Omniglot
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About Omniglot
Omniglot is an encyclopedia of writing systems and languages.

It contains:

Details of more than 180 writing systems, including Abjads, Alphabets, Abugidas, Syllabaries and Semanto-phonetic scripts
Information about over 500 languages
More than 300 con-scripts - writings systems invented by visitors to this site
Tips on learning languages
Language-related articles
Useful foreign phrases in more than 150 languages with quite a few audio recordings
Texts, language names, country names, colours and songs in many languages
A language book store
Links to language-related resources

40 Fascinating Lectures for Linguistics Geeks
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40 Fascinating Lectures for Linguistics Geeks | Online Universities
Linguistics is kind of like The Force — it surrounds us, penetrates us and binds the galaxy together. Or at least the planet, anyway. Both this universality and frequent intersections with a diverse array of subjects — including, but not limited to, cognitive science, literature, politics, psychology, communication, anthropology and more — make linguistics a compelling, dynamic, nuanced study. The following lectures, by no means the only ones available online, represent a lovely little slice of how language permeates all things, for better and for worse.

Email Language Tips Off Work Hierarchy
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GT | Newsroom - Email Language Tips Off Work Hierarchy
Members of the modern workforce might be surprised to learn that if they use the word “weekend” in a workplace email, chances are they’re sending the message up the org chart. Likewise the words “voicemail,” “driving,” “okay”—and even a choice four-letter word that rhymes with “hit.” However a new study by Georgia Tech’s Eric Gilbert shows that certain words and phrases indeed are reliable indicators of whether workplace emails are sent to someone higher or lower in the corporate hierarchy.

Lyric Writing For Crap Lyric Writers
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Lyric Writing For Crap Lyric Writers | Guitar Columns @ Ultimate-Guitar.Com
Even if you can already play through every Satriani record from memory, and everyone in your family including weird Aunt Ida tells you that you’re a genius, you’ve still got a long way to go.

Shapecatcher.com: Unicode Character Recognition
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Shapecatcher.com: Unicode Character Recognition
The best way to quickly find that unicode for 'Face savouring delicious food'
An Etymologist's View of the World
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An Etymologist's View of the World
It looks like a normal map, but once you start reading, it becomes clear that the "Atlas of True Names" is not at all conventional. It is an etymological trip around the world.

Speech Accent Archive
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Speech Accent Archive
The speech accent archive uniformly presents a large set of speech samples from a variety of language backgrounds. Native and non-native speakers of English read the same paragraph and are carefully transcribed. The archive is used by people who wish to compare and analyze the accents of different English speakers.

Distinguishing blue from green in language
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Distinguishing blue from green in language
The English language makes a distinction between blue and green, but some languages do not. Of these, quite a number, mostly in Africa, do not distinguish blue from black either, while there are a handful of languages that do not distinguish blue from black but have a separate term for green. Also, some languages treat light (often greenish) blue and dark blue as separate colors, rather than different variations of blue, while English does not.

Controlled Natural Language
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Controlled Natural Language
Controlled Natural Languages are subsets of natural languages whose grammars and dictionaries have been restricted in order to reduce or eliminate both ambiguity and complexity. Traditionally, controlled natural languages fall into two major categories: those that improve the readability for human readers, in particularly for non-native speakers, and those that improve the computational processing of a text