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18/12/2018
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Basque is a language that has been and continues to be a great mystery to scholars of comparative linguistics and philolinguistics. This authenticity of the Basque language has given rise to various theories in search of an explanation of its birth and evolution. One of these theories would relate Basque to Berber, a language of North Africa, although the revision of the assumptions on which that...
08/06/2018
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The extraordinary human capacity for invention in the field of communication never ceases to amaze us. In times marked by the revolution of communication between individuals, extremely unique forms of communication still exist, such as, for example, the whistled language of the island of La Gomera, on the Canary Islands, which we wrote about recently. While there are many more examples of long-...
27/04/2018
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In the 1980s, in the province of Hunan, in China, a writing system was discovered that was used exclusively among women. Today, investigators are trying to discover the history of this alphabet: Was it as secret language? A way to defy men? An obligation or a door to freedom?
04/10/2017
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Anyone who works with two or more languages dreams of being bilingual. In certain countries, this term means that a person can speak two languages, without taking into account their level of proficiency. According to the Cambridge dictionary, the term bilingual refers to a person who is able to use two languages equally well. However, it may often be considered that a bilingual person is someone...
03/07/2015
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We all know that it is only a matter of time before China becomes the world's first economic power. China has many unique characteristics, linguistics without a doubt being one of them. Did you know that when we talk about the Chinese language we are usually referring to standard Mandarin? However, several language groups are spoken in China, and they are so different that speakers of the...