Romanagri, have you heard of this language? It is a new language used by young people across India. The interesting thing is the evolution of this language is different from the other languages.
Languages traditionally developed through gradual accumulation of words and syntax and spread through the brain and the tongue. Romanagri, a protmanteau of English and Hindi, changes and proliferates via cell phones rather than speech. Romanagri is a natural language among young Indians, but confusing to English language purist.
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To build a vibrant Arabic web, Google created Arabic Web Days, an initiative in the Middle East and North Africa focused on boosting Arabic content online. Continue reading With Arabic Web Days Google Wants to Create a Vibrant Arabic Web
The use of words and therefore their meaning might change over time. In this example the respective word is misogyny which describes hatred against women. Continue reading How Misogyny got a new Definition in Australia
If we talk about endangered languages we usually think of indigenous languages that are spoken by only a small group of people. Therefore the study titled “Europe’s Languages in the Digital Age” by META-NET was a bit of a surprise to many, myself included.
It seems as if most European languages face “digital extinction” in the years to come. And that does not only include languages like Latvian, Lithuanian or Maltese but also German, Dutch, French, Italian and Spanish!
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The Hinglish Project is a font that combines letters from the Roman alphabet with letters from the Devanagiri alphabet that have the same sound when spoken. Continue reading The Hinglish Project – Mashing the Roman Alphabet with Devanagiri
Now you might wonder what stereotypes have to do with hacking the German language. I think that language and culture are closely related. Continue reading German Hacks Episode 3 – German Stereotypes