linguistics

The Evolution of The Alphabet: From 1750 BC to Today.

The Alphabet of the English language and most of the European languages was not thought of at the spur of the moment. Like the case with most language phenomenon, it naturally evolved through centuries of accumulating changes that gave us the Alphabet as we know it today. 

The story of the Wug that not every language​ nerd is familiar with.

Please like our new page Facebook about Dogs Visit our new website about Dogs : https://udoggybag.com A wug is an imaginary cartoon creature created and first used by psycholinguist Jean Berko Gleason to test people’s ability to use the English plural morpheme*. The test usually involves two cartoon panels—one depicting one wug with the caption “This is a wug,” and the other …

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Here is why it is impossible to know how many words a language​ has.

Please like our new page Facebook about Dogs Visit our new website about Dogs : https://udoggybag.com People like counting. People like to compare things. These two trends are exaggerated even further on the internet. So it’s no wonder that there are websites like this, Global Language Monitor, that tout that the number of words in English as …

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