Had an absolute blast learning about Ryūkyūan languages recently. Put some highlights into a post: https://fumbling.it/posts/fly-me-to-the-ksks/
Site's back online and in pristine condition ✨✨ While I was at it, I set up a URL shortener using yourls.org! Latest post can also be found at: https://fmblg.it/v
New episode: We're looking into Indigenous signed languages with researcher Rodney Adams. Click through for a link to the full video interview in Auslan.
News: An unexpected discovery results in a lexicon boom for the Ngunnawal language. And who has faster language development — first-borns or second-borns?
Words of the Week: they, boomeranga
Really curious if there's any work on the influence
of #fairtrade on linguistic diversity and language maintenance. Been on my mind the past week...
Do any other teachers work with textbooks that are fine all the way through until that one bit that makes you say 'yikes, really?'
The first of this year's book reviews. Crystal's 'Begat' was an absolute pleasure. https://fumbling.it/posts/begat-david-crystal-review/
Little late to the party on this one, but #Mozilla has recently released their #CommonVoice database and it's the business. https://fumbling.it/common-voice-dataset-released/
Voice assistants are like children:
- Hilarious to talk to
- Good at hanging around in your kitchen
- Rubbish at jokes
- Always much smarter and much stupider than you expect
Tried out #mycroft. Had a blast 🚀👍
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