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Learning a language ? Have a look at our partner website italki where you can meet language exchange partners for free or learn at home with convenient online lessons. Buy your first lesson and get your second lesson free. Check out the link in the description below. Quiz time: Are the following words Chinese or

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Language, that thing you forget to use as soon as your crush walks in? It’s also the backbone of civilization. But does the language we use reveal certain ingrained biases? Is it time for a system update? Let’s read between the lines. What is Sexist Language? Excluding one gender, from a conversation that applies to

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When you take one look at Japanese grammar, pitch accent, and kanji, It’s very easy to come to the conclusion that Japanese is one of the world’s hardest languages to learn from the perspective of an English native speaker. There is something that Japanese has, however, that not many other languages possess, and because of

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Languages change over time, but do some evolve faster than others? Let’s say you fall into a coma hearing your language spoken all around you. You snap awake in the same place but at a different time. They’re still speaking your language but you can’t understand a word. How long were you out? We’ll try

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Translating your family tree into another language should be simple, right? Just pick a family member and look up the kinship term. So in Sāmoa your sister is your “uso”. Unless you are her brother in which case she’s your “tuafafine”. And for the Ashanti your parent’s nephew is your cousin, except your father’s sister’s

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An English-speaking Canadian speaking about Hebrew in Japanese. What the fuck is up with that? How are you doing today guys? This is a video that I filmed for a different channel. A Japanese channel. It’s a video about the Hebrew language, but it’s in Japanese. So it might be strange to hear me talking

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Hello everyone and welcome to the Langfocus channel, and my name is Paul. Today this is not a feature video. This is just a special video in which I’m going to make a little announcement and then I’m going to answer some frequently asked questions that a lot of people ask me in the comments

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Hello everyone. Welcome to the LangFocus channel and my name is Paul. Today this is just a quick video to talk about an interesting linguistic phenomenon Something that might come up in some of my videos in my future. And that is the topic of language isolates. Often when I talk about languages, I talk

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Noam Chomsky has made two international reputations in unrelated, or apparently unrelated, fields. The widest is as one of the national leaders of American resistance to the Vietnam War. The deepest is as a professor of linguistics, who, before he was 40 years old, had transformed the nature of his subject. He’s something of a

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Meet Aida de Jesus. She’s 103 years old. Aida is from Macau, a Chinese city that was formerly colonized by Portugal for 400 years. She and her daughter, Sonia, are among the few people who still speak Patuá, a critically endangered language that is unique to Macau. Here’s a local music video with subtitles in

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