Shortcuts for identifying languages.
September 4, 2013 10:53 AM Subscribe
Even before this language quiz
was featured over in the blue, I've been meaning to ask this question: What are some handy ways to distinguish between a particular language or regional variation and its closest counterparts, based just on a few words, a certain cadence, or unique kind of pronunciation.
posted by umbú to writing & language (8 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
For example (but not limited to these examples), how can you quickly tell the difference between different kinds of Latin American Spanish? Or what is the simplest way to quickly tell the difference between different Eastern European or Scandinavian languages?