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I just searched for English Language in the Language and Languages section of the New York Times and came up with a list of some interesting articles.

So I thought I would share it here.

Another good Wikipedia article just popped up in my daily web surfing. This one is an article on language acquisition.


Judaism 101

From the site:

The Hebrew and Yiddish languages use a different alphabet than English. The picture below illustrates the Hebrew alphabet, in Hebrew alphabetical order. Note that Hebrew is written from right to left, rather than left to right as in English, so Alef is the first letter of the Hebrew alphabet and Tav is the last. The Hebrew alphabet is often called the "alefbet," because of its first two letters.

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I traveled to Uxmal, one of the Mayan sacred sites known for its wonders from the ancient world. Uxmal is located in the Yucatan region in Mexico. The name Uxmal ( pronounced: "osh mal" )means that which was built three times or place of abundant harvest.

The archaeological zone is surrounded by an ancient landscape of hills that creates a beautiful framework for a series of settlements. The quality of these sites is complimented by the geometric proportions of the buildings and their facades with ornate decorations,carved in a limestone filigree style. The intricate stonework is truly incredible.

The Mayan's channeled their social energy into their works of art by creating this fabulous site of Uxmal. The architecture in this region is distinct from other sites in the Yucatan and is known as the Puuc style.

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Learning Thai

From the site:

Sawatdee Khrab!" That is how we say hello in Thai. If you are a girl you will say "Sawatdee Kaa". When you are on holiday in Thailand, you will find many young people like me who can speak English. Most places you go to you won't have a problem. However, we like it a lot when we meet a foreigner who has tried to learn some Thai phrases. Most web sites and phrase books just write down the Thai words using Roman letters for you to try and read. That is a waste of time because Thai is a tonal language. You need to listen to native speakers. That is me, my teacher and friends! On every page you will be able to listen to us speaking Thai.

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Harets Hebrew News

From the site:

השבח שחלקו לו בעדותו לבין המסקנות בדו"ח
מאת אלוף בן ומזל מועלם
המלצה להדיח את הקצין שהיכה מפגינים. חייליו: צה"ל לא מגבה
חיילי הפלוגה בכינוס חירום: יידו בנו אבנים המלצה בצה"ל להדיח את המ"פ. חייליו: האנרכיסטים קראו לנו נאצים ויידו בנו אבנים

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Lear Korean Language

From the site:

A Straight forward learn Korean site,good information,strong vocbulary structure.Thanks to Shin, In-Rae, the Korean teacher at Foothill College, who has made this material clear to me.
Thanks to Heather Lim for recording the sound for these pages.
Thanks to Whan-Soo Kang for his suggestions and corrections.
Any mistakes remaining in this tutorial are still mine; all mine!
Thanks to the folks at Crown Bakery in Santa Clara, CA for their kind permission to take a picture of the inside of their store.

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Hungarian Language & CultureVisit Hungarian Language & Culture

From the site:

Magyar (pronounced /Mawdyar/), as the Hungarians call their language, is spoken by the approximately 11 million inhabitants of Hungary, as well as another 4 million people in neighboring countries and a million others scattered around the world. It belongs to the Finno-Ugric language family, which includes Finnish and Estonian, but its closest relatives are several obscure languages spoken in Siberia. Hungarian is not at all related to the Indo-European languages which surround it, and is very different both in vocabulary and in grammar. Hungarian is an agglutinative language, meaning that it relies heavily on suffixes and prefixes. The grammar is seemingly complex, yet there is no gender, a feature that most English speakers grapple with when learning other European languages. Hungarian does use the Roman alphabet however, and after learning a few simple rules one can easily read Hungarian. Pronunciation is also very easy, especially compared to other neighbouring languages like Czech, German, and Russian.
This course was designed for beginners and no previous knowledge of Hungarian is assumed. However, the lessons may also be helpful for those people who have had previous experience and would like to improve their grammar or just simply brush up.

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Vietnamese Language & Culture

From the site:

This Overview of the Vietnamese Web pages is intended to give you some idea of its contents so that you know how to find what you need or what might interest you - a kind of navigation guide. The core of this site is a series of 20 Lessons for teaching you Spoken Vietnamese. A Guide To Pronunciation is an interactive resource that lets you hear all of the sounds of the language: consonants, vowels, and tones. If you want to learn just enough language for travel, you can click on Quick Vietnamese for Tourists. If you need information on travel or currency, follow those links;and much more.

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