for beginners.

Yes-no questions in in Chinese

对 or 不?

Cipher War - Decoding the Indus Script
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An archeological and linguistic enigma.

How brothers became buddies and bros

Changing words.

The International Phonetic Alphabet

More about this great construct.

11 Fun Facts About the International Phonetic Alphabet
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Nifty though incomplete.

The World's Most Efficient Languages
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Something a bit different!

Non-standard English on the Islands of the South Atlantic
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Falklands, St Helena, Tristan da Cunha

Languages Are Products of Their Environments

Fewer consonants in the jungle.

Are the Indo-Europeans untraceable?
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Maybe not.

Where do languages go to die?
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Decline of a Lingua Franca: The Story of Aramaic

On “Passive Aggressive” and Other Wrong-Headed Advice of Strunk & White’s Style Manual
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Asya Pereltsvaig @LangsOfTheWorld has a good rant.

Tartessian, Europe’s newest and oldest Celtic language
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Further down the Atlantic coast...

Gagauz, the Turkic-Speaking Minority of Moldova
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@LangsoftheWorld reports.

European Day of Languages: Tongue twisters
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Combien de sous sont ces saucissons-ci? Ces saucissons-ci sont six sous.

Who Can Save Ayapaneco?

Probably not Vodaphone.

All Thi"Quoth" the raven? The heartwarming tale of a defective verb
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*Not* related to "quote".

What Do Y'All, Yinz, and Yix Call Stretchy Office Supplies?
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The New Yorker spoofs the dialect quiz.

How Y’all, Youse and You Guys Talk
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Strangely I appear to be from somewhere near the Gulf Coast.

Europe etymology maps 1
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Bear. Church. Beer. Rose. Pineapple. Apple. Tea. Cucumber. Orange.

Arabic in the Sky

How the Arabic names for stars came to be used by us.

The Essential Map of Europe and Environs.
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@feorag looks at words for "beer".

22 Maps That Show The Deepest Linguistic Conflicts In America
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Do *you* pronounce "Mary", "marry" and "merry" differently? (I do!)

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