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In this episode I talk about how learning silly, obscure and weird words and phrases, and playing with words can actually help you to learn languages.
Here are some screenshots of phrases I’ve collected in Czech, Danish, Esperanto, Romanian, Russian, Spanish and Swedish, mainly from Duolingo. Many of these phrases are rather silly, which is what makes them memorable:
Tunes features in this episode
Hedge Cats / Cathod y Gwyrch
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The Ballad of the Wug and the Cra – a song I wrote back in 2015 about made-up creatures that feature in linguistic experiments.
Mwmpwy Porthaethwy / Menai Bridge Fancy – this tune doesn’t feature in this episode, but is mentioned.
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