The Queen’s love for the Scottish highlands was well-documented. Fewer knew she could speak the language too.
Putin has suggested Ukrainians and Russians share one language, but there are many differences that are important to understand.
With a population estimated at just around 200, Europe's smallest ethnic group is fighting to save its language and culture from extinction.
Like the board game Snakes and Ladders with a traditional twist, Trails and Overflow tests players' Cree vocabulary as they race to the end of a South Slave trap line.
Research has shown that a music-related hobby boosts language skills and affects the processing of speech in the brain. According to a new study, the reverse also happens – learning foreign languages can affect the processing of music in the brain.
A strong line-up of new films by Irish filmmakers is being showcased at this week's Galway Film Fleadh.
Translators may alter the composition of a line, a paragraph, or a stanza. But when do their choices overstep, and where do the changes stop?
Taking a break doesn't mean losing your edge.
The year-old Freelance Isn’t Free law has already helped freelancers collect $254,866 in unpaid invoices, but more of us need to use it.
Literary Lingo While serving in World War II, Joseph Heller concluded that war was a farce in which anyone crazy enough to shirk combat was considered sane enough to fight. That became the theme of…
At the start of the pandemic, I found myself in the enviable position of translating Atlantis: A Journey in Search of Beauty, a round-the-world travelogue co-authored by the Italian architect Renzo…
The popularity of genetic and ancestry services like Ancestry.com and 23andMe attests that people care about where their ancestors originated. The underlying assumption is that the geography of one's forebears affects one's genes today.
U.S. readers want books from around the world, so why can’t publishers deliver them?
Our society seems divided between those who want to abolish the police and those who want to abolish the language police. The Left fears people with handcuffs and guns making violent arrests while …
The most commonly-used word in English might only have three letters – but it packs a punch.
Some of the oldest languages in the world are becoming more accessible with the 50 Words project documenting the nation's Aboriginal languages on an interactive map which is already being used by one Adelaide school.
Having a command of more than one enriches us and offers a doorway to other cultures, as discovered by a team of researchers.
Love travels through the body. When the love is between people, what this means is obvious enough. When the love is between a person and a text, what this means, to me, at least, is that the transl…
From ‘social distancing’ to ‘self-quarantining,’ the pandemic is leaving a lasting impact on the English lexicon
Times of crisis have always changed our slang, with the help of a little black humour. Coronavirus is no exception.
It's a captivating idea: build an interstellar ark, fill it with people, flora, and fauna of every kind, and set your course for a distant star. The concept is not only science fiction gold, it's been the subject of many scientific studies and proposals. By building a ship that can accommodate multiple generations of human beings (a generation ship), humans could colonize the known universe.
Even though the Spanish language is the most widespread in Mexico, there are many other indigenous (native) languages spoken in the country to this day.
Springfield's Merriam-Webster has added new words with unprecedented speed.
Waubgeshig Rice, host of CBC Sudbury’s afternoon show, Up North, interviews Indigenous language speakers from northern Ontario to celebrate the United Nations International Year of Indigenous Languages.
Wanna talk like a New Yorker? Then you gotta know the lingo, wise guy. flying rat (n.): A pigeon.hun (n.): hundred. As in, “I’m going to a party up on a hun
The restoration of an 18th century manuscript of liturgical choir songs written in the Abenaki language will be an important resource for language revitalization efforts in Odanak, Que.
Irish, English, Scots, French and Old Norse are just some of the languages that have left a mark.
Here are three well-known philosophical one-liners you're probably using incorrectly.
Goya. A small word, but one that contains multitudes. It is one of those mythic beasts, the “untranslatables,” the foreign words that supposedly lack any equivalent in English. Lists of them spread…
In our exclusive IGN First coverage for Netflix's The Witcher, we spoke to language guru David J. Peterson (Game of Thrones) about how he created the "Elder Speech" language for the series.
Illinois students in a Hittite class learn to write the ancient language in clay using cuneiform symbols.