September 5, 2016

With the rise of the internet and the hyper speed at which communications are sent, received and processed, new and interesting issues have arisen for linguists and translators. This was highlighted two years ago when a young woman called Peaches Monroee posted a video...

July 24, 2016

How different New Zealand is today from just a few decades ago. Once our population was almost entirely made up of European and Mäori peoples. Now ‘Statistics New Zealand’ tells us, according to recent projections, that by year 2026 our population will comprise 3.3 mil...

July 21, 2016

In a country always quick to get hot under the collar for any number of reasons, few topics are more polarising than the spelling of words, whether it should be reformed or not and whether or not the reforms are too timid or too radical. But as is often the case in Fra...

July 18, 2016

Cultural foundations

Both languages take their origin from the language of the Gaels. The Gaels are a people who settled in Ireland from mainland Europe. After settling in Ireland they later moved to Scotland and the Isle of Man. In a similar fashion to how Latin splint...

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