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We revisit the popular notion that our language helps shapes our worldview.
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The word "transient" reveals some enduring patterns in English pronunciation and etymology.
What an ancient, undecipherable manuscript says—and doesn't say—about Latin and its spawn.
The letter R has a habit of intruding on spoken English. How come?
A linguistic mystery in the Lesser Sunda Islands.
A conversation with Gaston Dorren, author of Babel: Around the World in Twenty Languages.
Tonal languages evolved mostly in hot and humid places. What would explain that?
What we can learn about English from am, the seemingly simplest verb.
Where did Arabic, Hebrew and Amharic originate? And what is a triconsonantal root?
How an old word for child morphed into a versatile, and very modern, suffix.