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This Amazing Tree That Shows How Languages Are Connected Will Change The Way You See Our World
Gingerina
25 sep 2017 09:28

Did you know that most of the different languages we speak today can actually be placed in only a couple of groups by their origin? This is what illustrator Minna Sundberg has captured in an elegant infographic of a linguistic tree which reveals some fascinating links between different tongues.

Did you know that most of the different languages we speak today can actually be placed in only a couple of groups by their origin?

Tags: group   illustration   interesting   language   origin   tree   world  
Neighbourhood Learns Sign Language To Surprise Deaf Neighbor
Gingerina
10 mar 2015 14:50

Muharrem, a deaf man living in Istanbul, just received a huge surprise when, one morning, everyone he bumped into in his neighborhood responded to him with sign language! A team of people from Samsung and the Leo Burnett ad agency spent a month setting up cameras and teaching people throughout his neighborhood sign language. On the appointed day, Ozlem went for a walk with her deaf brother, who was stunned to meet so many signing people in a world where those who can communicate in sign are...

Muharrem, a deaf man living in Istanbul, just received a huge surprise when, one morning, everyone he bumped into in his neighborhood responded to him with sign language!

Tags: deaf   language   sigh   surprise  
British people hate the way Americans say...
Katarina
06 mar 2014 14:25

Differences between British and American English

Differences between British and American English

Tags: america   britain   language  
T-Shirts Lost In Translation
Helen
05 sep 2013 13:43

This is a series called English (Emphasis on “ISH”). It features t-shirts being sold in Tokyo’s Shibuya shopping district, all of which contain a nugget of truth, like “Money is like much not not,” “SORRY Probably, he is smart?” and “Anyone asks donkey is feel better.” None of which makes any damn sense. Okay, except the one that says Detroit Murder City. That… is probably the most accurate description possible. The pics were actually taken by my big brother’s childhood best friend’s friend,...

This is a series called English (Emphasis on “ISH”). It features t-shirts being sold in Tokyo’s Shibuya shopping district, all of which contain a nugget of truth, like “Money is like much not not, ...

Tags: cool   funny   hilarious   language   spelling   style   t-shirt  
What “trash” and “garbage” meant before they were synonyms
Helen
02 sep 2013 10:41

For many English speakers, the words “trash” and “garbage” are virtually interchangeable. If there’s a difference at all, it’s a subtle one rather than the words having completely different definitions. But that wasn’t always the case…

For many English speakers, the words “trash” and “garbage” are virtually interchangeable. If there’s a difference at all, ...

Tags: difference   fact   garbage   interesting   language   meaning   trash   words  
11 Words With No English Translation
Helen
28 aug 2013 13:27

The relationship between words and their meaning is a fascinating one, and linguists have spent countless years deconstructing it, taking it apart letter by letter, and trying to figure out why there are so many feelings and ideas that we cannot even put words to, and that our languages cannot identify. The idea that words cannot always say everything has been written about extensively - as Friedrich Nietzsche said,“Words are but symbols for the relations of things to one another and to us;...

The relationship between words and their meaning is a fascinating one, and linguists have spent countless years deconstructing it, taking it apart letter by letter, ...

Tags: fact   interesting   language   linguistics   trnslation   woed