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Fluent Forever by Gabriel Wyner {Book Review}

I saw Fluent Forever: How to Learn Any Language Fast and Never Forget It on Bloggingforbooks.org and new I wanted to read even though language learning isn’t a normal topic on my bloggerly. 544 more words

Books

Words can Kill...or at Least Deaden!

Blogging the past three years has been such a wonderful experience for me. One of the nice things is that it has put me in touch with interesting people from around the world people who have books, movies, and experiences to share and thus broaden my life.   553 more words

Religion And Spirituality

Promoting undergraduate research: A new journal!

Bizarrely, I’m a sociolinguist because of an undergraduate research opportunity at the University of Arizona called UBRP. It’s still going on now, although they probably haven’t had any linguists in awhile! 220 more words

43 Words Invented by Authors This week, John looks at words...

43 Words Invented by Authors

This week, John looks at words invented by authors.

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Watch out for slang: 10 outdated words to make you sound like a "hoddypeak" in Japanese

Words go in and out of fashion just as easily as clothes and video game consoles. What seems “groovy” or “ill” one day will just sound utterly… 900 more words

Japan

Mini Japanese quiz 3: distinguishing between transitive and intransitive verb forms

I’ve released my 3rd Japanese quiz, this time on transitive/intransitive verbs. Take it here: testmoz.com/458663

Here are the details:

Quiz Topic: Differentiating between Japanese transitive / intransitive verbs: 102 more words

Japanese

Grammar fun...

In keeping with my current mood, this should be posted across the web and in quite a few offices/schools/public spaces…

I’m sure there are similar things that could be posted for Spanish, Arabic, Mandarin, etc…