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Terms Of Endearment

2 May 2014, TV = 755.1 hours

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Ummmmm…I said WHAT?!?

While writing up Tuesday’s post I reread Stan Carey’s piece on pseudotranslations. Some of the commenters recalled mispronouncing words in a way that had grossly altered the meaning of what they were trying to say, and in some cases the resulting language was sexual or even obscene. continued…

So, What Language Are We Speaking?

22 January 2014; AT5 = 1063 hours; total class time = 2001 hours; TV = 483.6 hours

Like a lot of simple transactions, it was almost wordless – and could, in fact, have been conducted entirely without spoken language. continued…

Knowing a Language: How Well Do You Know Your Native Language?

2 August 2013; AT5 = 1042 hours; total time = 1980 hours; TV = 294.7 hours

An aspect of Thai that seems to get a lot of attention – at least from English speakers – is the tones. Continue reading