Can you give me specific instances of US political candidates or elected officials publically speaking in a language other than English? [more inside]
Does anyone have any resources to find historical forms of Ebonics? [more inside]
Poor English is holding my American Dream hostage. [more inside]
I want to expand my collection of accents. What movies should I watch? I'm especially interested in regional American, UK and Irish accents, but hearing non-native English speakers is helpful as well.
What's the best way to learn Japanese, if you don't care about being able to write it? [more inside]
My pronunciation of r's and l's is the same - for example, I pronounce lot and rot the same. English is my first (and only) language. When listening, i have no problems distinguishing between the two. No problems with writing either. Only with pronunciation. How do I become better at pronouncing those sounds?
What is the first question people ask when you tell them what you do? Are there common misconceptions or generalizations that people make? How do you tactfully and/or humorously correct them? [more inside]
I'd like to learn a new language during my daily commute. What is the best language learning audio cd available? [more inside]
What is the origin of pronouncing "I've got you" like "I've gotchew?" Does this go back to ancient English speaking times, or is this merely a sloppy, learned Americanism? Is there a name for it? [more inside]
I'm looking for a good Czech pronunciation guide. [more inside]
What does American English sound like to people who don't speak english? [more inside]
I'll be going to France in a little under 2 months, to stay 2 weeks with a family that doesn't speak much English at all, in a relatively small town that doesn't speak much English at all. I'm decently proficient, but not confident, and definitely lacking in the listening/speaking end. I have, however, 9 days coming up where I will have more than enough free time. I won't have an internet connection, but I'll have a laptop I can put stuff on. What is the best use of the next 2 months in terms of preparing for functioning well on the trip? [more inside]
Where can I learn to speak Welsh online? [more inside]
Did people really speak in such formal, flowery language in the 18th and 19th century? (more inside) [more inside]