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Phonetics and Phonology / 3 Fun Facts about Language! (Part 7)
« on: October 27, 2020, 11:34:34 AM »
1. In Japanese there’s no way of showing whether a word is singular or plural.
2. Ukrainian only became the official state language of Ukraine in 1989.
3. Korean is known as Hangungmal in South Korea, and Chosŏnmal in North Korea.

Phonetics and Phonology / 3 Fun Facts about Language! (Part 6)
« on: October 27, 2020, 11:32:57 AM »
1. French was the official language of England for over 300 years!
2.Dutch has contributed many words to English including yacht, easel, cookie, and freight.
3.Lithuanian has similarities with Sanskrit!

Phonetics and Phonology / 3 Fun Facts about Language! (Part 5)
« on: October 22, 2020, 01:44:25 PM »
1.People who speak and understand Chinese use both sides of the brain, whereas English only uses the left side!
2. Russian was the first language spoken in outer space!
3.The Pope tweets in nine languages, but his Spanish account has the most followers.

Phonetics and Phonology / 3 Fun Facts about Language! (Part 4)
« on: October 22, 2020, 01:42:33 PM »
1. Spanish contains 4000 Arabic words!
2. French is the main foreign language taught in the UK.
3. More than 1.5 million Americans are native French speakers!

Phonetics and Phonology / 3 Fun Facts about Language! (Part 3)
« on: October 19, 2020, 08:57:09 PM »
1. No one is sure where language really came from.
2. There are over 200 Hawaiian terms for “rain!
3. English is the standard language for naval and aerial communications.

Phonetics and Phonology / 3 Fun Facts about Language! (Part 2)
« on: October 19, 2020, 08:55:08 PM »
1. A person who masters languages is called a polyglot.
2. Papua New Guinea has the most languages.
3. Cryptophasia is the secret language of twins.

Bangla Literature / Bengali in Danger?
« on: October 19, 2020, 12:41:01 PM »
There is fear among Bengali intellectuals that the trend of mixing English with Bengali in conversations, especially in the young community of Bangladesh, may change the fundamental structure of the language. Though there is no sign of concern regarding this issue is visible in the urban young population, the way they speak Bengali is definitely not the same as that of their previous generations. What is your take on this issue?

Phonetics and Phonology / 3 Fun Facts about Language! (Part 1)
« on: October 19, 2020, 12:31:28 PM »
1. The USA has no official language! You assume it's English but you're wrong!  ;D
2. How many official languages can a country have? 3-4-5? Wait! South Africa has 11 official languages!  ::)
3. London! a city where more than 300 languages are spoken!

English / Dante 1
« on: April 22, 2017, 04:39:45 PM »
While living in the capitol of modern Christianity, Italy, Dante wrote The Divine Comedy (1308-1321) where he brought some issues that clearly contradict the Bible. Not only that, he even included events derived from Islam in it! Why did he dare to do so?!

English / Dante
« on: April 22, 2017, 12:18:09 PM »

' Fatti non foste e viver come bruti, ma per seguir virtute e conoscenza '

This quote appears in Dante's classic- The Divine Comedy. It's very popular among the cultured community of Italy. Google it and find the meaning. You are going to love it  :D

English / Deal with 'NO'
« on: April 21, 2017, 11:28:24 AM »
Learn 'No' expressions :D

English / Pronunciation
« on: April 20, 2017, 11:25:19 AM »
Pronouncing W&V is a bit tougher than other English letters. This video can help practice W&V correctly :)

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