Discovering linguistic diversity

20 May

Over at the Idibon blog a couple posts that talk about how languages do stuff.

First, some of our favorite things about indigenous languages of the US and Canada:

http://idibon.com/powwow-5-facts-about-native-american-languages/

(The origin of “powwow” and Havasupai pronoun fun, Cherokee verbs and more.)

And using a corpus of movie subtitles, an analysis of a single line from film noir in French, Hungarian, and Turkish.

http://idibon.com/the-multilingual-falcon/

The Maltese Falcon, analyzed in French, Hungarian, and Turkish at http://idibon.com/the-multilingual-falcon/

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