Folium: Listen to Endangered Indigenous Languages From Around the World via Google Earth

Folium: Listen to Endangered Indigenous Languages From Around the World via Google Earth

… Connect Google Earth: Listen to Endangered Indigenous Languages From Around the World … English is the universal language of…everything, right? : If you are a native English speaker, have you ever considered the possibility of the English language going extinct? Probably not, because English is the most spoken language in the world! English has been […]

Folium: Master Many Foreign Languages By Thinking Like an Actor via Lifehacker

Folium: Master Many Foreign Languages By Thinking Like an Actor via Lifehacker

… Connect: Lifehacker: Master Many Foreign Languages By Thinking Like an Actor … Imagine you are in the most famous theater in the world, about to take the stage in a role you have been working on for over a year, about to make your renowned debut. You’re waiting in the wings when you hear […]

Folium: How the Internet Is Changing the English Language via DailyDot

Folium: How the Internet Is Changing the English Language via DailyDot

… Connect: DailyDot: How the Internet Is Changing the English Language … No matter if you speak English, French, Spanish, or another language, the internet can be a dark place for language lovers. If you have ever delved into any of the popular websites, you may have noticed that the words you know and love […]

Folium: Why I Taught Myself 20 Languages... via TED-Ed

Folium: Why I Taught Myself 20 Languages… via TED-Ed

… Connect TED-Ed: Why I Taught Myself 20 Languages… … If you don’t know what a hyperpolyglot is… that’s ok, because neither did I. But a hyperpolyglot is someone who is gifted at massively accumulating languages. They possess a particular neurology that’s well-suited for learning languages very quickly and putting them to good use. While […]

Folium: Do All Languages Derive from a Single Common Ancestor via Slate

Folium: Do All Languages Derive from a Single Common Ancestor via Slate

… Connect Slate: Do All Languages Derive from a Single Common Ancestor … Have you ever wondered what the first language on the earth was? We may never know because of the rate at which languages change and mutate on a constant basis. Gretchen McCulloch writes to educate us on the subject of Verner’s law […]

Folium: New Study Reveals Most Influential Languages via IFLScience

Folium: New Study Reveals Most Influential Languages via IFLScience

… Connect IFLScience: New Study Reveals Most Influential Languages The Global Language Network: Interactive Map … I have always heard of influential individuals, but an influential language? I didn’t know that was a thing until I read this article. Perhaps it’s the language with the highest economic influence? English has certainly been seen as the “international language” […]

Folium: How Are Learning Languages and Music Linked?

Folium: How Learning Languages and Music Are Linked via The Conversation

… Connect How Are Learning Languages and Music Linked via The Conversation … For some people, music is what makes them tick. They cannot live without music. And truthfully, no one can really live without music. There are patterns within music that our brain attaches onto in order to communicate. There are sounds and repetitions […]

Folium: Languages Are Mostly Made of Happy Words via The Atlantic

Folium: Languages Are Mostly Made of Happy Words via The Atlantic

… Connect Languages Are Mostly Made of Happy Words via The Atlantic … Words are an outlet for expressing feelings to others through text. There is a constant mix of positive and negative words used in YouTube Comments, Facebook Posts, and Tweets. Some may use language to harm, while others use it to analyze situations […]

Folium: Countries as Named in Their Own Languages via MentalFloss

Folium: Countries as Named in Their Own Languages via MentalFloss

… Connect Countries as Named in Their Own Languages via MentalFloss … Have you ever considered, looking at a map or globe, the names of the countries on it? They’re all in English; understandable to us in our own language. However, have you ever considered what the United States might be called on the map […]

Folium: Why "Mom" and "Dad" Sound So Similar in So Many Languages? via The Atlantic

Folium: Why “Mom” and “Dad” Sound So Similar in So Many Languages? via The Atlantic

… Connect Folium: Why “Mom” and “Dad” Sound So Similar in So Many Languages? via The Atlantic … Have you ever called your mom, mom? Or your dad, dad? Probably. So do people in other countries; imagine that! We might call our parents mom or dad slightly differently, after all, there is a language barrier. […]