... is an experimental constructed language created by John Quijada. It is designed to express more profound levels of human cognition briefly yet overtly and clearly, particularly about human categorization. It is a cross between an a priori philosophical and a logical language. It tries to minimize the vagueness and semantic ambiguity in natural human languages.
Pfeilstorch (German for 'arrow stork', pronounced [ˈpfaɪ̯l.ˌʃtɔɐ̯ç]; plural Pfeilstörche, [-ˌʃtœɐ̯.çə]) is a stork that’s been injured by an arrow while wintering in Africa and returns to Europe with the arrow still stuck in its body. As of 2003, about 25 Pfeilstörche have been documented in Germany.
The Peppa Effect
The Guardian: Why are so many young Americans adopting fake British accents?
Reddit: Asians Explain How Different They Sound
Boingboing: Watch Brits try to speak like Americans
Wikipedia user edits over 90k uses of “comprised of”
Niemand hat die Absicht, queerzubaiten.
The European Review of Books: Beamer, Dressman, Bodybag
a style of writing in which alternate lines of writing are reversed, with letters also written in reverse, mirror-style.
Deutsche Wikipedia: Bustrophedon
Atlas Obscura: How Did the Chess Pieces Get Their Names?
One player’s pawn is another’s farmer. And at one time, the queen was the virgin, and rather powerless.
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HaggardHawks: Ampersand (2015)
Naver: Korean as a Concatenative, Stack-Oriented Language (2017)
AP: Hi 지애!
Gar nicht übel, Fefe: Offenbar
CNN: Italian government seeks to penalize the use of English words
Spektrum.de: Sprachmodelle: Ist bei einer KI größer immer besser?
Spektrum.de: Höflichkeit in der Sprache: »Es ist nicht belegt, dass das ›Sie‹ verschwindet«
XKCD: Relative Terms
BIG, SMALL, LOUD, and QUIET are relative terms. The thing they're relative to is a sewing machine.
Small sewing machines are sewing machines that are smaller than a sewing machine. A sewing machine is larger than a small sewing machine, but quieter than a loud sewing machine.