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Gestul italian | Il gesto italiano | Italian’s hand gesture | Alex Sararu

Gestul italian | Il gesto italiano | Italian’s hand gesture | Alex Sararu

How Do You Say Pecan?

How Do You Say Pecan?

How Do You Say Pecan? PEE-kan, PICK-an? Why are we so confused about the name of this nut? Part of it has to do with regional preferences, but more important than that is the haphazard way it entered the English Read more…


Appalachian English

Appalachian English

Talking about like that like we had some wood out in the yard. Instead of saying “carry it in the house” you’d say “tote it in the house” and like if you had something that you wanted to put in Read more…


The Digital Dictionary of American Regional English

The Digital Dictionary of American Regional English

>>ERIN McKEAN: DARE—the Dictionary of American Regional English—really represents the idea that every word of American English is worth study, is worth investigation, and all speakers deserve to have their language recorded.>>EMILY ARKIN: At a high level, DARE as a Read more…


How Similar are Spanish and Portuguese?

How Similar are Spanish and Portuguese?

Hmm today, I think I’ll compare portuguese with a special dialect of portuguese called Spanish Hello, everyone welcome to the lang focused channel And my name is Paul today’s topic is how similar or Spanish and portuguese as you probably Read more…


The German Language

The German Language

Sprechen sie Deutsch? (Do you speak German?) Deutsch? no, sorry, I don’t speak Dutch Hello language enthusiasts. Welcome to the Langfocus channel and my name is Paul Today I’m going to talk about the German language. German is a very Read more…


Afrikaans: A Daughter Language of Dutch

Afrikaans: A Daughter Language of Dutch

If you’re looking for affordable language lessons, give “italki” a try. Cut out the middleman and connect directly with native teachers internationally. Right now you can buy one lesson and get one free. Click the link in the description box. Read more…


Where did English come from? – Claire Bowern

Where did English come from? – Claire Bowern

When we talk about English, we often think of it as a single language but what do the dialects spoken in dozens of countries around the world have in common with each other, or with the writings of Chaucer? And Read more…


Languages of Switzerland – A Polyglot Paradise?

I’d like a coffee please Oh, thanks. Hello everyone. And welcome to the Langfocus channel. My name is Paul Today, I’m going to talk about the languages of Switzerland. Switzerland is a fascinating country, known for many things such as: Read more…


Where’s the line between a dialect and a language? — Linguistics 101

Where’s the line between a dialect and a language? — Linguistics 101

You already know that the word “language” refers to our ability to communicate with speech. But we saw that what exactly that ability is, turned out to be quite a quagmire. So now let’s turn to the other thing we Read more…