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In this thread 👇🏼👇🏼👇🏼students @MQLinguistics @Macquarie_Uni share what they've learned so far (1st quarter of semester)

Favorite facts about #languages and #cultures in #contact
In #Arabic we say: “Footprints indicate trajectory”, but I never thought that a wheel would reveal a culture. This is how #cultures can be traced through #languages. The reading made me feel like I am solving a puzzle more than exploring languages.
Think twice before starting to learn #English, cuz you’ll end up learning even more -- #German and #French, and more …
After all, it was the Anglo-Saxons and Normans who influenced the vocabulary!!
English is a mixed #language!
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நான் கடைசியா போஸ்ட் பண்ண தொடர்பான Knowledge தொடர்பான #Thread -க்கு நல்ல வரவேற்பு கிடைச்சுது.அதுல நிறைய பேர் English சுலபமா Learn பண்ண எதாவது வெப்சைட் இருந்தா thread போல சொல்லியிருந்தாங்க அதே போல #englishvocabulary develop பன்னவும் சொல்லிருந்தாங்க.அத பத்தி தான் இந்த
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இந்த இணையதளம் English learn பண்றவங்களுக்கு Beginner level இருந்து கத்துக்க ரொம்ப சுலபமா இருக்கும்,அது மட்டுமில்லாம உலகத்துல நடக்குற முக்கியமான விசயங்கள் செய்திகளா இந்த வெப்சைட்ல இருக்கும் அதுமூலமாகவும் நீங்க
கத்துக்கலாம்.ஒரே நேரத்துல இரண்டு விசயங்கள கத்துக்கிட்டது போல இருக்கும்.
Grammer,vocabulary,prounciation எல்லாமே கத்துக்கலாம்.அதே போல இந்த வெப்சைட்ல குழந்தைகளும் English learn பண்ணலாம் அவங்களுக்கு எளிய முறையில் புரியிறது போல கதைகள் மூலமா கத்துக்கலாம்,கதைகள் முதல் படிச்சிட்டு அதுல
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 11/02/2020…
The Complementary Nature | The MIT Press…

#complementary #nature
Elon Musk warns the world about AI Digital SuperIntelligence…

#ArtificialIntelligence #ethics #HumanSurvival
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I started playing #guitar in college. Some of my friends back home played, so I thought I'd learn. It's been years since I kept up with it. With no job and an empty house, I had time. Plus, I could crank up my amp. Ava would have hated it. All the more reason to do it.
Strumming a few chords or playing a riff through a loud amp usually makes me feel better. It's more of a distraction this time. My amp is a little old. Even a #ragpicker might pass on it. "If you're not going to play it, sell it," Ava nagged. Life always got in the way.
Or I got in the way. Not even ten years ago I kept getting sick all the time. Painful stomach cramps would radiate weakness throughout my body. I learned how to wash it away like healing #rainwater. That's when I really started to figure out who I was and what I could do.
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Around 3000 BCE in eastern #Europe, a Proto-Balto-Slavic #language started to diverge from #ProtoIndoEuropean.

The #Slavic branch of the #IndoEuropean #languages began about 2,000 years later when Proto-Slavic deviated from Proto-Balto-Slavic.

[Image:…] Source: The Indo-European L...
As the #Slavic-speaking area expanded during the first millennium CE (striped area on map), Proto-Slavic transitioned to Common Slavic. The #language underwent minor changes that occurred mostly uniformly across eastern #Europe, thereby maintaining mutual intelligibility. A map of eastern Europe sho...
Around the year 1000 CE #CommonSlavic began to split into the South, West, and East branches to which all modern #Slavic #languages belong.

Roughly 315m people speak a Slavic #language, mostly in Eastern #Europe (including the #Balkan peninsula), #CentralAsia, and #Siberia. A map of Europe highlightin...
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Words ‘deleted’ by the Oxford Junior Dictionary in 2015 as irrelevant to modern childhood: acorn, bluebell, conker, dandelion, fern, heather, heron, lark, nectar, otter, pasture, willow.

What we cannot name we will forget.

#intent #curriculum #vocabulary
Words ‘added’ by the Oxford Junior Dictionary in 2015 as relevant to modern childhood: attachment, blog, broadband, bullet-point, celebrity, chatroom, committee, cut and paste, voicemail.

Language is the protein of imagination. With this diet, imagination will fail.
I completely missed this in 2015, or was too distracted to notice. With thanks to Timothy Radcliffe OP for covering it (and so much else) in his new book. Cultural impoverishment is happening right in front of us and teachers are on the front line of the resistance.
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Words in my own words. Append or comment freely. #tokipona

a: any non-verbal utterance. Goes anywhere in a sentence. Can be a sentence.
akesi: cold blooded reptile. May or may not be cute.
ala: no. Negation modifier.
alasa: both hunting and gathering.
ale, ali: all.
anpa: down, bottom, lower, under.
ante: change or different.
anu: or.
awen: wait, stand, stop
e: a predicate on the left and an object on the right of this.
en: joins subjects
esun: commercial, market, commerce, shop.
ijo: stuff.
ike: icky.
ijo: thing, tool.
insa: inside.
jaki: yukkie, gross, dirty.
jan: person.
jelo: yellow, maybe greenish.
jo: have, own.
kala: fish, sea creature. May or may not be cute.
kalama: sound, noise.
kama: come.
kasi: leafy greens, plants.
ken: can.
kepeken: using.
kijetesantakalu: raccoonlike. Cute.
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