Ted-Ed presented a video lectured by Emma Bryce about when to use ‘me’, ‘myself’ and ‘I’ three weeks ago. It is always good to examine the accuracy of your language. Are you using them correctly at the right time, at the right place and for the right meaning?
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Hadeel Ayoub from Saudi Arabia has recently released a prototype of a glove that translates sign language gestures into text and speech. The glove has gone through three revision phases and Ayoub looks forward to continue its modification. She hopes to include Wifi access and to translate the sign gestures into other languages; she speaks(…)
TED-Ed featured a short animated video lectured by Michele Bishop about ‘Do animals have language?’. Language is communication, media for creatures to exchange messages. While human beings have about 6,500 languages, other animals also have their unique ‘language’ for each species. In the video, Bishop introduced four common characteristics a language has: discreteness, grammar, productivity and(…)
David J. Peterson is a linguist and is a part of the conlang, or constructed language, community. The group is made up of fans and linguists interested in creating believable made-up languages. Constructed languages are familiar to sci-fi fans because they appear in sci-fi media such as television, films, and books. J. R. R. Tolkien(…)
A man has been recorded spending more than three hours to pronounce what is supposedly the longest word in the English language. ‘Methionylthreonylthreonylglutaminylarginyl…isoleucine’ is the chemical name of ‘titin’ (also known as ‘connectin’) – the largest known protein. It has 189,819 letters. However, in the past it has been disputed whether or not it is(…)
Learning a foreign language always takes time and effort because the foreign language is different from your native language, even though some languages may be more similar to your native languages than others. Tracing back to the origin of languages, is it possible that many languages come from the same language at the very beginning? TED-Ed(…)