The Associated Press's polyglot reporter Philip Crowther covers the Capitol insurrection in six languages. According to his LinkedIn bio, he's also fluent in global affairs and sports.
Over the years there've been many amusing and clever illustrations of what English (or other languages) sound like to non-speakers. This latest example, by Diego J. Rivas, offers a complete tour of English, Arabic, French, Spanish and other languages, complete with regional accents. EEAAAUUUU, laventry gaight frough Lopford 'n' Lanterbury. READ THE REST
Yola is an extinct dialect of English that once flourished in a corner of Ireland inhabited by the descendents of invaders of all origins: "Pre-celtic, Celtic, Scandinavian, Norman Welsh, French, Flemish" and presumably English. In this video, there is singing. One striking characteristic of Forth and Bargy was the fact that stress shifted to the… READ THE REST
Shaetlan (or Shetlandic) is a dialect of Scots (not Scottish Gaelic). The Scots language is closely related to English, and Shaetlan is spoken in the Shetland isles between Scotland and Norway, where Norn echoes in place-names and fair whispers. At first it sounds like she's speaking English with an lilting accent; then the shrooms kick… READ THE REST
"We are making photographs to understand what our lives mean to us." — Ralph Hattersley There's a reason why victims of fire or other natural disasters, or people who run from their homes with little but the clothes on their backs, always instinctively try to save one thing. Once family, pets, and anything living is… READ THE REST
Almost everything happens on the go these days. While some wireless headphones are for sinking into music and enveloping yourself in sound, others are built for service with versatility, durability, and engineered to field calls, listen to audio, and help you handle your business at a moment's notice from virtually anywhere. Thankfully, the Moto Buds… READ THE REST
Your lungs inhale and exhale about 20,000 times each day. Awake or sleeping, at home or out in the world, during intense workouts or just sitting on the couch, the air around you is cycling through your body every minute of every day. Especially considering our current health crisis, shouldn't you know about the quality… READ THE REST