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‘Talking dictionaries’ to preserve vanishing languages


February 19th, 2012 - 5:49 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 19 (IANS) To save the more than 7,000 languages spoken on our planet today from going in to oblivion by the end of this century, Linguists from ... Read more...

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How do we comprehend new sentence structures


June 7th, 2011 - 3:59 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 7 (IANS) We cannot possibly anticipate or memorize every potential word, phrase, or sentence. Yet we have no trouble constructing and understanding the myriads of novel utterances every ... Read more...

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Brits adopting American-style pronunciation of certain words


February 6th, 2011 - 3:00 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 6 (ANI): British people are now adopting the American-style pronunciation of certain words.Interim results of a study by the British Library suggested a third of Britons taking part now adopt ... Read more...

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Genetic study sheds light on how humans colonised the Pacific


February 4th, 2011 - 5:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 4 (ANI): University of Leeds researchers have found new evidence that may overturn the current theories of how humans colonised the Pacific.The islands of Polynesia were first inhabited around 3,000 ... Read more...

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Malaysia to amend textbook after ethnic Indians’ objection


January 28th, 2011 - 6:38 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Jan 28 (IANS) The Malaysian government Friday said a textbook, which was objected to by ethnic Indians because of references to the caste system, would be amended.A committee of experts ... Read more...

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Parts of Malaysian school textbook hurtful to Indians’ sentiments to be edited


January 28th, 2011 - 6:02 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Jan 28 (ANI): Malaysian Deputy Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin has said that the novel 'Interlok' would continue to be considered as a textbook in the literature component of the Bahasa ... Read more...

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‘Hidden’ language discovered in remote Indian tribe


October 6th, 2010 - 1:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 6 (ANI): Linguists have discovered a 'hidden' language spoken in a northeastern tribe of India.Koro belongs to the Tibeto-Burman language family, which includes 400 languages such as Tibetan ... Read more...

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German masculine language forms express distance and distaste


October 5th, 2010 - 2:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 5 (ANI): A new thesis from the University of Gothenburg reveals that masculine language forms in German are used to express distance and distaste.In German - women are feminine in ... Read more...

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Justice Dep & Atlanta, Ga. DEA Seeks to Hire Ebonics Translators


August 25th, 2010 - 1:06 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Aug 24 (THAINDIAN NEWS) According to federal records, the Department of Justice in the United States, along with the DEA or Drug Enforcement Administration is seeking nine people who can ... Read more...

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Vedic conference to be held in Trinidad and Tobago


July 29th, 2010 - 12:57 pm ICT by IANS
By Paras Ramoutar Port-of-Spain, July 29(IANS) Over 100 scholars from India and around the globe will participate in the World Association of Vedic Studies (WAVES) at the University of the West Indies early ... Read more...

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‘Vuvuzela’ voted word of the World Cup


July 13th, 2010 - 6:23 pm ICT by ANI
Cape Town (South Africa), July 13 (ANI): "Vuvuzela" has been voted the word of the World Cup by global linguists who said on Monday the tournament will be best remembered for the ... Read more...

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Language evolves following a ‘bumpy ride’ not straightforward path


June 22nd, 2010 - 2:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 22 (ANI): A recent analysis of an ancient language demonstrates that linguistic change does not follow a straightforward path toward a simpler system but takes a rather "bumpy ride" to ... Read more...

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Tight security measures ahead of World Classical Tamil Conference


June 21st, 2010 - 10:12 pm ICT by ANI
Coimbatore, June 21 (ANI): Ahead of the World Classical Tamil Conference, 2010, security has been beefed up here to prevent any untoward incident.Director General of Police, Tamil Nadu, Lathika Saran has ... Read more...

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Homer Simpson’s ‘D’oh!’ voted top linguistic contribution to TV


March 25th, 2010 - 2:35 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 25 (ANI): The popular expression 'D'oh!' has been named the greatest contribution to the English language made by The Simpsons in a new survey.Homer Simpson's famous grunt of dumb annoyance ... Read more...

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National language meet begins in Gujarat


March 8th, 2010 - 3:35 pm ICT by IANS
Vadodara, March 8 (IANS) A two-day Bharat Bhasha Confluence, a linguistic gathering of over 650 speakers representing some 320 Indian languages, began in C.C. Mehta Auditorium at the M.S. University campus Monday ... Read more...

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‘Amour’ is the world’s most romantic word


February 14th, 2010 - 10:05 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Feb 14 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A pre-Valentine’s Day survey has revealed that ‘amour’ is the world’s most romantic word. Language experts conducted this survey. Amour is the French word for love, ... Read more...

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The Most Romantic Word In The World Is ‘Amour’


February 14th, 2010 - 8:41 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez London, Feb 14, (THAINDIAN NEWS) In a survey by language experts just before Valentine's Day, it was found that the French word "amour" which means love, is the most romantic ... Read more...

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Andaman tribe’s extermination complete as last member dies


February 4th, 2010 - 5:00 pm ICT by ANI
Port au Prince (Andaman Islands), Feb.4 (ANI): The last member of a unique tribe has died on India's Andaman Islands.Boa Sr, who died last week aged around 85, was the last speaker ... Read more...

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Smith, Jones, Patel, Singh: Survey of British surnames launched


January 3rd, 2010 - 1:44 pm ICT by IANS
By Dipankar De Sarkar London, Jan 3 (IANS) Researchers are to launch a massive ground-breaking study of the evolution of tens of thousands of British surnames, including those that originated in the Indian ... Read more...

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How much ‘most’ is?


November 22nd, 2009 - 12:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 22 (ANI): Ever wondered what the word 'most' really signifies? Well, a researcher from Tel Aviv University's Department of Linguistics has actually quantified the meaning of this commonly used word. ... Read more...

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Most? How much is that?


November 20th, 2009 - 12:28 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 20 (IANS) When most people say "most", they mean 80-95 percent, no more and no less, a researcher in linguistics has found. Mira Ariel, professor at the Tel Aviv University (TAU), ... Read more...

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Indians losing their mother tongue


October 23rd, 2009 - 7:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 23 (IANS) In a largely Hindi and English-based education system in India, mother tongues are being wiped out and its is for the parents to step in to revive ... Read more...

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Immigrants converted Europe from stone age hunting to farming


September 5th, 2009 - 12:43 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 5 (IANS) Early farmers probably migrated to central and eastern Europe about 7,500 years ago, bringing domesticated plants and animals with them, which replaced stone age hunting, says a new ... Read more...

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30 more languages spoken in China identified


July 28th, 2009 - 6:35 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, July 28 (ANI): Two Melbourne researchers have identified 30 'new' languages as the living languages in China, the most for any single country.La Trobe University graduate researcher Jamin Pelkey and supervisor ... Read more...

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SMS abrviations pav way for hol new languaj


June 26th, 2009 - 4:56 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, June 26 (ANI): I dnt kno wt r u sayn - does it ring a bell? Yes, well then you must be a youngster. The growing trend of SMS language among ... Read more...

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Foreign accent syndrome may lie in the ears of the listeners


June 4th, 2009 - 1:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 4 (ANI): While foreign accent syndrome (FAS) has been linked to damage in certain brain areas of the person sounding foreign, scientists now say that this condition may lie in ... Read more...

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What tourist cliche are you: Boozer, linguist, snapper or whinger?


May 20th, 2009 - 5:48 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, May 20 (ANI): Boozer, linguist, snapper, guidebook-these are just some types of tourist cliches that are found roaming around the world looking for some specific things on their voyages.There are always ... Read more...

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Like it or not, Hinglish is here to stay


January 11th, 2009 - 1:27 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 11 (IANS) It's called Hinglish, and linguists have declared after a two-day meet that the home-grown interspersing of Hindi and English is here to stay.Already Hinglish has become hugely popular ... Read more...

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Bailout, going green among words grammarians would like banned from English language


January 2nd, 2009 - 5:23 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Jan 2 (ANI): A survey carried out by a US university on the usage of words and phrases has found that grammarians would like some of them to be removed ... Read more...

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Bible to be translated into 17th century West Indian slaves” language


October 12th, 2008 - 1:02 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 12 (ANI): As part of an attempt to widen the readership of the Bible, academics are working on making the books of the Old and New Testaments available in ... Read more...

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Texting not killing off English language


May 26th, 2008 - 4:31 pm ICT by admin
London, May 26 (ANI): Contrary to popular belief, SMS texting is not corrupting or killing the English language.The finding is based on a new study that sought to allay fears regarding ... Read more...

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New theory takes human migration into Island Southeast Asia back by 10,000 years


May 24th, 2008 - 1:09 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 24 (ANI): A new research, led by the University of Leeds, has discovered genetic evidence that overturns existing theories about human migration into Island Southeast Asia, taking the timeline ... Read more...

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Study shows language skills develop by age 6


April 29th, 2008 - 12:22 pm ICT by admin
Washington, April 29 (ANI): Children as young as six are as proficient at identifying possible verbs and their past tenses as adults, a new study has found.In the study, conducted by ... Read more...

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Astana to host international congress of Kazakh linguists in July


February 7th, 2008 - 4:59 pm ICT by admin
Astana, Feb.7 (ANI): The Kazakh city of Astana plans to host the first international congress of the Kazakh linguists to mark the 10th anniversary of its creation.. The event will take place in ... Read more...

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Language evolves in ‘punctuational bursts’


February 1st, 2008 - 1:25 pm ICT by admin
London, Jan (ANI): Languages, just like living organisms, change and evolve in quick bursts, rather than in a steady pattern, according to a new study. The study, by Mark Pagel, an evolutionary biologist ... Read more...

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