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Parrot Time - Issue 24 November/December 2016


Published every two months, it has had such diverse feature articles as:

Are You Wasting Your Money on Language Classes?
Chatting in Languages Online
Why English Is Different Than Any Other Language
Why Do People Learn Languages?
The Ultimate Fate of Language Learning
Coming Home to Faroese - The Why and How of Learning a Small Language
Religion in Culture
Constructed Languages - Making It All Up
Rohonc Codex, Linear A & B, the Rosetta Stone, the Voynich Manuscript
Speaking with Aliens
When Languages Meet and Conflict

As well as standard columns dealing with:

Language artefacts
Linguist and author biographies
Film and book reviews
Languages in peril
Celebrations from around the world
Etymologies of foods
"Where are you?" monthly contest


1. Letter From The Editor - Saying Without Meaning

Languages are for talking, and people love to talk. Some are so good at it that they can talk endlessly without actually giving you information.

2. Book Look - Bad Words Dictionary

A review of Voy Sobon's book "Bad Words Dictionary and even worse expressions".

3. At A Glance

Quick look at various language websites and resources

4. Where Are You?

Guess the city and country from the article and picture.

5. Basic Guide to Welsh

Welsh is Celtic languages, spoken natively in Wales by over 3 million residents. Here are some basic words and phrases in Welsh for a simple introduction to it.


1. Introducing Southeast Asia in Taiwan

When people from several cultures come together, they really need a place to learn about each other. Teddy Nee writes about SEAMi, the first Southeast Asian-themed bookstore in Taiwan, which is uniting the community.

2. At the Cinema - Around the World in 80 Days

Traveing the world is a grand adventure, something we can thoroughly enjoy. The same cannot be said of Disney's adaptation of Jules Verne's novel "Around the World in 80 Days".

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