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· December, 2010

Stories about Language from December, 2010

Japan: Top popular Japanese phrases of 2010

Pinktentacle reported and translated into English the “Top 60 popular Japanese words/phrases of 2010″, published on the website of Jiyu Kokuminsha.

Africa: MDGTagger available in Swahili

MDGTagger, a simple tool to help people track Millennium Development Goals is now available in Swahili: “After quite a bit of searching we found an ‘official’ translation of the the...

Pakistan: Language Preferences

Amrita Yasin at Pak Tea House criticizes the negligent attitude of many Pakistanis towards their national and ethnic languages.

“In the beginning was the Word”: Blogs by Bible translators

This week Christians will celebrate the birth of Jesus. Christianity appears in many forms around the world and has around 2.2 billion adherents. In this post we take a look...

China: Legal action threatened over #netfreedom violation

Sina blogger Wu Fei has written a letter to Tencent CEO Ma Huateng threatening legal action over the company's specific practice of filtering from QQ one term protected by the...

Guyana: Dispensable Lives?

“Thinking about how things are in Guyana these days, particularly about how cheap human life has become”, reminds Imran Khan of a poem he penned a few years ago in...

China: Meaning of the word “love”

Maryannodonnell from Shenzhen Noted looks into the meaning of “I love you” in a cross cultural romantic relation in Shenzhen.

Guyana: Sun/Rain Love

Guyana-Gyal blogs beautifully about the relationship between sun and rain.

Sri Lanka: Studying In Sinhala

Za Za writes that studying only in Sinhala language can be challenging for the Sri Lankans.

Japan: Asahi's English Daily to become Electronic Only

Andy Sharp at the Diplomat's Tokyo Notes reports that the print version of Asahi Shimbun’s printed English-language daily will be discontinued next February and become electronic only. This leaves two...

Africa: ICT terms in African languages available online

ANLoc partners have completed work on 2500 Information and Communications Technology terms, with a particular eye to software localization, for the following languages: Akan, Amharic, Arabic, French, Kinyarwanda, Lingala, Luganda,...

Russia: New Language for Organised Crime

In Moscow's Shadows notes that “modern organised crime has in some ways evolved beyond the language” and “new terms for new types of organised crime figures” are needed.

Caribbean: Regional Reviews

The Caribbean Review of Books has some interesting reading this week.

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