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· June, 2014

Stories about Language from June, 2014

Tajikistan's GBAO Region – an Incredible Place

In the last few weeks Global Voices has published and republished several articles about the unlawful arrest of our community member Alexander Sodiqov. Those pieces are here, here, here and here. But the Pamir region (known administratively as Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Region, or GBAO) where Alex was conducting academic research is not...

How to Stop the Dhivehi Language From Dying

  14 June 2014

Dhivehi, the national language of Maldives, is a pidgin language spoken primarily by the Maldivians. However, practically every Maldivian speaks English, the unofficial second language, because it’s the language used in Maldivian school curricula. Lack of proper language standards is impeding the growth of Dhivehi. Aishath Khashia at Work of...

Untranslatable Words Graphically Explained

  1 June 2014

The web site Pijamasurf [es] shares the curious “30 untraslatable word list” the artist Anjana Iyer [en] tried to capture on humorous illustrations. Like for instance: Bakku- shan (Japanese) A beautiful girl… as long as she's being viewed from behind. You can find the list here.

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