Radio Inspire

How To Learn Sign Language

Browsing:

Tag: dictionary

How to Learn a Language: INPUT (Why most methods don’t work)

How to Learn a Language: INPUT  (Why most methods don’t work)

Language. It’s a pretty cool thing, quite useful. I can still remember back when I was a toddler, about 2 years old learning my first language, English. My Mom taught me how the order in English is subject verb object, Read more…


2018 Word of the Year : Behind the Scenes

2018 Word of the Year : Behind the Scenes

Merriam-Webster’s Word of the Year is determined by our online dictionary look-up data. The word must show both high volume of traffic and show significant year-over-year increase in look-ups at merriam-webster.com. Merriam-Webster’s Word of the Year for 2018 is justice. Read more…


Learn English Words: COVET – Meaning, Vocabulary with Pictures and Examples

Learn English Words: COVET – Meaning, Vocabulary with Pictures and Examples

Covet to greatly desire something you lack As soon as the teen starlet wears an outfit in public, young girls around the world immediately covet the same outfit. Because my brother has to spend more hours at his office than Read more…


Learn English Words – SCOFF – Meaning, Vocabulary Lesson with Pictures and Example Sentences

Learn English Words – SCOFF – Meaning, Vocabulary Lesson with Pictures and Example Sentences

Scoff to sneer or laugh with scorn The rude little rich girl thought it was fun to scoff at the poor children at her school. More than likely, the older arrogant professors will scoff at the ideas of their young Read more…


Languages: Anglo-Saxon – The History of English (1/10)

Languages: Anglo-Saxon – The History of English (1/10)

The English language begins with the phrase ‘Up Yours Caesar!’ as the Romans leave Britain and a lot of Germanic tribes start flooding in, tribes such as the Angles and the Saxons – who together gave us the term Anglo-Saxon, Read more…


The Norman Conquest – The History of English (2/10)

The Norman Conquest – The History of English (2/10)

The History of English in ten minutes. Chapter 2: the Norman Conquest or excuse my English. 1066, true to his name William the Conqueror invades England bringing new concepts from across the channel like the French language, the Domesday book Read more…


NAD Urges Dictionaries to Recognize “Audism”

NAD Urges Dictionaries to Recognize “Audism”

The NAD recently sent letters to dictionaries to formally request the addition of the word “audism” as an entry. In our letter we provided background on audism and justification for including the word in their dictionary. First coined by Dr. Read more…


University of Toronto: The Dictionary of Old English

Not really! (laughs) I’m Robert Getz and I’m a Drafting Editor at the Dictionary of Old English. My name is Steven Pelle and on the drafting editor at The Dictionary of English Well what we’re doing is writing a dictionary Read more…


Learn English Words – ABET – Meaning, Vocabulary Lesson with Pictures and Examples

Abet to encourage or support a behavior or action The photo editing software is sure to abet my odds of winning the photo competition. Many states have passed repeat offender laws to show criminals they do not abet repeated cases Read more…


Erin McKean: The joy of lexicography

Erin McKean: The joy of lexicography

Now, have any of y’all ever looked up this word? You know, in a dictionary? (Laughter) Yeah, that’s what I thought. How about this word? Here, I’ll show it to you. Lexicography: the practice of compiling dictionaries. Notice — we’re Read more…