Tag Archives: Linguistics

English Speakers: You Already Know these 30 Dutch Words


Even though I’ve been trying to study Dutch for years (for heritage’s sake), I have to agree that sometimes it does seem rather alien. At first, I thought learning my grandfather’s language wouldn’t be hard. For one, I was convinced my tongue and vocal chords were genetically predisposed to making weird guttural sounds. (For this, you’d(…)

The Different Languages of Australia: Lost Languages


When you think of Australia it is fair to assume your thoughts involve barbecues on the beach, intriguing (and terrifying) wildlife, and blistering under the heat of the sun. Now that is all well and good if you are planning a holiday, but if you want to get away from those typical stereotypes, how about(…)

The Creation & Evolution of Language in Game of Thrones


Undoubtedly one of the biggest modern sensations in television has been the HBO series Game of Thrones. Based on George R.R. Martin’s as-yet-unfinished series of fantasy novels, A Song of Ice and Fire, the TV series, like the books, has taken the world by storm. The richly detailed world that Martin created has a mythology(…)