Guest Post: Learning Malayalam?


This post is for a friend, Teddy who loves languages - almost all his Facebook posts are language related. The other day he asked me - "What makes learning Malayalam enjoyable?" It was then that I realized, most of the languages I learnt was something that came naturally - I mean, I didn't put in any extra efforts to learn any of them.

Interview: Przemek Kocur (Poland)

Let's meet Przemek Kocur from Poland


Could you tell us about yourself, including the languages you know?

My name is Przemek. I am from Poland. My mother tongue is Polish. My biggest passion is learning foreign languages. I got attracted to them in high school. I am autodidact. I am lucky because I have an opportunity to use some of the languages at work (I am responsible for international relations in a town hall).

5 Funny Words In Afrikaans From My Perspective


On my daily routine sitting in front of my computer reading many articles about languages, technology, and entrepreneurship, I usually find interesting subjects to learn. And this time, I have an even more interesting subject about language when I read that Afrikaans is considered as an easy language, if not the easiest, for English speaker or speakers from its language family. I was like “Seriously?!”

Guest Post: Penang Hokkien - Establishing A New Writing System For A Spoken Language


It's not everyday that someone somewhere has the chance to create a new writing system for an existing language.  More often than not, most of the language already have an established writing system.

Penang Hokkien is my mother tongue.  It is one of the few languages that have remained largely in spoken form all this while.  Although there has been various attempts to write Penang Hokkien, this is I believe this is the first attempt of establishing an orthography for this 300-year-old language in the computer age.

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