The Forbidden Experiment

The Forbidden Experiment

In this weeks blog, we wanted to explore the notion of Language Deprivation Experiments. These experiments have been recorded several times throughout history, and consist of isolating infants from any form of language (spoken or signed), to gather information about...
The Dark Origins of Common Phrases!

The Dark Origins of Common Phrases!

We use all kinds of odd phrases, expressions, and sayings every day, without stopping to think of where they might come from. A lot of our well-loved phrases actually have quite sinister origins, so we’ve gathered a few below that you might not have known! ...
What are Janus Words?

What are Janus Words?

In this week’s blog, we wanted to discuss a strange little oddity of the English language- Janus words. This term refers to words which have opposite or contradictory meanings depending on the context in which they are used. (The term Janus refers to the Roman God...
What is Wikitongues?

What is Wikitongues?

Wikitongues is a non-profit organisation founded in 2014 by three friends from Brooklyn, New York. The organisiation started with the ambitious goal of documenting, in one way or another, every language in the world. They hope that this will provide the tools and...
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