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This group is for anyone with an interest in languages. Feel free to post and converse in or about any language you like, and to post links to articles about language or to interesting reading material that you think might suit learners of languages who want to move beyond the .. Read more

This group is for anyone with an interest in languages. Feel free to post and converse in or about any language you like, and to post links to articles about language or to interesting reading material that you think might suit learners of languages who want to move beyond the .. Read more

Recent Posts By David_Cooper (14) Posts by anyone

I like language maps - if you find any, please share them here.
David_Cooper Oct 16 Oct 16 00
When a word has more than one meaning. 🤣
Jetty Sep 16 Sep 16 00
What is this annoying capitalization of "I" all about? When I write in German, ich is not capitalized but You, Yours, His, Hers and Theirs when speaking of your family. It is the same in French and probably all other civilized languages in the ...
Spinliesel Sep 10 Sep 10 33
Test your French
David_Cooper Sep 7 Sep 7 11
Ineptocracy
Jetty Aug 14 Aug 14 11
Of cultural appropriation ... I get peeved when people complain about cultural appropriation. They me strike as being precious about their culture and they obviously feel threatened by other people finding value in their culture. But let's ...
anglophone Aug 9 Aug 9 22
Hi everyone This is Koya Mohd from India. I just joined your wonderful group. It's said that if one acquires a second language after 12 years or so of age, one cannot speak the language like a native. Everytime one speak the language , there'll be ...
Noyi July 11 Jul 11 55
I wonder if this works in any other language, though, in Chinese, for example.
Jetty June 25 Jun 25 11
Wait! You don't pronounce the L?! 😂
Jetty June 20 Jun 20 11
Not like it matters really, but can I ask a silly question? “Sarcasm is the lowest form of wit but the highest form of intelligence,” wrote that connoisseur of wit, Oscar Wilde. Why is it that very often only the first half "sarcasm is the ...
Jetty June 13 Jun 13 22
Hi everyone! I've always loved Russia and the Russian language. I know the basics but I would really love to become fluent in it. Most people recommend learning as many vocab words as possible and to not fixate on the grammar. Any tips would be very ...
HannaYou Apr 14 Apr 14 66
Hello everyone! Does anyone here use Duolingo? Yo estudio español en esta app. I hope that's correct 😊
Spongebob Mar 26 Mar 26 22
I had an idea about a phonetic sign language many years ago which would enable whole syllables to be signed in one go, using one hand to sign an opening consonant or cluster, the other for a closing consonant or cluster, and using ...
David_Cooper Mar 13 Mar 13 00
LINK Old Forgotten English Words That Need A Comeback
Jetty Jan 25 Jan 25 22
A Language Mystery Tonight I heard the words " Curtsey promenade" in a song by Sixto Rodriguez. Before today, I have only heard "Streamline promenade" in an old Van Morrison song ( Moonshine Whiskey) What does that mean? A promenade is a ...
Spinliesel Dec 8 Dec 8 11
If you're interested in Piraha, there's a good article about it here:
David_Cooper Oct 28 Oct 28 00
大家好!我叫Ashley。 吃饭了吗?我学了中文六个月. (Hello everyone! My name is Ashley. How are you? I have been studying Mandarin for 6 months now) 🦊
Relaseri Aug 27 Aug 27 22
In English we say "I am hungry" ... in Spanish "I have hunger" ... in some African languages "Hunger is killing me." Interesting how culture impact how we express our needs.
SKH78 Aug 7 Aug 7 44
I wish I had grown up bi-lingual. I think it is a privilege. I often begged my father to teach me his native language, but he refused, telling me that my brain was only big enough to learn English. Growing up bi-lingual improves brain development....
SKH78 Aug 4 Aug 4 1111
The BBC's World Service (radio) has begun a four part series about polyglots/superlinguists: - hopefully this is playable from anywhere in the world. There's an interesting bit in this first part about the brain using less space for a ...
David_Cooper July 4 Jul 4 11
After ten years enjoying the life of a retiree, I was asked to tutor -local library-for a group of seniors learning Spanish. I loved to be a Prof. of Spanish then and I am loving it now...as much as I do the eagerness to learn shown by the ...
DUCHESSA May 13 May 13 22
I recently began taking lessons in Italian. Being a speaker of Spanish this language comes very easy to me. I took two semesters in college and I remember most of what I learned. Now, in order to become a lot more fluent I need to practice -at ...
DUCHESSA Apr 30 Apr 30 11
I frequently see the word 'gonna' being used, both on this site and elsewhere. Has it now been accepted as a genuine word in the English language (USA usage), does anyone know? Would one now find it in a standard dictionary? 'Imma' also occurs ...
CeliaVL Apr 26 Apr 26 88
I've often seen these in English, but doubtless the rest of the world does them too.
David_Cooper Apr 24 Apr 24 33
I wonder if anybody would be interested in a group for those who speak French. Partir un groupe pour les francophones, ça vaudrait le coup?
QuidamOutrepont Mar 15 Mar 15 33


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