6 Easy Rules to Speak Fluent Esperanto

6 Easy Rules to Speak Fluent Esperanto   The world of fictional – or constructed – languages today is dominated by mystical tongues woven into science fiction films and books. Dothraki from Game of Thrones, Klingon from Star Trek, and Elven from Lord of the Rings are some of the first constructs languages that come […]

This is How We Express Our Love in Uncommon Languages

This is How to Love in a Few of Our Favorite Uncommon Languages No matter the language, country, or culture, one of the most universal and powerful phrases you can say to express feelings to another person is also one of the most basic: “I love you.” It’s what lovers say after a romantic evening, […]

A Brief History of the Russian Language

A Brief History of the Russian Language   Russian is, frankly speaking, a behemoth of a language. While there are about 150,000 words in the Russian language used today, this number jumps up well into the millions thanks to complicated arrangements of case endings and declensions that change the meaning and position of words. Russian […]

4 Reasons Learning Languages is Good for Your Brain

4 Scientific Reasons Why Learning Languages is Good for Your Brain   It’s very difficult to estimate just exactly how many people speak a second, or third, language in the United States and even more so for the entire world. One of our biggest hurdles in finding this answer is how we ask the question. […]

Our 5 Favorite Star Wars Languages

Check Out Our 5 Favorite Languages from Star Wars Star Wars has been a behemoth of a film series, raking in well over $9 billion since the very first film came out in 1977. Since then, eight movies fitting into three incongruent trilogies, along with a prequel/sequel film and an anthology film, have been released, […]

4 Common Misconceptions About Sign Language

4 Common Misconceptions About Sign Language   The World Federation of the Deaf says there are more than 70 million people around the world that use sign language to communicate. But far from all speaking the same language, those who communicate by signing utilize vastly different forms of manual expression. Ethnologue has 142 distinct sign […]

Here’s Why Spanish is Such an Important Language

This is Why Spanish is so Important for Your International Success It’s common knowledge that English is the lingua franca of the international business world, of diplomacy and governance, of art and scientific research. But it’s also common knowledge that there are actually more native Spanish speakers than native English speakers. Spanish is a regional […]

Languages Are Dying and Here’s Why

How Languages Die   The history of spoken language is much more difficult to track than written language. The earliest written records are some 12,000 years old, but inevitably humans have been speaking or verbally communicating with each other for as long as 100,000 years. Since spoken languages leave no permanent record other than traditions […]