Sometimes French does sound Greek to foreigners. Even if you have learned all your vocabulary and grammar, colloquial French can be a tough nut to crack. Continue reading How French sounds to Foreigners
Readers of British newspaper the Guardian were invited to nominate their public language champion of the year for the second annual award hosted by the Guardian and the British Academy.
The judges chose comedian Eddie Izzard from a list of nominees that included the manager of Bayern Munich football club Pep Guardiola, and the UK’s deputy prime minister Nick Clegg.
This sketch is about two Scots in an elevator with voice recognition and probably a take on Siri that apparently has trouble with the Scottish accent. Continue reading Burnistoun – Scots in an Elevator with Voice Recognition
Italian lesson is a classic sketch from Monty Python in which an English speaking teacher teaches Italian to Italians. Continue reading Monty Python: Italian Lesson
A nice story about German dialects and how they can lead to expensive confusions. Continue reading Lost in German Dialects – When Porto becomes Bordeaux
English as She is Spoke is a brilliant and funny example of what all can (and will) go wrong when you only use a dictionary to translate a book. Continue reading English as She is Spoke or How not to Write a Language Book
Over the years researchers found that different kinds of animals like goats and cows develop regional accents. I have witnessed the same with my cat. Continue reading Goats and Cows have Regional Accents – My Cat learned French