English language


(Peter Juselius) #1

I didn't find a maybe more correct forum so I put it in small talk section: English language.

An American linguist by the name Arika Okrent has made several youtubes about languages. Several videos are obviously about the english-french 'connection':

French Phrases hidden in english words:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=daGfylg3W2Y

The Double Vocabulary of English:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HbVOTJHA21k

Why Does Q (Almost) Always Go With U?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I9GJzn_0U9U


(Chris Kite) #2

Mortgage = mort gage = death pledge. More important to keep up with your mortgage payments than I'd realized.


(Sue Young) #3

'Mother Tongue' by Bill Bryson is a fascinating (and funny) book about how English developed. Well written and intellegent.


(Véronique Langlands) #4

Steven Pinker and David Crystal are good if you are interested in linguistics. Bill Bryson is amusing and interesting but not always accurate.


(Peter Juselius) #5

here's a internet version of english language :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bmgK2YHkStA


(Peter Juselius) #6

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YEaSxhcns7Y