How Many Languages Exist? Data, Data, and More Data Including Extinct Languages in Handy Charts

20/06/2017

Find the answer at The world’s languages captured in 6 charts at

https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2017/05/the-world-s-languages-captured-in-6-charts-and-maps?utm_content=bufferd1416&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer


The World’s Dying Languages

12/05/2017

Find interesting information on the unfortunate events of disappearing languages in  Losing Our World’s Languages  at http://travel.nationalgeographic.com/travel/enduring-voices/


Scholars Identify Diversity in the English Language Used Online by Different Ethnic Groups

08/05/2017

Interesting reading at https://www.jbhe.com/2016/09/scholars-identify-diversity-in-the-english-language-used-online-by-different-ethnic-groups/


The Connection Between Languages and Cultural Emotions

01/05/2017

Did you know that there are emotions that are not perceived in groups not using the same language?  I am thinking about the German term “Gemütlichkeit”.  This word describes a state of being that I cannot explain to English speakers.  Here is a great reading about additional languages and emotions in “ThUntranslatablele Emotions You did Never Knew You Had”  at http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20170126-the-untranslatable-emotions-you-never-knew-you-had


What Are the Major Languages of the World?

01/05/2017

Great data in this link The world’s languages, in 7 maps and charts at https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2015/04/23/the-worlds-languages-in-7-maps-and-charts/?utm_term=.a5117b3fc56c

Some excerpt images from the publication:

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Connect languages to colonialism and versatility.


Language: A Mirror of Cultural Values

30/04/2017

In German, the second person singular and plural is capitalized in writing.  In English, it is the first person.  Grammar provides a good insight into the values a culture holds.  What about a language without words for numbers?  What does that mean?  Read ‘Anumeric’ people: What happens when a language has no words for numbers at https://theconversation.com/anumeric-people-what-happens-when-a-language-has-no-words-for-numbers-75828?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=facebookbutton


How English is the English Language?

24/04/2017

Not very much.  See more here about the French influence in The English language is a lot more French than we thought, here’s why at https://medium.com/@andreas_simons/the-english-language-is-a-lot-more-french-than-we-thought-heres-why-4db2db3542b3

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