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People Are Shocked to Discover Not Everyone Has an Inner Monologue

Have you ever had a conversation with yourself, one that took place inside your head? If so, you are one of many that have an inner monologue—or inner voice—that narrates your thoughts throughout the day. But did you know that … Continue reading

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The Crazy Truth About These 10 Languages

This is gonna blow your mind! You’re gonna be like “what?!” Also includes more dialects and cultures (hence the extra flags) Some languages and cultures seem so different, but you’d be surprised how much they have in common! Like, share … Continue reading

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Where Did the F-Word Come From?

In the video today, we’re looking at the rather interesting origin of the f-word and how this Swiss army knife of the English language came to be.

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Saving the World’s Oldest Languages

While there are more than 7,000 languages spoken around the world, many are in danger of dying out. In this reel, we’re learning new tongues and meeting people trying to save languages ranging from Osing to Quechua.

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Lýdia Machová – Ten things polyglots do differently [EN] – PG 2017

There seems to be a gap between the way polyglots learn languages and the way they are taught in most language courses. Why is that? And what exactly makes polyglots’ ways of learning languages different? Lýdia’s mission as a language … Continue reading

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Hilariously Honest “Definitions” of Words Reveal Their Hidden Meanings

  View this post on Instagram   A post shared by HipDict – Definition By You (@hipdict) on Sep 3, 2019 at 8:12am PDT //www.instagram.com/embed.js If you’ve ever texted “K” to someone, it could mean “okay” but you know it … Continue reading

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How interpreters juggle two languages at once

Language is complex, and when abstract or nuanced concepts get lost in translation, the consequences may be catastrophic. Given the complexities of language and cultural exchange, how do these epic miscommunications not happen all the time? Ewandro Magalhaes explains how … Continue reading

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How language shapes the way we think | Lera Boroditsky

There are about 7,000 languages spoken around the world — and they all have different sounds, vocabularies and structures. But do they shape the way we think? Cognitive scientist Lera Boroditsky shares examples of language — from an Aboriginal community … Continue reading

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Language Both Enraptures and Deceives Us – Nautilus

The purpose of language is to reveal the contents of our minds, says Julie Sedivy. It’s a simple and profound insight. We are social animals and language is what springs us from our isolated selves and connects us with others. … Continue reading

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Jamaican Patois (NOT English!)

Langfocus Published on 14 Jul 2019 This video is all about Jamaican Patois, aka Jamaican Creole, the English-based creole language of Jamaica. Special thanks to Irina Bruce and Derrick Ricketts for their feedback and help with the Patois samples in … Continue reading

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