14 posts tagged with language by kalapierson.
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Rolled R-less cultures

In which cultures/countries is it RARE for people to be able to sustain a tongue-rolled R? (Say, fewer than 1 in 10 people can do it?) In this case I mean sustain artificially long, say for 3 seconds.
posted by kalapierson on Sep 25, 2014 - 12 answers

Adrienne Rich poem

Poetry question: Do you think Adrienne Rich's "November 1968" is literally about burning leaves? Does she intend that month and year to mean something to the reader? Any other thoughts? [more inside]
posted by kalapierson on Nov 19, 2013 - 13 answers

Czech lines

Czech speakers: are these 3 lines sensible to you? (They don't have to be perfect or poetic; I just wanted to make sure they're understandable.) They're google's Czech translation of an ancient Latin text. [more inside]
posted by kalapierson on Oct 12, 2013 - 5 answers

Significant Iraqi number?

In Iraqi culture, does any whole number between 20 and 50 have special significance or associations (positive or negative)?
posted by kalapierson on Mar 10, 2012 - 2 answers

Ordering a list of languages

Language fans: is this the most logical way to order a list of languages? [more inside]
posted by kalapierson on Nov 2, 2011 - 22 answers

Lu Shan: anything other than a mountain range?

If you're Chinese or know Chinese language/culture: when you hear the phrase "Lu Shan," do you automatically think of the Lu Shan mountain range? (Are there any other common meanings that would come to mind more strongly than the mountains would?)
posted by kalapierson on Mar 28, 2011 - 12 answers

Mirror, mirrored and mirroring in Arabic?

In Arabic, what are the words for mirroring, mirrored, mirror (the verb "to mirror" rather than the noun, if they differ), and if possible mirrorer ("one who mirrors")? I'm most looking for the transliteration but I'd also love to see the Arabic script.
posted by kalapierson on Nov 18, 2010 - 7 answers

Khasi poetry (original + translation)

Khasi poetry? [more inside]
posted by kalapierson on Jul 26, 2010 - 2 answers

Non-U.S.-centric web content and design

Non-U.S. residents: Aside from language issues, what issues can U.S. web designers keep in mind to make their sites ideally usable for you? [more inside]
posted by kalapierson on Jun 23, 2009 - 15 answers

Bilingual Garcia Lorca online?

Federico GarcĂ­a Lorca poems, in side-by-side Spanish and English: where can I read them online? (Websites, Google Books previews, etc.)
posted by kalapierson on May 24, 2009 - 5 answers

vocabulary question: African and Australia/Pacific languages

Do you know any African language or any Australia/Pacific native language? If so, I have a vocabulary question. [more inside]
posted by kalapierson on Dec 21, 2008 - 10 answers

that certain glow

German translation, as direct as possible, of the phrase "singing the glow"? [more inside]
posted by kalapierson on Nov 2, 2008 - 7 answers

Dutch, English, both...

Walking down the street one day in Amsterdam, you encounter an art-thing (sculpture/installation) that's broadcasting audio. The audio includes spoken poems. Would you expect these poems to be in Dutch? Would you feel alienated if they were in English, or if some were in English and some in Dutch? [more inside]
posted by kalapierson on Sep 19, 2008 - 12 answers

international composer of mystery

If you know a non-English language (especially one written in a non-Western alphabet), will you please tell me whether your language's entry is correct in this list? [more inside]
posted by kalapierson on Aug 27, 2008 - 35 answers

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