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Never mind those 26 letters—the English language has 44 unique sounds.
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English has shed many of its nuances over the centuries. Take pronouns, for example.
Dissecting three common curse words.
From Madagascar to Easter Island, Austronesian tongues traveled far and wide with early seafarers.
The difference between a language and a dialect is mostly meaningless and entirely political.
A conversation with linguist Gretchen McCulloch about her new book, Because Internet.
The answer is positively phantastic.
We revisit the popular notion that our language helps shapes our worldview.
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.