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How Different Are Russian and Ukrainian???

How Different Are Russian and Ukrainian???

The Shark

The Shark

A long time ago, I watched a movie about sharks. What happened is that people were in the boat and they saw shark close up. It jumped from the water. They were fishing and the shark ate their bait. It Read more…


Norwegian! A North Germanic Language of Norway

Norwegian! A North Germanic Language of Norway

What`s the difference between a dialect and a language?

What`s the difference between a dialect and a language?

Good day everyone. This is Paul and you are watching the Langfocus channel. And today we’re going to talk about some interesting stuff. We’re going to talk about the difference between a language and dialect. Now what is the difference? Read more…


What is Language? (Free Course Trailer)

What is Language? (Free Course Trailer)

What is language? Language is one of the defining features of what it means to be human. As the philosopher Rene Descartes once said there is no other animal however perfect unfortunately situated that can put words together in a Read more…


All The Colours, Including Grue: How Languages See Colours Differently

All The Colours, Including Grue: How Languages See Colours Differently

Colours are easy, right? They’re one of the first things you learn as a kid. Red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, white, black, grey, brown, pink. And then when you learn other languages, all you have to do is learn Read more…


01: Speaking a single language won’t bring about world peace (Fun intro linguistics lecture)

L: Welcome to Lingthusiasm a podcast that’s enthusiastic about linguistics I’m Lauren Gawne. G: and I’m Gretchen McCulloch and today we’re going to be talking about universal language and why it doesn’t work but first a little bit about what Read more…


Can The Words You Read Change Your Behavior?

Can The Words You Read Change Your Behavior?

Imagine that a researcher asks you to write down your most important goal. Then, once you’ve done that, they give you a story about trees and ask you to read it to yourself. “The way trees produce leaves “is one Read more…


ASL Practice Exercise: Distinguish these Similar Signs by their Parameters!

ASL Practice Exercise: Distinguish these Similar Signs by their Parameters!

Hi! So, you already read about handshapes, location, movement, etc. — the different parts of a sign? So do you understand? Now, we’ll test and see if you can recognize the difference between two similar signs: Number one: DRY, UGLY, Read more…


Tower of Babel vs Linguistics – the quest for the first language

Tower of Babel vs Linguistics – the quest for the first language

The Tower of Babel, the story of how one original language shattered into many, was one of humanity’s early attempts to explain languages. Thousands of years later, linguists investigated exactly how languages evolved. When they put the pieces together though, Read more…