Words follow a trend, and these trends are sometimes set by great authors. Ernest Hemingway, the author of The Old Man and the Sea and A Farewell to Arms, is responsible for coming up with 10 words or phrases through his books. The list include words like “ciao,” “stumblebum,” and “moment of truth.” Find the full list(…)
When we refer to different forms of computer programs as “languages”, do we actually think of them as “languages”? According to Steve Goschnick from Swinburne University of Technology, “They have a defining grammar. They come with equivalent dictionaries of nouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs; with prepositions and phrase patterns, conjunctions, conditionals and clauses. Of course(…)
Chris Nguyen (first to the left) is a member of the class of the 2015 who graduated with a double major in Economics and East Asian Studies. At Oberlin, he studied Japanese, and spent a semester away in Waseda University, Tokyo. He is currently a Shansi Fellow at J.F Oberlin University.
Zoë is a senior majoring in Comparative American Studies and minoring in Dance. Zoë spent last spring semester studying away on the Border Studies program. Where did Zoë spend her semester abroad? She spent her semester living in Arizona. She lived with her host family in Tucson and took trips around once a week on either(…)
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(…)
Jaqi Aru is a group of around 12-15 people who have worked to translate 24,000 words from Spanish into Aymara. These 24,000 words meet Facebook’s minimum requirement to start the process of adding a new language option for users. Aymara is the second most spoken indigenous language in Bolivia. The constitution states that all 36 of Bolivia’s(…)