Would you like to contribute to this section?
If you wish to contribute to this section with an article concerning languages in a broad sense (linguistics, culture, learning…), please contact me. Native advertising and branded content proposals are welcome as well.
The ADLaM alphabet has been invented in 1989 by two young Guinean boys: Abdoulaye Barry (aged 10) and his brother Ibrahima (aged 14). Learn how their artificial script met the needs nor the Arabic Ajami script, nor the adapted Latin alphabet were addressing.
A true bridge between the East and the West, Turkey is rich of a culture at the crossroads of many civilizations. The beauty of its language, which seems at the same time close by its alphabet, and already distant by its sounds and its vocabulary, invites to its discovery.
Learning to count when you learn a new language may seem a bit tedious, but knowing how to count is both necessary, and relatively easy. This list is illustrated specifically for learning to count in French. However, you can use it for just about any language.
I invite you to dive into the world of the Turkish dystopian series Hot Skull broadcast on Netflix to discover some aspects of the Turkish language by analyzing its title, then the posters posted on the walls, the graffiti and slogans that appear in the city.
The Korean language has intrigued me for a long time, and first of all by its writing system that I find aesthetically pleasing, although completely abstract before I seriously looked into it. It is through this particular entry point that I started to discover this language and its particularities.
In his professional career, M.A.R. Barker taught the Urdu and Balochi languages. He also developped the fantasy/science fiction world of Tékumel, mostly in the roleplaying game Empire of the Petal Throne, for which he invented many languages, including Tsolyáni, Yan Koryáni, Livyáni, Engsvanyáli, and Sunúz, and to a lesser extent Mu’ugalavyáni, Salarvyáni, Classical Tsolyáni, Bednálljan, Llyáni, and Thu’úsa.
Jessie Sams is known in the conlang community for her Invented Languages course she gives at the Stephen F. Austin State University in Texas, where students construct their own languages throughout the semester. She has also worked with David J. Peterson on the Méníshè (Motherland: Fort Salem), Engála and Tpaalha languages (Langtime Studio), while working on her owns.
Big numbers make our head spin. The more zeros we add, the less understandable they are. Ten thousand, a hundred thousand, these are numbers we can understand. Beyond that, it gets more difficult. So, in the end, how much is one billion?