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How Are Animal Sounds Different across Languages?

For many of us growing up—and still learning our own native language as grown-ups, the first “foreign” languages we learn are the ones that result from mimicking animal sounds. For example, we learn that the cow goes “moo” and the pig goes “oink.” But did you know that in different languages and cultures, animal sounds may […]

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Does One’s Upbringing Affect Their Language Skills?

Some articles ago, we spoke of the multi-faceted and multi-talented people known as polyglots, or those who can write and speak, with fluency, more than three languages. Being such an interesting topic, I decided to revisit this subject as we had only hit the tip of the iceberg previously. While some polyglots are just naturally […]

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