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Articles tagged with: Arabic
There are translations into 13 languages so far: Arabic, Chinese, Dari, French, Hebrew, Hindi, Indonesian, Malay, Pashto, Persian, Punjabi, Russian, Turkish, Urdu and Portuguese. And at the […]more→
Many of you may have seen this or even written about it (wink) but for those who haven’t, it seems backwards thinking of the 20th century has carried well into the 21st: There’s been coverage recently of the U.S. Army’s recent dismissal of Lt. Dan Choi, an openly gay Arabic “linguist” who had served in […]more→
On Sunday Jen, a fellow CAL student, and I went to the San Francisco International Film Festival (SFIFF) at the Sundance (formerly the Kabuki) to view New Muslim Cool. This film is a documentary about Islam, Muslim youth, identity, and Hip Hop culture. I found out about the screening because it was on my friend’s […]more→
A recent post on Lexiblog has a list of the top ten languages hardest to learn, according to “language enthusiasts”:
2. Russian or Mandarin
What are some of the hardest languages YOU have acquired? What made them hard?more→
After being gently prodded to do a “post” on this, rather than simply offer an “aside,” I thought I’d write up “25 Language-Related Random Things” about me, inspired by the Facebook phenomenon taking the Internet by storm.
1. Sometimes when I am writing quickly in Bengali, I use Hindi letters.
2. When I was […]
This has been a rather eventful month for road signs across the globe, so here’s a short round up of some of the more interesting news that caught my attention in January..
The Birmingham City Council, UK, has decided to drop possessive apostrophes from road signs, to the dismay of many, particularly the Apostrophe […]more→
TechCrunch ran a story yesterday about the Massachusetts-based startup Yamli, saying that they’re solidifying their position as a major player in the Arabic search world. (I posted previously on them here).
Apparently what they’ve done now is to allow for an automatic search for phonetically similar words with different spellings…Any […]more→
Just a brief note here to pass on a reference for the website Yamli, featured recently on the blog TechCrunch. The company, based in Cambridge, Massachusetts in the U.S., says of its service: “Yamli makes technology that allows users to use their Latin keyboards to input text that gets transliterated into […]more→