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Parrot Time - Issue 25 January/February 2017


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 - No Politics

Politcal partisanship is everywhere. Let's keep it out of our language pursuits.

2. Where Are You?

Guess the city and country from the article and picture.

3. Basic Guide to Romanian

Romanian is a Romance language which is spoken by about 24 million people mainly in Romania and Moldova. Here are some beginner words and phrases in Romanian for you to g...

4. At the Cinema - La Coppia dei Campioni

Here is another comedy that puts two very different people together on a trip full of problems. Familiar, but funny?

5. Book Look - The Bible of the Language Learners and Polyglots

A review of Jimmy Mello's book "The Bible of the Language Learners and Polyglots".

6. At A Glance

Quick look at various language websites and resources


1. Make Your Own Language Group

Learning a language is easier when you do with it group, where you can share the experience and practise easily. But how do you find such a group? Teddy Nee has some suggestions on finding them and making your own.

2. A History of Research in Study Abroad

Olivier Elzingre gives us an indepth history on Study Abroad programs and their development on two continents.

3. Parrot Time on Patreon

Patrons have an honored practice of making great works of art and architecture come to life. Now is your a chance to become a patron to another great work, Parrot Time.

4. Languages in Peril - Sayonara, Ainu

Indigenous languages and people are often wiped out by an invading force or a competing culture. Such it is with the Ainu people of northern Japan, but they did not give up without a fight.

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