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WordReference.com

WordReference.com is my favorite online translation site. It has multilingual dictionaries to/from English and Spanish, French, Italian, German, Russian, Polish, Romanian, Czech, Greek, Turkish, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and Arabic. It has very active discussion forums for vocabulary, translation, and grammar for the languages listed above plus Catalan, Latin, Dutch, Hebrew, Greek, Hungarian, Finnish, Tagalog, and … Continue reading »

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Top words of 2011

Top Words of 2011, by Global Language Monitor. November 11, 2011. Do you think Arab Spring is something like Indian summer; that “fracking” is something they do on the Galactica; or that Seal Team Six is part of the Maquis? The Global Language Monitor has compiled lists of the top ten words, phrases, and names … Continue reading »

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Guild of Xenolinguists

(Originally posted on February 9, 2008, in the original Random Dewey blog) Continuing the languages and linguistics streak: The Guild of Xenolinguists, by Sheila Finch. Eleven stories (1988-2007) about “insterstellar cross-cultural communication,” as it says on the book jacket. The first story, which is also the newest, is about first contact with an alien being … Continue reading »

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How to Learn Any Language

(Originally posted on February 2, 2008, in the original Random Dewey blog) How to Learn Any Language by Barry Farber. The method he advocates consists of a combination of methods. He starts with five lessons from a grammar book, then moves on to a multi-track attack. His tools are: a magazine or newspaper, a highlighter, … Continue reading »

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