Tag Archives: new languages

Baby Languages: Newly Emerged and Invented Languages


As we all know, languages are constantly changing, falling in and out of usage and even dying out, but how many new languages are emerging? The best known languages of the past hundred years or so are probably the ones that have been created for entertainment purposes. From J.R.R. Tolkien’s Elvish language Sindarin, to the(…)

Ancient language discovered in Turkey

An ancient language which could shed light on some of history’s first ‘barbarians’ has been discovered on clay tablets in Turkey. Archaeologists excavating the site of an Assyrian imperial governors’ palace in the city of Tusha uncovered the tablets, which reveal the names of 60 women. When studied in detail, archaeologists realised the names didn’t(…)

Twitter’s new languages

Twitter is a useful language-learning tool, and now it’s available in more languages! It’s just launched in simplified and traditional Chinese, Tagalog, Malay and Hindi, bringing the total number of language available to 17. Other languages that will soon be added to Twitter’s translation center are Danish, Swedish, Polish, Hungarian, Norwegian and Finnish. Twitter relies(…)

Empowerment through language

A short but interesting interview with a Brazilian teacher of English in Rio de Janeiro can be found here. One of the most important things he does is to empower his students through teaching a new language: What have you learned? It’s not just a language that we teachers teach in a school. Teaching is(…)