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   names in their own tongue and script, via names in their own tongue and script The table ... shows nativelocal names for languages in their own scripts, or autoglottonyms. You can click on the language names that are links to hear how they ... read more

Lingmo language translator

  Wow, I want one of these! Real-time... read more

Dolphins [may] speak in holographic language

  Very cool! via scientists-reveal-that-dolphins-speak-in-a-holographic-language UPDATE:The commenters are mostly unconvinced.... read more

Musical sign language interpreters

  That must be some fast signing. I'd like to see that. I guess they show the beat by tapping their feet? It's got me curious. We are SO excited to tell y'all that Musical Sign Language Interpreters will be at this weeks show.. and it is... t.coiH6... read more

Mystery solved

  I solved an old mystery today, thanks to one of the Russian language podcasts I've been listening to lately. It's a phase I'm going through. I'm starting to listen to Hindi, Chinese and Brazilian Portuguese, too. I guess I'm doing all of the "... read more

Wordnik

  . Cool website for those who like words. I love how they provide samples from actual articles on the internet.And they actually provide an answer to links like the one above. claims to be the most compre... read more

Dinkum

  (DING-kuhm) , also dinky-di, fair dinkum, adjective True; honest; genuine. Etymology Probably derived, like many other Australian words, from English dialect. The counties of Lincolnshire and Derbyshire had a word dinkum or dincum meaning "work; a f... read more

Parsimonious

  (par-si-MO-nee-uhs) adjective: Excessively sparing or frugal. Etymology From Middle English parcimony, from Latin parsimonia, from parcere (to spare). First recorded use: 1598. Usage "President Calvin Coolidge was so parsimonious with words that he... read more

Lesson for today

  There is an old hotelpub in Marble Arch, London which used to have gallows adjacent. Prisoners were taken to the gallows (after a fair trial, of course) to be hung. The horse drawn dray, carting the prisoner was accompanied by an armed guard, who wo... read more

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