Multilingualism

Multilingualism broadly means the ability to learn more than one language in addition to the mother tongue. The mother tongue is the first language that a person can learn, hear and speak. Familiarity takes place in the early years of his life, during which the learning is considered as automatic, less time consuming and less difficult. […]

Revived and saved languages

An attempt to save a language from extinction or endangerment is a process called language revitalization or revival. Reasons for a language disappearing are usually domination of national language imposed by a state, decreasing number of native speakers, failure of passing it on to younger generations, etc. The need for language revival comes from cultural identity […]

Greek V/S Cypriot Greek language

Cypriot Greek (Greek: κυπριακά) is the variety of Modern Greek language that is spoken by the majority of the Cypriot populace and Greek Cypriot diaspora. It is a markedly divergent variety as it differs from Standard Modern Greek in its lexicon, phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax and even pragmatics, not only for historical reasons, but also […]

Words derived from Greek that are used today

 image source Antique, idol, dialogue, geography, grammar, architect, economy, encyclopaedia, telephone, microscope phobia… all these common English words have something in common: they’re derived from Greek. According to Peter T. Daniels, the Ancient Greeks were the first to use a ‘true’ alphabet, that is, one representing both vowels and consonants. Indeed, the word ‘alphabet’ is formed of the first two letters […]

Italian online study guides

After introduction to Spanish, Mandarin, English and French today´s article is about Italian. Italian language maybe is not that popular in business field because of world crises in last couple of years, but maybe you just like it and want to learn. Italian with 65 million native speakers is similar language to Spanish. It is […]