Language Resources


Language Resources

UncleVania is one of my good friends from university and a fellow ethnomusicologist. I asked UncleVania to write a guest post on Eurolinguiste due to the fact that this dear friend is not only a brilliant writer and educator, but bilingual in Greek and English. Here is his post on his experience learning and living in another language. Unbelievably, UncleVania is not yet a blogger,...

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French Onomatopoetic Expressions Language Resources

Just for fun I thought I would share a list of French onomatopoetic sayings with their English translations. The word for onomatopoeia in French is onomatopée. French Onomatopoetic Expressions Aïe, Ouïlle – ouch Atchoum – achoo Ben… – Uhm… Beurk, Berk – yuck Bom bom, Poum poum – thump thump (heart beating) Bof – uh huh (kind of like “not really” or “yeah right”) Chut...

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The 13th Warrior, Mythology, Film and Language Language Resources

A while back, I re-read Edith Hamilton’s Mythology – a classic, of course. I’m actually quite glad that I read it again, finishing it exactly when I did because immediately after, by coincidence, I watched The 13th Warrior. Mythology had a brief introduction to Norse Mythology, and I had a better understanding of the characters in the movie as a result of reading the book...

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How I Became Eurolinguiste | A Post in French Language Resources

Bon, voilà quoi – j’ai enfin décidé d’écrire un article en français. Je discute souvent des langues et des façons de définir le bilinguisme, mais je ne l’ai jamais fait dans une langue autre que l’anglais. J’espère donc que vous apprécierez mon histoire sur comment je suis devenu Eurolinguiste. Quand j’avais onze ans, j’ai commencé à apprendre ma deuxième langue. En fait, c’était ma troisième...

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Language Resources

This entry originally appeared on my WordPress blog August 4, 2012. This month I am honoured to feature a guest post from Jarvis1000 from I Want 2 Speak Thai, a linguist fluent in Thai and English and learning Spanish. I admire Jarvis1000 greatly because he is able to excellently balance his family, a job and language learning (something I one day inspire to do as...

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