Monthly Archives: December 2006

More language exchange

I came across yet another language exchange site today. It looks similar to other ones I’ve joined and I’ll give it a go. The site has a subscription-based ‘Gold’ membership, for $6 per month, which gives you extras not available with free membership, such as being able to contact other members. Regular members can only […]

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Making recordings

Yesterday I came up with an alternative way of making recordings for Omniglot. I was talking to a Bulgarian contact on Skype and he was willing to make some recordings of Bulgarian, but wasn’t sure how to do so on his computer. I realised that I could record him at my end – I tried […]

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Name the language

Today we have a recording of a news bulletin from an online radio station for you to identify. Like yesterday’s recording, this one comes from Radio Free Europe.

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Mystery language

Here’s a recording of a mystery language. Any ideas what it is? This language is written with both the Cyrillic and Latin alphabets, though not at the same time.

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Singing in tonal languages

When people sing in Mandarin, they usually don’t stick to the tones, but in Cantonese I understand that singers try to incorporate the tones into the tune. According to an interesting blog I came across today, the tones are discarded in Thai when singing. Does anybody know what happens to tones in other languages when […]

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